Nevertheless, Jones is not someone who will stand out in history — it’s likely he’ll go down as the player who the Los Angeles Lakers traded to the Charlotte Hornets in 1999 so that a young Kobe Bryant could take on a bigger role. Like many players through history, Jones will be remembered almost entirely by fans who came of age in his particular era. That’s a shame, in a way, because Jones was valuable and deserves notice. Of course, it is maybe a little goofy to own 11 different Eddie Jones jerseys. This photo does not lie (via @traread):
Putting Davis, whose $1.5 million (U.S.) contract for the coming season became fully guaranteed Sunday, on some kind of paid leave while the league investigates the charges and the probe by New York City police continues, might have seemed a logical step. But, Webster said, it is not something the franchise could have done unilaterally. Under terms of the league’s agreement with the union on domestic abuse, sexual assault and child abuse, any discipline is handled at the league level. “That policy does govern his punishment or suspension or what may come of it.” Webster said. “The administrative leave part, as I understand it, can only be done by the NBA … I think we need to be respectful of the process here.”
What separates Holiday from Bledsoe on defense is Holiday’s ability to defend larger players. After guarding Lillard and helping the Pelicans sweep the Trail Blazers in the first round of the 2017-18 playoffs, Holiday took on an even bigger assignment and defended Durant in a second-round series against the Warriors. “He was picking me up full court,” Durant told Redick. “He was guarding me in the post. Actually, it was tough to dribble on Jrue Holiday. He slides his feet so well, he’s got good hands, he’s strong, he’s got good instincts. I gained a lot of respect for him in that series because he went from guarding me to Klay (Thompson) to Steph (Curry) to guarding Draymond (Green), neutralizing pick-and-rolls. He’s special. He’s special on that side of the ball.”
So, what has the Memphis Grizzlies budding star promised for his second NBA season? “A lot more,” Morant told The Undefeated in a phone interview last week while promoting his upcoming docuseries Promise Land. “I want to have a very successful career. “I wasn’t satisfied after winning the NBA Rookie of the Year award.”
Brian Robb: Kemba Walker on if he can say what a stem cell injection does: “I can’t lie. I can’t. (laughs) Have to ask the doctors…I trust the doctors.”
Jay King: Kemba Walker said he met with two knee specialists. “The goal was pretty much to get to the bottom of things.” Wanted to get back to who he is as a player. He believes taking some time to get healthy was the best course of action.
With Christmas right around the corner, New Balance gives Kawhi Leonard’s signature basketball shoe a seasonal makeover. According to the brand, this icy blue iteration of the New Balance Kawhi is inspired by Leonard’s favorite mythical beast, the Snow Wasset. The winter creature is infamously known for taking down its prey by ambushing them through snow and ice. The look of the shoe is executed with a predominantly blue color scheme but is offset by the white ankle collar along with a logo of a claw gripping a basketball on the tongue.
December 2, 2020 | 1:29 pm EST Update
This extension will take James through the 2022-23 season, giving him 20 seasons in the NBA. James is now set to make $39.2 million in 2020-21, $41,180,544 in 2021-22 and $44,474,988 in 2022-23.
He then expressed how the fans’ reactions not only to his on-court contributions but also his off-court work impacted his decision to remain in Indianapolis. “I think that means a lot because, yes, I am a basketball player,” he added. “But playing this game, you know, is my job. But, I’m also trying to help others, encourage others, and be a good example for how you live life, period. “So to hear people say that I’m good for the team on the floor but as well as off the floor is a big deal to me…Indiana is a very very dope place to play because you get love from everyone all around. I literally don’t feel like I’m playing in a city and like, ‘dang, people don’t like me.’ And I really feel the love from everyone. That’s, again, a big deal to me because I just want to be somewhere where people want me and appreciate me. And I think I found that.”