DSJ: I like it. It’s different for me, too. I’m so used to penetrating, just like, I’ve got the ball, go. Now it’s like throw the ball, come get it back, things like that. It’s an adjustment…it’s not easy right now, and it’s not supposed to be, either. It wouldn’t be worth having if it was. It’s some adjustments to be made. Me: So when CP3 gets back, what do you anticipate it will be playing against him? DSJ: It’s go time. It’s go time. That’s the only way to earn his respect, is to go out and compete. That’s what I plan on doing.
June 19, 2018 | 1:03 pm EDT Update
Jake Fischer: As Jeremy alludes to, the Sixers are indeed continuing calls about moving into the Top 5. They have offered packages of picks, but have thus far rebuked including oft-mentioned Robert Covington and Dario Saric, per sources.
Luka Doncic is a favorite for this year’s NBA draft and through NBA TV, he gave the fans a taste of his life in Madrid. “We played against the Boston Celtics and next year against Oklahoma City Thunder. I was just 16. It was an amazing experience playing against the best players in the world”, 19-year-old Doncic reflects on Real Madrid‘s games against the two teams.
While in therapy, Robinson questioned himself and God. He wondered if he should have pursued football instead. He opened up about struggles few knew about, like the time, he said, Brown allegedly referred to him daily as “the little shit.” On another occasion, Robinson came into Brown’s office, crying, telling his coach to stop demeaning him. Ten minutes later, in front of the team, Brown called Robinson “the little shit” again and shared that he had cried. (When asked about the nature of these interactions, Brown said: “I don’t have any recollection. I don’t, I don’t know … I don’t know what I called him, to be honest with you. If I did that, shame on me. I would feel terrible about that. That’s not who I am, but I don’t want to dispute Nate.”
Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Milwaukee and its police department, claiming unlawful arrest and excessive force when officers used a stun gun on him during his arrest for a parking violation. Brown’s attorney Mark Thomsen filed the lawsuit in federal court.
June 19, 2018 | 11:15 am EDT Update
Nick DePaula: Potential top 10 NBA Draft pick Lonnie Walker IV has agreed to a multi-year footwear & apparel endorsement deal with Adidas. ESPN’s @DraftExpress says the 6’5” high flyer “has as high of an upside as any guard in the 2018 Draft.”
The Charlotte Hornets today unveiled additional plans for the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the inaugural 1988-89 Hornets season during the 2018-19 NBA campaign and announced a deal with Spectrum to serve as presenting partner of the season-long commemoration. Hornets legend Muggsy Bogues has joined the organization as a Hornets Ambassador, alongside current Hornets Ambassador and FOX Sports Southeast analyst Dell Curry. Curry and Bogues were both selected by the Hornets in the 1988 NBA Expansion Draft and remain the two longest-tenured players in franchise history with 701 games and 632 games played, respectively.