Ezeli never played in his first season with the Blazers. He had cadaver ligament replacement surgery on his left knee on March 7. The 6-foot-11, 265-pounder has not been told who the donor was, but through his doctor he can give a letter to the family, who can then decide whether they want to meet him. Ezeli is hopeful they will want to after he gives the letter to his doctor during a follow-up appointment on May 7. “I’m actually working on my letter right now because I really do want to meet them,” Ezeli told The Undefeated this past week. “I have no clue who I got it from. It had to be a big person. There are so many different requirements to getting the cadaver. It was kind of crazy. It had to be a big person, about my weight and size, so that I could handle my weight as I play basketball. The person had to be young so it’s not brittle. And there’s all these different restrictions.
December 14, 2017 | 10:01 pm EST Update
Porzingis suffered the injury early in the third quarter. It appeared to be a non-contact injury. He asked out of the game immediately after the suffering the injury, which occurred while defending Brooklyn’s Rondae Hollis Jefferson. The severity of the ailment is unclear, as is Porzingis’ status for New York’s game against Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday.
Connor Letourneau: Steve Kerr on Klay Thompson: “Klay has never changed with anything that’s ever happened in the three and a half years that I’ve known him. No matter what happens, whether it’s in his life or in basketball, in the world, nothing changes with Klay. He’s amazing.”
LeBron James walked into The Q wearing a pretty flashy pair of his signature shoes that went well with his all-black outfit before the Cavaliers-Lakers game on Thursday night. These LeBron 15s have shiny gold lettering and detail along with roses and the words “Long Live the King.”