Miami Heat power forward Ryan Anderson hasnât donned a Houston Rockets jersey since last year, but the Sacramento area native is still looking to wrap up some business in Houston. His high-rise condominium is up for sale at $2.95 million, records show. Alternatively, it can be leased for $16,000 a month. The veteran forward, who graduated from Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, bought the place in 2016, a few months after joining the Rockets on a four-year, $80-million deal, records show.
September 15, 2019 | 4:39 pm EDT Update
The NBA is looking to further crack down on tampering, proposing a new top fine of $10 million for teams conducting the practice, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN. Other maximum-fine levels could be raised significantly as well, provided the league’s board of governors approves the measures Sept. 20.
If a team enters into an unauthorized deal with a player, it can be fined up to $6 million — and the player can get hit with a $250,000 fine as well. Statements or conduct detrimental to the NBA could come with a $5 million fine now, up from the previous ceiling of $1 million. And a rule violation with no specific penalty could merit a $10 million fine, up from $2.5 million — the amount that Silver fined former LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling while banning him for life from the NBA in 2014 after he was found to have made racist remarks.
Other proposals that the board of governors will consider: a requirement that a team report, within 24 hours, any instance of an agent or player representative asking for a benefit that is not allowed under the salary cap or collective bargaining agreement (“unauthorized benefits”); a requirement that teams preserve communications with players and their agents for one year; new channels for teams and team employees to anonymously report rules violations or tampering; prohibiting players from inducing players under contract to request trades.
The Nets were among the big winners in free agency and claimed they had no idea Durant was signing with them until he posted it on Instagram. According to GM Sean Marks, Durant committed to the Nets before he knew heâd be offered a contract.
In reality, a source told the Daily News that the Nets were confident deals for Durant and Kyrie Irving were done the day before free agency. That doesnât necessarily mean the Nets organization tampered. There are many different avenues for recruitment and information without a direct line between player/agent and team. People are connected everywhere in 2019. But it does underscore that tampering is difficult to prove or enforce.
Dane Moore: Jared Terrell â who played for the Timberwolves last season on a two-way contract and was around the Wolves facilities for much of this summer â will not be back with the Wolves this season. Terrell will be playing for Hapoel Eilat in Israel.
Dwain Price: Dirk Nowitzki: “We were in Europe with the kids for almost two months, and it was nice not to have the discipline of dieting and finding a workout spot everywhere I went. Itâs almost like regular life.” @Dirk Nowitzki @Dallas Mavericks #Mavs
September 15, 2019 | 1:07 pm EDT Update
âIâm looking forward to playing point guard this season,â said Justise Winslow, whose Robinâs House Family Foundation teamed up Carnival Cruise Line to host more than 25 underprivileged kids for a day of fun Sunday aboard Carnival Horizon while the ship was docked at PortMiami. âWeâll see how that works out, but thatâs my plan, is to play point guard and be the point guard for this team.â
âBut everyone has ideas of what they want their role to be, and for most people it never fits what they want,â Winslow added after saying he wants to play as a point guard this season. âEveryone always wants a bigger role, whatever team youâre on. So you just have to understand that as a basketball player â everyone wants the ball late in the games, everyone wants the ball in their hands, everybody wants every play to be run for them.â
With the Heat trading Josh Richardson to the 76ers as part of the Butler deal this offseason, Winslow said of the departure of his close friend and fellow member of the Heatâs 2015 draft class: âJust the emotional standpoint, thatâs someone I grew close to. So even more than just having him as a teammate, just having him around the city, being able to go to his house, go out to eat, having that just easy communication, Iâll always have by my side. As a competitor, it wonât be too hard. Itâs part of the business, but the emotional part is a little hard, but weâll be Rook 1 and Rook 2 forever.â
The signature shot in Mavericks history â and one of the most copied and influential moves in NBA history â will be emblazoned on the American Airlines Center court this season, and beyond. Dirk Nowitzkiâs iconic one-legged fadeway jump shot will be silhouetted on both ends of the AAC court, replacing the Mavericksâ alternate logo that was there last season.
