More HoopsHype Rumors
January 19, 2021 | 9:29 am EST Update
“I just feel like each year you have to learn something,” LaVine said. “My situation is different than (others). Obviously, you have to play the cards you were dealt. Learning each year what I did good and what I still need to improve on and what was missing to help me help my team win. Obviously, everybody wants to be a leader but you’re not just gifted with that. So you have to learn it, and I feel I’ve taken a step in the right direction and tried to be more unselfish, be more open with talking with teammates watching film and things like that. And I feel like it’s going well and it’s going to continue to get better the better I get at it.”
Chamath Palihapitiya: We flew to NY and approached Allen&Co to be our banker and broach a meeting with the then commissioner, David Stern. Specifically, we had our eye on the Sacramento Kings with the goal of moving them to either Seattle or Las Vegas. The meeting rolls around and Stern sits and listens patiently about our ideas and desire to buy the Kings. At the end of our monologue, he asks one simple question: “How much do you think the team is worth?” We answer and float an admittedly low number (less than $300M). He looks around, slams his fists on the table and says: “Then you’re in the wrong f***ing meeting!” My friend and I fly home dejected. I’m now all-in on venture capital with no diversification to speak of and 100% anxiety ridden.
January 19, 2021 | 3:28 am EST Update

Victor Oladipo eyeing future with Rockets?

Guard Victor Oladipo exuded optimism about the Houston Rockets after his franchise debut, presenting quite a contrast to James Harden’s final comments as a member of the franchise. “I know that better days are ahead for the Houston Rockets, and I’m looking forward to being a part of those special days,” Oladipo said after his 32-point, nine-assist performance in a 125-120 road loss to the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.