Category — Allen Iverson
Friends say Allen Iverson has hit rock bottom, he just doesn’t know it. Another unsettling story about 1 of the most inspiration ballers to ever play the game.
April 20, 2013 No Comments
Remember when Kobe told anyone who would listen “I love my wife too much to have her sign a prenup.” Duh.
When it comes to money, Deion Sanders seems to have a better head on his shoulders than we initially thought. Or, as some fellas seem to forget, Deion realizes all pussy ain’t good pussy.
Dallas Morning News
October 24, 2012 No Comments
For the record, the writer is a white guy.
So much for labor peace.
With 1 mighty veto, David Stern turned the 1st day of training camp into a public relations nightmare for the NBA.
The league commissioner and thus the final voice in the workings of the NBA-owned New Orleans Hornets, Stern proved he was really not in charge. We knew that though from the lockout.
The true men behind the curtain are those small-market owners who want what’s best for them and not the league.
Some only signed the new labor deal with their eyes shut and while holding their noses.
They wanted more, though missing the entire season would have been OK for them.
They were back at it again Thursday.
When the Hornets made what looked like a good trade to send free-agent-to-be guard Chris Paul to the Lakers, it seemed New Orleans was on its way back.
The Hornets, who will get nothing for Paul when he leaves at the end of this season — and he will leave — were going to get 3 likely starters and some help for the future. Even the Rockets were getting better.
Now the Hornets get nothing. The deal may not be dead but it is clearly on life support.
All this to keep a group of owners unable or unwilling to pay top dollar happy.
This was exactly what the NBA lockout was all about.
Forget losing money and fans. This still is about power. Power to the unfortunate people such as Dan Gilbert and Michael Jordan. Mark Cuban even singing the NBA’s praises for shooting down this deal. And why not? All the clubs are in the Western Conference and in Mark’s vicinity. And damn the Lakers and the horses they’re riding now.
NBA owners saw players gaining power through free-agent moves and forced trades and they didn’t like it.
How dare they decide where they want to live and raise their families. What, they think this is a free county?
They argue about competitive balance, about the little guys having a fighting chance. The NBA has never been about small guys. Nope, it’s all about power. Owners make sure they keep it that way.
Even more so, this might be a little title envy.
If the Lakers get Paul and then Dwight Howard, they would again be a title contender.
The Lakers have fleeced sad franchises for their talents in the past and won, which hardly makes them evil or unique, just the Yankees and Red Sox of the NBA. Or the Celtics.
The league backed itself into a corner. Will the Association now try to run all 30 teams when it comes to trades so Orlando can’t deal Howard to the New Jersey-Brooklyn Nets?
But those owners are missing the bigger picture.
By keeping Paul away from the Lakers and telling players to watch their steps, they are doing their own product an injustice.
History has shown that the NBA is good when the big markets are winning. Ratings and sales are up and so is the value of franchises.
By keeping Paul away from L.A., at least for the moment, the owners are hurting their own product.
It is a selfish move which seems to mirror that of the players who are creating these mega teams.
Let it go. It is the only way to really begin a healing process that will need a long time to sort out.
However, for now, this is just another indication of how divided and messed up the NBA really is.
Just ask Chris Paul.
December 10, 2011 No Comments
Just shopping, not buying anything. Damn, I thought she was hotter than that Mike. Just another reason Wilt is the greatest of all time.
I’ve been with the NBA players since Day 1 but I’m not the only 1. Here’s more reasons why.
November 16, 2011 No Comments
November 14, 2011 No Comments
The owners are closer to achieving their goal of canceling the NBA season. Michael Jordan and a small band of hardliners are intent on it.
Meanwhile, David Stern couldn’t wait to use ESPN today as his platform to tell anyone who would listen of how the players have wrecked negotiations. But if you’re negotiating with someone in good faith, you don’t issue ultimatums with each proposal. Stern has frequently done so throughout these so-called negotiations.
As much as I’d love to see some balling, I still applaud the players. They have little choice in the matter. They agreed to give back the $300 million the league supposedly lost last year only to have Stern and those greedy bastards he represents to demand more. And Stern has the gall to call the players’ decision to disband the union “tragic?” Please.
November 14, 2011 No Comments
Maybe he’s trying to get back some of that money David Stern fined him for earlier in the lockout.
Some of us knew Michael Jordan was full of shit back in the ’90s when he refused a request from the National Association of Black Journalists to participate in a forum about why kids got killed and shot over Air Jordans. There also was his refusal years ago to endorse a gentleman named Harvey Gantt, who happened to be running against the infamous Jesse Helms for the U.S. Senate. That’s when Jordan made his ill-advised “”Republicans buy sneakers too” comment.
Now Jordan is 1 of the owners holding the players and fans hostage as he dictates the whims of several misguided owners bent on canceling the NBA season.
Several players though have taken notice and making their own statements to His Airness. For starters, Nick Young is 1 of them. Even rookie Klay Thompson, who hasn’t even played an NBA game, is taking a shot at Jordan.
Larry Brown Sports
November 8, 2011 No Comments
We underestimated the players resolve, but as much as we’d love to be watching us some NBA, we applaud their stance.
November 8, 2011 No Comments
Eventually, we all knew it would come to this, NBA players caving before opening night. Or at least it sounds like there is some cracking inside the NBA Players’ Union, with the fussing and fighting intensifying. The superstars can afford to miss a few paychecks, but many of the rank-and-file members not so much. In addition, there has been talk of some players questioning the loyalty of Derek Fisher. Now, Billy Hunter is under the microscope.
The owners aren’t the picture of solidarity either, the comments by Heat owner Mickey Arison the latest example. But they’ve got money. And they’ve got the little dictator (David Stern) leading the charge.
A deal by the end of the week? We think so. The worst being next week, no?
If not, we’ve got college hoops tipping off. That will stop a little bleeding for us hoop junkies.
November 1, 2011 No Comments
On the heels of their impressive come-from-behind victory on the road at Texas A&M, the Oklahoma State Cowboys moved up to the No. 5 spot in the Associated Press college football rankings. They trail top-ranked LSU, OU, Alabama and Boise State.
Some experts believe the Cowboys are the team to beat in the Big 12, but they have several crucial encounters coming up in October and a showdown with OU, which could have national championship implications, in December.
The Cowboys have an Oct. 15 clash with Texas in Austin, followed by a visit to Missouri on Oct. 22. They return home for a Oct. 29 meeting with quarterback Robert Griffin and Baylor.
Of course if OSU remains unbeaten, as well as OU, all eyes will be on the expected shootout in Stillwater.
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September 26, 2011 No Comments