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September 17, 2021 | 4:34 am EDT Update
Frank Vogels former assistant coach Jason Kidd left the Los Angeles Lakers to become the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks. He joined fellow former NBA stars Richard Jefferson and Kendrick Perkins on ESPNs The Jump to talk about his visit to Slovenia for the signing of a 5-year $207 million super max extension with Luka Doncic. One, [Slovenia] is a beautiful country, Kidd recalled his visit to Lukas homeland. I had a lot of fun and spending time at dinner with Luka and also at the press conference. What an incredible 22-year-old. Hes wise before his years. So Im just excited to have the opportunity to coach him.
It was incredible again. Another beautiful place, Kidd said on ESPNs The Jump. I got to hang out with KP. We had a couple dinners, I got to see him work out. But I also got to just see him on his turf I think a lot of times we dont get to see our Europeans their homes. So I got the opportunity to go over there and hang out and we had a great time. KPs incredible not just a basketball player but a person. We all know.. well, I just learned that he loves the fights, the boxing matches and stuff like that. You look at just learning something new about a person by going to their hometown was something that I was excited about doing and I had a great time.
Theres no denying that Denver Nuggets stud Michael Porter Jr. is one of the brightest young talents in the NBA today. However, for those who may not be too familiar with his injury history, there was actually one point in his career that people doubted if he would ever be able to play again. Apparently, one of his biggest non-believers happened to be the head doctor for the Los Angeles Clippers. The Nuggets forward remembers that exact moment to this very day: All Top 10 teams have their doctors there and theyre just evaluating me, Porter said in a recent appearance on JJ Redicks The Old Man & the Three podcast. The guy from the Clippers was the head doctor and hes the one that wrote the report, its like, yeah, he probably will never play again.’
In this Club Shay Shay clip, the new Phoenix Suns big man JaVale McGee tells Shannon Sharpe what to expect in his former Golden State Warriors teammate Klay Thompsons return: I expect the old Klay. I can maybe see him slacking on defense in the first month because in the offseason you dont get those reps. But offensively, he didnt hurt his arm, so that boy is going to shoot.
Storyline: Klay Thompson Injury
Context? We talked to the 30-year-old, 6’5″, 205 lb. fighter just days before he’s set to face 6th ranked LHW, Anthony Smith … and we asked the 11th ranked fighter if he ever rolled around with 6’3″ Williams at their gym, Fortis MMA in Dallas. “I was training for a fight, and coach was like, ‘Deron, get in.’ And, I already knew he hooped, and I knew who he was, but I never got to go with him,” Ryan said, “I think it was my 2nd or my 3rd round with a fresh body, and you put Deron in, I was like, ‘Oh s**t, nice, I get a round off.’ Little did I know Deron used to wrestle. And, he was about 230 at the time.”
Gabrielle Union, the wife of former Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade, recently opened up about the trauma she endured when Wade had a child with another woman during their relationship. Union and Wade werent married at the time, but they were several years into a relationship with each other. In 2013, before we were married, Dwyane had a baby with another woman, Union wrote in her new memoir. It should go without saying that we were not in a good place in our relationship at the time that child was conceived. But we were in a much better place when he finally told me about the pregnancy. To say I was devastated is to pick a word on a low shelf for convenience. There are people strangers who I will never meet who have been upset that I have not previously talked about that trauma. I have not had words, and even after untold amounts of therapy I am not sure I have them now. But truth matters.