While that technically is the “news” of the day, it sure isn’t the talk of the town. That is because Kobe announced his comeback with an extravagant, two minute video via Facebook titled “Seasons of Legend.” The video entails nothing more than Kobe’s jersey flapping in a windy sky. For two minutes.
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Things couldn’t have gone much uglier for the New York Knicks in the first month of the season.
They lost defensive anchor Tyson Chandler to a leg injury, J.R. Smith has been awful since coming back from a 5-game suspension, Amare Stoudemire has been a shell of himself while playing limited minutes, Iman Shumpert’s name in trade rumors has been a distraction, and Andrea Bargnani is what most of us expected him to be – a scoring forward who can’t rebound or play team defense.
The end result? Tied for the second-worst record in the league at 3-13. The Knicks are officially a mess.
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After another deflating loss to the New Orleans Pelicans at home, Carmelo Anthony believes his team lacks a winning mentality, from Ian Begley of ESPN New York:
“I think we’re playing to lose rather than playing to win right now,” Anthony said after the Knicks’ 103-99 loss to New Orleans on Sunday. “When you lose games the way we’ve been losing them at home, on the road, you start thinking a lot. You start playing a little tense. You start playing on your heels.”
“We just can’t seem to get it together,” Anthony said after scoring 23 points and getting 10 rebounds. “We can’t seem to figure it out.”
“I don’t know what we have to do as far as coming together as a group,” Anthony said. “I don’t know if we’ve got to sit here for hours and talk and get it all out, but we’ve got to do something.”
A day that many people assess their lives and give thanks for whatever — whether it is to the god of their faith or to other people in their lives — they may be grateful for.
Studies have actually shown that expression of gratitude can lead to a longer and happier life.
There is a lot to be grateful for in life, regardless of what is going on in yours. Simply having life is something to be grateful for.
NBA athletes have plenty to be grateful for and often express their gratitude. Here is what some of them are grateful for this year.
It always is with Kobe Bryant.
As improbable as it was for him to tear his Achilles in April and return by the first month of the NBA season, here he is, practicing like he never left. In today’s story of the day, Kobe Bryant discusses why a November return is not out of the question. So really, why should we question him?
Super typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines over the weekend.
As details of its destruction have become global news in the days since its wake, more and more athletes are coming forward to herald the relief cause.
It began last week, as Haiyan was first reaching land, when Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes had linked to the American Red Cross’ relief page on his Facebook post, as was mentioned in Friday’s Tweet of the Day.
Monday, many more NBA players have come forward in expressing their concern and sympathies for those feeling the effects of Haiyan’s carnage.