A highly touted player walked in front of two media members at Barclays Center before starting his pregame routine, which elicited an unusual – yet humbling – reaction. One media member turned to the other and asked, “Who is that guy?” That guy was Anthony Bennett, the former No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 draft.
Major League Baseball announced the newest members of its Hall of Fame—Atlanta Braves pitchers, Greg Maddox and Tom Glavine, and Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas—on Wednesday. And, with that announcement, came the revelation from popular website Deadspin that ESPN2′s Highly Questionable star Dan Le Batard had turned his HoF vote over to their followers. The idea of a journalist giving his vote to the people is striking enough as it is, yet Deadspin used the term “buy,” as in they bought
Before you tune in to see your favorite teams and players on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, take note of the extraordinary feats from a night ago. In the midst of the East Coast’s polar vortex, countless individuals and units managed to achieve greatness on January 7. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.
A one man show for Oklahoma City wasn’t enough to overcome great play by Gordon Hayward/UTA and solid team support as the Utah Jazz held off the Thunder. The Pistons came close to coming all the way back against the Knicks. The Pelicans led at half but were completely dismantled by the Heat in the second half. The Cavaliers were without their new star Luol Deng/CLE but dominated the Sixers from the start. The undermanned Bulls got solid games from
The intensely cold weather brought on by a polar vortex continues to freeze many Americans from the midwest across the southeast. Temperatures in midwest are so frigid that the penguins and polar bear in the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago is being kept indoors. Atlanta Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll came to the A-T-L as a free agent in the offseason. The past two stops for the “Junkyard Dog” were with the Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets—both cold weather cities. Yet, the
There is reason to believe that, after the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers stunned the NBA with last night’s Luol Deng/Andrew Bynum swap, that Deng was just the first domino to fall in Chicago. Well, I suppose that would actually be Derrick Rose, whose loss to season ending injury has given the Bulls a second chance to reassess their future.
The Philadelphia 76ers fell back to earth upon their return home. The Timberwolves blasted the Sixers on the strength of solid games from Kevin Love/MIN and Nikola Pekovic/MIN. In the nightcap, Darren Collison/LAC provided further evidence that he deserves to be a solid point guard as he and DeAndre Jordan/LAC led the Clippers to an easy win over the Orlando Magic. Most of the Magic starters had poor games, in particular Nikola Vucevic/ORL, who had to leave with an injury
Memo to Dennis Rodman: Dictators don’t have friends. Kim Jong-Un is using you. While I don’t know the North Korean dictator personally, I find it pretty hard to believe that Kim Jong-un is your “friend for life.” I don’t think that he is available to discuss a personal problem or offer advice on a business matter. I am pretty sure that he is using you for his own ends, not the other way around. While you may somehow believe that you are