About a year ago this time, the world was right. We had yet to be fully taken aback by the mercurial charm of one LaVar Ball and his three basketball wielding sons. We had yet to be tarnished by the boastful yet exuberant brand of marketing so elegantly executed by the patriarch of the Ball family. We had yet to witness what was surely on it’s way in the form of a media madman and the subsequent superstar that was LaVar, and most importantly, we had yet to get tired of it. Well we are, the most of us sane, logical, and rational people, and here is why the act is starting to get old.
All the talk from LaVar Ball over the past six or so months has turned a few people away from the Ball family and disregarding Lonzo Ball as a basketball player due to his father's extravagant personality. LaVar has said that Lonzo is better than two time NBA MVP Steph Curry; he's also said that he would beat Michael Jordan in a 1-on-1 game. "Never lost." LaVar has the biggest personality of a sports parent that I've ever seen and I can't keep my eyes off the Ball family as a whole.
Ah, my friends, I've just finished watching the end of the Islanders-Flyers preseason game that was streamed on the Islanders' website today. I only caught the third period and overtime, but my how I have missed hockey. I didn't even realize it, but watching it again gave me all the fuzzy feelings. Now I have to be sad that real hockey doesn't start for another three weeks, but chances are, if you're reading this, you feel my pain. My mouth waters for more.
If her name sounds familiar, it’s because Hill’s one of the most well-known women in sports media, and her biggest role right now is co-hosting the 6 p.m. showing of ESPN’s Sportscenter with Michael Smith. Her words did not go over well with the company.
John Wall led the Washington Wizards to it's highest win total since the 1978-79 season with 49 wins last year. They made it through the Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the playoffs in six games, but then lost a seven-game series to the Boston Celtics in the eastern conference semifinals.