Following a severe takedown by Outkick the Coverage columnist Jason Whitlock on Friday in which he called James a “Black Donald Trump,” and claimed he “is every bit as crude, undignified and inarticulate as our sitting president,” the actual President Trump weighed in Friday with equally damning remarks.
The 16-time All-Star became the first National Basketball Association (NBA) player in history to claim the Finals MVP award with three different franchises on Sunday, after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 4-2 in the best-of-seven series.
“But, when you see the videos that’s going on and you can see all over the, not only my hometown, but all over America, you continue to see the acts of violence towards my kind, I can’t do nothing but to speak about it and see the common denominator.”
LeBron and the Lakers had a chance. LeBron drove the lane and made the right basketball play, kicking out to a wide-open Danny Green at the three-point line — Miami was okay with that. Green missed, Los Angeles got the offensive rebound but Markieff Morris threw a pass out of bounds, and it was all […]
“At the end of the day, I like those decisions,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said of his team’s defense on that play. “I mean we had everybody in the paint, LeBron just had a bunch of those possessions in the fourth quarter where he was just getting to the basket, offensive rebounding, everything at the […]
In the second inning tonight, the lab doing COVID tests informed MLB that Justin Turner’s test from yesterday came back inconclusive. The samples from today had just arrived and were run. It showed up positive. The league immediately called the Dodgers and said to pull Turner.
Here’s guessing the Lakers, who hold his Early Bird Rights and have little salary-cap flexibility otherwise, reward Rondo with a raise over his player-option salary. But that’s far from guaranteed. By opting out, Rondo opens plenty of possibilities.
Sorry Lakers’ fans: He’s right. He doesn’t owe you anything. Fans have every right to be frustrated with his play in the Finals or think the Lakers should trade him this summer, but to use a cliche, it’s a make-or-miss league and sometimes you miss. As LeBron said multiple times (after this game and throughout […]
“Trump won Michigan last time; that’s ridiculous. He and the state of Michigan have nothing in common. … It was decided by 10,000 votes, and look at the people of my ethnicity, my age group, who didn’t vote. So we’re trying to bridge that gap and educate my peers on the importance of getting out […]
At the same time, the Lakers pounded the ball inside and ran at every opportunity. James led all scorers with 16 points on a torrent of ruthless drives to the basket. Just as it did in Game 4, the Lakers’ size forced all kinds of headaches and matchup nightmares for the Nuggets. In one telling […]