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.
The Kentucky Wildcats are undefeated and are currently the best team in college basketball. With that title every year comes the question if they could beat the worst team in the NBA (usually an Eastern Conference team). That question was asked this year as usual but Larry Brown took things a step further in his assessment.
Greg Oden is considered one of the biggest busts in NBA history. He was drafted No. 1 overall by the Portland Trail Blazers but since then he has been plagued by injury and spent more time on comebacks then actually playing on the court. In November he said he was done and had finally given up but he clearly still loves the game even playing pickup at the local YMCA and has been training at Ohio State where he was a stand out star. Apparently he’s not quite ready to give up yet.
Whether it’s threatening reporters or discussing his fear of dolphins, Nick Young makes sure he keeps himself and the Lakers in the headlines despite this dismal season. At this point I’m not sure what’s sadder, that this is an actual story or that Young is actually rocking this hair style and thought it was cool.