Richard Sherman gave some people the ride of their life as he went undercover as a Lyft driver in Seattle. The riders had no idea it was him until he revealed himself each time , which came after he cracked some pretty funny subtle jokes about commissioner Roger Goodell, as well as comments about himself. For all the people they showed, I’m curious about how many of the other interactions with riders went.
Jonathan Nicola, the reportedly 29 year old high school basketball player in Canada who was posing as a 17 year old, claims he doesn’t know his real age, date of birth or anything of the such. He is currently still being held by Canadian authorities.
It was starting to seem like the only person Phil Jackson was going to offer the head coaching job to was interim (and lousy) coach, Kurt Rambis. According to reports however, Jackson may still be keeping his options open as he met with former Cavs coach, David Blatt, earlier this week.
Well it looks like a reporter who wanted to create some type of controversy or buzz for himself got his wish. Earlier this week, during the post game press conference after game four, Draymond Green went off on a reporter for asking him questions about the floods in Houston. Green revealed the the same reporter had asked him the same questions in private previously and when he tried to do it again, Green felt he was trying to be dragged into something controversial and he wasn’t having it. Now, according to reports, the same reporter was fired about an hour after the press conference.
The Indiana Pacers had a game five victory in their sights last night. They were in command late in the game and then they imploded, leading to a Raptors 102-99 comeback win and the Pacers now find themselves one game away from elimination. Raptors ambassador, Drake, was sitting court side and was letting Pacers players hear it all night and after the way his team came back, he had to throw a jab at Paul George for the way the Pacers disappeared down the stretch.
Chris Paul fractured his right hand last night and now the NBA playoffs are completely up in the air. The same day we learned Steph Curry will miss at least 2 weeks with a sprained MCL, Paul may now have to miss the remainder of the playoffs. Injuries are such a nasty reminder that things can change in one second in pro sports.
Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder finished off the Dallas Mavericks last night, winning 118-104 to close out the first round series. For his part, Westbrook was a monster with 36 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists but prior to the game, Mavs owner Mark Cuban claimed Westbrook was only an all-star and not a superstar and Durant made it very clear what they think of Cuban after the game.
Jermaine Marshall I certainly do not envy you at the moment. Marshall played ball at Arizona State and currently plays professionally in Greece but regardless of what he does the rest of his career he will likely always be remembered for this one play!