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Now, Beasley is a household name and deserves a mention among Indiana's greatest athletes ever.
Here's another example of soccer's growth in Indiana. Until recently, Beasley's accomplishments were largely unnoticed in his home state.
Top 10 Brewrey the Mayor is working on getting here to Columbus
Little Indiana tour for Beasley. He will be in Fort Wayne on Friday attending his camp.
Beasley will take part in ceremonial first kick. Game time is 7:30 against Tampa Bay Rowdies at Carroll Stadium.
For those nostalgic Born Ready fans, US Airways Flight 3323 will get u to Charlotte in time for Lance's intro press conference at 1 pm.
I'll have a Stuckey story posted soon
"...and just be in a good situation with a great team."
More Stuckey: "...and once Lance decided to go to Charlotte, I thought it was just a good opportunity for me to come in…"
Stuckey: "We just kept in contact with them throughout the whole free agency process. They always showed interest in me…"
Stuckey: "I was young & u live and learn...I’ve been through a lot of different experiences throughout life & I know how to handle (them)."
More Stuckey: "Yeah, I had my confrontations. Was I wrong in some parts? Yeah, I admit it. Yeah, I was. It was all out of frustration...
Stuckey on '11 unhappiness: "I just don’t like to lose. In Detroit, I’ve had people accept losing and I don’t accept that…"
Stuckey also took responsibility for 2011 feud with coach John Kuester that led to benching.
More Stuckey: "I don’t accept losing. I hate losing. It’s never fun when ur losing...All that’s behind me right now, it’s a fresh start."
Stuckey: "As far as being in Detroit and playing, it’s been tough…"
Stuckey: "My main goal, I want to get back into the playoffs. I want to compete and I want to win."
Stuckey: "This right here is a fresh start. I think it is something that I need and something that I want and I’m just excited about it."
Former IUPUI standout, current Indy Pro-Am organizer Carlos Knox named head coach of London Lighting in Canada's National Basketball League.
If you're a veteran Pacers fan, this is pretty much 1999 all over again. Not saying next season will be like 2000, but many similarities.
What makes it even better is that I finally get to move out of my trainer's basement today
Nothing better than 6am workouts, get to enjoy the rest of this beautiful day in Boston
Quote of the week. “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” - Oscar Wilde
We talk about "antics" with Lance, but Stuckey was benched for insubordination, was defensive liability & had shooting problems.
Rodney Stuckey replacement to fill the Stephenson void is an interesting one.
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