Tweet of the Day: Joel Embiid Suffers “Minor” Setback


Long thought to be the top prospect heading into the 2014 NBA Draft, Kansas Jayhawks center Joel Embiid is now enduring a minor setback. As of Friday, he will be out of commission much less incapable of traveling to the draft a week from today. Embiid is having surgery to correct a stress fracture in his right foot. His agent, Arn Tellem, spoke to the press regarding the matter. Joel Embiid suffered a stress fracture to the navicular bone in his right


Heisler: Kobe or not Kobe: The answer’s finally in the affirmative


LOS ANGELES — I didn’t set out to major in Kobe Bryant, having long since graduated when he showed up here at 17. Things just led that way. I covered his father, Joe, whom he called Jellybean, as a 76ers rookie in the 1970s. I knew the family from Baker League games, where I met Joe’s gregarious father, Big Joe. After not having seen Joe for decades, I ran into him at the 1995 Adidas camp at Fairleigh Dickinson where his


Agents to NBA Players: Be Wary

By Chris Sheridan NEW YORK — The NBA player agents who have not been happy with the way collective bargaining talks have been unfolding are starting to speak up — just as the 11th hour is arriving for saving the Nov. 1 start of the regular season The following memo, obtained by, was sent to clients of one high-profile agency and was expected to be sent to all the clients of agents Arn Tellem, Jeff Schwartz, Bill Duffy, Leon Rose, Henry Thomas, Dan Fegan and