James Edwards III: #Bulls’ Robin Lopez has an ongoing thing where he beats up mascots. Tonight is Hooper’s birthday and three or four mascots around the league are in town. Lopez just took them all down at once. The game starts in 20 seconds. Yep.
Stan and Kim Van Gundy’s decision to adopt Eastwood, a 1-year-old special needs red-coated labrador who was the only dog left behind at a Northern Michigan shelter didn’t go unnoticed outside of the basketball world. “Eastwood got in the Daily Mirror in London, ABC News two nights in a row, nightly news. People magazine, their online site,” Van Gundy said. “It’s been crazy.”
Van Gundy, speaking outside of Quest Multisport Friday, following the NBA Draft Combine, said the new family pet has health issues. “Basically, every dog got adopted except him, and the reason was he’s going to need some surgery, it’s going to be a fairly decent cost to it,” Van Gundy said. “He’s got a defective back leg. He gets around fine, but you can see it. At some point, not right away, he’s going to need some surgery. And he’s a thing in his eye where his eyelash is turned inward. So, he’s going to an ophthalmologist on Tuesday. That was the reason he didn’t get adopted.”
But back to this Warriors game – even before that moment, Durant was super heated. He had a (probably not very friendly) conversation with a courtside Jazz fan, and he was caught telling the Utah mascot to “get the (expletive) off the court.”