image via: youtube When you’re a high profile athlete in the social media age, basically everything you do is in the public eye whether you like it or not. Most players learn to deal with it and enjoy the limelight that comes with the attention, while others handle it by living a more low-key life away from the game.
image via: twitter Anfernee Hardaway will forever be one of the biggest “what if” questions in NBA history. Penny was a game changing point guard at 6’7, with the same abilities as the shorter guards of the era but the explosiveness to throw a dunk down over any big man in the league. He was on his way to super stardom before injuries began to tear him down and completely change the trajectory of his career.
image via: youtube Dwyane Wade was embarrassed at the effort from himself and his Bulls teammates in a loss to the Hawks on Friday night. The final score was 102-93, which on the surface isn’t terrible but it’s misleading. The Bulls were completely outplayed and at one point found themselves down by 29 points at halftime, which led to Wade taking to twitter after the game to apologize to Bulls fans for the game.
image via: youtube More and more players in their early and mid 20’s have been retiring from football in the past few years than all the previous years of the league being in existence combined. Some players have called it quits over fear of head injuries and wanting to protect themselves for the rest of their lives and some other players have had to retire from the result of an injury. In the case of Zachary Orr of the Baltimore Ravens, his reasoning for retiring at age 24 somewhat has to do with both reasons.
image via: youtube By now, you already know the travesty that occurred with the voting for the starting five from each conference for the all-star game . Despite averaging a triple double, carrying his entire franchise on his back and still giving out that pain to opponents each night, Russell Westbrook was not selected to start. Instead, the starting guard spots went to James Harden and Steph Curry.
Photo Credit You will recall how vocal Curt Schilling has been over the last several months with regard to The Donald; always having his back and defending him to no end. Well, what a shocker that he wasn’t at the inauguration today. Surprised? Let’s see why.
Apparently, the only requirement you need to get an official appointment from president-elect Donald Trump is have given him money. New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, a longtime friend and financial backer of Trump, appears to have been chosen to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom.