Flashy socks are apparently a trend these days, with a number of famous athletes sporting socks with all kinds of things on them. One of those athletes plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers: Shawn Marion. He actually posts the socks he wears for every game since the season began, but these were by far the best I’ve seen.
On Thursday night, Al Horford was named as a reserve for the Eastern Conference All-Star team. Also chosen as reserves were teammates Jeff Teague and Paul Millsap. But, instead of being with those teammates to celebrate their selections, Horford was hanging out with another teammate at a movie premiere.
The Cleveland Cavaliers extended their winning streak to eight games on Wednesday night with a 99-94 win over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers. However, their win-streak wasn’t kept alive with the help of LeBron James, who sat out with a sprained wrist he suffered Tuesday against the Detroit Pistons.
The New York Knicks have been by far the most surprising team in the NBA, and not for a good reason. With Phil Jackson running things and bringing in his disciple in Derek Fisher to coach, no one saw this coming. They’re now 8-37, the worst team in the league, and just trade two of their better players away to the Cleveland Cavaliers for basically nothing.
It’s a long season in the NBA, as 82 games can seem like they last forever. For rookies, those 82 games can’t go by quick enough for a number of reasons. Of course, there’s the fact that they’re probably extremely nervous to be playing professionally in front of thousands of fans and against the best competition in the world, wanting to get the first-year jitters and rookie slumps behind them.
I’m a fan of tattoos for the most part. If they’re meaningful, and there’s a purpose behind them, then I’m all for it and really like the idea of marking your body permanently. However, when someone gets a tattoo of someone else’s face on their body, then I have to start wondering about their sanity.
NBA players usually post some entertaining stuff on Twitter or Instagram for Throwback Thursday, and this Thursday was no different. Lance Stephenson, in the midst of a will-he-be-traded-or-won’t-he-be-traded purgatory of some sort, gave his followers quite an entertaining picture to poke fun at on Instagram.
Today’s Photo of the Day doesn’t come from an NBA player. Instead it comes from someone who covers the NBA on TNT for Turner Sports, among many other things, the talented Rachel Nichols. She’s very good at what she does and knows what she’s talking about. However, the side of her job that we don’t usually get to see on television is probably the hardest part about it: traveling.