LeBron James joined Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson on Monday as the only players in NBA history to rank in the top 25 in points and assists.
The New York Knicks have been on fire lately but that spark was put out on Monday night as they took on the Miami Heat. By the end of the first half they had a grand total of 30 points and just couldn’t buy a shot. Carmelo Anthony was struggling along with the rest of the team hitting 6/16 from the field at 37.5%. The funniest miss of the night for Anthony was during the fourth quarter; he stole the ball from Chris Bosh and hustled to the other end of the floor, apparently he was trying to gather himself for the shot and took so many steps he was dubbed “the traveling man”. Luckily for him the refs didn’t call the travel but the shot resulted in a brick anyways.
Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott is totally inept and is basically on borrowed time. Scott often contradicts himself, the only thing that remains constant is his adoration for Kobe Bryant. The Black Mamba has been struggling with his shot this season but it hasn’t stopped him from taking majority of the attempts on the team. Scott is counting on Kobe to lead the team’s ball movement efforts, something even Kobe found amusing. At practice Monday, Scott was asked how Kobe’s penchant for isolation hoops was damaging the Lakers ball movement plans; his answer? Basically Kobe is Kobe which means he can do whatever he wants.
Since Holly Holm completed the shocking defeat of Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 she became an instant celebrity. She was invited to the Canelo Alvarez vs. Miguel Cotto fight in Las Vegas and met Jay Z in the VIP area. As you know, Hov’s Roc Nation Sports agency represents Cotto. Jay Z then introduced Holm to his wife, you know the internationally known singer/actress Beyonce? Check what happened.
Floyd Mayweather retired but his name is still constantly being brought up in terms of potential fights. The latest occurred shortly after Canelo Alvarez defeated Miguel Cotto this past Saturday. Alvarez was asked if he’d be interested in a rematch with Mayweather to which he and his promoter Oscar De La Hoya both said they’d be open to it. Well Mayweather isn’t with it.
Santa has nothing on New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch who’s feeling EXTRA generous this year. TMZ caught up with Tisch who says he began Christmas shopping back in June and got presents for every player. When asked how much he would spend on each one, he causally replied about $25,000 to $30,000. Sheeesh! An NFL roster is comprised of 53 players which means he spent around $1.6 million! (If he wasn’t just joking).
You can set anything to Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel” and it automatically becomes super depressing. When you’re an amazing college basketball player, you have to deal with the fact that you’ll likely be drafted to a terrible NBA team. That’s what former Duke standout Jahlil Okafor is currently dealing with; going from the NCAA champion Duke Blue Devils to the worst team in the NBA as the Philadelphia 76ers are currently winless at 0-15 despite his impressive numbers each night. Apparently some Duke fans (@DukeNBA) put together a #SaveJahlil PSA which is supposed to be sad but ended up being totally hilarious.
Pairing Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony together was supposed to revitalize the lowly Knicks but instead it turned into an epic disaster as they two were hardly ever on the floor together and Stoudemire was plagued with back and knee injuries. Now with the Miami Heat who played the Knicks on Monday night, Stoudemire looked back on his time in New York and reflected on what the problem was.
Is this shade? It kinda sounds like it. As you know, LeBron James was without the other two star players as Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love were both out with injury as the Cavaliers faced the Warriors in the NBA Finals. Irving is still recovering from a fractured knee cap and Iman Shumpert, Timofey Mosgov and Mo Williams are sidelined as well. Despite all that the Cavaliers are currently 11-3 with the No. 1 spot in the Eastern Conference. The Warriors have begun the season firing on all cylinders at an undefeated 15-0, tying an NBA record. So what’s the key to the Warriors success? According to LeBron it’s health.