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Reviewing the Pelicans, Lakers, and Knicks’ Las Vegas Summer League Showings

The Pelicans, Lakers, and Knicks each had some really encouraging moments in the 2014 NBA Las Vegas Summer League. New Orleans Pelicans The Pelicans entered the 2014 NBA Draft without a single pick, but traded Pierre Jackson for Russ Smith, and added the undrafted Patric Young to the summer league squad. The impressive play from Smith and Young helped them earn contracts with New...
Via The Lottery Mafia
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Russ Smith: ‘I don’t understand what I have to do’

Former Louisville star Russ Smith was drafted a lot lower than he had hoped for on Thursday night. The 2014 consensus first team All-American was taken by the Philadelphia 76ers — who then traded him to the Charlotte Hornets — with the 47th overall pick. Some players would be thrilled just to be drafted, but […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Russ Smith headed for New Orleans

The wait was finally over for Russ Smith, 47th pick by Philadelphia in the second round of the NBA draft. A huge roar from Philadelphia fans, Russ has made a name for himself, fans ready to embrace him in the City of Brotherly Love. Only to learn a few minutes later that he had been already traded to the New Orleans Pelicans. The road to New Orleans a long circuitous rout for the...
Via Louisville Card Game
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Russ Smith Discusses Recent NBA Workouts

Since the NBA Draft combine in late April, former Louisville star Russ Smith has been extremely busy. Smith has had private workouts with more than ten NBA teams over the past month. Last week he traveled to Toronto for a workout with the Raptors. Afterwards, he had a lengthy interview with the media and discussed how his workouts are going. Russ says that although his workouts have...
Via The Cardinal Connect
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Russ Smith Had A Very Strong Showing During Thursday’s Workout With The Clippers

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect With the 2014 NBA Draft just a little over a month away, the majority of the draft hopefuls have began working out with NBA teams to showcase their talent. Former Louisville star Russ Smith was a part of the Los Angeles mini combine on Thursday. [Clippers Mini-Combine Rosters] Smith had a solid showing at last week’s NBA combine. He held his...
Via The Cardinal Connect
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

FedEx Threw Way U of L Russ Smith’s Championship Jersey

School sports rivalries can sometimes bring out the very worse in people. Louisville G Russ Smith is having some drama with Federal Express’ Memphis branch. The shipping giant has apparent misplaced Smith’s 2013 NCAA championship jersey. FedEx is claiming that the jersey was somehow thrown away, but the details of the story seem a little more odd than just that. FedEx delivered...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

FedEx Lost Louisville’s Russ Smith’s National Championship Game Jersey, Guard Is Extremely Upset

Russ Smith’s national championship game jersey is missing, and FedEx is apparently to blame. The former Louisville shooting guard was presented with the framed jersey on the Cardinal’s senior night. It was getting shipped to Smith’s New York barber shop, but when it arrived, the glass and frame were cracked. So FedEx told Smith to ship it back, jersey included. FedEx has now...
Via College Spun
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Russ Smith's national championship jersey lost by FedEx

Russ Smith has a major beef with FedEx after the shipping giant allegedly threw away and lost the national championshp jersey he was presented with on Senior Night at the University of Louisville.The All-American and NBA hopeful took to Twitter Friday night to slam FedEx and to share his bad experience with others. Here's more on the story from WHAS 11:The framed jersey was shipping...
Via Bush League Chronicle
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Russ Smith says FedEx lost his championship jersey

A jersey won by Russ Smith in the University of Louisville’s 2013 NCAA basketball championship game has disappeared and some people at Federal Express are catching some heat. The jersey was in a frame delivered by Fed Ex to Russ Smith, Sr. in New York but the glass was broken. Smith filed a claim, and was told to return the frame, which he returned with the No. 2 jersey still inside...
Via Louisville Card Game
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Russ Smith, Louisville Celebrate Game-Winner With Wild Locker Room Celebration

Louisville guard Russ Smith was the hero Saturday afternoon in a pivotal victory for the Cardinals over Cincinnati, hitting the game-winning jumper with three seconds to play. Smith’s shot came after the Bearcats and Cardinals had traded the lead back and forth numerous times in the game’s final few minutes. After the game, Smith and his teammates were understandably excited...
Via College Spun
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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