Category — Derrick Rose
Floyd Mayweather Jr. tops Sports Illustrated’s list of the athletes who have bagged the most coin over the past year. And Mayweather has earned his estimated $90 million without a single commercial endorsement.
May 15, 2013 No Comments
Like the NCAA Tournament, some NBA player makes a name for himself during the playoffs. Stephen Curry, 1 of the best shooters we’ve ever watched and 1 who almost helped the Warriors stun the Nuggets today in Denver, could be 1 of those players. Writer Shaun Powell compiles a good list of some who might emerge. Another name we would add to it is San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard. He isn’t spectacular at anything but good at plenty of things.
Sports On Earth
April 20, 2013 No Comments
Think Dwight is thinking if I knew back then what I know now…
Kobe Bryant, who apparently can’t tie a tie, ranks 1st and LeBron James is 2nd as the NBA’s highest-paid players. No surprise there. Did you know 4 of the top 10 ballers play in L.A., 3 of them members of the poo-butt Lakers. OKC’s Kevin Durant, who is generating bigger dividends than any of the Lakers, clocks in at 5th. The rest of the story…
January 24, 2013 No Comments
How do you get tired of doing nothing?
Charles Barkley weary of his night job at TNT? Quit and I can only imagine the long line to sit in that big-ass chair.
Barkley cries to writer Richard Deitsch about the need for challenges to continue his NBA studio analyst role at the network. Could we recommend doing some research now and then?
November 5, 2012 No Comments
Questions always consume NBA fans on opening night. And they will have more as the season dribbles along. Can the Heat repeat as champs? Can the Lakers win the West? Can the Thunder continue to be the best in the West after trading James Harden? Or will the Nuggets emerge? In the East, can any club seriously challenge the Heat?
We know this. LeBron and the Heat are the favorites (7-4) to win it all again, while the Lakers (2-1) are the No. 2 pick. The Thunder (7-2) are the No. 3 choice, but after that it gets dicey.
October 30, 2012 No Comments
Lost in the excitement of opening night is Laker fans with DirectTV are 1 day away from being blacked out from local telecasts. Tonight’s NBA games, starting with Celtics-Heat and followed by Mavs-Lakers, will be broadcast on TNT. On Wednesday, though, the Lakers visit the Blazers. That will be 1 the initial contest on Time Warner Cable, the regional sports channel in L.A. which DirectTV has refused to come to terms with on a broadcast deal. Just another case of the fans getting screwed.
Again, if you’re a DirectTV customer, like me and more than 2 million more Angelenos, call or email Robert Mercer at (310) 964-4683 or RGMercer@directv.com.
October 30, 2012 No Comments
As much as I agree with what Dave Zirin writes regarding the James Harden trade, the Thunder hijacked the Rockets for more than just spare parts.
Furthermore, I understand the concept of athletes getting the most money possible. But does money (and we’re talking a substantial amounts in Harden’s case) come at the expense of possible NBA championships? Or how much is worth missing out on that?
Besides, if you’re a small-market club like the Thunder, how could you turn down a deal like this?
Lamb hops: “If you had a video camera on me, y’all probably would be laughing. When I got the call I was just like, ‘Huh?’ I was like ‘Stop playing.’ I thought it was a prank call. It was surprising, but it was good news.”
October 29, 2012 No Comments
It’s bad enough we can’t get the Pac-12 Network. Now this.
Taking a page out of the Phil Jackson playbook, this is like 2 bad-ass kids who can’t get along in the sandbox.
Less than a week before the NBA season tips off, Time Warner Cable and DirectTV continue their standoff. What it means for Laker fans is we can’t see games locally, unless they’re carried by TNT (hell, I wish TNT carried all of the Laker games), ABC or ESPN. So far, most of us haven’t been able to watch a preseason game because these 2 can’t work out a deal. It’s not only DirectTV subscribers being screwed by this. If you subscribe to the Dish Network, Charter, Cox, Verizon, AT&T and some of the other cable systems you’re not getting the games either. This blackout also includes many bars in the L.A. area.
Here’s where you can lodge complaints: At DirectTV, call or email Robert Mercer at (310) 964-4683 or RGMercer@directv.com. You can call Time Warner Cable at 888.488.3368. Ask for Mark Shuken.
October 24, 2012 No Comments
A heated argument broke out on Twitter tonight about which city has the top players in the NBA. What started the discussion was an “Open Court” segment tonight on NBA TV, featuring Shaq, Barkley, Kenny Smith, Steve Smith, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Steve Kerr and Ernie Johnson.
Hard for any city, including that stale argument that New York produces the best players (maybe back in the day, but not now), to argue against this 5 though.
October 23, 2012 No Comments
October 1, 2012 No Comments