Athletes today have to be mindful of what they say to the media. Even if something was lightheartedly said or meant to be a joke, words could look bad if printed without context or little of it. It’s not clear if that’s exactly what happened to Mario Chalmers, but the Miami Heat point guard made headlines on Friday when he referred to his former teammate LeBron James as “that guy”.
Thursday night proved to be quite sentimental for long-time New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and baseball fans around the country. It marked the final game Jeter would ever play in pinstripes in front of his home crowd with the living legend set to retire after this season, and the captain did not disappoint. Your browser does not support iframes. He started the night off with an RBI double, then ended the emotional night on a game-winning single – a conclusion that seemed almost too
All summer long, Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns refused to cooperate with each other. He wanted a max deal and the team had no interest in viewing him as someone worth that kind of money. Based on what was being said and done from each side, it appeared as though the two were headed for an ugly ending. Then came Wednesday, when the Suns could no longer deal with the risk they were putting themselves under by doing nothing with Bledsoe
On the court, it’s been quite a while since we’ve had anything great to say about Derrick Rose. The former All-Star point guard has been a shell of himself over the past couple of seasons due to knee injuries. He played for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup this summer, but struggled mightily and proved that he still has a ways to go before he can play anything near what he used to be capable of. The good thing is
Most players around the league have some sort of pregame ritual. They can’t go without it, whether it’s doing something with chalk, eating something, or doing a dance with teammates. The most popular, of course, is the handshake. It’s the most common form of unity among teammates, and players are constantly looking for new material.
The Sacramento Kings made a couple of moves on Thursday, signing free agents Ryan Hollins and Omri Casspi. It will be a homecoming of sorts for Casspi, who played the first two years of his NBA career with Sacramento. Hollins had played for the Los Angeles Clippers for the past two seasons and will now look to provide a veteran presence for the young Kings. Hollin had his signing moment captured on camera along with Casspi and shared his excitement on twitter: Today was
With the NBA season slowly but surely approaching, it’s that time of the year where various well-known sites like ESPN and Sports Illustrated start ranking the players in different ways. While ESPN does a countdown of every player in the league, Sports Illustrated narrows it down and ranks the top 100 players. Thus far, Sports Illustrated has revealed up to the 31st best player in the league, and the player named at the top of that list was Washington Wizards point