Kevin Durant has had himself one very busy summer. It started with one of the most shocking announcements in NBA history, when he let us know he was taking his talents to the bay area to play with the Warriors. Then he had a great summer playing for Team USA in the Rio Olympics in which he was clearly the best player on the Gold Medal winning team. He’s also been keeping busy by adding new ink to his body, although the decisions on his tattoo’s are somewhat perplexing.
This whole thing of Tim Tebow trying to be a baseball player at age 29 is a joke but apparently a couple teams aren’t laughing. Despite the fact he hasn’t played since his junior year of high school and had a tryout last week for most teams that left much to be desired with his skills, the Atlanta Braves are reportedly interested enough to possibly make him an offer.
Sam Bradford is damn sure not worth a 1st round pick but the Minnesota Vikings are desperate after losing Teddy Bridgewater for the season with a torn ACL. Bradford, who requested to be traded when the Eagles drafted quarterback, Carson Wentz with the #2 overall pick, will finally get his wish, although by now he had gotten comfortable with staying in Philly and being the starter.
Pat Riley, you salty, old hater. Are we still in our feelings over Lebron James & Dwyane Wade leaving the Heat in the past two years? Sure sounds like it. Despite all the attention and more importantly the titles that having guys like Bron & Wade brought to the franchise, Riley is saying that getting Shaq was bigger than both of them.
Hall of Fame linebacker and New York Giants great, Lawrence Taylor, was arrested on suspicion of DUI after causing a crash on the Florida turnpike. Making matters even worse for LT is the fact that one of the cars he hit was a Florida State Trooper’s patrol car.
The Santa Clara police union has informed the San Francisco 49ers that they may boycott the team unless something is done over Colin Kaepernick’s comments and protest. The boycott would mean that security at the stadium for home games would be severely limited since about 70 officers from the Santa Clara department work at Levi’s Stadium during games.
Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant won five NBA championships together but it almost never happened. In a recent interview with Today’s Fastbreak, the zen master revealed that the legendary partnership was very close to ending before it ever started, thanks to an immature Kobe, who at the time wasn’t found of Phil’s advice to come off the bench. It led to a trade proposal from the Pistons of Grant Hill for Kobe, which Phil says he considered before realizing Kobe would be great.
While there might be a few ignorant fools that have burned Colin Kaepernick’s jersey in response to him not standing for the national anthem, there are many more people who are spending money to support him. Prior to him not standing during the preseason games, Kap’s jersey was the 20th best selling jersey on the 49ers website, which is clearly pretty far down the list. However, since people took notice of his protest, sales of his jersey have skyrocketed and now he is #3 on the list.
Tony Romo might have the worst luck of any talented starting quarterback in the NFL. The Cowboys just announced that he broke a bone in his back during their preseason game against the Seahawks, an injury that is expected to sideline him for 6-10 weeks.
Kobe Bryant comparing himself to Russell Westbrook is nothing new, in fact he has done so on numerous occasions in the past couple years. During an appearance on the Jim Rome Show this week, he found himself talking about Russ again and also shared his thoughts on Kevin Durant’s decision to sign with the Warriors.