The Rockets and Cavs only see each other twice a season, but the way they are going at each other today you would think they are bitter rivals. We already had some scraping going on early in the game with Lebron and Patrick Beverley, then Bron got into it with James Harden after the bearded one appeared to hit him with a cheap kick in the man region. Lebron obviously took issue with that and had to be restrained. For some reason Corey Brewer then thought he would be a tough guy and say something to Lebron only to have Bron repeatedly tell him that he “will f*** him up”! You gotta love the NBA when it gets like this.
Patrick Beverley is quite an annoying player and he just got under the skin of King James. After Beverley failed in his attempt to draw a charge on Bron, the two players started tussling on the floor, where it looked like Lebron was manhandling him with just one arm. Double technical fouls were called and play resumed, but it’s apparent right now this game is heated.
Marshawn Lynch has been his usual quiet self with the media since the Seahawks lost to the Patriots in Super Bowl 49 but alot of us had the same legit question for beast mode. How did he feel about the Hawks calling a pass play instead of handing him the rock to get one yard and win the game?
For months we have seen trailers for the Kobe Bryant #Muse documentary, which finally aired last night on Showtime. By the time I was done watching I realized I just watched one of the best sports related films or documentaries ever! It was done incredibly well and Kobe truly exposed his soul to viewers, in a way that he has never done his entire career. He gets emotional when speaking about tough times with his wife Vanessa and what being a father means to him. He speaks in such depth about everything from high school till now that it will definitely give you a renewed appreciation of Kobe while we still have the chance to watch him hopefully play one more season. Not everyone has the Showtime network that Muse aired on, so we got the entire film for you right here. Enjoy!
Ray Rice opened up a little more about the domestic violence situation he put himself in last year after hitting his then fiance, Janay Rice, admitting he had thoughts of taking his own life. Naturally those thoughts probably came from the embarrassment and the shame of what he had done but nonetheless, it still points to how serious the situation was behind closed doors, while the media was thirsty to invade the family’s privacy. Things seem to slowly be getting better for Ray and Janay, but there were some very dark times.
The outpouring of love and support for Anthony Mason and his family continues with more and more former and current NBA stars paying their respect to “Big Mase”. After the Knicks announced Mason had passed away yesterday, people from around the league such as Lebron, Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant, Reggie Miller & more passed their condolences along to Mason’s family and many people on social media in general were talking about their favorite memories of one of the truly good guys in Knicks history. The support continued into the night and today with guys like Melo, KD & Iverson sending their love. Regardless of age, if you enjoy basketball, you could relate to Anthony Mason. RIP! Check the gallery.
I really wish some athletes would make more examples of out idiotic fans on social media to hopefully make them think twice next time they wanna troll someone. Yesterday, Kevin Durant posted a picture which he wound up quickly deleting because he wound up calling a fan a “dickhead” after he commented that Russ was better than him. KD wasn’t mad at the comment, he was annoyed it was just another person trying to drive a wedge between them and it’s not not gonna happen. Durant called him that and said who cares because they are teammates, which is 100% correct. Regardless who you think is better, they form the most lethal duo in the entire league and playoff time there are gonna be some teams in big trouble having to face OKC! Check the gallery.
It seems for now the loud rumors of Dez Bryant being involved in a nasty altercation and it being caught on video a few years ago have quieted down. The Cowboys either know it’s false or don’t seem to care much because they are prepared to use the franchise tag on Bryant, which would lock him in for next season at a guaranteed $13 million dollars. Even still, Dez is very upset with the situation and will likely skip all the off season meetings and workouts because he wants a long term deal. Perhaps even more surprising is the Cowboys decision to let DeMarco Murray, who was the best running back in the entire league last year, go ahead and test free agency.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook underwent a successful procedure to address a fracture in the zygomatic arch bone of his right cheek Saturday, the team announced. He has been ruled out for Sunday’s game at the Los Angeles Lakers and will be re-evaluated this week to determine when he can return to play.
The highly anticipated UFC 184 fight between Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano unfortunately didn’t come remotely close to living up to the hype, and it could be a long term issue for UFC. Rousey made extremely short work of Zingano, finishing her off in 14 seconds after getting her in an arm bar almost immediately after the opening bell. Zingano will no doubt be second guessing her decision to try and rush Rousey at the start. Long term though, fans are already rumbling that Rousey is becoming boring through no fault of her own. There just aren’t many quality opponents out there so Dana White is going to have to do something. In the mean time enjoy the clip because that is literally how fast the fight was over.