The Cleveland Cavaliers visited President Obama and the White House yesterday in honor of their championship win back in June. The Cavs will be the last sports team to visit during Obama’s tenure and due to all the hatred and chaos Donald Trump caused during his campaign, it has people wondering will future teams want to visit while he is the president. Lebron was asked that today during the Cavs shoot around prior to their game tonight against the Wizards and seems unsure he would want to return.
The Chinese Arena Football League, yes there is a football league in China, has quickly become famous more so for their touchdown celebrations, rather then the play on the field. That’s not to say there isn’t some decent football being played, as there are many American players in the league but the TD celebrations are what everyone is talking about.
Last night on “Inside The NBA”, host Ernie Johnson had quite possibly the best comments regarding the election since the polls closed and Donald Trump was elected as our next president. Whether you voted for Hillary or Trump, hate is what has taken over in the lead up to the election and in the days after. Seems like nobody wants to hear or respect someone else’s opinion as tension continues to win out over everything else, yet in the midst of all that, Johnson delivered such a deep, thoughtful message in his comments last night that everyone needs to hear, regardless if you’re a basketball fan or not.
Gucci Mane has his album “The Return Of East Atlanta Santa” coming out soon and is currently doing some promo tours for the release. Yesterday he stopped by ESPN and appeared on “His & Hers”, where besides music, he wanted to talk about his Atlanta Falcons, Alabama football, not using any drugs and much more.
Despite the Raptors becoming more and more successful on the court in recent years, many folks still think of Drake first when they hear about the team. Given his role as “global ambassador” he sometimes seems like more of a focal point than the players themselves. That feeling will continue next week as the team announced a night in honor of him on November 16th.
Jonnu Smith, a senior wide receiver at Florida International University, will not be able to finish his last year of playing and it has nothing to do with his skills on the field. The four year starter was burned by his girlfriend with a boiling pot of water after an argument and the burns have left Smith unable to play.
Carmelo Anthony claims he wasn’t surprised at all by Donald Trump winning the presidential election but he’ll be damned if he lets that change anything about his own life. Melo shared some of his thoughts on the outcome with ESPN’s Ian Begley yesterday and rather than focus on who won the election, he wants people to focus on the next steps in their own lives.
As you probably already know, the Cleveland Cavaliers made their visit to the White House yesterday for winning the NBA championship back in June. Ironically they were there on the same day that President elect Donald Trump was also there visiting President Obama but that’s for a different day. Yesterday was all about good vibes, tours of the White House and of course, a mannequin challenge or two.
Dwyane Wade returned to Miami last night and the fans let him know how much they still love him and will never forget him. In what was likely one of the more emotional nights of Wade’s career, he returned to South Beach as a member of the Bulls and scored 13 points to go along with seven rebounds and four assists in the 98-95 Bulls win. Heat fans weren’t as upset after the loss as they might normally be because the entire night was all about Wade.