The NFL off season has brought a flurry of drama. From teams signing and trading key players to Antonio Brown's exit from Pittsburgh, we haven't experienced a free agent and trade frenzy like this in quite some time in the NFL.
The Chicago Bulls and their fans haven't had much to cheer for this NBA season. They fired their head coach Fred Hoiberg early in the season, they sit near the bottom of the Eastern Conference at 19-47, and they have a plethora of young, undeveloped talent, which points to a rebuild.
If I could use one word to summarize the Los Angeles Lakers season, I'd use the word: Yikes. After a tough loss against same town rival LA Clippers Monday night, many have called the Lakers season done, over, a disaster, among many other things.
Kyrie Irving began the NBA season telling the Boston fans he'd love to re-sign with them if they'd have them. Fast forward to around the trade deadline and the all-star break, he somewhat backtracked on that statement, saying, "Ask me July 1," about his impending free agency. Now with a Boston team that is struggling in the season's final stretch, Kyrie Irving's future in Boston has become uncertain. Will he stay or will he go?
The Lakers are in a tough spot coming down the stretch of the NBA season. They are currently outside of the top eight in the west, and if you follow basketball, that means they aren't in the playoff picture. The Lakers haven't made the playoffs in the past several years, but missing the playoffs when you have LeBron James on your team is something that hasn't happened since his second year in the NBA. There are some people who have written the Lakers off already, but the Lakers still have a shot to squeeze into the playoffs. But, things need to change and in a hurry.
If any team has caught the attention of the National Basketball Association, along with its fanbase, the Brooklyn Nets are definitely one of them. After the all-star break, they find themselves in the middle of a rather tight playoff race at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. They have been playing well this season, bringing an intensity to every game. Usually, that intensity they play with is what pushes them over the edge and allows them to win these games. Another reason could be the career year being put together by their all-star point guard D'Angelo Russell. But with big decisions regarding their cap room, Russell's rise gives the Nets more questions than answers.