âThatâs super-sweet,â Nowitzki said Sunday at his Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic on the SMU campus. âThat was a surprise to me. Itâs of course an honor. I donât think anybody else has done that before. Iâm super, super thankful to Mark (Cuban). I think it was actually his idea for the Mavericks to execute that. Itâs going to be surreal going to games and seeing that right there. Itâs definitely special.â
Heâs the NBAâs sixth-leading all-time scorer and will have a stretch of Olive Street in front of AAC renamed Nowitzki Way. While no word has come yet about when a statue will be erected in front of the building, itâs fair to say that the day will come sooner than later. âYeah, itâs a lot, but of course, that will be something Iâll always be proud of,â Nowitzki said of all the honors. âIf I take my kids to the game in 10 years and driving on Nowitzki Way, I mean, it doesnât get much better than that. Itâs been a beautiful summer, I got to say. Getting honored everywhere. All the sports teams here and went to all sorts of galas and they honored me. Itâs been special.â
September 15, 2019 | 11:40 am EDT Update
When asked on if the Gasol brothers will be in Tokyo, Japan for the 2020 Olympics, Gasol didnât make any promises: âAt this point in your career, you donât know. You want to be there, you hope to be there, but youâre not gonna make any promises. Potentially this could be my last World Cupâ.
âItâs been a good three monthsâ, he said jokingly. âIâm very happy and fortunate. Iâm blessed to be in this position.â Gasol, 34 was also voted in the All-Star five, but still, he said: âthe sun will come up again, the world will keep going, but we get to be world championsâ.
Tim Reynolds: Ricky Rubio: “âWe werenât the most talented team. We werenât the bigger team. Put anything you want, but we were the team with the biggest heart and we showed it tonight and we showed it during the whole tournament.â
Tim Reynolds: More from MVP Ricky Rubio: “I lost my mom three years ago and I know she was behind me, pushing me every day to get the best out of me. There’s nobody in this world who loved me more than her and she’s still driving me every day. She’s not here, but I feel it.”
September 15, 2019 | 11:23 am EDT Update
The Toronto Raptors center becomes the second player to win an NBA title and a FIBA world gold medal in the same year, joining Lamar Odom â who did it for the Los Angeles Lakers and USA Basketball in 2010. Gasol also became the 19th to win either an NBA or WNBA crown along with a gold medal, either of the Olympic or World Cup variety, in the same year. The first 18 all did it for the U.S. This time, Vamos EspaĂ±a! “NBA champion and a World Cup champion as well,” Gasol said. “What can I say? How does it sound to you? I feel very fortunate to be in this position and be able to play this game and help these guys be part of history of Spanish basketball.”
Mark Woods: The All Star Five for the World Cup: Bogdan Bogdanovic (Serbia) – the leading scorer in the tournament – Evan Fournier (France), Ricky Rubio (Spain), Luis Scola (Argentina), Marc Gasol (Spain)
September 15, 2019 | 9:55 am EDT Update
Nikos Varlas: Asia favors Spain! World Champions in 2006 and 2019 #FIBAWC pic.twitter.com/m2ytKONV2h
Donatas Urbonas: Bogdan Bogdanovic and Evan Fournier share the first row in the World Cup final, which might indicate that they’re going to make the all-tournament team. 2-3 other players likely share the floor right now.
September 15, 2019 | 7:18 am EDT Update
France are the winners of FIBA Basketball World Cup bronze medal. The team coached by Vincent Collet beat Australia 67-59 with a comeback in the second half. France was led defensively by Nicolas Batum while offensively Nando De Colo paced the team with 19 points.
Tim Reynolds: Jazz center @Rudy Gobert on the bronze: “It means everything. Obviously it’s not the one we wanted. We all know that. But being able to come back _ we’re the only team that was on the podium five years ago and on the podium now. So it shows our heart.”
Globally, there has been a lot of talk about Team USAâs absences, and the 32 players who withdraw their names from the preliminary roster. Fournier, 26 was critical of his competitors in the NBA: âIt does [bother me]. To be honest, when you look at LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and all these guysâŠ they came here already and won, so itâs fine. But for friends of mine like Tobias [Harris], I thought it was a great opportunity for him to see something different and compete. I think they donât realize how beneficial this is for their career. Itâs a great tournament, great basketball, super intense. I know you have to work on your game, but this is way better.â
Tim Reynolds: Magic G @EvanFourmizz after France win: “It feels good to finish on a good note. When you see Australia, the players, Bogut, Dellavedova, I know those guys and it’s awful for them. But that’s definitely what we didn’t want, to finish the tournament feeling like (crap) like that.”
September 15, 2019 | 5:35 am EDT Update
SiriusXM NBA Radio: While speaking with @TheFrankIsola Pacers Center Myles Turner (@Original_Turner) was very optimistic about Victor Oladipo’s (@VicOladipo) return from injury. “He [Victor Oladipo] will be back a lot sooner than people think”.
