You might not expect playing in the NBA to have too many similarities to Div. I NCAA golf, but J.R. Smith has found some. “Being a shooter, my touch [translates to golf],” the former NBA star told GOLF.com in the video you can watch above. “You have to be able to recreate some of the same shots over and over and over again. And have different shots in your arsenal.”
Smith drew other comparisons between golf and basketball. “For me, I liked to shoot off balance,” he said. “So I used to lean left, right, forward, back, off one leg. Left leg, right leg. And in golf we got sidehill, downhill, uphill. So many different ways to play the shots. For me it just makes it easier.”
Damion Lee, whose L.E.E. Way Foundation hosted a charity golf scramble at the University of Louisville Golf Club, was seen pulling up in a golf cart with the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy riding shotgun. Steph Curry posted a video of the moment on his Instagram account.
“Y’all trying to play some golf?” Lee asks in the video, which also features a cameo from first-year U of L basketball assistant coach Nolan Smith. “How you pullin’ up on ’em?!” Curry shots back in response.
The annual Danny Thomas Celebrity-Am tournament is brining in a stacked list of national and local celebrities for Thursday’s event at Spring Creek Ranch Golf Course in Collierville. Penny Hardaway, Vince Carter, Chris Webber Brevin Knight and Garrett Temple are among the participants with an NBA background.
Charles Barkley did that Monday during an interview with Dan Patrick, where he openly talked about possibly joining the LIV Golf Tour and leaving TNT. In addition to saying, “Of course it’s about the money” and that LIV would have to give him an “astronomical” deal to get him to leave Turner Sports, Barkley gave Patrick a bunch of information about where he stands with TNT and LIV.
Turner has not reached out or spoken to Barkley about his future. “They’ve been very quiet,” said Barkley. Barkley told Patrick he makes around $20 million per year between Turner and sponsorships. If LIV offered $60 million annually, Barkley would take the LIV offer.