Category: Sport

J.R. Smith says he doesn’t drink Hennessy: ‘I hate that s—’

J.R. Smith has had a wild career. He went shirtless. He untied shoes. He gave up a basket while hugging an opposing reserve. He refused to speak with the NBA about a tattoo dispute, summing up his feelings with: “I don’t talk to the police.” He ran out the clock in a tied NBA Finals […]

Scottie Pippen says Bulls fired him, is unbothered: ‘I like to associate myself with winning’

The Bulls are undergoing a major front-office overhaul – hiring Arturas Karnisovas, demoting John Paxson and firing Gar Forman. Forman wasn’t the first one fired, though. Scottie Pippen had a great career in Chicago. After retiring, he served as “Special Advisors to the President & COO” Michael Reinsdorf. Pippen on Thuzio Live & Unfiltered, via […]

Documentary director: Michael Jordan concerned footage will make him look like ‘horrible guy’

“The Last Dance” director Jason Hehir on initially discussing the project with Jordan, via Richard Deitsch of The Athletic: The meeting took a little less than an hour. I said to him, ‘why do you want to do this?’ And he said, ‘I don’t.’ And I said, ‘Why not?’ And he said, ‘When people see […]

Jimmy Butler: No clear leadership, expectations with 76ers

Jimmy Butler made waves by speaking up during a 76ers film session last season. Within two months of getting traded by the Timberwolves, questions emerged about Butler’s long-term fit in Philadelphia. 76ers coach Brett Brown downplayed any issues, and the 76ers put out word they still hoped to re-sign Butler. Of course, Butler left for […]

Nick Richards becomes fourth Kentucky player to declare for NBA draft

Kentucky forward Nick Richards will enter the NBA draft and forego his final season of collegiate eligibility by signing with an agency. The 6-foot-11 junior is the fourth Wildcats starter to turn pro. He’s coming off a breakout season in which he was named a first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection by The Associated Press and league […]

Washington forward Jaden McDaniels declares for 2020 NBA Draft

Washington forward Jaden McDaniels has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft: McDaniels is declaring after one season at the University of Washington. The 6’10’’ forward started in 21 of his 31 games for the Huskies. He scored 12.9 points per game, to go along with 5.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per contest. The Seattle-area native […]

Most around NBA expect Anthony Davis to remain with Lakers

In a newsletter for the L.A. Daily News, Kyle Goon and Mirjam Swanson report that most around the NBA expect Anthony Davis to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers. Given Davis’ previously stated desire to be traded to the Lakers, this should come as no surprise. LA also gave up a massive trade package to […]