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Hotel struggle in Aiken is real
Erin Andrews' interview with Adam Wainwright was embarrassing. Respected her at ESPN. Looks like she's content being a personality at Fox.
I watched three innings of the All-Star Game. Much respect to Tom Verducci, but rest of the broadcasting crew? Mediocre at best.
Lance has 2yrs left on his AND1 deal as their sole NBA endorser. Own shoe debuts in Feb. Gotta imagine MJ likes his guys playing in Jordans…
Bird regretted not spending more time w/ Lance last yr. Fellow Hall of Famer Michael Jordan should learn and stay on Lance from the outset.
Veteran scout texted me his concern, writing that Lance is the Pacers’ "most important player." Energy guy, creates on his own, raises tempo
Interesting to look back at quotes from Bird on Lance: "He’s a free agent. He could do whatever he wants to do.” "He can talk to any team"
Pacers have a 14 played under contract next season, 11 guaranteed, and are ~$3M under the tax line. Big hole at SG to be addressed via trade
Called it. Go off the grid and a deal would happen. Never fails. Stephenson to Charlotte on a 3-yr deal, team option in year 3.
Lance's agent said this could have been done "July 2" if he wanted more $$$, which is to assume there were other lucrative offers
Folks on timeline asking why Lance walked away from 5 yrs. Now, this is only from Lance's side, but they say it was less $ stretched longer
Still, must be noted that Lance's team never wanted a long-term deal ...
Posting a blog soon with a complete statement from Lance's side. Agent want to stress how much Lance appreciated Bird, team, teammates
"…which gave them less flexibility. I can respect that, it's business." -- Lance's agent
Agent: "They made an offer and then they went out and while I thought we were still at the table, they made some other deals…"
"...But you don’t want to take a little bit less and play your entire basketball prime, the next five years for a lower amount of money."
Lance's agent: "We’re betting on Lance and not against Lance. So if he had to take a little bit less, he was willing to do that...
Some updates re: Lance Stephenson's signing with the Charlotte Hornets...
Summer is over ! Empezamos con trabajo
Cont'd: Hornets have 1 of the best big men in the game in Big Al, Lance can be a willing passer but also needs the ball. Sorry, Kemba
Quick takes: good 4 Lance 2 get paid, tho seems not so much more than he would've received here. Don't see how he fits in Clifford's system
The problem isn't with A-S games, HR derbies and slam dunk contests as much as it's with all of us being spoiled and easily bored.
When I was 16, the All-Star game was must watch. My 16-year-old's must watch is the World Cup. He's watching "Wilfred" episodes tonight.
Got in 1 question re: Lance. Simon: "We made him a wonderful offer and they didn’t think it was enough so it’s a simple situation."
Jeter is an all-time great. But am I the only way that may avoid most of All-Star Game because he'll be nominated for sainthood by the end?
Did he really just say "tall drink of water?"
Where is a good happy hour at in Dallas
Rare chance to get away on a lake for a couple days so expect a decision from Lance soon, of course…
Before honor is humility
A grown man asked me today if I ever get to meet the athletes I write about. As if I make it all up from the sofa.
Sneezing while brushing your teeth never turns out well.
Just watched Anchorman 2 - I’m always behind on movies - and boy was it rough. Not one laugh out of me. Anyone else?
Talked w/ Lance mid-season about his quotes. He said a few people close to him send him one daily that applies for perspective.
. . .the pre-school at Irvington United Methodist Church when I attended services there. Could not have been nicer. Did a great job. RIP.
Really sorry to hear about the death off former 500 announcer Gary Lee. He volunteered to serve as emcee of an the auction to benefit. . .
I refuse to watch the Home Run Derby. Good night to knock out two or three episodes of "Orange is the New Black." Great show.
Andrew Wiggins just sold some jerseys
Politics is my favorite contact sport. Sounds like it could be an interesting day for politics in our state.
Patrick Ewing wearing Ewings. http://t.co/IsUeq3irZ8