SH Blog: How Important Are Kobe’s Offseason Workouts? Andrew Bynum Could Miss Training Camp; Gilbert Arenas Could Workout For Clippers


The separation between talent and skill is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts for people who are trying to excel. In life and in sports. Either way, talent is natural. You either have it or you don’t. Skill is different. Skill can only be developed by hours and hours of working on your craft. Hours. And hours. And hours.


Evening News: Kobe expected to miss preseason; Clips may invite Arenas to camp; T-Mac to the NFL?

Kobe Bryant

It was quite the day for NBA superstars from the mid-2000s. Making headlines, the Lakers updated the public on Kobe Bryant’s rehab, the Clippers consider taking a flyer on Gilbert Arenas and Tracy McGrady takes to Twitter to campaign for a workout with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Kobe still expected to miss preseason Mike Breshanan of the Los Angeles Times reports Kobe Bryant continues to excel in his rehab assignments. Regardless, the 15-time all star is still expected to miss the entire preseason


Five Things to Watch: Los Angeles Lakers

Phil Jackson fishing

It’s going to be an interesting season for the Los Angeles Lakers. It is a time of obvious transition, but for a team that’s accustomed to being on top, it’s going to be much different than that. After a season in which they struggled to simply reach the playoffs, things might be even more frustrating for the Lakers in 2014. So before we dive into the upcoming season, a quick look at all the turmoil from a season ago should help


Tweet of the Day: Marc Gasol – 1, Pau Gasol – Beardless


Bets happen every day. The bookies in Vegas thrive off of bets. Many bets are sports related. Some friendships have been ruined by bets, others strengthened. Some  people lose money, others lose their pride…and some lose their hair. WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon famously had his head shaved after losing a contest with real estate mogul Donald Trump. In an effort to promote this year’s release of Madden 25, NFL quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson put an eyebrow on the line


Evening News: Heat sign Beasley; ESPN: Lakers won’t get LeBron


In today’s news, the Heat added yet another weapon to their extremely deep bench. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, pessimism surrounds the Lakers’ inevitable pursuit of LeBron James. Heat add Beasley The Miami Heat announced today that they agreed to a contract with forward Michael Beasley. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Beasley, who was drafted by the Heat second overall in 2008 — one pick after Derrick Rose — has proven to be a lethal scorer on the court in five years


Tweet of the Day: NBA Players Are Ready For Some Football


The National Football League, America’s new favorite past-time, is back. Thursday night brought forth a rematch of last season’s AFC Divisional Round Playoff game between the Denver Broncos and the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. The  Broncos enter the game sporting a new uptempo offense with which they intend to attack the Ravens’ rebuilt defense. The NFL has many fans, even among NBA players.