Of course, everyone in Milwaukee wants Giannis to stick around until the day he calls it a career. If he were to sign the deal, it would prevent him from entering free agency in July of 2021, when his current contract is set to expire. Itâs long been assumed that the Bucks will give him anything he wants, and on Saturday, it was confirmed by general manager Jon Horst at a town hall with fans of the team. âFirst of all, the answer for it, right now, is we canât talk and negotiate anything,â Horst said. âSo Giannis, basically a year from now, will be eligible for a supermax extension. At that time, of course, he will be offered a supermax extension.â
LiAngelo entered the G League player pool last season and went unsigned, without a peep of interest from teams the entirety of the season. During a recent radio interview with Big Boy, Lonzo Ball gave some interesting thoughts on LiAngeloâs game and whether he could hang in the NBA. “I think he can make it. Heâs 6-foot-6, he can shoot, heâs 240 pounds, so heâs strong enough to guard anybody. I mean, as long he gets healthy and works on his handle, he should be alright.”
If the U.S. wanted to be a defensive-minded, versatile and small team, there were no players in the roster pool that fit that definition more than Gordon. By all accounts, Gordon would have taken the call if the U.S. called him up to the roster. There was no reporting to suggest he even got an invitation to the tryout or specifically declined an invitation.
Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Lamar Odom, LeBron James, and Kyrie Irving. Those are the only five players to win an NBA title and a gold medal in the same year, whether it was in FIBA or Olympic competition, with Pippen doing it twice. It is an exclusive club â one that Marc Gasol is on the cusp of joining.
A mere three months after helping the Toronto Raptors win the NBA Finals, Gasol has led Spain to the gold medal game at the World Cup. Itâll be Spain against Argentina on Sunday, with both nations looking for their second title. Spain won the world championship in 2006 when Gasol was a 21-year-old backup, and Argentina won the inaugural tournament in 1950. âIâm so deep in the rabbit hole right now that I donât get to see much light,â Gasol said. âYouâre so focused on your opponent, your next rival, recovering, doing whateverâs necessary to win games that you donât look at the big picture. Itâs been great. Iâm very fortunate. âI knew that committing to the national team this summer would not be easy physically. But itâs so worth it, and not just because weâre in the final game.â
Nick DePaula: Derrick Rose officially launched his Adidas DRose 10 sneaker in China this week, becoming just the 8th player in NBA history to have a signature series with more than 10 consecutive models. His shirt crosses out âDONE DONE DONEâ and reads: âNOT DONE YETâ pic.twitter.com/tPTitT0UCy
Sanders was asked during an appearance on âThe Kyle Kulinski Showâ who heâd pick between James and Jordan, and unsurprisingly this is another area where his opinion differs from the current president: Kulinski: Last question: Michael Jordan or LeBron James? Sanders: LeBron James. Kulinski: Is that because of the policy he just supported with you? Sanders: Well actually, yes, I think LeBron has been willing to do what a lot of athletes are not and get involved in the political process, put money into education, and I respect that.
September 14, 2019 | 6:36 pm EDT Update
A USA Basketball spokesman responded Saturday to comments made on ESPN suggesting Kings point guard DeâAaron Fox would not be allowed to represent Team USA in the future because he withdrew from consideration for this summerâs FIBA World Cup team.
Conley spent 12 seasons with the Grizzlies, more than a third of his life, and so “this is still home,” the 31-year-old said. “It’s all I know.” Still, he arrived in Memphis for the first time since being traded to the Utah Jazz in June, and even the flight Thursday night felt strange. He went to the house he still owns here, where half the furniture has already been moved to Utah and thought, âthis doesnât even feel like my home anymore.â
âNot a lot of players get that connection with the team or the organization. Like I really did care about how the team would fare after I left if I got traded, who they got in the trade,â Conley said. âIt was almost like I was negotiating the deal for them, like make sure you get this, that and the other because you want to have more picks or more people, and Iâm just thrilled to see the guys they got. They got a heck of a future in front of them because of the trades they were able to make for Marc, or myself, or Chandler (Parsons), and just really turned it over well.â
They were talking about his decision to switch to No. 10 with the Jazz, instead of wearing the No. 11 he had throughout his Grizzlies career. That number, like Conley, ultimately belongs to Memphis. “If I ever play (for) Memphis again, thatâs the number Iâll wear,” said Conley, whose first game in Memphis with the Jazz will be Nov. 15. “Iâm not wearing it anywhere else.”
