I hate giving James Harden credit sometimes because he is such a HORRIBLE defensive player and I feel if you wanna be talked about as one of the best, then your overall game needs to match that. But there is no denying Harden is a scoring monster and his handle is one of the best in the NBA. His latest victim was Kings Ben McLemore last night and he hit Ben with a crossover and step back that sent the young McLemore crashing to the floor. If Harden would just put the same pride in his defense now!
I don’t know Knicks fans, what you guys think? You think Melo is being sincere about never discussing his no-trade clause? Or is he trying to save face with New Yorkers because the news leaked out. A report from earlier today said sources close to Melo were adamant he was open to waiving his no-trade clause if Phil Jackson could find a trade he would like to be apart of. Now Carmelo is saying not so fast, denying he has ever talked about it, but at least personally that is hard for me to believe.
Charmin toilet paper is taking full advantage of a little free extra advertising, courtesy of Kobe Bryant. By now everyone has seen the clips of Kobe going off on his teammates in practice, cursing them out. Prior to that he had said “You m—–f—— are soft like Charmin in this m—–f—–. God damn, is this the type of s— that’s going on in these practices? Now I see why we’ve lost 20 f—ing games. We’re soft like Charmin. We’re soft like s—.” So with that said Charmin responded via twitter to remind everyone when is a good time to be Charmin soft, and when is a bad time. Hit the jump.
I am personally so happy that Roger Goodell is facing such a negative backlash of his handling of the Ray Rice incident and how it has become public. Goodell has always been very suspect when it comes to handing down discipline for players and even fans alike have complained very loudly about the conflict of interest because Goodell not only hands out the punishments, he was responsible for appeals as well. Due to his big mess up in this situation, the most powerful person in the country is now getting on his a** and he deserves it!
Former NFL safety Darren Sharper was officially indicted for rape in New Orleans, which stems from an alleged incident involving two women in 2013. He was indicted on two counts of aggravated rape and one count of simple rape. Police believe two other men were involved in the rape as well. Sharper’s alleged accomplice, Erik Nunez, was indicted on two counts of aggravated rape and one count of obstruction of justice. A Sheriff’s deputy has also been tied to the incident, Brandon Licciardi who was indicted on three counts of human trafficking and obstruction of justice. This is just the tip of the iceberg for Sharper who is currently locked up in Los Angeles on rape allegations there and he also is facing rape accusations in Arizona! If all of these are true this guy needs to never see the light of day as a free man again.
Kevin Durant is still trying to work his way into basketball shape and get the feel of the game again after missing the first month of the season with a foot injury. So it is only right that he wants to get the ball alot and get involved more heavily in the offense, which would be for the benefit of everyone on OKC. Even when not at 100%, if you see an inferior defender on KD you better make sure you pass him the ball and when you don’t KD might not be so nice. Jeremy Lamb found out last night as Durant cursed at him when Lamb looked away from him and passed the ball to someone else.
At first glance, this story seems so phony, but in the end there is a silver lining. Donald Sterling, the former Clippers owner who was banned from the NBA for being a racist fool after his rant was recorded and went viral, contacted Youth Mentoring Kids, an organization putting together a Christmas for underprivileged kids in Watts, CA. The charity event is called “Party in the Projects” and will take place this Saturday. Now is it an obvious attempt by Sterling to shake that racist title by offering to be Santa in a mostly black neighborhood? Most likely yes, but in the end many kids who would likely get very little for Christmas will benefit the most from Sterling’s attendance so at least we can look at the bright side of that.
Well this damn sure didn’t take long! Now Knicks fans you can relax for a minute, Carmelo is not asking to be traded. But numerous sources close to him are saying he is ready to waive his no-trade clause if Phil Jackson is able to locate a team Melo would be interested in playing for. This news pretty much gives us some insight into Melo’s current mentality after the WORST start in Knicks franchise history!
You gotta love Kobe, you just have to! He will NEVER bite his tongue for anyone, doesn’t matter who it is! The Lakers season is already a joke this year, and Kobe knows his time is limited to actually be part of a winning team. Combine that with a ugly practice from his teammates and it set Kobe off! He stormed out of practice but made sure to curse out basically the entire team and GM Mitch Kupchak as he walked off saying ” These MF’s ain’t doing s*** for me”, amongst other things. Teammates said after the fact they weren’t mad at him and they kinda looked at it as he is trying to light a fire under them. I guess that could be part of it, but Kobe probably does have a part of him that can’t stand his teammates and the team he is on. I think he has earned the right to air his frustrations!
GQ threw their annual “Men of the year” event last night and the stars were out. Michael Sam may no longer play for the Rams, but he still has a connection to the area and has been very interested in the situation unfolding recently in Ferguson. Dave Chappelle has also been very focal on Ferguson and even recently made it part of his stand up show. While the two were at the awards last night they made sure to show their support for Mike Brown, Ferguson and protesters. Hit the jump.