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Reggie's prediction of 21-23 points may seem low, but it makes sense. I'm hoping Kobe's minutes are reduced to 30-32 in the regular season.
Irving, not Rose, with other starters in practice today: http://t.co/EApIQc0voW
Worst part of early exit is optics: after championing the “why wouldnt athletes want to be/stay in Toronto?” cause, he himself lasts < 2 yrs
In less than 14 months on the job, Leiweke helped get Raptors/Leafs/TFC on right track but leaves long before goals/promises are met
Love him or hate him (legit arguments for both), Leiweke empowered the city at a time in which its sporting landscape seemed dark & hopeless
My big takeaway from last night at MSG is that Rudy Gay is essential to Team USA. Only wing who can hold his own inside.
Fix was in. RT @JohnMartin929: My man @Geoff Calkins voted Best Local Radio Sports Talk Host in the #MemphisMost: commercialappeal.secondstreetapp.com/l/Memphis-Most…
Why do we wait to celebrate people until after they have died? We would be wise to celebrate those we love today.
Bradley says Rondo is fired up for the season. The two crossed paths in Vegas. Bradley also worked out with Evan Turner there.
Jason Garrett says second-year LB DeVonte Holloman has been told his neck condition will likely end his career.
Tim Liewicke leaves MLSE....I was totally spoiled with the leadership of Larry Tanenbaum, Richard Peddie and Tom Anselmi. Awesome people.
The stadium cost $1.3B. The team couldn't complete a practice on the new grass field. If you want to believe that's ideal, that's your call.
Rose is doing the right thing for himself & the Bulls. But I wonder if that aligns w/ what USA needs from its starting PG.
Lache Seastrunk was not at practice today. Tracy Porter, Darryl Sharpton were working on a side field. Barry Cofield was participating.
Anybody know of any good books or long-form pieces on the 1961-62 NBA season? If so, please pass along info/links…
Avery on quick deal with C's: "They were the first team that called and -- we had other calls -- but Boston, I knew I was coming back here."
That's why it might've been slightly premature to call the Levi's opening a grand success last weekend. Let's see how the first year goes.
Penn State women's hoops adds UConn transfer Brianna Banks. She'll sit out 2014-15 season. She won 2 national titles with the Huskies.
Even if his knees are fine, how many of the 9 games in 16 days would Rose play in? 6? 5? Better to give his roster spot to someone else?
That means 30 points, 11 boards, and 10 assists was a bad game for Big O… That’s dropped his averages!!! Ridiculous.
FSN will carry two preseason games - Oct. 10 home vs Philly, Oct. 22 at Bucks - as well
49ers' ribbon-cutting was July 17. They had a party on the field on the 19th and that's what caused the worn out patch. It's still there.
Oscar Roberston averaged 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds & 11.4 assists per game during the 1961-62 season – and finished 3rd in the MVP voting!!
Focus was on making Raptors a somebody in NBA for first time ever and progress was being made on that front.
Raptors surely take hit in Leiweke leaving. they were a priority. Ujiri was pursued with everything available and then left to do his job.
Salute to Wilt, Count Basie and this dude - all born on this day http://t.co/gQXhCTa66X
Knees may not be a concern, but USA needs to determine if Rose's timeline (rest, recovery) aligns w/ theirs (9 games in 16 days).
However, too early to say he got any of the three teams on right track for extended period. Reason for optimism, but that's it.
Leiweke accomplishments: got 2016 NBA ASG; got Leafs to be smarter; Raps practice facility; marquee additions to TFC.
I'm not even sure how you make an argument for anybody but Chris Farley as the greatest SNL cast member ever.
Bradley says he's 100 percent healthy and said he joked with trainers that he's in best shape on team. http://t.co/vl6b3YvBtJ
Avery Bradley down in Dartmouth for his latest skills camp. Gushes about defensive potential of C's backcourt. Thinks Boston can be top-10 D
FSN announces new season's broadcast sked: will carry 75 of 82 games - 4 others on nat'l TV - and 9 of those are FSN Plus
Anyway, I look forward to the tenure of MLSE President and CEO Aubrey Graham.
Vince Carter for MLSE CEO. He kind of had the job once (welll, his mom did).
"Someday, you may achieve something we Simpsons have dreamed about for generations...outsmarting someone."
Pastner said "technically" did not know Dom would leave when he raved about him at presser. Emphasis on "technically."
Strong personality required to deal with Rogers/Bell/Tanenbaum gong show. Leiweke def had that. Who wants the gig, huge $$$ aside?
? Is, why did Leiweke deny it for a day? To get council to approve Raptors facility?
For now, Knicks plan for Thanasis Antetokounmpo to sign straight with D-League's Westchester -- no camp deal -- sources tell RealGM.
BREAKING NEWS: Pastner says McGill "not that good."
Pastner has no issue with Dom Woodson being eligible to play at Tennessee immediately.
No Kobe cover story will ever top THE LAST ALPHA DOG
Homer was the moral center of the family in the early seasons.
Last week I blew a tire on the way to a "Love is Strange" screening and missed it. Still mad about that.
Pastner says Johnson weighs 225-230.
Of the 40 FIBA World Cup refs, four are from Spain, two each from France, Australia, Canada, Greece, Italy, Puerto Rico, Serbia, Brazil, USA
Thats consistent w/ everything I've heard from folks in Ferguson: the cops down there run their mouths worse than Twitter trolls
Flanders flaunting his wealth in the pilot is amazing.
