New Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta made headlines when he said that he would’ve been “scared” to invest $2.2 billion into an NFL franchise. Today on ESPN’s Outside the Lines, Fertitta spoke a bit more in depth about that comment – explaining that he would buy the Houston Texans in a heartbeat if he had the chance. With that being said, he did mention that the future of the NFL looks murkier than the NBA’s future. “The NFL could be different in the next 20 to 30 years,” Fertitta said. “The NBA is safe, it’s a world sport. I think we will expand to other countries.”
December 17, 2017 | 5:23 pm EST Update
The 2011 All-Star Game took place in Los Angeles. The night before, with the Nuggets’ permission, the Nets’ upper crust — owner Mikhail Prokhorov, Chairman of the Board, Dmitry Razumov, CEO Brett Yormark, part owner Jay-Z and GM Billy King — met with Melo and agent Leon Rose at Philippe Chow restaurant in Beverly Hills. “Carmelo liked everything we were pitching,” King said yesterday. “He understood, if the Knicks refused to give the Nuggets everything and everyone they wanted, he’d play one season in Newark before we moved to Brooklyn.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Brooklyn is signing guard Milton Doyle to a two-way contract, league sources tell ESPN. He’s shown NBA potential for Nets’ G-League affiliate on Long Island.
Candace Buckner: Scott Brooks Comedy Hour. Asked about #Cavaliers playing on a second night of a back to back, and Brooks zings: “I have much respect for Coach Lue…but he’s making a bad decision if he doesn’t sit LeBron tonight.”