Warriors players react to Durant’s injury

Kevin Durant is out for at least four weeks with a MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise. KD’s teammates react to his injury on Twitter. Here are a few:

Durant out indefinitely

The Warriors and Kevin Durant dodged a bullet today. It was learned today that Kevin Durant will be out indefinitely with a MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise. After four weeks, Durant will be re-evaluated.  I guess it could have been worse. We’ll see what happens after four weeks. Indefinitely could possibly turn into longer(see Joel Embiid) if things do not look good after four weeks. Hopefully KD will be back sooner than later.

Embiid out for the year

“The Process” has ended for now! 76ers have announced that Joel Embiid will be out for the season with a meniscus tear in his left knee. After missing the first two years of his career with a foot injury, Embiid played in 31 games for the 76er this season.

Embiid has missed the first two seasons of his career. In his first season, he played in only 31 games.  I think the 76ers have an interesting decision when it comes to building their franchise around Embiid. Can you really trust that he can stay healthy?  I am not sure you can. Either the 76ers have bad luck or bad karma. Whatever they have, it ain’t good!

“The Quad” Kevin Savage talks about his first HBCU experience, and his love for Howard University

Actor Kevin Savage plays a college quarterback on the hit series “The Quad” at the fictitious Georgia A&M. Savage talked about his first experience on an HBCU campus and Howard homecoming with Go4it’s Paul Gant.

“It’s funny because my ex, she’s my ex now; I was with her for seven years, man, and she went to Howard,” Savage said. “If you know anything about Howard, you know about their homecoming. You know, man, they throw the best homecoming,” said Savage. “So, my first time experiencing HBCU life was being on campus during homecoming at Howard.”

Savage talked about returning to school, and when asked what school he had in mind, he said this: “Definitely Howard because that was my first experience, man, and they’re a great university. If I choose to go back, that would be the school I’m doing. Howard all day! HU!”

Listen to the full interview with Kevin Savage at the link below:

Darelle Revis to be released

The New York Jets have announced that they will be releasing CB Darelle Revis. He was scheduled to make 13 million in 2017.  Not a good few weeks for Revis. First, the arrest and four felony charges, and now this. He may not be the shut down corner that he once was, but he does not stink either. A guy with his skill set and ability will find a job.

Hall of Famer Larry Brown talks Phil Jackson and triangle offense

Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown believes that Phil Jackson should coach the Knicks if he wants them to run the triangle offense.  Brown had this to say to Sirius XM NBA Radio:

“I can’t figure out how you can hire a coach and tell him how you want him to play. I can’t figure out how you can draft players for a coach that you know coaches a certain a style, and was successful doing that style, and get him to play a style that you feel comfortable with. Then you coach. You’re talking about one of the greatest coaches in the history of our sport. Let him coach. If he wants to do the triangle, put it in and let him coach it, and then teach everybody around and get the players who are comfortable playing it.”

Larry Brown might be right here. If Phil Jackson believes the triangle offense is the best way to go, then he should either find a head coach who runs the offense, or just do it himself!

‘You like that?’ Cousins tagged again

The Redskins will slap the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins again! This time it is an exclusive tag, which means that Cousins can’t negotiate with anybody else.  The Redskins have until July 15 to make a deal with Cousins. Redskins will pay Cousins $23.94 million under the tag.

Kirk Cousins is good, but you can find better. I would not give him a long term deal if I am the Redskins. He is in between a game changer and a game manager. Good enough to take you to the playoffs, but not good enough to win a title.  No matter what happens Cousins has 23.94 million reasons to be happy!

Russell-Escandon Featherweight Title Match Postponed

LAS VEGAS (February 28, 2017) – The featherweight championship match between Gary Russell Jr. and Oscar Escandon, scheduled forSaturday, March 11 at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland, has been postponed after Escandon was injured in training, according to Escandon’s promoter Sampson Lewkowicz.

“Oscar suffered an injury to his back in training and he’ll be ready to go in April,” Lewkowicz said. “He’s very sorry for the delay in the fight, but these things happen in boxing. He’s really looking forward to facing Gary Russell, Jr., but he wants to be completely healthy when they do meet.”

Escandon, a 32-year-old Colombian with a record of 25-2 with 17 KOs, is the mandatory challenger for Russell’s featherweight championship. Jermell Charlo defending his 154-pound title against Charles Hatley will be the co-feature on the rescheduled card.

“It’s definitely irritating,” Russell said. “But injuries happen especially when you have somebody pushing their body to the limit for a fight that is potentially life changing. It’s disappointing. It might not work out for him because I have a little more time to get ready.”

“We’re working with the venue and the network to find the earliest date that we an reschedule the show,” said Tom Brown of TGB Promotions. “I feel terrible for the fighters who have been training so hard and now have to wait. Gary is really disappointed, but he understands that injuries are all a part of the sport. But Gary will be ready to go on the rescheduled date.”

A new date for the fight will be announced shortly.

Patriots’ Nate Ebner: ‘Rugby is in my blood’

Nate Ebner has won two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, not only does Ebner love football, but he also loves the game of Rugby. Ebner discussed his love of rugby with Go4it’s Paul Gant. “Man, I’ll never be done with rugby; rugby is in my blood,” said Ebner.  “I’ll find my way back there even if I’m 45 years old playing in an old boys league somewhere in Ohio. It does not matter.”

Ebner was a part of the U.S. national rugby team, and represented the United States in the 2016 Rio Olympics. “Some guys like to go play pickup basketball in the off-season, play in leagues. I go play touch Rugby games that’s just my thing.”

To hear more of Nate Ebner listen at link below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pgant/2017/02/25/patriots-nate-ebner-the-quads-kevin-savage

Interview comes in at  45:32