Anthony Davis Could Be The Real M-V-P
All summer long, cosigns from the likes of LeBron James and Kevin Durant were pouring in about New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis. The third year player out of Kentucky by way of Chicago, seems to be developing quicker than anyone could have expected and opened his most anticipated season with 26 points, 17 rebounds and 9 blocks. It’s definitely too premature to be picking MVP’s, but the reigning one, Kevin Durant, did say Davis would have a shot one one soon. Looks like KD was right about AD.
Spurs Stay Winnin’ NBA
Regardless of whether you find the San Antonio Spurs brand of roundball sexy or not, you can’t deny the fact that they know how to win. The Spurs are totally those kids who earned that pizza party your first grade teacher promised the class if everyone played nice during recess. You hate that class because you and your bad ass classmates never saw them cheese slices, b. It’s only so long you can hate on a champion. Not only did the 2014 Champions win the home opener in the clutch, they also got their championship rings and hung up another banner. But if they want to keep things rolling, they still have to deal with...
Suit And Tie, Pay Kawhi
You might not know much about Kawhi Leonard yet —other than the fact that he was that player on the Spurs guarding Dwyane Wade in the finals, who still has braids— but he’s slowly emerging as one of the league’s best young stars. Jordan Brand just let him design his own shoe (which could mean his own signature soon), so he’s fully aware of just how much his stock is rising. The only issue is now he wants to renegotiate his contract. San Antonio might pony up with the extra cash to keep him, but they better act fast. Other teams are thirstier than Taz’s Angels IG followers for a shot at Mr. Leonard’s on court services.
Kobe Begins His Farewell Tour
This past baseball season, sports fans got all emo over Derek Jeter’s last season. Every team gave him gifts, Jordan Brand showed him RE2PECT and he walked off into the sunset with one last clutch play. Fresh off of what could have been a career ending achilles injury, Kobe’s finally back in the Purple & Gold. The Black Mamba scored 19 points and showed a slightly softer side than we’re used to, consoling his teammate, rookie Julius Randle who broke his leg during the game.
But what everyone is talking about is the levels of shade exchanged between Kobe and former teammate, Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard. After Howard threw his elbows around in Bryant’s face, No.24 had some choice words for the ringless star. Maybe the two of them really didn’t like each other? Although, Bryant did say after the game that it was nothing more than trash talk and that it’s impossible not to like Dwight...“because he’s a teddy bear.”
TNT’s Favorite (Retired) Ballers Are In Midseason Form
Shaq, Kenny "the Jet" Smith , Ernie Johnson and Charles Barkley have the formula for the best show on t.v. The Inside the NBA crew combines real life insight with on camera shenanigans. Last night, Chuck let his guard down and wore some interesting eye wear. Never not funny, Shaq, and The Jet had jokes for days, asking if he could see into the year 2030 and if he could see what was going on from L.A. (they were in San Antonio).