Lebron James has played alot of basketball in his 13 year NBA career. The constant late season playoff runs, the summers with team USA and through it all he has remained remarkably healthy. As we have seen in the first couple games of this season, Lebron looks better than ever physically, despite approaching his 32nd birthday in December. The way he stays in shape is something that’s not lost on his coach, Tyronn Lue.
Kevin Durant was full of high praise for Anthony Davis yesterday ahead of the Warriors matchup with the Pelicans. Davis dropped 50 points in the season opening loss to the Nuggets and is a popular pick to win either the MVP award or the scoring title. KD doesn’t seem to think the scoring title will even be a close race.
Former NFL player, Brian Baldinger, currently is an analyst for NFL network but after the comments he made regarding Cowboys rooking running back, Ezekiel Elliott, he may also wind up being a former analyst. He called for the Eagles to put a bounty on Elliott and as we all remember with the New Orleans Saints and their bounty issues, the NFL will go all out to get rid of people calling for bounties.
Dwyane Wade’s tenure with the Chicago Bulls got off to a good start on Thursday night. Wade caught fire from three point land, knocking down 4 of 6 shots, finishing in total with 22 points and most importantly a Bulls win. Friday wasn’t as nice to Wade as he was fined $25,000 for making a throat slash gesture after hitting the game clinching shot.
Over the summer, Magic Johnson respectfully asked the Lakers to relieve him of his honorary title of team Vice President. That move came after reports were circulating about the potential of tampering charges against the Lakers in response to tweets he sent out about players on other teams at the time. Those players were Lebron James, Kevin Durant and DeMar DeRozan. In a recent ESPN story however, the move to demote himself didn’t work as the franchise was still fined anyway.
Welp, it took the Philadelphia 76ers a few days to realize the error of their ways but they have finally apologized to Sevyn Streeter for not allowing her to sing the national anthem on Wednesday because she was wearing a shirt that read “We Matter”. The franchise has been bombarded with negative comments via social media and in general since news broke that they wouldn’t let her sing. Even the players and coach of the team were upset with the decision the front office made. They admitted the wrong decision was made in a statement today, where they invited Sevyn back with the hopes she will accept.
Fat Joe is getting ready to open a sneaker store in New York City next week which will be called “UPNYC” located at 158th and Broadway. Joe, being one of the ultimate sneakerheads around, sat down with Sole Collector yesterday for a Facebook live interview, where they of coursed talked about the store and his love of kicks. During the course of the conversation, Joe dropped a hell of a story about the one time former NBA point guard Mike Bibby choked him out over sneakers in Bibby’s home.
We all know President Obama follows sports more so than any other commander in chief in recent memory and despite him getting ready to exit the oval office soon, he is still keeping tabs on the NBA and NFL. He called in to “Sway In The Morning” today and Sway wasted no time talking sports and of course getting a feel for who Obama’s favorite rappers are at the moment.
Is there some tension building in the Cavs locker room over Tristan Thompson dating Khloe Kardashian? Not likely, but according to a report, some of the players, including Lebron, aren’t exactly thrilled that Thompson is dating her. They even allegedly had a team meeting prior to the first game, where the topic of Thompson’s dating life came up.
The Philadelphia Sixers fan who got his 15 minutes of fame after giving Russell Westbrook double middle fingers on national television has now apologized, somewhat. Richard Harkaway gave Russ the double birds early in the Sixers game against OKC on Wednesday, after Russ converted a basket and was fouled. He wound up near the baseline right in front of fans when he was “saluted” with the middle fingers, which led to him looking astonished and wondering if fans can even instigate with a player like that.