It’s an odd “stat” (or group of stats) but the 5×5 is a rare and difficult feat. Nicolas Batum (11 PTS, 10 AST, 5 REB, 5 STL, 5 BLK) is the first player to do it in six years.
That’s exactly what a countless number of NBA players did when President Barack Obama was re-elected as the U.S. President for another four years on Tuesday night.
Kyle Lowry sprained his ankle against the Thunder, but that didn’t stop him from sharing his excitement.
Bryon Russell’s enthusiasm got him to say some inappropriate things.
Cuttino Mobley expressed his anger towards racism.
LeBron James expressed his love for Ohio, even though Ohio may never do the same for him.
Kris Humphries thought Mitt Romney might have won because his cab driver said so.
These were among the many reactions around the league. Almost everyone celebrated the big news, but there was one player in particular who was apparently furious over the results. See who it was in the following tweets:
You can say what you want about Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. You can say he’s cocky or arrogant; call him a jerk…some might even think he’s bad for the NBA.
Then, there are those of us who think he’s great for the league and he has a big heart—despite whatever shortcomings he may have, because nobody is perfect.
However, nowadays, actions speak louder than words.
How about those words? Pretty big, huh?
Given the circumstances, you can rest assured that he’ll back it up.
Considering all of the devastation left behind in the wake of super storm Sandy, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the New York/New Jersey area and the activities going on there are dominating headlines in the news this weekend.
First, Mayor Michael Bloomberg made waves when he announced that the city would proceed with Sunday’s New York City Marathon.
While the motivation was not without good merit, as the marathon would bring roughly $340 million in revenue into the city, and—as with most sports—the hope was that the marathon would inspire and unite citizens of New York.
However, the outcry was overwhelming, and the marathon has since been cancelled.
NBA games, however, will go on.