Some things are bigger than sports. The 2014 ESPYs were held live at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday, July 16. Recording artist Drake hosted the annual award show, which pays homage to the greatest sports moments and performances of the year. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder won Best Male Athlete and Comeback Athlete of the Year to represent the NBA. Kawhi Leonard was honored for the Best Championship Performance and Gregg Popovich won the Best
All is forgiven. Or for6iven. It depends on whose past transgressions are being discussed. With free agency in full swing, no team is drawing as much attention as the Cleveland Cavaliers. No player is garnering as many headlines as four-time MVP LeBron James. No story is capturing as many imaginations as LeBron’s rumored return to Cleveland. As the madness takes over the NBA, every journalist, analyst, fan and business are attempting to capitalize in some way, shape or form. That applies to T-Shirt companies, which
With the entire basketball world fixated on the 2014 NBA All-Star game in New Orleans, a showcase of the games top talent, one star was brighter than the rest. Kyrie Irving.
Miami Heat All-Star LeBron James has been known to be very generous and always talks about his days at Akron, especially at his high school St. Vincent-St. Mary. This time, the Akron-bred NBA superstar gave back to his high school football team, for which he was also an All-State wide receiver. James unveiled St. Vincent-St. Mary’s new football uniforms, which were created by Nike and LeBron himself. The new uniforms are called the new LeBron X Nike, exclusive uniforms to only
Ever since LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined forces alongside Dwayne Wade down in South Beach, many veteran free agents have been clamoring to join them for a title run. Now, with Greg Oden signing for the veteran’s minimum on Friday with Miami, another veteran free agent wants to join him. DeShawn Stevenson, who was recently waived by the Atlanta Hawks, expressed his interest in joining the Miami Heat on Twitter Saturday night.
The rumors of a Luis Scola trade between the Phoenix Suns and the Indiana Pacers became official on Saturday, when the forward was dealt for Miles Plumlee, Gerald Green, and a 2014 first-round draft pick (lottery-protected). For the Pacers, it’s an immediate win. They now have an established veteran in Scola – who has the ability to shoot from the mid-range to compliment his post game – coming off the bench to spell David West. Losing a draft pick always hurts, but adding a veteran
Teri Washington is a good friend who formerly worked in the NBA media relations office. She is now doing work for the Players Association as they transition into finding a replacement for Billy Hunter, who will spend the next couple of years trying to keep himself out of jail. She once told me a funny story (the two of us found it funny, others may not) about how when she was David Stern’s right-hand woman, the two of them had to
Many around the country were glued to the television when it was announced that the jury had reached a verdict in the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case. If you do not know, Zimmerman killed the 17-year old in self defense, while Martin was only walking down the street eating skittles and wearing his hood up. Just like all of us, lots of NBA players were also tuned in to see if Martin would get his justice. Turns out, Zimmerman walked out a