LaVar Ball had a real decent name for himself becoming successful and producing three young men with amazing basketball skills. Ball has since become known as the loud-mouthed sports dad with his outrageous claims. While it’s GREAT to see a father believe in his sons, Ball has gone off the deep end now saying he could’ve beat Michael Jordan back in his heyday.
Stephen Curry was the back-to-back NBA MVP including the first unanimous vote last season. This season is much different as there’s no clear-cut frontrunner. Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook has been dazzling fans as he is close to joining Oscar Robertson as the only other player to average a triple-double for an entire season. James Harden (who many people have on top) added playmaking to his repertoire after switching to point guard and has the Houston Rockets looking like title contenders. Kawhi Leonard kills on both ends of the court, leading the San Antonio Spurs to the best record in the league currently. Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is having one of the best individual seasons of his storied career and would become just the fourth player to win at least five MVP honors if he was selected. Isaiah Thomas and John Wall are dark horses as their teams have turned things around, but for the most part, it’s a four-player race.
Floyd Mayweather elicited a lot of excitement when he announced that he was officially coming out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor, but it turns out the fight is nowhere close to being made, according to UFC chief Dana White.
image via: twitter While we are still a long way from Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor facing off in a boxing match, Floyd seems to be doing everything he can on his end to make it happen. He told a crowd in England during his tour over there that he is officially coming out of retirement to fight Conor, which is something he didn’t confirm in the past. He seems to be pretty set on making the fight happen and is getting fed up with Conor and all the extra nonsense that involves everything but the actual fight.
image via: twitter Saturday night’s game in San Antonio between the Spurs & Warriors was supposed to be one of the marquee games of the entire season. ABC decided to make the game it’s prime time game of the week for Saturday night but they can pretty much bet on having terrible ratings after it was announced that most of the best players on both teams won’t be playing. As you might expect, fans who paid extremely high resale prices to get into the arena are very angry after dishing out lots of money to basically watch the reserves from both teams.
image via: IFWT IG Is Andre Drummond the next NBA player to try his hand in the booth? According to him, not really but that didn’t stop him from spitting alongside a rapper from Detroit named @NateNixen. Even though Drummond doesn’t want to pursue rap in a serious way, his verse actually wasn’t bad. We have definitely heard worse from guys who are paid to rap.
image via: IFWT IG You know you just did something epic on the basketball court if the GOAT reacts to it. Last night in Charlotte, the Hornets blew out the Orlando Magic by 38 points but that wasn’t the story of the night. Nope, the story of the night belonged to the gruesome, posterizing dunk that Marvin Williams threw down over Bismack Biyombo.