Bill Doyle: I asked Mark Cuban if he was known more as a Shark or as the Mavericks owner. He said more people know him as a Shark because the show is on TV so often, but he said at the Garden he’s probably known more as the Mavs owner.
“[Kristaps Porzingis] can shoot, he can make the right plays, he can defend, he’s a 7-footer that can shoot all the way out to the 3-point line,” Kevin Durant said in early 2016. “That’s rare. And block shots-that’s like a unicorn in this league.” But the Knicks player admitted in an interview with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night, when he first heard it, he had no idea what in the world that meant. “At first I was a little confused. I was like, what is this?” he said. “A horse with a ponytail? What does it mean? But then they explained it to me. What he tried to say was that I am a unique player. It was nice to hear him say good things about me.”
The series, which will begin shooting soon in Akron, will explore the challenges, triumphs and impact of the LeBron James Family Foundation’s efforts to open the “I Promise School,” as well as the first-year trials of working within a local public school system aimed at children who are fighting uphill battles every day. The series will also highlight the educators, mentors, and community partners committed to establishing a new approach to education from an early stage.
The documentary offers a look at Thomas reacting to being traded, his rehab from the hip injury that has kept him out, as well as life after the loss of his sister Chyna. You might need tissues for this one. The opening scene of the documentary shows Thomas describing the phone call he got from Danny Ainge learning he was traded.
Kobe Bryant … in the ballroom?? Maybe. With “Dancing with the Stars” doing a full sports-themed competition with athletes next season, Derek Fisher told TooFab.com “Kobe’s name keeps coming up.” “He loves the show. He and the family watch it,” Fisher said … “[Producers] should at least try and call him!”