He proved that boundaries could be broken, that dreams do come true, and that no battle was ever too big to fight. He was a fighter, he never stopped fighting. He was as cool as the other side of the pillow. [Read more…]
Toronto Raptors basketball was non-existent for a long time. There was more booing than cheering, the word “retooling” became too familiar, and games rarely gathered genuine excitement. That was their identity, or lack thereof. I went to my first Raptors game at the age of 13. Toronto had a good team that year, they won 47 games and finished first in the Atlantic Division. The Raps were hosting the Denver Nuggets at Air Canada Centre, a hot team with Carmelo Anthony and
The Charlotte Hornets – Lance Stephenson experiment may soon be coming to an end. The Hornets have already begun exploring trade options for the shooting guard, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein. It’s unclear what any potential deals would look like, however, the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers, along with a possible return to the Indiana Pacers have all been rumored. Stephenson signed a three-year, $27 million deal with the Hornets in the offseason after negotiations to re-sign with the
For Derrick Rose, actions speak louder than words. He wore a shirt that said “I Can’t Breathe” during shootaround against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. The Chicago Bulls point guard was referring to the last words from Eric Garner, an African-American man who died from a chokehold of a New York City police officer in July. A grand jury’s recent decision not to indict the officer has caused controversy across America for a higher accountably of police officers. Rose’s decision has
The Golden State Warriors have been good for a few years, but now they’re finally great. The team wrapped up a five-game road trip Sunday and were victorious in each game. In fact, they’ve won nine straight. The trip ended with a 104-93 win over the Pistons in Detroit and one Warriors player is glad to see the trip come to an end. Great way to finish off the road trip with the win!!! So excited to get back to Cali
Lakers fans are everywhere. Literally. Before a Sunday night game in Oklahoma City between the Thunder and Houston Rockets, an LA fan had to created a little dialogue from the bleachers. Lakers fan six rows behind the scorer's table screams at Westbrook: "Russ, come to L.A.!!" Russ starts shaking his head no. — Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) November 17, 2014 Fan: "You can shoot all you want. Come to L.A. We got rings." Westbrook: "Get yo ass out of here and go back to L.A." —
The Philadelphia 76ers are terrible, but at least the team’s social media staff got a win tonight. In the midst of a 32-point blowout to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night, the Sixers Twitter account had a little fun with the fans. Hold on we’re going home. pic.twitter.com/7GwFIl6qBY — Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) November 10, 2014 Let me explain. The Sixers played in Toronto, hence Drake was in the house. Drake has a hit song called Hold On We’re Going Home. Need I say more.
The Utah Jazz may not have many highlights this season, but they had one Monday night. The team signed five-year-old cancer patient JP Gibson to a one-day contract for the team’s scrimmage at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake. He was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2012. It was mid-way through the third quarter when the crowd started to cheer. If you wanted to know why, you looked down. Rocking his full uniform and wristband, JP trotted on the court like