Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings has apologized for a postgame incident Thursday night in which he was caught on camera berating his player Wade Baldwin IV profanely, at one point saying, “I’m going to f—ing kill you.” Stallings said “he did not mean his words literally” when confronting Baldwin, who had taunted a Tennessee player in the postgame handshake line. Based on his choice of words, I am not sure his apology is going to end this story.
The NBA as we know today, with African-American players pretty much being the majority in the league, gets taken for granted because it has been like this for so long. However it wasn’t always like this young sports fans. The NBA used to be full of nothing but white players, and I mean really white. Earl Lloyd showed courage and made such an incredible long term impact when he played his first NBA game in 1950, becoming the first black player in the history of the league, and at the same time changing the future.
Ahhh social media, you gotta love it! Yesterday the country was taken by storm by a dress that had people bugging out over it’s true color and earlier in the day we had llamas on the loose in Arizona, which led to a whole bunch of jokes and memes. The llamas were seen running around in Sun City, Arizona and showed off some speed and moves that NFL coaches wish their players had. It led to the Arizona Cardinals twitter account offering contracts to the llamas, but the Indianapolis Colts wanted in on the deal too, but only if they are willing to trade Andrew Luck’s beard. All in good fun. Check the gallery
Russell Westbrook had a hell of a game last night in a losing effort against the Suns, but there were times during the game where Russ was struggling. At one point when coach took Russ out of the game, you could see he was frustrated and just wanted to walk to the bench. Kevin Durant extended his hand to give Russ some love, but got totally ignored! Now some fans will make more out of this because of who the two players are, but this was really nothing more than a funny moment. KD even leaves his hand there after realizing Russ left him hanging.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been reinstated after U.S. District Court Judge David Doty ruled Thursday in the NFL Players Association’s lawsuit against the NFL on Peterson’s behalf.
J Cole attended his very first Daytona 500 this past weekend. He recently called in to HOT97 and spoke to Funk Flex of his experience at the Daytona500, His relationship with Dale Jr., growing up in North Carolina and more. Listen below.
This is amazing news for basketball fans, Craig Sager is returning back to the sidelines! Sager captured the world’s attention with the blinding suits he’d wear each game but his genuine and charismatic personality is what kept everyone wanting to see more as well as the occasional battle with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. The veteran sideline reporter stepped away from his job last April when it was announced he had acute leukemia but gladly he’s now coming back.
Kevin Garnett held a great press conference yesterday but the introduction for his first actual game back blew that away. The Wolves held it down for the most famous player in franchise history, with a great video tribute to all his years in Minnesota before he wound up in Boston. This isn’t a situation where fans are feeling some type of way cause KG left. Wolves fans genuinely love him and are happy he got to win a title. Lebron was watching the KG intro right along with the rest of us and took to twitter to talk about the chills he was getting watching the home crowd welcome KG back. Lebron definitely knows a thing about that.
The move to bring NFL football back to Los Angeles took another major step forward. The St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers have all expressed interest in moving their teams to Los Angeles and now the plans to build the stadium are moving into action.
LeBron James passed Allen Iverson on the NBA all-time scoring list on Sunday and now he’s reached another benchmark, this time setting a record as he passes Scottie Pippen for most assists by a forward.