Hornets Sports & Entertainment Chairman Michael Jordan today announced that Gabe Plotkin, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Melvin Capital, and Daniel Sundheim, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of D1 Capital, will join HSE as partners. The transaction is subject to NBA approval.
âIâm excited to welcome Gabe and Dan as my partners in Hornets Sports & Entertainment,â said Michael Jordan. âWhile I will continue to run the Charlotte Hornets, make all decisions related to the team and organization, and remain the teamâs NBA Governor, Gabe and Danâs investment in the franchise is invaluable, as we continue to modernize, add new technology and strive to compete with the best in the NBA. Both Gabe and Dan are industry standard-setters and proven leaders, with a belief in philanthropy and a passion for the game of basketball. They share my commitment to Charlotte and the Carolinas, and I look forward to working with and learning from them.â
September 14, 2019 | 5:03 pm EDT Update
Michael Jordan has agreed to sell a large piece of the Charlotte Hornets to two New York-based investors, the Charlotte Observer has learned.
Jordan is bringing in Gabe Plotkin, a founder of Melvin Captal, and Daniel Sundheim, a founder of DI Capital. Both prospective owners must be approved by the NBA, but that is already in process and the sale is expected to close in the next couple of weeks, a league source confirmed.
Jordan controls about a 97 percent stake in the Hornets. This agreement has no provision for him to give up majority control of the team or its operation. A source familiar with Jordanâs thinking said he plans to own and run the Hornets âa good, long time.â
Mark Leonard was the owner of a car wash here Compton. Witnesses say he was shot and killed after an argument with an associate. Investigators are hoping Kawhi’s NBA fame and his return to Los Angeles may jog some memories about the murder and may bring some clues to who was behind it. “Now they are finding out this was Kawhi’s father and they may not have known that back then. Although it may be risky to get involved, they may be compelled to come forward, Lt. Shaun McCarthy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
September 14, 2019 | 4:56 pm EDT Update
In case you had any doubts, the Milwaukee Bucks want to keep Giannis Antetokounmpo around. During a recent event, Bucks GM Jon Horst confirmed what everyone already assumed, which is that the Bucks are going to offer the reigning MVP a supermax extension next summer when he’s eligible for the huge deal.
Horst’s response: “First of all, the answer for now is that we can’t talk and negotiate anything. So Giannis, basically, a year from now will be eligible for a supermax extension. At that time, of course, he will be offered a supermax extension.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: The NBA’s agents have signed a letter that informs the NCAA that player agents will not register for the NCAA’s proposed agent certification process, according to the letter obtained by ESPN. The @TheNBPA will transmit letter to the NCAA soon, per sources.
Adrian Wojnarowski: NBPA has been talking with the NCAA on finding common ground on behalf of the agents, sources said. In letter, agents are willing to take bi-annual online seminar on protecting players amateurism. Entire discussion has been centered on players “testing the waters” of NBA Draft.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Contents of signed letter the NBPA will send to NCAA on behalf of player agents refusing to be a part of NCAA certification process to advise undergrads testing draft waters.
September 14, 2019 | 2:49 pm EDT Update
Popovich said it’s too early to think about what USA Basketball needs to do before getting ready for the Tokyo Games. But he warned — just as two-time gold medalist Kobe Bryant did on Friday — that the days of American romps to gold are done. “There are a lot of great teams in the world,” Popovich said. “It’s not written in stone that the United States is supposed to walk to a championship. That’s pretty old-school thinking. Even the teams that have won in the past had a lot of close calls.”
Serbia guard Bogdan Bogdanovic finished the 2019 World Cup with some phenomenal stats, including the number of 3-pointers he made in the tournament. In fact, Bogdanovic hit more 3-pointers by his own than seven national teams that participated in the World Cup.
The Raptors-branded sports hijab, the first of its kind in the NBA, has been in the works since the playoffs this past spring, said Jerry Ferguson, senior director of marketing at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. The inspiration to release the hijab came from the Hijabi Ballers, Ferguson said, referring to a group of young Muslim women in Toronto who play basketball every Sunday, and advocate for increased participation of Muslim women in sports.
Hijabi Ballers helped to design the black hijab â which will be priced at $39.99 at Scotiabank Arena â and the group was featured front and centre in Fridayâs launch video. The founder of Hijabi Ballers, Amreen Kadwa, said sheâs happy with the end product, adding the Raptors were âamazingâ in showcasing what the group was about.
