Lonzo Ball ditched the Zo 2’s for some Kobe’s and racked up a stat line of 36 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists against the Philadelphia 76ers. What does that mean for the Big Baller Brand shoes? Maybe they need to tweak the technology in the shoes? Or did Zo just want to wear some Kobe’s? I don’t know, but check out video of Ball going to work in the Summer League. I wonder what De’ Aaron Fox thinks about playing a day after sitting out against him?
J.T. Smith, the E.I.C. of The Front Office News talks about big deals in NBA Free Agency. Check out what J.T. had to say, feel free to share and/or leave a comment.
After the 20th of June went crazy in the NBA, the day of the NBA Draft was just as crazy. Would Paul George or Jimmy Butler be dealt? Would the 76ers draft Markelle Fultz, would the Lakers draft Lonzo Ball?
During the draft Fultz and Ball went one and two just like everyone predicted, but after that everything got interesting and the main situation that caught everyone for a loop was the Chicago Bulls trading star wingman Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves. I’m going to be the first and I know I won’t be the last to say the Bulls got worked like “a chick at the Bodytap” (I always wanted to use that Young Jeezy line), but it is super relevant in this situation.
Guard Kris Dunn
Guard Zach LaVine
Forward Lauri Markkanen (7th Pick)
Guard/Forward Jimmy Butler
Forward Justin Patton (16th Pick)
My question is this how do you trade the proven all-star and all-NBA player and still swap a pick? Do better Chicago management do better.
Shoutout to Lavar Ball for laying the blueprint down that got his son in LA. Now we know Ball has talent, but normally when you have something saying it is going to happen before it happens it Jedi mind tricks the team into not doing what makes the most since. Big Baller Brand in LA, more Lavar interviews on deck.
Yesterday, Social Media was jumping with all the rumors going around, will the Cleveland Cavaliers trade for Jimmy Butler or Paul George? Will they sign Chauncey Billups as their new General Manager? Why did they let David Griffin walk? Are the Los Angeles Lakers trading for Paul George?
We thought trade talk was a lot of bluffing, but nope, the Lakers traded young guard D’Angelo Russell and overpaid center Timofey Mozgov for center Brook Lopez and the 27th pick of Thursday’s NBA Draft. I personally don’t get why the Lakers traded Russell he is only 21 and has shown flashes of a guy who can be a star in this league, I do like acquiring a pick in this year’s draft and getting that terrible Mozgov contract off the books. Getting Lopez you get a good scorer with an expiring contract so it gives them more flexibility in the summer of 2018, but I don’t like giving up a talented asset in doing so. The Lakers could’ve prevented this if they just would’ve used their money wiser last summer so they better hope whatever plan they have works out because if they want to get out of the Luol Deng contract another young asset will have to go with him too and all eyes point to Julius Randle or Jordan Clarkson as the asset to go with Deng and that terrible contract. After my fandom gets out of the way this was a no-brainer move for the Nets you get a young player you can build around in a major market.
The Atlanta Hawks traded Dwight Howard and the 31st pick to the Charlotte Hornets for Miles Plumlee, Marco Belinelli and the 41st pick. Bruh, so Howard got traded for Miles Plumlee? Man, soooo many jokes are flowing right now, he hasn’t been right since Orlando and he forced himself out of a solid situation. He was once viewed as the best center and now he is a journeyman that has been on a million teams since 2012 (only four, but still). How will he do in Charlotte? At least it is a fun city, right?
After being pissed that the Lakers traded Russell, a picture surfaced online that showed San Antonio Spurs star forward Kawhi Leonard cut his braids off. Yeah, I’m shocked as everyone else, this has been a crazy off-season and it is only been seven days sense the season ended. What is next? I personally don’t think anything is toping Kawhi cutting his braids. I know LeBron finally started rocking the Kobe cut, but this move takes the cake.
I’m curious what happens next?
With the Golden State Warriors celebrating in front of their fans in Oakland after taking care of the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1 in the NBA Finals, forward Draymond Green wore a shirt that said, “Quickie” with a Q that was the style as the letter in Quicken Arena, the Cavs home.
If you think it is petty? It is, but this level of petty has been 365 days in the making after coming back from a 3-1 deficit LeBron James wore a shirt that said, “Ultimate Warrior” during the parade in Cleveland, super throwback wrestler, but also a great jab at the Warriors for blowing 3-1 lead. James also used current Warriors as decoration for his Halloween party this past year.
Fast forward to Draymond wearing the shirt, LeBron clapping back twice and Draymond having choice words for the super team argument.
I wanted to make sure all the petty moments were done between the two before I posted so that is why I waited. Check out the jabs back and forth, I guess this gives more fuel to the Cavs-Warriors rivalry and gives us something to talk about.
The last one is the only that I don’t know if LeBron sent out!
Last summer Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors and this summer it panned out for KD as he received his first NBA Title and first NBA Finals MVP. His partnership with the Warriors was looked at under a tight microscope because in 2016 his Thunder team had these Warriors down 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals in turn to lose. After the Warriors won they lost the Finals to the Cavs after being up 3-1, a lot of circumstances happened for the Cavs to make history, but it happened. After KD held it down in the finals Nike had a commercial ready to go for arguably the best player on the planet, I said arguably.
KD averaged 35.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.6 blocks on 55.6% from the field, 47.4% from three and 92.7% from the line during five games in the finals.
Ryan Joseph “Scooter” Gennett made history last night against the St. Louis Cardinals hitting four home runs in four consecutive at bats. Gennett is only the seventh player to produce such feet, joining Carlos Delgado, Mike Cameron, Rocky Colavito, Lou Gehrig, Mike Schmidt and Robert Lowe.
Gennett was born in Cincinnati and has been in the news a lot with the recent return of Brandon Phillips this past weekend because he wears the number 4 currently. He put on an unreal show to lead the Reds passed the Cards 13-1 with four home runs and 10 RBI’s check it out.
S/O to my guy Jermar for sending me the link last night also.
With the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors playing in their third straight finals and Kevin Durant now forming a super team with the Warriors a snippet of a LeBron and KD song has been released. Yes, it is a rap song and yes, they say it is from 2011, so whoever (I don’t feel like researching) released it must want some attention?
If you haven’t heard this intro check it out.
Do you think LeBron and KD make a “What A Time To Be Alive” or “Watch The Throne”? hahaha I kid!
A few months ago Kobe Bryant joined ESPN’s NBA countdown with Jalen Rose and twitter became a blaze because of the history between Bryant and Rose. We all know Rose was apart of the Toronto Raptors when Kobe torched them for 81 points and this new commercial is poking at that.
Check out the commercial embedded in Darren Rovell’s tweet.
The Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols joins the 600 home run club, he is the 9th player to hit 600 home runs and the 4th youngest player to join the club 37 years and 138 days old.
Check out the home run that put him in the record books.