“But what bothers me the most and sticks out, when I first came into the league, and guys that I know personally, that played against him on a regular basis, talked about how dirty he was. Talked about how cheap he was as a player. He used to have this sweep move with the off foot that trip the guy he was guarding, and the officials would always put their hands together that they give when it’s incidental contact, play on. And as you’re tumbling to the ground, he would steal the ball and go the other direction. It was just dirty. Some can say, ‘Hey, if they’re not going to call it you might as well do it.’ But what also stood out for me that I never understood, he drove the CBA [Continental Basketball Association] into the ground because [former commissioner] David Stern wouldn’t pay him a couple more million dollars to buy it. How many people lost jobs because of that, and franchises that were legendary franchises like in Sioux Falls where thousands would come to the games. Coaches, players, people lost their jobs, but yet he was so petty that he just ran it into the ground and didn’t put any more money into it because he bought it and thought he could flip it, have the NBA buy it for millions of dollars in profit. “Now he’s out there whining about a personal attack on him. He’s basically trying to get every angle to get people on his side.
September 21, 2021 | 9:35 pm EDT Update
Landry Shamet: Happy Retirement my friend. Showed me what it meant to be a pro the first day I met you. Forever grateful for you taking me under your wing. Thank you @jj_redick ✊🏽❤️ pic.twitter.com/Fw997NAglH
Keith Smith: Kevin Pangos got part of the Non-Taxpayer MLE from the Cleveland Cavaliers in a two-year deal: 21-22: $1,669,178 22-23: $1,752,637 Second season is fully non-guaranteed, becoming fully guaranteed on on the league-wide date of 1/10/22. @spotrac
Shams Charania: LeBron James organizing Lakers team minicamp in Las Vegas ahead of training camp – a similar chemistry-building function to the one hosted before the 2020 title season. Details: pic.twitter.com/Z9c4JnSW1E
The Vertical: Steph and Ayesha Curry renewed their wedding vows and their daughter Riley officiated 💕 (via @ayeshacurry) pic.twitter.com/UuqD0NruCc