Tonight Aaron Gordon, DeAndre Jordan, Derrick Jones Jr., and Glenn Robinson III will be competing in the NBA’s Verizon Slam Dunk Contest, and the field may be underwhelming to you by looking at those names, but I assure you this year’s dunk contest may go a little differently than you think (or a whole lot).
Disclaimer: I am not an advocate of Kyrie Irving wanting to leave LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. I am only a Cincinnatian going to Ohio University, surrounded by large patches of Clevelanders — it is my duty to lay out the plethora of reasons why Kyrie Irving wants to get out of the Mistake on the Lake.
Aroldis Chapman is not immune to home runs. He’s given up 19 of them in the regular season in his 8 year career. What’s crazy is that only one has before come off a 102+ MPH, and none have come off of a faster pitch than this.
A few things after watching game one of the NBA Finals: JaVale McGee, Deron Williams, and Matt Barnes are playing in the NBA Finals, Richard Jefferson is about 47 years old now and is still playing professional basketball, Kevin Durant had a sneaky explosion in the first half in which I didn’t notice him setting an atomic bomb off to start the game until he had 16 points, Stephen Curry can still ruin everyone’s lives and hit a three from anywhere on the court, LeBron James is still really great at playing basketball, and Klay Thompson forgot how to shoot a basketball.
You’ve probably heard a few names tossed around in relation to the MLB Draft, which wrapped up earlier this week — Hunter Greene, the pitcher/batter extraordinaire, Brendan McKay, Louisville baseball standout, and Darren Baker, son of Dusty Baker and the second biggest example of nepotism in Washington.
As we approach NBA’s All-Star Weekend, we have had plenty of memorable moments, plenty of triple doubles, plenty of in game dunks, plenty of buzzer beaters, plenty of basketball. There have also been plenty of pictures snapped throughout this season so far, and some of them are funnier than others. I’m going to determine the top five snapshots from the halfway over 2016–2017 NBA season.
As you may have heard or read on social media, Kyrie Irving thinks the world is flat. He really thinks the world is flat. He went to Duke for a year and still thinks the world is flat. He had to have graduated high school and he still thinks the world is flat.
The dominant narrative of the Todd Frazier trade market has been that he was going to the Red Sox. Indeed, the Sox were in desperate need of a 3B, having just DFA’d free-agent-mistake Pablo Sandoval. But in a sudden turn of events, the Red Sox’s biggest rivals, the Yankees, landed Frazier and White Sox RPs David Robertson and Tommy Khanle in exchange for Tyler Clippard and a wealth of prospects. Let’s break this trade down.