It would seem that the NBA levies punishment on its athletes and allows its owners to act with impunity. At least, that is what Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes would have you believe, after explaining in lengthy detail the circumstances for his most recent $25,000 dollar fine. At minimum, the picture he paints is certainly one of inequality showcasing the disparity between the level of professionalism expected of the league’s athletes and its owners, in this case Phoenix Suns owner
Thursday afternoon’s tweet from the Los Angeles Lakers says it all: Kobe Bryant has suffered another injury.
The film “Selma”, which opened nationally on January 9th, details the Civil Rights efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the small city of Selma, Alabama, as he and his followers sought voting equality. The movie has achieved critical acclaim, even earning an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. Yet, for all the praise that the film has received, it is not without it’s critics — many of whom will cede that the film is good, but point out its failings. Count
LeBron James Traveling for Rehab LeBron James has been rehabilitating his back and sore knee for the past week and is expected to miss another week to boot. The interesting thing to note is not how he is rehabbing it, but where. James spent part of this past week doing rehab in Miami, taking advantage of the warmer weather. And, while he has been avoiding sitting on the bench during Cavs games to spare his ailing back, it is for the warmer
A player must be a really bad man [in that tough guy kind of way] for a team to be weary of him alone. If you follow the Twitter account of the Eastern Conference leading Atlanta Hawks, perhaps one of the most entertaining sports team handles out there to follow, then you know they have a way of taking the negative in situations and making it a bit humorous. After having the league’s best record in December and running off 18 wins
ATLANTA — The Cavs may have to re-purpose an old Alfred Lord Tennyson quote: “‘Tis better to have [Kevin] Love and lost than to never have Love at all.” Not quite what Tennyson had in mind, but one might have asked such a question after the dismal performance the Cleveland power forward gave prior to leaving Tuesday’s marquee Eastern Conference matchup with the Atlanta Hawks. Love made only one of eight shots — a three-pointer — and hit four free throws for
Earlier in December, Nike announced the release of the Kyrie 1, the first signature shoe of Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving. Teammate and two-time NBA champion LeBron James offered his support in an interview with Darren Rovell of ESPN at the time. It’s great. I’m happy for him. I was there as a friend, as a teammate, as a brother of his. I know what it’s all about. It’s a different feeling for him now. It’s a lot of pressure, too,
The audacity of some people. Some people presume to know what’s going on in your life and make their judgments without regard for the truth. It’s a sad reality, but reality nonetheless. Some people just think they know you. They make assertions about you and make backhanded or overt insults about you on social media. Such is the case with Mo Williams, who left the Portland Trail Blazers as a free agent in the offseason and signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves. A