Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings has apologized for a postgame incident Thursday night in which he was caught on camera berating his player Wade Baldwin IV profanely, at one point saying, “I’m going to f—ing kill you.” Stallings said “he did not mean his words literally” when confronting Baldwin, who had taunted a Tennessee player in the postgame handshake line. Based on his choice of words, I am not sure his apology is going to end this story.
The NBA as we know today, with African-American players pretty much being the majority in the league, gets taken for granted because it has been like this for so long. However it wasn’t always like this young sports fans. The NBA used to be full of nothing but white players, and I mean really white. Earl Lloyd showed courage and made such an incredible long term impact when he played his first NBA game in 1950, becoming the first black player in the history of the league, and at the same time changing the future.
Ahhh social media, you gotta love it! Yesterday the country was taken by storm by a dress that had people bugging out over it’s true color and earlier in the day we had llamas on the loose in Arizona, which led to a whole bunch of jokes and memes. The llamas were seen running around in Sun City, Arizona and showed off some speed and moves that NFL coaches wish their players had. It led to the Arizona Cardinals twitter account offering contracts to the llamas, but the Indianapolis Colts wanted in on the deal too, but only if they are willing to trade Andrew Luck’s beard. All in good fun. Check the gallery
Russell Westbrook had a hell of a game last night in a losing effort against the Suns, but there were times during the game where Russ was struggling. At one point when coach took Russ out of the game, you could see he was frustrated and just wanted to walk to the bench. Kevin Durant extended his hand to give Russ some love, but got totally ignored! Now some fans will make more out of this because of who the two players are, but this was really nothing more than a funny moment. KD even leaves his hand there after realizing Russ left him hanging.
Kevin Garnett held a great press conference yesterday but the introduction for his first actual game back blew that away. The Wolves held it down for the most famous player in franchise history, with a great video tribute to all his years in Minnesota before he wound up in Boston. This isn’t a situation where fans are feeling some type of way cause KG left. Wolves fans genuinely love him and are happy he got to win a title. Lebron was watching the KG intro right along with the rest of us and took to twitter to talk about the chills he was getting watching the home crowd welcome KG back. Lebron definitely knows a thing about that.
Chicago Bulls fans gotta be feeling like this can’t be life right now. Derrick Rose will need another surgery on his right knee, and although it doesn’t appear to be as serious as previous injuries, he is still likely to miss the rest of the season.
HBO Real Sports investigates the dangers of mountain climbing on Mount Everest and whether deaths were the result of a natural disaster or something else. Also, Soledad O’Brien uncovers a growing drug problem in sports – one that has former athletes addicted to heroin as a cheaper alternative to the painkillers they were prescribed.
You can always count on Charles Barkley to give you a refreshingly honest opinion, regardless of who is going to like or not like what he has to say. Today he is calling out a bunch of members of the sports media (and let’s be honest, a bunch of them deserve to be called out) and he got specific, saying names and hurling insults.
Kevin Durant is going to miss at least a week of game action, and then will be re-evaluated at that point to see how to move forward. This announcement was made after he had to have minor surgery on the same foot he had surgery on in the off season, which caused him to miss a huge chunk of games this year.
Knicks fans, I hope you all realize that the Cavs came to MSG and beat us down 101-83, with THREE of our former players helping hand us our ass! I am happy to see Shump & JR enjoying their career’s and winning in Cleveland, but don’t forget about Mozgov as well. Anyway, in the fourth quarter this afternoon, Shump & JR gave us something to remember them by when they connected on a alley oop that brought the crowd to their feet like they were still playing for the Knicks. It is safe to say Lebron was impressed! I am sure it was somewhat emotional for both players since it was their first time back in the Garden since the trade, but they made the most of it.