Some people are going to try and slander Melo for this but you have to realize what he is saying. During an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show earlier this week, Melo talked about how a player should always be confident in himself after Patrick mentioned that Curry said he was better than Lebron a while ago. That led to a follow up question from Patrick, where Melo showed his own confidence.
Last night towards the end of round one at close to midnight, Texas A&M lineman, Germain Ifedi, got the phone call he always dreamed of. He was now an official member of the NFL after the Seahawks called him to let him know they would be taking him with the #31 pick, the final pick of the first round. While some other players try to be cool and smooth for the cameras when they get drafted, Ifedi was more than happy to show his enthusiasm.
Because Jason Terry is not the player he once was, some of you may have not even known he had guaranteed a game five victory for his Houston Rockets over the Warriors. As you know by now, the Warriors made easy work of Houston, beating them 114-81 and putting them out of their misery. Some of the Warriors players heard about the guarantee and even though they respect Terry, they had a good laugh at his expense.
Drake tried to recruit KD to the raptors back in 2014 and wind up costing his team $25,000 in tampering fines because Durant was not a free agent yet. Now here we are in 2016 and with KD’s free agency approaching in a couple months, Drake picked a perfect time to name drop him on his “VIEWS” album. While it’s not really recruiting, I wouldn’t put it past a guy with the intelligence of Drake to know he was sending a subtle message.
Charles Barkely just flat out refuses to pick Golden State to win anything, so it should be no surprise he currently thinks the Cavs will wind up being the champions and should be the favorites to do so. I can only assume he thinks the Cavs are favorites because of Steph Curry’s knee situation at the moment but he will be fine shortly and at full strength for the western conference finals. For the most part, you just have to let what Charles says go in one ear and out the other.
Johnny Manziel drowned any depression he had from watching the NFL draft knowing he currently isn’t in the league and that just two years ago he was the biggest star on draft day, in 300 shots of fireball and Miller Lite! Johnny was at Dahlia Bar in Columbus Ohio last night as the draft ended and he clearly was in good spirits as he ordered 300 shots of fireball for the crowd. Earlier in the day he was at another Columbus bar just apparently drinking by himself so it’s safe to say the alcohol numbed any pain of he may have been feeling on draft day.
The University of Mississippi is trying to do some serious damage control today after former Ole Miss player, now Miami Dolphin, Laremy Tunsil, admitted he took money from coaches while still in college, which obviously is a big problem for the school.
Charlie Villanueva, Justin Anderson and other members of the Mavs had an issue with the way Russell Westbrook dances as part of his pre game routine. Russ has been doing it all season with Cameron Payne but for some reason in the playoffs, the Mavs wanted to act offended and all they got in return was an ass whooping on the court and Charlie getting ethered by Russ & KD during the final post game press conference of the series. As the Thunder prepare for the Spurs next round, Tim Duncan was asked what he thinks about Russ’s moves and he seems to be more realistic than the Mavs players.
Ahhh man, this is too funny! Eventually D’angelo Russell will finally be allowed to forget about his immature mistake of recording Nick Young talking about cheating on Iggy Azalea but that day is not today and won’t be for a long time. Adam Sandler and David Spade got in on the action, as they recreated the video in their own way with Sandler playing the role of Russell and you just have to watch.
This video isn’t long but it’s hilarious. These guys are too big to be playing like this but they do it all the time and we love it. Shaq & Charles Barkley had a wrestling match in the green room of “Inside The NBA” last night and wound up tumbling over a sofa together as they laughed hysterically.