Jay Z is a powerful guy, especially in the sports world with his Roc Nation Sports but for the first time in likely a while, he felt what it was like to be powerless. He reportedly tried to have Kevin Durant, who is under his Roc Nation umbrella, to meet with both the Nets & Knicks but apparently his request fell on deaf ears.
Jim Harbaugh has pretty much been a fan of everyone this summer. He has been having satellite camps around the country for high school kids and he generally wears a jersey of a local superstar from the area, such as Allen Iverson in Philly, Kobe in the Los Angeles area and others. Of course the jerseys are always tucked in his khakis but it feels like Drake might have gotten him excited enough to let it hang. After Drake’s appearance on SNL, where he showed the Michigan Wolverines some love during a skit that didn’t even air, coach heard about it and make sure Drizzy knew he was a real fan by tweeting his top five. Check the gallery for his list and in case you missed it, check the skit out below. It was pretty funny
Johnny Manziel claims he is starting to so sober as of today, July 1st, and while based on his recent behavior that doesn’t seem likely, we all hope he gets on track. The odds of him being in the NFL next season are slim to none but that didn’t prevent the league from suspending him for four games if he ever does sign with a team again. At the moment though that doesn’t seem to be a big deal for Manziel who was busy partying in Cabo with a playboy playmate before turning his attention to some other girls.
Jeremy Lin continues to live off of his “Linsanity” era with the Knicks. He announced this morning that he is signing with the Brooklyn Nets and Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted the deal is for three years/$36 million dollars. To be honest, considering the inflated market thanks to the higher salary cap, this is a great deal for the Nets. It gives them flexibility to continue to bolster the rest of the roster through free agency as well. Lin tweeted a short time ago with the Nets logo behind him, saying “The Journey continues…thankful for the next chapter! #Godisgood”. Lin averaged 11.7ppg last season to go along with 3.0apg, not exactly eye popping numbers but the Nets needed help at the point guard position and as I mentioned earlier, this is somewhat of a bargain.
Hassan Whiteside announced earlier this morning that he was going to keep his talents in South Beach and resign with the Miami Heat. While details of the deal aren’t finalized yet, the contract should be worth somewhere around $98 million, which is a come up for a guy who has only been in the league a few years, despite being 27 years old. All of this is good news for Dwyane Wade, who will likely remain with the Heat as well, since they are now keeping Whiteside and Chris Bosh should be good to go for next season. Wade was happy for the young fella and he only had one question after the deal was announced. Check the gallery!
A video surfaced this week of an old wrestling match between Triple H & Stone Cold Steve Austin but the match itself is not what’s making the video go viral. A fan was videotaping the event when a moronic fan tried to attack Stone Cold from behind. Triple H was not amused and the match immediately meant nothing as he and the referee jumped the guy and seriously started beating him down. The ref is even kicking at the guy’s head. It looked brutal but the whopping was very deserved.
The list of players getting paid serious money will continue to grow over the next few days but DeMar DeRozan can careless about that because he already got his money. In an unsurprising move, the Raptors star decided to stay north of the border and re-up with Toronto for $139 million dollars!
Being tall just really paid off for Timofey Mozgov. The same guy who barely played in the NBA Finals and was a non factor the entire playoffs for the Cavs just got a crazy offer from the Lakers, who themselves are desperate to have anyone come to Los Angeles. Just for a little bit of context, Mozgov will make about $16 million dollars next season while Steph Curry makes $12 million. Sounds legit, right?
Hassan Whiteside just announced this morning, via The Players Tribune, that he will be staying with the Miami Heat. The deal is expected to be a max contract considering the Mavericks were ready to throw whatever at Whiteside to make him come to Dallas. The deal will also likely keep Dwyane Wade in South Beach as well.