On NBA Draft night, the Pelicans drafted Duke phenom and No. 1 NBA Draft pick, Zion Williamson from Duke. The night was spectacular. Zion’s named was called first, and he shook NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's hand with a great deal of joy. Then he spoke to TV cameras about being drafted and the journey it took him to get this far.
If you’re going to ban LaVar Ball, do it for the right reason. Do it because he is slightly deranged and out-of-control when it comes to evaluating all of his sons’ basketball skills. In a decision made by ESPN, Ball may no longer appear on any of its network programs due to a comment he uttered to sports anchor and moderator Molly Qerim. The quote from Ball to Qerim was that she could "switch gears with [Ball] anytime.” Qerim (who is married to former NBA player and fellow ESPN co-worker Jalen Rose) and the network took offense to the line and have barred him indefinitely. In the video, Qerim took the language in stride. She actually switched gears! Ball is a fool and a delusional dad who says and does things without a filter. What he said may have been off the cuff but his statements about how son Lonzo Ball is better than Steph Curry and Lebron James was particularly ghastly. He was wrong about the UCLA Bruins winning the NCAA championship. Though he was right about Lebron James going to the Lakers. Fast forward and one finds LaVar Ball in the most trouble for words that he spoke.
The opportunity to coach a group of individuals is a task that many people would refuse to take on. The ability to lead could be described as a tentative gene that develops during the lives of certain people who are willing to answer the call of becoming a leader. To be a successful coach in the National Basketball Association, an individual must be confident in himself before he is able to make decisions that will alter the careers of people involved. Throughout the span of an NBA season, coaches and executive members of the organization are given an efficiency grade that determines how well each level of leadership is performing. When a head coach is able to win an NBA Championship during his first year of coaching, the whole organization deserves an "A+."
When Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that Rockets general manager, Daryl Morey was exploring trades for every player on his roster outside of James Harden, I expected Danny Ainge and the Celtics to be interested, but not in Clint Capela. Danny Ainge has long been a fan of Rockets point guard Chris Paul and has tried to trade for him in the past, so with the possibility of Kyrie leaving, I was expecting Ainge to hop on the phone with Morey. What I was not expecting, was his interest in center Clint Capela.
When I was younger, my first-grade class learned about traditional Chinese pottery and were allowed to use clay to make bricks. As long ago as that was, I still remember how easy it was for the clay to be molded into anything, and once dried, how solid it was.
Freethrows, defense, and three point shooting propel the Raptors past the Warriors, as the Raptors take a 2-1 series lead in the NBA Finals.