The Derrick Rose legend in New York is off to a great start judging by his first Knicks press conference this afternoon. Media and fans alike couldn’t wait to hear what Rose had to say about being traded to the Knicks and he definitely did not disappoint.
President Obama loves the game of basketball, we all knew that already but from the sounds of things, he may want to get involved more in the sport once he moves out of the White House. There are reports that the POTUS would like to be part of an ownership group for an NBA team “under the right circumstances”.
Listen, I realize people in Cleveland aren’t used to celebrating much but c’mon! This guy decided that the best thing to eat during the Cavs championship parade route was a handful of horse sh*t. I guess some of the street vendors weren’t serving anything nearly as tasty as what this guy picked up off the street. A couple people even tried to grab him before he did something gross and stupid but it was too late. It looks a little like clumps of grass but according to reports it has been confirmed that it was in fact, crap that was left behind by the police horses.
Allen Iverson had some fun yesterday while the NBA draft was on. AI was in Philly as the Sixers selected Ben Simmons the with the top pick in the draft but he had his mind on another young star. Of course I am talking about the famous “Lebron James” kid and Iverson did his best impression of the kid, who just continues to become more known thanks to social media.
Kyrie Irving had a hell of a time at the Cavaliers championship parade this week but this looks much more fun! Kyrie had himself a nice little party on a private yacht with a DJ, drinks and of course, plenty of hot women. No other Cavs players make an appearance in the video and it’s unknown if any of them were there but either way, it wasn’t stopping Kyrie from enjoying the day.
In 1997, Tracy McGrady was selected at the ninth overall pick in the NBA draft and was on his way to play with the Raptors in Toronto. It turns out however that he was very close to going to Chicago instead to play with Michael Jordan as the Bulls were secretly having discussions to trade Scottie Pippen for McGrady. When Jordan found out about the plan in place, he quickly killed the deal and robbed McGrady of his chance to play with the goat!
“You trying to get the pipe”? Those are the infamous words of J.R. Smith, courtesy of him sending a DM to a female fan on Instagram while he was with the Knicks. The phrase will likely never stop being associated with him and by now its second nature to think about it anytime his name comes up. One Cavaliers fan decided to take it to another level yesterday, while J.R. was holding an autograph session in Cleveland.
You can’t help but feel the pain of Sacramento Kings center, DeMarcus Cousins. He is one of the best young players in the league and arguably the best center but he can’t seem to get much help with the Kings. Last night his team held the eighth pick in the draft and he had high hopes for what they would do. The first move they made was to actually trade the pick to the Suns, which wasn’t terrible because it resulted in them picking up an extra selection. They would up at number thirteen where they chose Georgios Papagiannis, a center from Greece who nobody knows about. Cousins didn’t hesitate to let his feelings be known. I guess he thinks he will get no help from that pick, which is something we all pretty much feel as well! Check the gallery!
The after party continues for Lebron James as he made good on his promise to bring a championship to Cleveland. We saw the bottles popping in Vegas, we saw the insane scene that was the victory parade and last night Bron got to celebrate in his true hometown of Akron. The city had something special in mind for the King as they dedicated a road for his name sake. Lebron pretty much already has it all, but a street being named after him is definitely a gift you can get for the man who has everything.
It wasn’t long ago that basketball fans around the country were wondering if Team USA was going to be able to continue their dominance at the Olympics in Rio. All we were hearing was star player after star player letting us know they were going to pass on the Olympics for reasons varying from personal to just wanting to rehab an injury. Names like Russell Westbrook, Steph Curry, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis and so on decided the time wasn’t right for them. Things looked gloomy but this week the team has come into focus and it’s safe to say the Gold medal should still reside in the U.S. when the games are over, even with Lebron James taking a pass as well.