This truly is a crazy story and I am sure Erik Walden’s “lady friend” might think twice about hanging out with him again. Walden, who plays for the Indianapolis Colts, and his female companion were both attacked by surprise by Walden’s baby mother not once, but twice. The attacks led to Walden and his friend being injured and his baby mama, Erica Palmer trying to hide in a hotel.
I knew this was coming, it was obvious the way people affiliated with the front office in OKC would always manage to side step the question about when would Kevin Durant return from his foot problem. Today they finally decided to be honest and admit they are shutting him down for the season. According to them, KD has not responded the way they anticipated to treatment on his foot and the soreness is proving to be too much of an issue.
D’Angelo Russell will be a very high draft pick in June, likely to be selected in the top five. Yesterday his Ohio State team pulled off an exciting win over VCU in the round of 64 in the NCAA tournament, and Russell managed to drop a jaw breaking play in there during his 28 point night. I must be the only person in the country who doesn’t think this ankle breaking play was as bad as it looked. It appears more like the defender kinda dove at the ball more than Russell did anything super special, but since so many people disagree with me I might as well put it up for you guys to enjoy and tell me I must be blind.
Allen Iverson wants back in the NBA. This time he wants in from the executive level as he is trying to campaign for a front office job. Iverson no doubt had the biggest heart of maybe any player we had seen at the NBA level but does that mean he would be good at evaluating talent of other players? He seems to think so.
When Michael Jordan lost his father to murder after some cowards attacked him during the summer of 1993, he was forced to look at life different and temporarily at least he lost his love of basketball. He announced his retirement and the entire sporting world was shocked. Obviously we all know how the stories ends now with MJ coming back and winning three more titles and solidifying himself as the GOAT. What we didn’t always know was how his teammates felt and what went through their heads. With the 20th anniversary this week of Jordan saying the two magic words of “I’m Back”, Pippen took some time on twitter to open up about those times and give us an inside look to how everyone, including MJ was feeling at the time. Check the gallery!
James Harden scored a career-high 50 points, and the Rockets beat the Nuggets to earn their 46th win of the season. The NBA’s second-leading scorer shot 12-27 from the field and 22-25 from the free throw line. Harden also pulled down 10 rebounds. Quite a bit of work in 40 minutes of playing time. On most days this performance would have been the main story of the day, but with crazy things happening with March Madness this was swept under the rug a little bit. Is Harden your MVP?
Yanick Moreira is sick with himself today and your heart has to go out to him. Moreira accidentally cost his SMU team a win in the NCAA Tournament yesterday against UCLA after a very suspect goaltending call. It seems like many people couldn’t even agree if it was really a goaltend or not because the shot appeared to be an airball. Still, Moreira touched it maybe a little too early and it gave the basket to UCLA, which wound up being the winning shot.
If you are going to try and troll Damian Lillard you better be ready for some heat to be fired back your way. Lillard and his Blazers were in Florida, playing in Miami one night and Orlando the next. He took to twitter to compare the two cities and instead someone on twitter tried to compare him to Steph Curry but tried to play him while doing it. Lillard came back by destroying the troll about his teeth being different directions and it was so bad the dude actually changed his Avi to an image with no smile, LMAO! The guy seemed to realize he never should have said anything cause he even tweeted about changing his pic. Lillard has since deleted the exchange. Check the gallery!
Dave Chappelle’s son is learning to box with some of the BEST trainers in the world — the Pacquiao camp — the comedian says it’s just an interest but there’s a possibility his kid could go pro if he wants to.