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.
After somehow tapping away a Jermaine O’Neal rebound on Serge Ibaka’s missed shot with about 6.4 seconds remaining in the game, Westbrook saw Thabo Sefolosha jump into the stands to save the ball from going out of bounds and made himself available for the catch. He then went to the 3-point line and launched it with virtually no time remaining on the clock.
Or was it?
Replays on the shot appeared to show that Westbrook’s foot may have been over the line.
After Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose was forced to leave the game early after getting hurt Friday night against the Portland Trailblazers, many feared the worst. Fortunately for Rose after undergoing an MRI early Saturday, the results revealed he did not suffer another torn ACL. The injury was however identified as a medial meniscus tear in his right knee that will require surgery.
Derrick Rose has proven to be one of the more accomplished stars of his time, as he was the youngest player (22) in NBA history to win the MVP award. His fast rise has since been halted due to a series of setbacks and delays, as Rose has only played in a total of 50 games not including the preseason since his historical MVP season.
After the results of Rose’s MRI were reported, players from around the NBA such as Dwayne Wade and Kevin Love among others took to Twitter to offer their support for the former MVP.
Trying to walk or drive through the streets without seeing a Thunder sign or flag or banner is like trying to stand in Times Square without seeing a tourist. In fact, if you didn’t know any better, you would swear the name of the place is “Thunder” city rather than “Oklahoma City.”
On Thursday night, NBA royalty even appeared at courtside to take in a Thunder game. Beyoncè visited the Thunder’s home arena and brought husband Jay-Z with her.
You may think you know the biggest NBA fan…or, perhaps, you think you deserve that distinction yourself.
Everyone has their moment, impassioned by the play of their favorite player(s) on their favorite team(s) while watching their favorite sport. Some fans are crazy and have fits of rage when their team doesn’t play to their expectations. Others, however, may be more subdued when facing . They’d rather turn off the television and go to bed before seeing the end of the game if their team is losing.
Some fans enjoy a great game, regardless of who is playing.
However, the greatest fans—in any sport, but especially in basketball—are likely the guys who have committed their lives to it…the players, themselves.