Johnny Manziel continues to make the news for everything except football and this will just be another reason for teams to stay away from him. According to TMZ, Manziel was inside Jewel Nightclub at the Aria in Las Vegas last night and everything was fine until an impromptu performance by Drake. People got excited and rushed towards the area where Drake was at and Manziel got pushed and turned around and punched a guy in the face, leading to him getting kicked out.
Prior to the New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls doing battle on the field today, their fans were having their own battle in the streets outside of Yankee Stadium. The teams were facing off in the Hudson River Derby match but fans were outside throwing bottles at each other and trying their best to throw punches as the NYPD did what they could to keep the scene from getting any worse. The rivalry itself is still very new and some people are probably surprised to know it even exists but it could be intense for years to come.
Before Odell Beckham Jr became the superstar that he now is in such a short period of time, former Jets coach and Current Bills coach, Rex Ryan, claims he tried to trade for him to get on the Jets. Clearly his effort didn’t work out but could you imagine if it did? How would the Jets look? How would the Giants look? Would Odell even be a star? Ryan revealed about the “almost” trade while talking about his own star receiver on the Bills, Sammy Watkins.
Nate Robinson might not be in the NBA at the moment but he can definitely still ball. He has been doing his thing over in Israel while playing for Hapoel Tel Aviv. His team was in the playoffs this week and Nate went off, dropping 46 points and looking more like Steph Curry than a former dunk contest champ. Nate was 7-10 from deep and when I say deep, just take a look at where he was shooting from. Unfortunately for him, all the shots weren’t enough, as his team lost 99-97 in overtime.
Floyd Mayweather is apparently a fan of break dancing. The money team president was true to his name when it came to helping out a family that he had became a fan of. The dance group, called “The Finest Family” is six siblings that are led by their father. Floyd became a fan of them years ago and when they needed some assistance he was the first to make something happen.
Lately there seems to be an influx of old, retired NBA players who want to discredit the current era of the NBA. They want to believe the time they played back in the 90′, 80’s or even earlier, was the best and had the best players. They usually like to narrow in on Steph Curry and explain how he would have no chance to do what he does now had he been playing in the past. No matter what they say, they all come off like bitter, out of touch guys but at least one legend from a previous era, Larry Bird, is pretty certain he is currently watching the best era ever!
Fat Joe has been making quite a bit of noise in the sports world over the past week. You already know by now that last week Joe was on ESPN’s “Highly Questionable” where he revealed as far as he knows the song “I Got A Story To Tell” By Biggie was about Anthony Mason. That statement set off a firestorm, especially in the NYC area, as people went crazy after learning that, either praising Joe for finally revealing the truth, or being upset with him for seemingly throwing a shot at a man who is not here to defend himself. He thought more people knew about it and did say he regretted ever saying anything but the damage was already done. Former Knicks star, Charles Oakley took issue with Joe about that and pretty much called him a liar, as he said Mason never mentioned anything like that to him. Today, ESPN had Joe back again, this time on “Sportsnation” where he had another legendary story involving an athlete, this time being Mike Tyson!
The Cleveland Cavaliers flew to Toronto earlier today, a day ahead of game three with their series against the Raptors. The Cavs are up 2-0 right now and the Raptors need all the help they can get to beat the Cavs and they got a little help in the form of Canadian customs agents, who refused to allow the Cavs to get off their plane and made them sit on the tarmac.
Kobe has been associated with the Hublot brand for a few years now and they have already created two watches together but the company wanted to do something nice for him and his retirement. What came from that was a fancy dinner where they unveiled the third watch designed by the company in Kobe’s honor called the “Classic Fusion Kobe Bryant HeroVillain timepiece”. Only 24 of the HeroVillain’s were made so they will be hard to come by even if you have the money. An unexpected twist from the dinner was we also got some more clear details about what Kobe plans to do with his life after basketball.