Two U.S. referees (Anthony Jordan, Steven Anderson) will ref at FIBA World Cup in Spain. Both are college refs. Jordan used to do NBA games.
I'd really like to know the guy who bought Vin Baker's 2000 Olympic gold medal for $67K.
Another week, another wear test.
ORANGE, Va. (AP) _ Virginia man named Stoner arrested on drug charges; police find $10K worth of pot at his home.
ICYMI: UConn men's hoops announced home-and-homes with Ohio State beginning in 2015-16 and w/ Arizona beginning 2017-18
It appears that the great Mario Balotelli could be headed to Liverpool. "You'll Never Walk Alone" takes on a whole new meaning. Wow.
32 yrs ago this happened! Btw husbands the answer to the question how long u been married is "not long enough" http://t.co/KCiqorPkeB
You can't get Rick Rossovich without Rick Ross.
Leeds Force sign ex-GB Under-20 forward Will Hall from Reading Rockets.
Surrey United sign US forward Kramer Knutson from London Lions
So Greg Monroe hasn't signed his QO. So it's still really just a threat. Huh.
Just curious: has Greg Monroe officially signed his qualifying offer yet? (I haven't seen anything.)
Omar Thomas, a former MVP of the Italian varsity league, is headed to the minors. I'm puzzled.
Uk forward Darius Defoe has re-signed for an 11th season with Newcastle Eagles
I probably should have placed him on my breakthrough list in hindsight.
Speaking of Wes, while his initial season in L.A. had some ups and downs, I think he could be due for a better and more consistent yr 2.
Mitch Kupchak said Jeremy Lin has been to practice facility 2-3 times but not to work out. "I’m not sure where he’s spending the off-season"
I hope every site that's gotten hits off Ice Bucket Challenge videos is donating the advertising revenue from those clicks to the cause.
Mitch Kupchak pauses so long between questions and answers sometimes that you wonder if he's still there.
Former NBAer Acie Law, I'm hearing, is nearing deal with Foshan in China. He's also a two-time Euro-champion.
Mitch Kupchak said he's seen Steve Nash two or three times over the last few weeks and Nash reports feeling great.
Does Mitch Kupchak worry about Kobe Bryant overexerting himself? "He hasn’t played much the last year and a half, so I do worry a little bit
Mitch Kupchak on Kobe Bryant: "I think he’ll be very efficient and I don’t think offensively he’s going to struggle at all."
Where was Mitch Kupchak in his NBA career at 36? "I was entering my fourth year in the front office."
Byron Scott said Kobe Bryant called him "Mr. Scott" for so long his rookie year he had to say, "Look, we're teammates. You can call me Byron
Byron Scott on Saturday: "I think Kobe’s probably going to be with his family. I will call him and say, ‘Happy birthday, old man.’ "
Kobe Bryant turns 36 on Saturday. Jerry West, George Gervin, Clyde Drexler, Larry Bird and Tracy McGrady never played one game at that age.
Byron Scott turned 36 during his final NBA season, which also happened to be Kobe Bryant's rookie year.
Thriller had 7 No. 1s, but as far as a total Track 1-10 listen? Off The Wall wins.
Byron Scott said his next big conversation with Kobe Bryant is about his number of minutes; they've already talked stylistic tweaks.
Byron Scott on Kobe: "He understands that he’s just not at that age where he can play 40-plus minutes a night and last for 82-plus games."
Byron Scott has target # of minutes for Kobe Bryant so that he "still has a lot left ... that last month when we’re making that playoff push
To those wondering how Celtics could have signed all these players and not gone over the 20 man roster limit: Evan Turner hasn't signed yet.
Also shouts to FXX for slotting this Simpsons marathon directly into the most dead part of the NBA offseason.
A reminder that the so-called salary floor is (a) about actual salary paid out, not cap number, and (b) not important even then really.
Going to be a lot of Simpsons tweets for the next month, in other words. If that makes you unfollow, I didn't want you as a follower anyway.
Pretty much going to have FXX on 24/7 for the next month except for FIBA tournament.
Simpsons marathon on FXX tomorrow though
Dr. Alan Beyer: We’re going to see a better Kobe Bryant than we’ve seen in the last couple of years b/c he’s had time to rest & rehabilitate
Taking Team USA questions via twitterchat. Tweet me.
Dr. Alan Beyer says he's "much more bullish on Kobe Bryant now" than he was when Bryant first came back from Achilles' injury and hurt knee.
RHP Chris Volstad (2-1, 5.45) scheduled to start for Salt Lake tomorrow. LHP Wade LeBlanc (10-3, 4.00) goes Friday. Possibilities?
Angels just announced OF Brennan Boesch is being sent back to Salt Lake. So roster movement has already started.
I can't watch the video of James Foley. I can't hear the shots that killed Kajieme Powell again. How to dissect the senselessness?
Johnson wouldn't specify, but Angels need a pitcher after Richards was injured tonight in Boston.
PCL duty tonight: Salt Lake manager Keith Johnson says "there's going to be some action" with the roster after Garrett Richards injury.
After being alerted to video of a disturbed man with a knife shot to death in St. Louis, I'm thinking police/citizen divide badly deepens.
Ben Howland's first tweet since leaving UCLA is about taking on the Ice Bucket Challenge.
LeBron 11 Elite SE Blue Hero/Metallic Zinc Ice
Tonight would've been a good time to embark on my ultimate career goal: Running a Twitter account documenting Penn's LIRR terminal after 11
When you bench Tim, Tony and Manu and still win by double-digits. http://t.co/aeyO3WS01T
DacMilk also very underrated