September 14, 2019 | 12:04 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: In an effort to prevent tampering, NBA sent memo to teams about improving compliance, @TheAthletic @Stadium has learned. Memo proposes that a lead team ops member certify annually that it didnât engage in impermissible free agency talks; max fine amounts raised significantly.
Shams Charania: Proposed increases in NBAâs maximum fine penalties for tampering and cap circumvention, @TheAthletic @Stadium has learned: – Tampering with player/team personnel: $10M, up from $5M. – Unauthorized agreements: $6M for team; $250K for player.
September 14, 2019 | 9:58 am EDT Update
âPeople want to play the blame game, thereâs no blame to be placed anywhere,â Popovich said. âThey want to play the shame game, like we should be ashamed because we didnât win a gold medal? Thatâs a ridiculous attitude. Itâs immature, itâs arrogant, and it shows that whoever thinks that doesnât respect all the other teams in the world and doesnât respect that these guys did the best they could.â
âI donât fault anybody that decided not to come â everybodyâs got a life,â Popovich said. âThings happen in peopleâs families. People have things going on. Could be injuries, could be personal commitments that they have. Whoever came, came. âThis group I couldnât have been happier with any other group no matter who wouldâve come. They wouldnât have worked any harder this group.â
Tim Reynolds: Donovan Mitchell, world-class good dude, was the last American to leave the court in the pre-warmup period. He took off his sneakers and tossed them into the crowd — making sure a young fan he was pointing to got them.
September 14, 2019 | 2:22 am EDT Update
Sebastian Telfair is FREEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! … for now. The ex-NBA star and former H.S. prodigy is out of prison just days after he was sentenced to 3.5 years in his gun case … but there’s a chance Telfair could end up back behind bars. Here’s the deal … 34-year-old Telfair was convicted of possessing an illegal firearm stemming from a June 2017 incident where he was caught with an arsenal of weapons during a traffic stop.
According to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports … Telfair was released on $500,000 bail. As part of his agreement with the court, Telfair must surrender his passports and remain in New York City. Telfair also agreed to be confined to house arrest from 7 PM to 7 AM daily while also wearing an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet.
Livingston found as much value in being a good teammate as he did in unleashing his own game. That was his game, too. It does make you wonder what is happening to the league. The fact he is just announcing this suggests, as the behind-the-scenes chatter said, he was trying to keep playing. It seems he couldnât find a home. If so, what does that say about the league?
Steve Kerr: Itâs hard to express how thankful I am to have coached this man the past 5 years. What an amazing combination of talent, grace, & character. I will miss his calm leadership,his presence, his passing & his turnaround jumpers in the post. Nothing but great things ahead!
âDotâs a legend,â David West said via text. Livingstonâs teammates called him Dot, a spinoff of S-Dot, as in S. Livingston. Jay-Z, whose government name is Sean Carter, made it a popular nickname for âSâ names with his 1999 song âS. Carter.â âHe came back from an injury that would have sealed the fate of most players,â West said. âHe had a determination that should be admired for years to come. Great teammate and even better person. Proud to call him a friend.â
He really appreciated winning. He really liked being around the guys. He really liked good conversation. Iâve seen him pull a reporter aside and compliment a piece. Iâve also seen him politely chastise a reporter about a piece in defense of his teammates. Iâve heard him be critical about himself and Iâve heard him break down what a teammate needs to work on. Iâve seen him give that look-you-in-the-eye thank you to the workers most others overlook.
Australia and Bogut — if he plays — will face the wrath of much of the Beijing arena when they take on France for the bronze medal. The footage of Bogut swearing repeatedly and making accusations of favouritism was widely featured in Chinese media. Many reports called for FIBA to ban him.
Baynes was typically staunch when leaving training, delivering his message as he breezed by journalists to the bus. “I’ve got three words for you; nothing else, no questions, nothing,” he said. “Regroup. Refocus. Reinvigorate.”
