Gordon Hayward only was a rookie during Jerry Sloan’s final season as coach of the Utah Jazz. But he clearly left an impact on the Boston Celtics forward. Sloan died Friday at the age of 78. Hayward was just one of many NBA players to react to the death of the Hall of Fame coach.…Celtics’ Gordon Hayward Remembers Former Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan — NESN.com
Remembrance Of Things Past- November 13, 1979- Darryl Dawkins aka “Chocolate Thunder”- breaks the backboard with a monster dunk. This was the days before ESPN and Sportscenter- but it didn’t take long for this highlight to hit all the television news sports updates. Darryl Dawkins of the Philadelphia 76ers was a pioneer- in 1975 he […]REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST: DARRYL DAWKINS SHATTERS THE BACKBOARD — slicethelife
There is some real momentum now for a possible NBA return. The league has been looking into “bubble sites” such as Orlando’s Disney World as well as The Strip on Las Vegas. Orlando continues to gain momentum and traction as the spot for the league to resume and with the NBA allowing teams to begin to expand workouts beginning on June 1, there are now serious ideas for a resumption date.
Milwaukee Bucks co-managing partner Marc Lasry joined CNBC and he gave a rough timeline for when he thinks the league will resume:
I think we’ll have something, hopefully within the next 6 to 8 weeks, we should be playing.
A lot of people believe that whoever comes out on top as the champion in 2020 should have an asterisk next to it, but Lasry does not believe that as he added:
Everybody is going to talk about, ‘Well, it was difficult’. It was different. It was without fans. Yeah, but then you’re still an NBA champion. You’re still the champion.
The Philadelphia 76ers will be one of those teams fighting with the Bucks for a spot in the NBA Finals and a chance to eventually contend for a championship. It will be interesting to see how the teams look. Coach Brett Brown did say he does not want the Sixers to use the pandemic as an excuse to not be ready to go.
New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson‘s lawyers have asked a federal judge in North Carolina to void his marketing agreement with Gina Ford and Prime Sports Marketing, who sued him for $100 million in damages for breaching their contract. In a motion filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Williamson’s attorneys restated […]Zion Williamson’s lawyers ask federal judge to void rookie’s marketing agreement — Rival Word
Athletes from every major international sport will discuss the toll that the Coronavirus has taken on the sports world in the upcoming documentary titled The Day That Sports Stood Still. Antoine Fuqua is set to direct, with Imagine Documentaries producing the feature. Filming is said to already be underway. The idea for the documentary was […]Chris Paul & Antoine Fuqua Working On New Doc About COVID-19’s Impact On Sports — Baller Alert
[nesn_embed service=dailymotion src=”https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x7u1zhx?autoplay=1″ width=”640″ height=”360″] The Paul Pierce vs. LeBron James “rivalry” apparently started with a loogie. Pierce has done little to hide his disdain toward James over the years. The two superstars had some pretty incredible battles, especially dating back to Pierce’s prime with the Celtics and James’ ascent with the Cavaliers. Pierce reminded […]Kendrick Perkins Reveals What Ignited Paul Pierce-LeBron James Feud — NESN.com
The Paul Pierce vs. LeBron James “rivalry” apparently started with a loogie. Pierce has done little to hide his disdain toward James over the years. The two superstars had some pretty incredible battles, especially dating back to Pierce’s prime with the Celtics and James’ ascent with the Cavaliers. Pierce reminded the world he’s very capable of holding a long-term grudge this week when he inexplicably left LeBron off his list of the top five NBA players of all time. The omission rightfully took plenty of heat from an unforgiving internet. But when you hear this story from Pierce’s former teammate, Kendrick Perkins, on why Pierce and James “hate each other,” you’ll realize this thing goes back years and is fairly nasty — or at least as much as NBA rivalries can be these days. The spitting thing speaks for itself, but the video of LeBron wrapping up Perkins in a big hug before walking by an awkwardly smiling Pierce is all kinds of uncomfortable. Unfortunately for Celtics fans and Pierce himself, this is a rivalry that will favor James when it’s all said and done. He’ll go down as one of the two or three best players to ever to play the game — despite The Truth’s own list.
Read more at: https://nesn.com/2020/05/kendrick-perkins-says-paul-pierce-spitting-spat-started-lebron-james-feud/
LeBron James is believed to be conducting private workouts with his Los Angeles Lakers teammates during the NBA’s shutdown, but safety protocols reportedly were followed in accordance with league-mandated social-distancing guidelines.LeBron James has reportedly held ‘safe’ practices with Lakers teammates — Sportress of Blogitude