image via: youtube Everyone from front office execs, former players, current players and fans alike have all had an opinion about Terrell Owens not being voted into the NFL hall Of fame. His numbers are clearly deserving but some old, crabby voters decided to leave him off the ballot because of his personality during his playing days. Last time I checked the hall of fame is based on what a player did on the field, not if you liked him personally but this is how things are.
image via: espn Earlier this week on his “Dray Day” podcast for the “Uninterrupted”, Draymond Green lashed out at Knicks owner James Dolan for his treatment of Charles Oakley. He ripped Dolan for benefiting from Oakley’s effort on the court for the franchise but then turning his back on him simply because he criticized Dolan and decisions they have made over recent years.
image via: youtube Earlier this week, after some pressure from NBA commissioner Adam Silver, as well as help from Michael Jordan, Knicks owner James Dolan ended his ban on Charles Oakley coming to MSG and extended an olive branch of peace to Oakley by inviting him to be his guest. It seemed like it might be the end of the drama that has been going on between the two of them but don’t count on Oakley letting things go just because Dolan is ready to move forward.
image via: youtube Kevin Durant has been the talk of the NBA this entire season after he made the decision to join the Warriors over the summer. With his return to Oklahoma City on Saturday night, there has been even more attention and media requests to speak with Durant as he sets to face off against Russell Westbrook and the Thunder. He sat down with “The Bill Simmons Podcast” to talk all things basketball as well as off the court stuff.
image via: youtube Back in September, the baseball world lost one of it’s brightest young stars when Jose Fernandez died during a boating accident in the waters outside Miami. Due to his celebrity status as an athlete, most of the coverage after the accident was focused on him and his family but there were two other people on the boat with him that day who also lost their lives. The families of both men have now filed lawsuits against the estate of Fernandez to the tune of $2 million dollars each.
image via: twitter The eyes of the basketball world will be focused on Oklahoma City tonight as Kevin Durant makes his long waited return to the city he put on the map, this time in the role of the villain. There will be boos, cheers, maybe even some tears from the fans in attendance but the main thing on everyone’s mind is still the relationship, or lack there of, between Durant and Russell Westbrook.
image via: youtube Joel Embiid hasn’t played since January 27th but he can still dance. The 76ers have been resting him and his left knee for the past couple weeks but that didn’t stop Philly’s fan favorite from taking over the stage at Meek Mill’s concert at the same place where he is usually getting buckets.
image via: youtube Ever since Charles Oakley was thrown out of MSG on Wednesday night, we have heard from countless current and former players who voiced their support for Oak. Strangely absent from those players however was Carmelo Anthony, who you would expect to hear from considering he is the star of the franchise but it’s possible he had to be careful with what he said since he still has to deal with owner James Dolan. Following the Knicks disappointing loss to the Nuggets last night, Melo broke his silence on the overall drama that has taken over the team at the moment.
image via: youtube Kevin Durant makes his highly anticipated return to Oklahoma City tonight, which is sure to be must see TV. He will walk into the arena wearing colors of the opponent and will spend time in the visitors locker room for the first time ever. It is sure to be a surreal feeling for him and the longtime Thunder fans and just in case some of those fans are a little too rowdy, Durant took the advice of Rich Paul and Lebron James and decided to bring extra security with him.
image via: youtube As you know by now, it was announced yesterday by ESPN radio host, Michael Kay, that he received a text from Knicks owner, James Dolan, banning Charles Oakley from MSG, even if he buys his own ticket. That was a decision that did not go over well in the big apple and fans let him have it on social media. Dolan then made an appearance on Kay’s show and doubled down on his disrespectful talk of Oakley, still insinuating that he needs help and is an alcoholic and blaming him for everything that has transpired between himself and the franchise over the years. Oakley has maintained he did nothing wrong and released a statement yesterday, as well as letting Knicks fans know he is going to hold a press conference next week.