Jose Fernandez died tragically Sunday morning after a speed boat with him and two friends crashed into the rocks. The Miami Marlins star was a man of the sea, and that was further shown in this video released of him fishing and partying with friends on a boat weeks before his unfortunate death.
Gilbert Arenas has won a major battle in the saga between him and his baby mother/former fiancee, Laura Govan. A judge ordered Govan to pay Arenas a lot of money in one of their lawsuits against each other.
Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident Sunday morning. The Baseball world is in shock and saddened, wishing that it was all a nightmare. Fernandez and two friends were on a speed boat, when they crashed into rocks. The Florida Wildlife Commission confirmed that Fernandez died because of the impact of the crash, he did not drown. Fernandez, whom was not only not afraid of water, he was familiar with it as he came to the US from Cuba by sea.
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.
Paul George feels like it’s his time to dethrone King James and the Cleveland Cavaliers and he is not shy about saying so. After numerous playoff battles with James, whether he was in Miami or Cleveland, the Pacers leader is a superstar in his own right, especially after the way he battled back from his gruesome leg injury. In an interview with The Vertical, “PG-13” describes the confidence he has now and he’s ready to take Lebron out!
The Oklahoma City Thunder held their media day yesterday and as you might expect, Russell Westbrook was faced with questions about Kevin Durant more than anyone. While he didn’t seem to enthused answering questions about that topic, one thing you could see he was happy to talk about was the social issues plaguing our country. With the shooting deaths by police this week of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Ok and Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, NC, communities nationwide are on edge and that is something Russ wants to deal with head on.
With the news of Kevin Garnett’s retirement last night, you knew there would be tons of former and current players who wanted to show their love and admiration for him. Everyone from Lebron, Scottie Pippen to former teammates like Paul Pierce, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns all wanted to let the big ticket know what he meant to them. The NBA took it upon themselves to release a KG mixtape, showing off the 50 top plays of his hall of fame career. Check the gallery for some of the messages to Garnett. Watching these top plays will have you realizing just how legendary he was.