The Detroit Pistons did it with a J Cole jersey earlier this year along with a “tryout” offer that, let’s be honest, just didn’t seem to be real. But this time, we at least got Cole on the court. The hip-hop superstar was actually running with the Orlando Magic in a team practice. Like, it was really him. Practicing. With the Magic. Cole Anthony, RJ Hampton. All of them.
The latest broadcast contract is projected to be valued at $75 billion total — over $8 billion annually — and gambling giants like FanDuel, DraftKings, and Caesars Sportsbook are expected to make bids for live game rights, sources tell Front Office Sports.
“As far as players, I think I’m the only one,” McCollum says when asked if any others in the league own their own vineyard. “My love for wine has continued to grow, to being interested in all phases of wine — from the process of making it to the business side. And we now have a blank canvas. We can build it out the way we want.”
“It takes about three years to turn grapes around from vine to bottle … especially when it’s from unplanted soil,” explains McCollum. “I would say sometime between 2025 and 2027, we’ll be able to say that we grew our own wines from our own land. And that’s really cool to say out loud.”
A former NBA guard who played eight seasons in the league was arrested Tuesday night after a bizarre encounter with Boynton Beach police. Police said Delonte West, who played for multiple teams, including the Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers and Dallas Mavericks, was arrested following an incident with officers.
A case report from Boynton Beach police said that just before 9 p.m., officers responded to the department’s lobby, located at 2100 High Ridge Road, for an individual yelling and banging on the glass doors. The report states that West, 38, was screaming profanities while holding an open can of Icehouse beer and an open bottle of Mango Vodka.
October 20, 2021 | 4:04 am EDT Update
The 76ers are not trying to move Simmons and have made clear that they will not deal him at this time, according to sources. The franchise wants Simmons to show up to practices and games, to be engaged and to perform to his capabilities. Simmons is not against playing, but he is not mentally ready yet, sources insist.
In Simmons’ first meeting with team personnel last week, a meeting that included Rivers, president of basketball operations Daryl Morey and general manager Elton Brand, sources said Simmons reiterated that he was not mentally ready to rejoin the team after the past several months. The past several months, of course, included Rivers and Joel Embiid criticizing him after the Game 7 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Rivers, Morey and Brand asked Simmons to be present, expecting the situation to be back to normal, but it still isn’t.