Sometimes in sports if it’s not some type of drama, beef or crazy situation it can tend to be under reported as tales without those things involved aren’t headline grabbing. Taking a break from that for a second, it was dope to see Melo supporting some schools in New York, a city known long for a struggling financial education system. Teachers are mostly underpaid and mostly overworked and usually dig into their own pockets to help students out as well. Melo wanted to help with that. Hit the jump.
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani does not deny he is a huge Giants fan. So much so that he even says he would continue to take Eli Manning as the quarterback over the team even if Peyton was somehow available. But as a man who used to control NYC he still knows a thing or two about the other New York team, the Jets. They are off to a rocky start at 1-6, but have looked good at times. Giuliani says don’t you dare blame coach Rex Ryan, you better take a good look at the players they have!
Rajon Rondo being traded to the Knicks has been talked about off and on for seemingly a couple years now. This season the stars could finally align and make that trade a reality thanks to some expiring contracts that would make it easier to happen. ESPN’s Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose both agree the deal is likely to happen and Simmons, who is a hard core Boston fan even hopes it does cause it will be good for Rondo and make the Knicks a legit contender. What you guys think about this possibly finally happening?
I got love for Damian Lillard and I love to see him winning. He genuinely seems like one of the more cool guys in the league and his humbleness has never left him. In his latest edition of #4BarFriday, he actually drops some bars himself and at the same time let’s us all in on a secret!
For the most part, team executives and owners won’t take to social media to blast someone or a team, nor will they go on the news and rant about a topic. They are supposed to hold themselves to a higher standard and because of that when they are feeling a certain type of way they have to be creative about how they go about it. Last night the Suns front office was PISSED at the Spurs for bring a half-ass team to Phoenix for the preseason game between the two teams.
I am surprised more athletes don’t leave twitter considering the level of ignorance some fans are able to portray towards them while hiding behind 140 characters. Baltimore Ravens star wideout, Steve Smith has had enough of the social media giant and will no longer be using it. The reason behind his decision? Smith feels eventually he is going to wind up trying to kill someone based off comments on his feed! Hit the jump.
Laura Govan knows a thing or two about dating or being with an NBA player and because of that she is claiming the split between her sister Gloria and Los Angeles Clippers player Matt Barnes won’t last. The couple has been all over the news this week amid divorce rumors and trust issues within the relationship that have ultimately led to things being finished! Laura, who has four kids with former NBA start Gilbert Arenas, and was also linked to Shaq at one point says there is more to the relationship and they will be back at it in no time. Hit the jump.
If not for the big cast on his foot, you wouldn’t even know Kevin Durant just had surgery. Everyone affiliated with the Oklahoma City Thunder, as well as doctors all seem to keep downplaying the seriousness of Durant’s fracture in his foot. The injury was caught early enough for it not to be a big deal long term and Durant seems comfortable with that theory. There are many times when star athletes get injured and kinda disappear from the scene and come off as depressed and sulking, but not KD. Judging by the pics he posted he is feeling good and doing just fine. He even got some new artwork done in is home courtesy of Delano Brown (@YeahLano). Hit the jump for the pics.
Justin Bieber seems to be working on his physique as of late and you can somewhat see it in these photos. Being part of the money team comes with perks, like getting private training time with the best boxer on the planet, Floyd Mayweather. The two hooked up for a session and Floyd had Bieber putting in that work. Next time paparazzi try to roll up on Biebs, they better be ready!