Richard Sherman has been writing a piece for The Players Tribune every Thursday this season and will continue to do so. In his most recent post, Sherman touches on things such as challenging people to take more action, rather than just talk about creating change, as well as teaching our kids as parents to have respect for everyone. Those type of things were on his mind after a discussion he had with his fiancee’s niece and nephew after Donald Trump was elected president.
Kristaps Porzingis is already on his way to being a huge superstar in New York and throughout the globe but this will make Knicks fans love him even more. Starting with this Sunday’s home game against the Atlanta hawks, Porzingis will donate $500 for each blocked shot he gets for the rest of the season to RENS, a non-profit youth basketball program in NYC.
Odell Beckham Jr was having a good night partying at Sin City Cabaret in the Bronx last night until his dance moves cost him an expensive diamond ring. OBJ was there with Von Miller of the Denver Broncos, two of the most dancing NFL players you will ever see, when reportedly Odell was showing off some moves and one of his diamond rings went flying off his finger.
Damian Lillard is not happy with himself and his Blazers teammates. Coming into the season, the Blazers were alot of fans sexy pick to make a deep playoff run in the western conference. After 13 games however, they look more like a below average team than a serious contender, standing at 7-6 and currently in ninth place overall in the west. After losing to the Rockets last night by almost 20 points in a game where James Harden went off for a triple double, Lillard wasn’t shy about his feelings post game.
Tonight’s game between the New Orleans Pelicans and Portland Trailblazers probably doesn’t excite the average fan that much but it will be a huge night for Jrue Holiday. He returned to practice this week and will play tonight after being by his wife’s side for the past three months after a tumor was discovered in her brain.
Karl Anthony Towns brought the Joel Embiid hype machine back down to earth a little bit last night. In what was touted as a matchup of two of the leagues future big men superstars, the game between the Wolves and Sixers, as well as the personal matchup between Towns & Embiid turned out to be no contest.
Michael Jordan is not a guy who easily gives out praise to other NBA players whether past or present, so when he goes out of his way to show nothing but love and respect for Russell Westbrook, you know it’s sincere. MJ praised Russ for his loyalty as he helped induct him into the Oklahoma Hall Of Fame last night in Oklahoma City. He even managed to take a very slight jab at Kevin Durant as well as joke that Russ could’ve left the Thunder for the Charlotte Hornets.
Baylor quarterback Seth Russell’s season is over after he suffered a brutal leg injury during their loss to Oklahoma today. While trying to scramble to pick up some extra yards, he fell in an awkward way while being tackled and the result was gruesome.
Running back Isaiah Pead, who was with the Miami Dolphins earlier this season, was in a car accident early Saturday morning that has left him in critical condition. Pead, who is from Ohio and was a star player at the University of Cincinnati before being drafted by the Rams in the second round of the 2012 draft, was driving in Columbus, Ohio when he lost control of his car.
The Knicks were in Boston last night to play the Celtics but Carmelo Anthony didn’t spend as much time there as he would’ve hoped. That’s because he was ejected from the game in the second quarter by referee Tony Brothers after receiving back to back technical foul calls within about a 20 second period. The move by Brothers had LaLa fuming on social media over what she says is a personal issue between Brothers and Melo.