As one insider sympathetic to Durant noted, ‚ÄúKyrie sabotaged everything,‚ÄĚ but Durant is reacting more to the effects than the cause, and he now views the Nets as unsalvageable. ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs no use in (him) taking sides when it‚Äôs all too far gone,‚ÄĚ the person said. In essence, the Nets were right in principle, but wrong in practical terms, failing to understand that making Irving upset ‚Äúwas going to drive Kevin away.‚ÄĚ It‚Äôs instructive to note that for all the chaos, all the havoc and all the stress, Durant still wants to play with Irving, according to league insiders.
August 10, 2022 | 4:15 pm EDT Update
A jersey worn by basketball star Michael Jordan during one of the most famous seasons in his NBA career is expected to reach up to $5 million at auction. Jordan wore the Chicago Bulls jersey in Game 1 of the 1998 NBA Finals, and it will be one of only two of his jerseys worn in a finals game to ever appear at auction, according to Sotheby’s.
An estimate of $3 million-$5 million is the highest ever for a Jordan jersey, or any piece of Jordan memorabilia, the auction house said. The 1997-1998 season is known as “The Last Dance,” and was the subject of a 2020 ESPN/Netflix documentary series by the same name.
Dave Joerger shared a personal update‚Ä¶ ‚ÄúThings are really good for the Sixers, and for me as well. As far as personally, things that have gone on with recovering from cancer treatment. It is a process. You never feel like you‚Äôre fully healed or done with it. It‚Äôs always going to be part of your story and part of what you‚Äôre going to go through physically and mentally going forward. And your family has to live with it as well, but we feel very positive about it because of getting to it early. Identifying what the problem was early and then going to the treatment immediately. So we feel very positive going forward, to be and live a full life.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs pretty crazy. Things go fast,‚ÄĚ Joerger said. ‚ÄúBefore you even get to the [roster] changes, I think you get to the fact that James Harden, Joel Embiid, and other guys did not have a lot of time together. Our core has had two years together ‚Äď Tyrese [Maxey], Tobias [Harris] ‚Äď and Joel and Tobias have been together for a number of years, we get that. But to add a guy who has the ball as much as James does, especially with Joel, that‚Äôs only going to get better as more time is spent together.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúI think what they‚Äôre expressing is ‚Äėpart of me wants to be like this, but I need somebody to go first.‚Äô I think that‚Äôs what P.J. Tucker is going to really [do]. You‚Äôre going to see guys now come a little bit out of their shell with their personality ‚Äď not outside of themselves, but that part of it can come out a little bit more as somebody is kind of out there in front. Now we have a catalyst for that and a leader in that area, and I think you‚Äôll see guys‚Äô toughness come out a little bit more than it has in the past.‚ÄĚ