The Houston Rockets struck out on Atlanta Hawks free agents Al Horford and Kent Bazemore so they then turned their sights to New Orleans Pelicans’ free agents Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon. They flew to Los Angeles and visited Anderson’s home in Hermosa Beach. After a nearly two-hour afternoon meeting with Anderson they locked him in with a four-year, $80 million deal. He then called his close friend and teammate Gordon, and set up a meeting to have him join the Rockets as well. The Rockets sales pitch had an interesting angle.
Carmelo Anthony is finally happy and has something to look forward to in his new-look New York Knicks. This offseason, Knicks president Phil Jackson traded for Derrick Rose and added Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee and Brandon Jennings during free agency. Saying Jackson “stepped up,’’ Anthony called the Knicks “a playoff team,” adding the group is “a very special team on paper’’ and has its “competitive edge’’ back.
Lord have mercy on this young man’s heart. Adrien Broner was due in court earlier today in Cincinnati for an alleged assault hearing where charges were expected to be dropped…but super-duper-fly Broner showed up 3 hours late. Clearly this judge is unaware of CP time.
Well guys, it’s officially official. Donald Trump is the Republican candidate for the president of these United States in the 2016 election year. Who better to say a few words than the president of the UFC?
During Kevin Durant’s media session following his practice with Team USA, he addressed a lot of questions that have arisen since he decided to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and join the Golden State Warriors. He answered several questions concerning his former teammate Russell Westbrook and some other topics. Here he explains why he didn’t give the Los Angeles Lakers a meeting, how he felt about the Boston Celtics bringing Tom Brady to their meeting with him, and if he has any concerns on the backlash he’s received.
As I’ve said in previous posts, with Kevin Durant’s decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder, all eyes turned to Russell Westbrook. Everyone wondered how Westbrook felt about the situation, if he had any prior knowledge, if he told Durant he was going to leave OKC and more. Durant’s introductory presser with the Warriors didn’t reveal much, but he did an interview following his practice with Team USA for the Olympics.