The great Jerry West was not only a great player, but a great NBA executive too! As an executive, West helped build the “Showtime” Lakers, and helped put together the championship Lakers of the early 2000s. West would eventually go to the Memphis Grizzlies, and currently is an executive board member of the Golden State Warriors. Now, there are rumors that West could be on his way to the Clippers.
However, West denied that he has talked to the Clippers. When asked about going to the Clippers, West told TMZ Sports, with a smile “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Maybe West is telling the truth; maybe he is not. In the end, Jerry West can help the Clippers or any team for that matter. West contract with the Warriors ends in July.
The Jupiter Police Department released dashcam video of Tiger Woods’ arrest from Memorial Day. The video shows Woods having a hard time following the police officer’s directions.
Woods would be charged with DUI. At the time of the arrest, Woods blood alcohol level was 0.00. However, in a statement, Woods said he had an “unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.”
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LeBron James is about to make his eighth NBA Finals appearance; however, he had address something else today. James talked about racism in America after his Los Angeles home was vandalized, including the N-word spray painted on his front gate.
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Count former NBA star and now current FOX Sports basketball analyst Jim Jackson as a fan of LaVar Ball. Jackson loves what LaVar Ball is doing in terms of marketing his son Lonzo. More importantly, Jackson loves how LaVar is raising his kids. Jackson shared his thoughts with TMZ Sports:
“If you watch the way he play, one thing I can say about Lonzo, he plays the game the right way, his teammates love him, he has a high IQ for the game. So, LaVar did a lot of things right in regards to raising his sons. They don’t get in trouble. They stay out of situations where young men can get into. The household is stable, so all those things are positive. That’s why I said, you get caught up in the messenger a lot of times and taking it out on Lonzo and forgetting the talent that he is.”
If more boys had a dad like LaVar Ball, the world would be a better place!
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Former boxer Iran “The Blade” Barkley is looking to make a return to the ring. Barkley, 57, who was a former middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight titleholder, believes he can be a champion again.
Barkley’s last sanctioned fight was in 1999.
We caught up with Barkley in Atlantic City, at the inaugural Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. Barkley discussed his possible return to the sport, boxing in Atlantic City, the heavyweight division, Mayweather-McGregor, and more.
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Heat president Pat Riley knows a lot about the NBA Finals. As a coach, Riley won four championships with the “Showtime” Lakers, and won another one with the 2006 Miami Heat. So, when Pat Riley talks about the NBA Finals, we all have to listen.
Riley told TMZ Sports, that he expects to see a very good NBA Finals:
“I like to see a great finals. I’m about a great finals. I think it’s going to be one of the best ever.”
While LeBron’s seven straight NBA Finals appearances are impressive, Riley did not want us to forget what Magic Johnson did:
“The Lakers with Magic Johnson went to the finals, during “Showtime,” nine times in 12 years,” Riley said to TMZ Sports.
I actually believe LeBron could actually get to nine straight NBA Finals. At this point, the Eastern Conference still does not have a team that can dethrone the Cavs. However, anything is possible.
Golfer Tiger Woods was arrested Monday morning and charged with DUI in Jupiter, Florida. According to the Palm County Sheriff’s office, the 41-year-old Woods has since been released on his own recognizance.
There has been a lot of talk about the future of Chris Paul with the Clippers. The San Antonio Spurs reportedly might pursue Paul, who is expected to opt out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent this summer. However, Clippers president/coach Doc Rivers believes that Paul will stay in Los Angeles. When asked by TMZ Sports if Paul is going to stay with the Clippers, Rivers said “absolutely.”
It might be a tall order for the Spurs to sign Paul anyway. According to ESPN, the Spurs would possibly have to do the following:
Spurs would have to renounce the rights to looming free agents Manu Ginobili, Patty Mills, and Jonathan Simmons as well as potential free agents Dwayne Dedmon and David Lee.
They may have to make other moves as well to make it work.
Plus, the Clippers could offer Paul more money (53 million more). End of the day, the Spurs are cap-strapped; therefore, I don’t see it happening.
However, if there is a will, there is a way!
LeBron James is back in the NBA Finals after the Cavaliers defeated the Celtics in Game five of the Eastern Conference Finals to win the series 4-1 on Thursday night. King James did something else that was special yesterday in Boston. James surpassed Michael Jordan and became the all-time leading scorer in NBA Playoffs history. After the game, LeBron talked about how he emulated Michael Jordan growing up, and how he might emulate Jordan’s hair in the future:
“I did pretty much everything MJ did. I shot fadeaways, I wore a leg sleeve, I didn’t go bald, but I’m getting there.”
He might be there, in terms of the hair, sooner than later!
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