Las Vegas Rumors
Jonah Ballow: Should be noted, @Phil Jackson said the #Knicks will participate in the Orlando Summer League this year instead of Vegas. #Knicks
After starting the 2015-16 NBA season with 24 straight victories, the Golden State Warriors have had the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record 72-win regular season on their radar. Now the Warriors are actually favored in Las Vegas to break the record. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook opened the prop “Will Golden State win 73 or more games in the 2015-16 regular season” on Nov. 24, when Golden State was 15-0. At the time, the odds on the Warriors breaking the record (“yes”) were plus-500, while the odds on them falling short (“no”) were minus-700.
Griffin returned to Los Angeles on Sunday because he wasn’t going to play on the remainder of the Clippers’ five-game trip and is having his hand evaluated to determine the extent of the injury. The equipment staff member involved in the incident also has returned to Los Angeles. It is the second physical altercation involving Griffin in the last 16 months. A West Hollywood man accused Griffin of snatching his cellphone and grabbing him after the man took a picture of Clippers players at the Tao nightclub in Las Vegas last October.
Butler said he recently caught up with Bryant in person during a preseason game in Las Vegas between the Lakers and Kings — the same night Odom, their former teammate, was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel and hospitalized nearby. “I went to the locker room to see [Bryant],” Butler said. “He was on the [training] table and I talked to him. The whole Lamar situation had broken out [and] when we got the news, he told me that he was leaving to go check on Lamar. I sent my prayers and my best wishes. [Bryant and I] stay in constant contact, either through text or email. He’s a big brother. I consider him family, somebody I’ll be friends with long after the game of basketball is over. He feels the same way, that’s my brother for life.”
Khloe Kardashian opened up about why she rushed to the side of her estranged husband after he was hospitalized in Las Vegas earlier this month and addressed the status of her marriage with the former NBA star. “All I knew was I had to get there,” Kardashian told People in an interview with the magazine. “I had to get to him and make sure he was okay. I hate that he was in that situation. I wouldn’t want anybody in that situation, especially someone I love and care about.”