Allen Iverson wants back in the NBA. This time he wants in from the executive level as he is trying to campaign for a front office job. Iverson no doubt had the biggest heart of maybe any player we had seen at the NBA level but does that mean he would be good at evaluating talent of other players? He seems to think so.
When Michael Jordan lost his father to murder after some cowards attacked him during the summer of 1993, he was forced to look at life different and temporarily at least he lost his love of basketball. He announced his retirement and the entire sporting world was shocked. Obviously we all know how the stories ends now with MJ coming back and winning three more titles and solidifying himself as the GOAT. What we didn’t always know was how his teammates felt and what went through their heads. With the 20th anniversary this week of Jordan saying the two magic words of “I’m Back”, Pippen took some time on twitter to open up about those times and give us an inside look to how everyone, including MJ was feeling at the time. Check the gallery!
James Harden scored a career-high 50 points, and the Rockets beat the Nuggets to earn their 46th win of the season. The NBA’s second-leading scorer shot 12-27 from the field and 22-25 from the free throw line. Harden also pulled down 10 rebounds. Quite a bit of work in 40 minutes of playing time. On most days this performance would have been the main story of the day, but with crazy things happening with March Madness this was swept under the rug a little bit. Is Harden your MVP?
Yanick Moreira is sick with himself today and your heart has to go out to him. Moreira accidentally cost his SMU team a win in the NCAA Tournament yesterday against UCLA after a very suspect goaltending call. It seems like many people couldn’t even agree if it was really a goaltend or not because the shot appeared to be an airball. Still, Moreira touched it maybe a little too early and it gave the basket to UCLA, which wound up being the winning shot.
If you are going to try and troll Damian Lillard you better be ready for some heat to be fired back your way. Lillard and his Blazers were in Florida, playing in Miami one night and Orlando the next. He took to twitter to compare the two cities and instead someone on twitter tried to compare him to Steph Curry but tried to play him while doing it. Lillard came back by destroying the troll about his teeth being different directions and it was so bad the dude actually changed his Avi to an image with no smile, LMAO! The guy seemed to realize he never should have said anything cause he even tweeted about changing his pic. Lillard has since deleted the exchange. Check the gallery!
It was just last year when Jimmy Graham found himself surrounded by Seahawks players after he initiated some trash talking prior to the Saints playing the Hawks in the playoffs. Seattle players didn’t take too kindly to Graham walking through their warm up area and let him know about it. It almost turned into a pre game brawl but people were able to separate the sides. Several Seattle players spoke bad about Graham after the game but now that he is one of their teammates after being traded this week it should be interesting to see how relationships take shape. One thing is for sure, linebacker Bruce Irvin doesn’t care if they are now teammates, he still wants a fight and let it be known via twitter after the trade happened. Check the gallery!
DeMarco Murray found out last night just how quickly you can go from hero to enemy in sports. Murray was in the crowd for the UFC 185, which took place at American Airlines arena in Dallas, but the love for Murray is already gone. When he was showed on the jumbotron you might have expected to hears cheers but instead he was hit with boo’s and chants of “Eagles Suck” throughout the night. I guess they forgot it was Dallas that didn’t make a real effort to keep him. Then again some fans are just diehards that they don’t care what the reason you left it, all they know is you now wear another jersey.
A pro basketball player working with the FBI is not something you hear everyday, but that’s exactly what happened when the NBA star had over two million dollars stolen from him by a former business manager. Rather than sitting back and letting the situation play out, Jefferson himself became part of the sting operation to catch the thief in his lies.
These types of stories are all too familiar with pro athletes, but this one is on another level. Former Indiana Pacers player David Harrison was a highly respected player coming out of college and the Pacers drafted him in the first round of the 2004 draft. He made close to $5 million in his short four year career before fizzling out and not being able to handle the pros. He wound up wasting all the money and having to take a job at a McDonald’s years later.
Otto Porter has only been making headlines for the wrong reasons lately. It wasn’t that long ago when he was playing stand still defense as play continued around him, and now he is being mentioned for another not so great reason. He tried to throw down an alley oop from John Wall last night but instead got nothing but the front of the rim. Now it was somewhat Wall’s fault for the bad pass, but either way the finish was ugly. Perhaps the funniest part of the entire play however was Paul Pierce’s reaction from the bench.