TORONTO— Say this for Russell Westbrook: It’s only fitting that someone who embodies Kobe Bryant’s ceaseless competitiveness would take home the MVP award in Bryant’s final All-Star game. Westbrook-ASG Russell Westbrook scored 31 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out five assists to take home his second straight MVP award in a 196-173 win— a record number of points in the game and for the winning team— for the West over the East on Sunday night at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. “That’s
There are rumblings that agent Rich Paul could deliver another client to his hometown team in the near future. Several league executives believe Canadian Tristan Thompson may head north to Toronto in the summer of 2016 if he signs his one-year, $6.8 million qualifying offer with the Cleveland Cavaliers. “I always thought he was going to end up (in Toronto) this year,” one Eastern Conference general manager told SheridanHoops. “There’s going to be so much money next year so I think he
So apparently, there has been an ongoing feud between well-known rappers Meek Mill and Drake over the past couple of weeks. You can read more about it here, but the gist of it is what you’d assume from a situation like this: one rapper calls out the other, said other rapper responds and it goes back and forth with other relevant characters involved. [Read more…]
If you were sleeping, you probably missed it. Late Thursday night, while many around the world are sleeping for the Friday workday, Grammy award-winning rapper and Toronto Raptors team ambassador Drake released an unpromoted album. He announced the release of the new album on Twitter. [Read more…]
While many GMs were working the phones this week, Knicks president Phil Jackson was using a different, more contemporary form of communication: Twitter. On Thursday, Donnie Nelson and Danny Ainge swung a five-player trade that sent Rajon Rondo to Dallas and draft picks to Boston. On Friday, Daryl Morey, Flip Saunders and Sam Hinkie worked a three-team deal that landed Corey Brewer and Alexey Shved in Houston and draft picks in Minnesota and Philadelphia. But not Jackson, and not the Knicks. Jackson doesn’t
The Philadelphia 76ers are terrible, but at least the team’s social media staff got a win tonight. In the midst of a 32-point blowout to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night, the Sixers Twitter account had a little fun with the fans. Hold on we’re going home. pic.twitter.com/7GwFIl6qBY — Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) November 10, 2014 Let me explain. The Sixers played in Toronto, hence Drake was in the house. Drake has a hit song called Hold On We’re Going Home. Need I say more.
The Brooklyn Nets sent a message to the Toronto Raptors and Drake. Brooklyn let Toronto know the “dinosaurs” aren’t extinct yet and trolled Drake unlike anyone has ever before. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce turned the clock back to their collective Boston Celtics heydays. Joe Johnson continued to be the offensive catalyst from the wing by drawing double-teams and scoring at will when isolated. Deron Williams responded to heavy criticism by overcoming an ankle injury and playing like a $100 million franchise
While Sunday played host to Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals in the NBA, the world of music was treated to hilarity. Sunday night at the Billboard Music Awards—which netted their highest ratings in 12 years—R&B singer Miguel attempted to platform jump over a group of fans during a performance. Needless to say, his jump did not end well. Additionally, hip hop fans were given behind-the-scenes pictures of Drake on the set of a forthcoming music video for his song,