NBA players too excited celebrating ProAm performances

Are congratulations really necessary for Kyle Kuzma dropping 67 on Lenny from accounting?photo: Getty Images It’s become a tradition more irrelevant than any other. NBA players dominate local ProAm leagues every summer across the country. Kyle Kuzma is the latest to roast the average joe, dropping a staggering 67 points, 14 rebounds, and nine assists. … Read more

NBA late on retiring Bill Russell’s jersey number

The NBA botched many moments to honor Bill Russell. photo: AP Shame on the NBA. On the surface, it’s a tremendous honor to permanently withdraw Bill Russell’s No. 6. The league, along with the Players’ Association, announced Thursday that his number will never be issued to any player from here on out. It was fitting. … Read more

The NBA retires Bill Russell’s number

No new NBA player will ever wear #6 again. Image: AP The NBA retired its first number ever Thursday, and Bill Russell’s No. 6 couldn’t be a better choice — if it’s not the only choice. A transcendent figure as a player, as a coach, and as a civil rights leader, Russell’s legacy takes dictionaries’ … Read more

Oklahoma assistant football coach Cale Gundy uses N-word

Cale Gundy is out at ORphoto: AP For Eve, it was the forbidden fruit. For Cale Gundy, it was the N-word. Entitlement is the downfall of people who aren’t satisfied with having everything. unsurprisingly, Mike Gundy’s brother — Cale — likes to say the N-word out loud in front of people. And since the longtime … Read more

Some MLB GMs don’t realize spending money is good for business

Juan Soto smiles as he sits alongside Padres president of baseball operations and “big spender” AJ Preller.photo: AP In the recent anonymous survey, The Athletic detailed how a few MLB executives felt about the recent trade deadline. Most of the answers were normal, everyday responses to basic questions. “How big a market will Shohei Ohtani … Read more

Miguel Cabrera is why you don’t trade Juan Soto

Miguel Cabrera never won a World Series in Detroit yet he’s still deified by Tigers’ fans. photo: Getty Images Miguel Cabrera was the easy comparison for Juan Soto when he was made available and then eventually shipped out of DC to San Diego. Miggy was the last historically good hitter to be traded at a … Read more

NBA investigating James Harden, 76ers for tampering

Did James Harden help the Sixers circumvent the salary cap?Image: Getty Images Over the last few years, jilted NBA Governors have raised a bigger stink over their players mingling with other teams’ representatives before the free agency period has officially begun. In 2019, the NBA passed stricter tampering rules, including an increase in the maximum … Read more

Bill Russell, all-time NBA great and cultural icon, dead at 88

Boston Celtics’ Bill Russell, left, holds a corsage sent to the dressing room as he celebrates with Celtics coach Red Auerbach after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers, 95-93, to win their eighth-straight NBA Championship, in Boston, in this April 29, 1966.Image: AP According to a statement released on social media, NBA legend Bill Russell died … Read more

Mariners acquire pitcher Luis Castillo from Reds

Luis Castillo is heading to Seattle in hopes of helping the team snap its postseason-less streak.photo: AP The Seattle Mariners are looking to make the playoffs for the first time in over 20 years. Ichiro’s rookie season was the last time they played past 162 games. Heading into Saturday’s games, Seattle is only a half-game … Read more

Dwight Howard eyeing career in pro wrestling

Dwight Howard’s next phase could come in the squared circle. screenshot: Twitter: @ArashMarkazi Dwight Howard’s career is winding down, no doubt about it. His third stint with the Lakers is over and the former No. 1 overall pick has had to think about a life outside of The Association. With Howard’s personality, a crossover into … Read more