The end here after a great 21 seasons. KG, The Big Ticket, Kevin Garnett has decided to walk away from the NBA and retire.Kevin Garnett might be one of the most underrated and yet arguably one of the most influential player in the league from the past 20 years. He was that guy that inspired people to think and act different. Like Kaepernick is inspiring people to rethink their role in social protest. Garnett inspired a lot of players to change their way of thinking when he skipped college, forced the NBA to impose salary limits, and was one of the first to form a super team with trade. Garnett does not get the credit but he should get the credit that Kobe and LeBron going right to the NBA bypassing college.
The Los Angeles Lakers have not had much to celebrate this year but legend Kobe Bryant changed that tonight. Kobe finished his final game with 60 points which as an NBA record for a player’s last game. He reached this incredible number on 50 shots. That is most shots he has ever taken in his NBA career and a recorded in NBA history. He also passed Michael Jordan in terms of points for a final game was well. He clearly did things his way when he was young and in his final game he did the same thing. The conversation can start now. Is Kobe finally out of Michael Jordan’s shadow?
Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James and Steph Curry if he keeps it up will always be measured against each other. However tonight, it was about the Lakers’ future Hall of Famer. Tonight like so many nights before Kobe put his team on his back and dragged them to a win. He started out and ended this as the one and only Black Mamba. A, legend.
The was a lot history made on the NBA’s final regular season night. The Golden State Warriors easily defeated the Memphis Grizzlies as expected. They won 125-104 which give them the footnote in NBA History they were looking for. With the win they have surpassed the Chicago Bulls for the NBA record. They end the season with 73-9. Steph Curry was typical Steph. He dropped six 3-pointers in the first round. His Warriors had 70 points in no time flat. It is predetermined fact that Steph will be a two-time MVP when it is all said in done in a few weeks.
He ended the night with 46 points. He also set another NBA record by topping his own. He had 10 three pointers for an NBA-record 402 this season. Now the next test is getting by the playoffs and winning another championship. Are they better than the Bulls? Is Steph the best player in the NBA? That is a question left to history.… Read the rest
The Golden State Warriors win their first NBA championship since 1975 with a victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Golden State beat the Cavaliers 105-97 to take the NBA Finals four games to two.
The Warriors came to Cleveland fought hard and walked out with the championship. It was not a blowout win in Cleveland but they got it done. The depth of the Warriors and the clutch shooting of Stephen Curry, the MVP, was too much for the Cavs to overcome. Steve Kerr who played with Jordan, is the 1st rookie head coach to win an NBA title since Pat Riley did it back in the 1981-82 season with the Lakers
Even Though LeBron James had a losing effort there was talk of handing him the Finals MVP. That would have been the first time that happened since Jerry West. The data supports him having it. LeBron scored 215 of the Cavs’ 561 points in the finals. It was not meant to be for James or Curry. Instead the MVP went to Andre Iguodala. Andre Iguodala is the only player in to start zero games in the regular season and go on to win the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP award.… Read the rest
It’s all over. The Los Angeles Clippers and the NBA today announced that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s is now the proud owner of the team. In other words the purchase of the Clippers is a done deal. This comes following the decision of a California court confirming the authority of Shelly Sterling to sell the team. The former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer paid $2 billion for the team. That is the highest price anyone has ever paid for a franchise in NBA history. However, that is pocket change for Steve Ballmer. The TMZ leaked tapes Donald Sterling making racist remarks sparked the demand he sell the team. We all want to know now that Ballmer owns the team, how long before the team gets a new place to call home? One hopes he pulls a Mark Cuban and creates a place people want to come play. So far the current roster of players seem to support him. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin have publicly shown their support for Steve Ballmer.
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I am humbled and honored to be the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. Clipper fans are so amazing. They have remained fiercely loyal to our franchise through some extraordinary times. I will be hard core in giving the team, our great coach, staff and players the support they need to do their best work on the court. And we will do whatever necessary to provide our fans and their families with the best game-night experience in the NBA.
President Barack Obama in an uncharacteristic move answered a racially charged question without tiptoeing the issue of race. During a news conference in Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak, President Obama was asked for his thoughts on the comments made by the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. President Barack Obama did not skirt the question to give a politically correct answer. He point blank called the comments racist. This is a welcome departure from the presidents usual Kum by Yah stance on race in America. The President could have used more tact to describe the comments reportedly made by the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The fact that he did not is a sign that he is getting more in touch with the real pulse of America. For the first time since his first term election run, the president seemed to have spoken for his self and not the political machine.
incredibly offensive racist statements ~United States President Barack Obama said of the comments made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling
Donald Sterling the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers was reported to say to his girlfriend who is of black and Mexican descent to not bring black people to games. Donald Sterling specifically mentions Magic Johnson on the recording. The recordings of Donald Sterling were posted on TMZ.
Don’t bring him (Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson) to my games, OK? ~Donald Sterling owner of the Los Angeles Clippers
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Jeopardy contestant blows easy question. That’s not a headline you see a lot but it happens.The contestant named Joe made Alex Trebek give him the “you’re kidding, right?” look. The answer was “100+ assists in an NHL season has been accomplished only 13 times, 11 times by this player.” Getting the question would be one thing an understandable if you don’t watch hockey. However, “Who is Magic Johnson?” was nowhere near the right answer. It’s not even the right sport.
Trebek never one to pass a chance to jab a contestant said “Oh no.” The question should have been “Who is Wayne Gretzky?”.
Joe is still one smart guy. He went on to win the game and is not going to let sport blogs get him down. He said had the following to say.
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“So apparently my terrible Jeopardy response from last Friday’s episode has gone mildly viral on sports blogs today. I refuse to be ashamed.”