Reports surfaced that the Charlotte Hornets want to trade Lance Stephenson after just 20 games. Stephenson was the Hornets big free agent signing this offseason and he was supposed to help solidify them as a contender in the Eastern Conference. They showed a lot of promise last season and many thought the addition of Stephenson would help put them up there with the best. Unfortunately it hasn’t worked out that way. The Hornets are currently 8-19 in the 12th spot in the Eastern Conference. Stephenson’s production has been relatively low and many thought that’s why the Hornets are ready to trade him but it turns out there’s more to it.
I’m sure no one is surprised by this but Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston was ruled to have not violated university conduct code. Which means he’s free to compete in the Rose Bowl against the Oregon Ducks on New Year’s Day.
New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner had long been a supporter for the New York Police Department. Though Steinbrenner died in 2010, his appreciation and support for the children of slain officers lives on.
After his amazing touchdown catch and excellent games with the New York Giants, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. finally got to meet his idol, LeBron James. Now not only is Beckham getting advice from LeBron, he’s also been in contact with the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan.
Following the deaths of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and others at the hands of the police, many athletes have shown their support by wearing “I Can’t Breathe” and “#BlackLivesMatter” shirts and signs. On Saturday two New York police officers were shot and killed “execution style” by a gunman who said he was avenging the deaths of Brown and Garner. Following this incident I’ve seen many people say, “I wonder if athletes will wear shirts and show support for the fallen officers the way they did for the black men killed”. Well one athlete is showing his support, New York Jets offensive lineman, Nick Mangold.
You can either call it irony or a fitting ending but DeSean Jackson was vital in the Washington Redskins upset win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday. The loss further killed the Eagles playoff hopes and if the Cowboys beat the Colts today, they’re done. The former Eagles wide receiver decided to have some fun at the expense of his old team.
I have no idea where the NYDN came up with this piece of gossip but according to them, Khloe Kardashian has her eyes on Portland Trailblazers center Robin Lopez. The Kardashian family of course are no strangers to NBA players with Kim Kardashian marrying and divorcing Kris Humphries in 72 days and Khloe herself still going through a divorce with Lamar Odom. Robin however is an odd name to pull out of a hat considering his unkempt appearance and he’s relatively unknown outside of the basketball world. Then again Kris wasn’t well known either, maybe Khloe was trying to go a different route? I don’t know but when asked about the rumored new duo, Lopez had a hilarious response.