Boston Celtics fans were poised to have a big draft night full of happy times. The team had three picks in the first round and looked set to expand upon the success of this past season, where they finished third in the eastern conference. Unfortunately the night quickly became a nightmare for fans gathered at TD Garden in Boston to watch the draft, as well as the fans who made the trip to Brooklyn. They were not shy about voicing their opinions in regards to the players general manager, Danny Ainge picked. Spoiler alert, they hated them all!
The biggest story of the NBA draft night was perhaps the deal that didn’t work out. All night long we were bombarded with reports that the Bulls were actively engaged in talks with the Timberwolves for the number five pick. A deal wasn’t made prior to the pick, so then the reports became specifically about Butler going to Minnesota for the draft rights to Providence’s Kris Dunn, as well as Ricky Rubio. In a shocking twist, the Wolves actually reportedly told the Bulls no because they wanted Zach LaVine instead of Rubio. LaVine is young and athletic but there hasn’t been much else to say about him so it’s somewhat crazy they would rather keep him than have added Butler. Since the deal didn’t work out, now the Bulls are completely denying there was any talks to begin with.
President Obama made a congratulatory phone call to Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue yesterday and took the opportunity to have fun with a few of the players. The fact that J.R. Smith hasn’t had a shirt on in almost a week, definitely caught the eye of the POTUS, as well as players like Iman Shumpert and Kyrie Irving. He made sure to tell coach it’s time they put their shirts back on but then he gave them a break because he wished he looked as good with no shirt on himself.
Yes! There are hundreds of thousands of Hatians whose lives are still being rocked by the after-effects of the horrific 2010 earthquake. It’s nice to see that not everyone has put that in the backs of their minds. Baltimore Raven, Elvis Dumervil is stepping up and building homes.
The new NY Eli’s mom has already made a name for herself in the sports world…not because of her son, but because of how she raised him and continues to keep him grounded. Check out how she drops him off for his first day as a Giant.
Are you watching the draft? Well, clearly you’re not if you’re reading this…some very interesting things are taking place at Barclay Center in Brooklyn, NY. Some picks may strike some as unusual, but more than that, clothing that is unusual unique to say the least is taking front stage.
Fans often complain about the rising costs of sneakers. While Kevin Durant was in Austin for the KD 9 Launch Experience, someone asked him about his sneakers being more expensive. He had a blunt but funny answer.
The Cleveland Cavaliers parade looked like quite a show from the star players but it was Savannah James who went viral after a glimpse of her disciplining her son Bryce brought back some nostalgia for many.