Not to downplay the seriousness of the situation the Atlanta Hawks are facing, with both GM Danny Ferry and owner Bruce Levenson in hot water for racially charged, if not completely insensitive and racist, remarks. However, it would seem that they have managed to fly relatively below sonar as far as the bulk of mainstream media and public outrage is concerned. Why? The National Football League. The bulk of public outrage and media coverage has gone to the NFL. Monday through Thursday
Very few things in the NBA could diminish the media frenzy surrounding LeBron James’ thrilling 35-point Game 2 performance in the NBA Finals. The news coming from New York is one such thing. 18 years of lacing up sneakers, playing in 1,287 games, 259 playoff games—including an NBA leading 161 playoff wins, Derek Fisher seems to be moving into the next phase of his career. He is expected to be officially announced as the New York Knicks new head coach Tuesday
As 2014 begins, more sad news has hit Hollywood and fans of a hit 90s TV show. For those who may not have heard already, actor James Avery, famous for his portrayal of Uncle Phil from the popular show, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air—died Wednesday morning. According to reports, he passed away after undergoing complications from open heart surgery. The first to publicly confirm the news this morning was Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Avery’s onscreen son Carlton Banks.
Amidst a crazy day of sports — that included the top team in college football losing on a last-second field goal return for a touchdown — one of the top stories circulating on the Internet Saturday was that of the untimely tragic death of actor Paul Walker. Walker, 40, who was best known for his iconic role as Brian O’Conner in The Fast and the Furious films, died in a fiery single-car crash in Santa Clarita, California. The combination of TMZ having
Celebrity Twitter beefs can be fun. Or silly. Or completely nonsensical. Some times, as was the case with Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant earlier this week, they can be confused as possible marketing gimmicks—as both of the NBA athletes involved are sponsored by and have been featured together in Gatorade advertising. Jimmy Kimmel recently did a bit on his late night show in which he poked fun at producer/rapper Kanye West.
This offseason was an eventful one for the Bobcats and their fans. It started the same as the previous one: looking for a new coach. This time, the search did not last quite as long as they snapped up long-time Jeff Van Gundy assistant Steve Clifford. Then they stunned analysts and fans alike at the draft by selecting Cody Zeller over Nerlens Noel, Ben McLemore and Alex Len at fourth overall. With newfound financial flexibility because of DeSagana Diop’s expiring contract, the
It has been a little less than three weeks since we published the final edition of the Top 25 Remaining Unsigned Free Agents. One of those players finally dropped the “unsigned” tag Monday as another dog day of August passed. Anthony Tolliver will be joining the Charlotte Bobcats, who no longer occupy the No. 30 spot in our Power Rankings (we have an August edition up). No, he is not going to crack the list of Top 10 signings published today, but
NFL training camps opened this week, and, living in Baltimore, it’s hard not to notice the glaring absence of two Ravens legends, Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. Lewis retired, of course, but Reed is still in the NFL, with the Houston Texans. It kind of leaves a weird metaphorical taste in my mouth, like when Karl Malone (a personal favorite for obvious name-related reasons) went to the Lakers. Of course, this is nothing new in sports. Michael Jordan played for