Mike Jones: Not Unheard of to Smell Marijuana in NFL, NBA Locker Rooms

 The NFL has very clear rules on marijuana: it considers the plant a banned substance and forbids players from consuming it. Obviously, that doesn’t mean all players abide by that rule; the number of suspensions the league administers for failed drug tests would agree. In the NBA, it’s a different story, a story in which the Cleveland Cavaliers found themselves playing a role...
15 days ago

There’s Reefer Madness In An NBA Finals Locker Room

It’s just a sign of the times, although the NBA has rules against using marijuana, in California and some other states, reefer madness just isn’t that big a deal any more. Not even during the NBA Finals. (We hope.) And Mike Wise was not imagining things either. He got solid confirmation from Brian Windhorst later on First Take. Maybe, hopefully, this bit of journalistic? fun...
Via Pro Bball Report
17 days ago

Reporter says he smelled marijuana in Cavs locker room after Game 2

The Cleveland Cavaliers needed to find a way to relax after falling into an 0-2 hole with another blowout loss to the Golden State Warriors Sunday night. Did they use a little greenery to take the edge off? Following Game 2, ESPN reporter Mike Wise tweeted that he smelled a “strong reefer aroma” coming from the visitors’ locker room at Oracle Arena. Of course, NBA players are...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Miller rips Knicks after franchise accuses Charles Oakley of lying

The feud between the New York Knicks and former player Charles Oakley doesn’t appear to be ending any time soon, and NBA legend Reggie Miller had something to say about it Thursday.Following his arrest and ejection from Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, Oakley has been outspoken. The Knicks are disputing his claims. What started the whole incident is very much in dispute. Although...
Via Sportsnaut
February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Scott Brooks Asked About Bringing Durant to D.C. in Introductory Presser

WASHINGTON — Scott Brooks was introduced as the Wizards’ head coach on Wednesday, and no question was more pressing than the one asked by Mike Wise of ESPN. “Um, I think we should just get this out of the way,” Wise said. “Are you going to bring Kevin Durant here?” “Thanks, Mike,” Brooks replied. “I’m surprised it took six questions.” No, the notion that any...
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Three more hires announced by Jason Whitlock’s ESPN site

The news keeps trickling out regarding Jason Whitlock’s “Black Grantland” site at ESPN… a site that now actually looking like it’s headed for a still-TBD launch date. ESPN finally made the announcement of Mike Wise’s hiring from the Washington Post official today.  They also announced the additions of veteran ESPN The Magazine writer Jerry Bembry and Justin Tinsley,...
Via Awful Announcing
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN’s “Black Grantland” makes three more hires

The “Black Grantland” site of Jason Whitlock at ESPN.com is gaining real momentum for the first time.  After making just one public hire in more than a year, ESPN has tripled the staff this week.  First, Bristol hired veteran Washington Post columnist Mike Wise.  Now, Whitlock’s “Black Grantland” is beginning to fill out the staff by making three hires with writers from...
Via Awful Announcing
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Whitlock’s “Black Grantland” hires Mike Wise from Washington Post

Jason Whitlock’s perpetually under construction “Black Grantland” site has finally made another hire.  And this one is out of left field. ESPN and Whitlock have snapped up veteran columnist Mike Wise from the Washington Post for the new site that ESPN has said will “provide coverage, commentary and insight about sports and culture directed towards an African-American audience...
Via Awful Announcing
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Fans worry about Redskins-Patriots and how to beat them. Mike Wise strikes again.

Optimism about the Redskins this year slipping with every Patriot’s play. Haven’t read any final stories yet, but boy, it sounds like the same old issues. RHH: You so funny. RG will be the RG of 2012 and it will be wonderful. The Redskins were streaky good when RG was wonderful. Sometimes the Redskins were terrible when RG was wonderful. When RG was terrible and the whole team...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Wise: Trade Mike Green

The Post’s Caps coverage is an ongoing debate, one that’s sure to be stirred by Mike Wise’s latest column: It feels like it’s time to break up the nucleus, to shake up a roster with just three players not under contract for next season. It can only happen through a substantial trade, and that is why it is time for Mike Green to go. Provocative! Russian Machine has the rebuttal...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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