In China for two games against the Brooklyn Nets this past weekend, James and the Lakers were pretty much on a media and literally lockdown as the NBA tried to placate Chinese reaction amidst clearly coordinated repercussions and TV blackout. Though NBA Commissioner Adam Silver publicly said in Japan on October 8 that Morey was […]
“I never came into the league as a kid saying, ‘I want to be number one in playoff wins.’ I always said I want to be a part of a winning culture and be a winning player and do whatever it takes to help my team-mates win and this is the result of it.
After Morey sent his tweet, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued an initial statement that tried to soothe tensions between the league and China. That created its own furor in the U.S., as politicians and other public figures accused the league of being overly concerned with its bottom line than of freedom of expression. He since […]
Written by Gonzalez and Haft, Golden Boy centers on Ricky “The Big Hurt” Hurtado, a generational NFL prospect with an ego to match. He suffers a very public and humiliating flameout so returns home as a failure with no clear future. The Big Hurt is determined to rebuild his fractured relationships with his family and […]
LeBron James (29 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists) led the way at the Walt Disney World Resort as the Lakers reached the conference finals for the first time since winning the title in 2010 thanks to a 4-1 series win.
On top of the list is Stephen Curry at 470. LeBron may be ageless, but he’s not playing long enough to catch Curry. Not even close. Klay Thompson is fourth on that list and may pass Allen and LeBron eventually.
Bam Adebayo had 26 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists for Miami. Duncan Robinson scored 20 points, Jae Crowder had 18 and Goran Dragic and Jimmy Butler 17 each. The Heat gave up 12 straight points in the final period, wasting what was an eight-point lead in a closeout game.
Keep in mind, Rondo has had a pretty full career. He became a star with the Celtics then spent several years as a journeyman. He built a resumé that will get him Hall of Fame consideration. He even aged enough to appear over the hill.
“I believe he wasn’t educated on the situation at hand and he spoke,” James said of Morey, adding that “Daryl’s tweet put the players and the league in a challenging situation. That’s all I have to say on the topic.”
That’s an aspect of bubble life that has been underdiscussed. NBA players are focused on playing in the playoffs. Games and preparation take up a significant portion of time. For family members, that’s a lot of downtime – especially for children.