Player A: 12 Games / 31.7 PPG / 10.4 REB / 4.7 AST / 59.4 FG% / 30.4 FG3% / 76.5 FT%
The Cavs and Warriors are not atop their respective conferences (or non-respective in the East's situation), and it is making people crazy. After three straight years of a Cavs and Warriors Finals, people expect to see it again this season.
The New York Knicks traded Carmelo Anthony to the Thunder for 30 cents on the dollar this summer, and ended up playing them in the first game of the season, ironically. Melo was looking to destroy the Knicks in the season opener, naturally, and ended up putting up a measly 22 points on a horrendous Knicks roster. Kristaps Porzingis, my large, beautiful dad, wowed everyone with an incredible 31 points and 12 rebounds. Michael Beasley injured his ankle a minute into the game, and my hopes and dreams of a Walking Bucket for this game were shattered. All around, it was basically everything I expected from the Knicks season opener, except I didn't think Phil Jackson was still running the Knicks.
The USMNT was eliminated from making the 2018 World Cup after losing to Trinidad 2-1. The last time the U.S. Men’s soccer team didn’t make the World Cup was ten years before I was born in 1986. The 1990 World Cup ended a drought of 40 years, and if the U.S. is headed in that direction with soccer, Lord help us all.
In episode five, "The Making of a Leader," of Ball in the Family, we get to see how LaMelo is still just a high school kid that loves to play NBA 2K. LiAngelo has been at UCLA for a period of time now and doesn't get to spend as much time with his family, and has no idea how to hold a conversation with his girlfriend. Lonzo doesn't have any air time this week, while LaVar and Tina get just the right amount of screenplay.
Today the Oklahoma City Thunder and Sam Presti steal away another superstar to add to the Triple-Double King's team. This summer, Presti was able to snag Paul George away from the for sure Boston Celtics trade for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. 30 cents on the dollar, sure, but he was also able to add Carmelo Anthony for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott, and the Bulls 2018 second-round pick.