In true late August fashion, the NBA’s offseason has hit a cold spell with breaking news. With that being said, two interesting stories emerged today involving the two Los Angeles teams.
In today’s NBA news, one former star retired from the league while another former star’s agent told the media that his client’s whereabouts were known.
On the court, Dwyane Wade is an NBA superstar, a Miami Heat legend and three-time NBA champion. But off the court he has had one of the more publicly disclosed relationships in recent NBA memory. He and ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, went through a long, nasty and public legal divorce, which wrapped up in the end of July. It concluded with Wade agreeing to pay Funches $5 million among other details including a a “non-disparage” agreement in which each must refrain from making disparaging remarks
With the continually growing success of Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen and the past career success of father Dell, the Curry family is now considered NBA royalty. Today marks younger brother Seth Curry’s 23rd birthday. His birthday coincides with Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, who turns 35 today. His brother Steph sent his birthday wishes via Twitter. Happy birthday to my favorite little brother @sdotcurry. Have to say that’s a pretty nice bday gift to yourself Man! — Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) August
Are you an old-ass man when you are 35?
Ever wonder what Kobe Bryant would look like in a black uniform? Well you’re about to find out. In today’s news, the Lakers announced they will be pairing the Black Mamba and co. with some black uniforms. Also, the 76ers added depth to their backcourt, and Magic Johnson reacted to LeBron James’ list of the greatest players of all time.
In what may have been one of the most surprising events to happen so far this offseason, Chris Paul has been elected as the new president of the NBPA. With his acceptance of the position, Paul is the most high- profile star to assume the role since Patrick Ewing was union president during the lockout of 1998-99.
It has been a little less than three weeks since we published the final edition of the Top 25 Remaining Unsigned Free Agents. One of those players finally dropped the “unsigned” tag Monday as another dog day of August passed. Anthony Tolliver will be joining the Charlotte Bobcats, who no longer occupy the No. 30 spot in our Power Rankings (we have an August edition up). No, he is not going to crack the list of Top 10 signings published today, but