Kendrick Perkins was part of an emotional trade that sent him to the Thunder from the Boston Celtics for a deal that included Jeff Green heading to Boston. The trade reportedly left Kevin Durant in tears, as he was close with Green and that was his first real reminder that the NBA is a business. With that said, it allowed Perkins to be around KD & Russell Westbrook as they grew together into the superstars that they both now are. He had some interesting comments on their relationship during his appearance on “The Vertical Podcast”, mainly referring to how the two players never appreciated each other the way they should’ve and how they will regret it ten years from now.
It’s been a strange week for heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. He pulled out of a fight scheduled for the end of October with Wladimir Klitschko without giving a real reason, only for his promoter to tell the media he was “medically unfit” as well as rumors of mental health issues. Today he got word he failed a recent drug test, where he tested positive for cocaine.
UFC has a bunch of new investors and a majority of them are athletes and celebrities with huge star power behind them. We found all of this out courtesy of Conan O’Brien, who announced on his show “Conan” last night that he is one of the people who were given the opportunity to invest and then he listed a bunch of people who were in it with him.
A 21 year old man who was given up for adoption at birth is claiming Michael Strahan is his biological father, despite having no evidence to support his theory, other than they look alike. David Brown started trying to reach out to Strahan last year and got nowhere after numerous attempts but was finally contacted by a private investigator after contacting Strahan’s parents.
College kids are not supposed to be living this good because the newly built, $12 million dollar dorm for basketball players at Kansas University is INSANE! Most people would be happy living their entire lives in here, rather than just four years (or less). Players Devonte Graham and Landan Lucas take us on a tour of the facility that has features a college kid would never imagine in a dorm room.
Richard Sherman never has a problem speaking his mind. Whether he is talking about his opponent, other players in the league or the league itself, you can count on him to speak nothing but the honest truth from his heart. Sherman has become very verbal over the past couple years of his displeasure with people in the league front offices and how they look at the players. He spoke on that and the way players are treated by people who are supposed to have their best interest at heart, with the Players Tribune yesterday.
Last month the state of Louisiana and more specifically the baton rouge area, were hit hard by massive flooding which cost multiple people their lives and destroyed homes and neighborhoods. Odell Beckham is a native of the state and played his college football at Louisiana State University and because of that he felt the destruction more than many other people, even without physically being there. He decided to do something about it and announced via twitter that he will be donating $500,000 to repair playing fields that were ruined so kids will have somewhere to play and practice.
The University of Michigan is already one of the more iconic schools in the country. From an academic standpoint they are routinely mentioned among the best and from an athletic standpoint there is perhaps nothing more recognized than their football helmets and the big block letter M. The football team already has the all the attention around the country as they are in the midst of a return to greatness with coach Jim Harbaugh. They also are the envy of most college players as they are the only football program in the country sponsored specifically by Jordan Brand. It turns out the basketball teams at the school are going to get the same love and they will have DJ Khaled on hand to unveil them.
A high school football team in Oakland, California chose to protest the national anthem in a different way than we have seen before. The team, along with their coaches, laid on their back with their hands up in the air, all while Colin Kaepernick looked on from the sidelines.
Doc Rivers once said that Kevin Garnett was his favorite player to coach and apparently he wanted one more chance to coach him again. Rivers wanted KG to sign with the Clippers for next reason rather than retire but he made the smarter decision at this stage of his career to call it quits.