The loose ball foul against Andrew Bogut is the one most will point to – he sure did – with the centre apparently making contact with Marc Gasol, who would hit a pair of free throws to give Spain a one-point lead. Patty Mills would split a pair on the other end, sending the game to overtime. âTheyâre furious. Theyâre crushed and furious,â Longley said. âWhere their fury is directed, I canât tell you. Probably all over the place. Itâs very quiet in there. Thatâs the team we lost to in Rio, but we felt like we deserved to win it. We felt like we played well enough to win it. Yeah, itâs pretty quiet in there.â
Rose and Noah were teammates on the Bulls and New York Knicks. Rose says Noah is a free spirit, loving guy and wants his son â PJ â to grow up like Noah. The closest teammate Iâve hadâother than Randall Hampton in high schoolâwas Joakim Noah, and thatâs where Arthur Ashe comes in again. A lot of people donât mess with Joakim because they think thereâs some bad shit that comes with him or just how outspoken he is or whatever. For me, I can respect that, knowing everything about him, like for him to be who he is and act the way he is. Itâs an amazing story behind it. I actually want my son PJ to grow up to be like Joakim. You know, a free spirit, a loving guy. Joakim loves people. Heâs just a great role model. And his story is special. And think of Jo. To be this silver-spoon kid, his dad is a big star, rich and famous, and he donât want nothing to do with that. Like, âNah, Iâm doing my own thing.â Gets multiple contracts by himself when he easily could have lived off of his pops forever. His pops couldâve got him jobs. But he didnât want that. Heâs got his own individuality. Thatâs what I love about Jo, how he created something on his own.
Charles Barkley wasnât playing to the crowd when talking about how much he believes in the current 76ers. On the day that he became the eighth former Sixer to have a sculpture unveiled in his honor at the teamâs practice facility, Barkley let it be known that he has the highest expectations for this coming season. âI already picked the 76ers to win the championship next year, so no pressure,â he said during a stirring acceptance speech before the unveiling of his statue. âI mean that sincerely.â
Former German national team and NBA superstar Dirk Nowitzki has been appointed as Chair of the Players Commission on Saturday at the first FIBA Central Board meeting for the new term. With this appointment, he also becomes a member of the 25-member FIBA Central Board. Nowitzki has had an illustrious playing career for Germany and consistently was a star performer at numerous FIBA tournaments for more than 15 years. He led his country to its best-ever result at a FIBA Basketball World Cup in 2002, finishing in third place, the nation’s only podium finish at the world level. He also led Germany’s run to the Final of FIBA EuroBasket in 2005, finishing in second place.
Klay Thompson: These past few weeks have been so unimaginably hard for Bahamians, especially on the islands of Abaco and Freeport. People have lost everything- loved ones, family, possessions, homes. Whatever you cherish itâs gone for these communities. This is far from a quick fix, it will take years and years of rebuilding. The @thompsonfamilyfoundation will do everything in its power to help with relief efforts right now and for many years to come. All contributions no matter how big or small will go long way and are greatly appreciated.
Klay Thompson: Secondly, shame on our current administration for not welcoming our Bahamian neighbors in their greatest time of need. Iâve been so lucky to visit my family in Nassau since childhood, and in those times Iâve seen countless Americans use the Bahamian islands as their playground for letting loose and vacationing. And now we turn our back on the people who welcomed us with open arms, when theyâve lost everything !? Thereâs no excuse for this… and if you have one your a real piece of đ© Bahamians will persevere, but help along the way is greatly appreciated. Thank you â€ïž đ§đž
NBA star James Harden is being sued by a man who claims he lied about the use of a $30 million mansion in Beverly Hills according to TMZ. The man, George Santo Pietro, owns the mansion which includes 8 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a gym, a spa and a pool. TMZ said Harden signed a contract to use the mansion for one week and he paid over $82,000. One of the things Santo Pietro said that there were details in the contract that stated Harden could not have more than seven adults on the property at any time.
September 13, 2019 | 9:00 pm EDT Update
Bob Rule, one of the original Sonics whose promising NBA career was cut by short by a devastating Achilles injury, died last week. Rule, who lived in Minnesee, Calif., passed away in his sleep at his sisterâs Sherry Randleâs home in nearby Riverside. He was 75 years old.
During the 1969-70 season, Rule gained national prominence while averaging 24.6 points and 10.6 rebounds. He garnered a spot in the 1970 NBA All-Star Game and became the third Sonics All-Star following Walt Hazzard (1968) and Wilkens (1969). Four games into the 1970-71 season, Ruleâs season ended after tearing his Achillesâ tendon and was never the same again. He averaged 29.8 points that season.
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today the additions and changes to Head Coach Alvin Gentryâs coaching staff. Chris Finch has been named Associate Head Coach, Offense. Jeff Bzdelik (Associate Head Coach, Defense) and Jamelle McMillan (Assistant Coach) join Fred Vinson on the coaching staff. Joe Boylan has been elevated to Assistant Coach/Director of Player Development, while Michael Ruffin has been promoted to Assistant coach/Player Development.