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Report: Jerry West wanted Lakers homecoming ‘more than anything’

If Jerry West had his way, he would be back in charge of the Los Angeles Lakers front office right now. Bill Oram of the Orange County Register revealed on Wednesday just how badly the Lakers legend wanted to return to the team. Per Oram: Before [Jeanie] Buss hired Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka in February to lead the Lakers’ front office, West was regarded as a candidate to rejoin...
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Derek Fisher: Opponents aren’t pushing hard enough against Cavs, Warriors

Derek Fisher played on some of the finest NBA teams of the past two decades and has experience coaching in the league as well, and he’s not buying excuses of a talent gap as the reason behind the sustained dominance of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.Fisher, a former NBPA head, told Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins that, moreso than competitive balance, the issues...
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Tiger Woods dash cam video released

The Tiger Woods dash cam video was released on Wednesday, two days after the golfer was arrested in Jupiter, Florida on suspicion of DUI.In the video, Tiger can be seen looking confused as he is asked to follow directions from the police officer. He sounds somewhat groggy. Woods issued a statement Monday after being released from jail following his DUI arrest. In the statement, he...
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Caroline Wozniacki rejects ‘useless’ apology from Maria Sharapova’s agent

Caroline Wozniacki has rejected an apology offered by Max Eisenbud, the agent for Maria Sharapova.Many players have been critical of Sharapova’s return to the tour following a one-year ban for using Meldonium. Wozniacki was among those who were critical, as she said giving Sharapova a wildcard was “disrespectful” to other players (full story here).In response, Eisenbud ripped Wozniacki...
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Dez Bryant shrugs off Josh Norman comments

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant isn’t going to be drawn into a war of words with Josh Norman. After the Washington cornerback made critical comments about Bryant and other NFC East rivals, the receiver said he wasn’t bothered by the remarks and had nothing to say in return. “No, no, no, no. Why would I respond to that? He’ll see me when he sees me,” Bryant said, via ESPN...
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Kevin Love drops funny quote about his Minnesota days

On the eve of the 2017 NBA Finals, Kevin Love is taking some time to reflect on how far he has come … or something like that.Speaking with the media on Wednesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers big man had this funny quote about the player he was during his time with the Minnesota Timberwolves, per Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report. Love, still just 28 years old, spent the first six years of...
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Danny Ainge: ‘Handful of teams’ have inquired about No. 1 pick

The Boston Celtics are already receiving trade interest in the No. 1 overall pick.Celtics president Danny Ainge admitted that a “handful of teams” had already asked about trading for the selection.“The only thing we know for certain is we have the No. 1 pick,” Ainge told Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe. “What we don’t know for certain is who that person is yet and what sort...
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Dez Bryant: This Cowboys team is best I’ve been a part of

Fans of the Dallas Cowboys should be excited about the prospect of another big season coming for the team.Wide receiver Dez Bryant said on Wednesday that this Dallas Cowboys team is the best he’s been a part of. Bryant’s been with the Cowboys since 2010, and that span includes two division winners — teams that went 12-4 and 13-3. And he thinks this team is better. That’s a really...
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LeBron James delivers powerful speech on racism in America after home vandalized

LeBron James spoke on Wednesday in response to racist graffiti left at his Los Angeles home, and the NBA star delivered a powerful message.James said he was happy his family was safe and not harmed, and he also said that the one positive to what happened is that this gives him a chance to voice his opinions on racism.“It just goes to show that racism will always be a part of the...
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Patrick Mahomes thinks he may not be that far away from NFL ready

Kansas City Chiefs rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes is feeling pretty good after starting OTAs.So good, in fact, that he is beginning to wonder just how far away from being NFL ready he really is.“I don’t know if I’m that far away, it’s more about me continuing to work and keep getting better,” Mahomes said, via Josh Alper of ProFootballTalk. “These veterans are guys that have...
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Stephen Curry explains sleeve he will wear during NBA Finals

Don’t be alarmed when you see Stephen Curry playing the NBA Finals with a sleeve on his elbow.The Golden State Warriors guard explained that he needs the sleeve due to some swelling in his elbow — but it doesn’t hurt and won’t impact his shooting stroke.“Probably will,” Curry told Anthony Slater of Bay Area News Group when asked if he’d wear the sleeve during the Finals. “Just a...
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Austin Rivers rips ‘out of shape’ Glen Davis over comments about him and his father

Austin Rivers is letting his former LA Clippers teammate have it.In an appearance on FOX Sports 1’s “Undisputed” on Wednesday, Rivers was asked about ex-teammate Glen “Big Baby” Davis’ feud with his father, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, and Davis’ recent comments that the Rivers father-son dynamic had caused resentment in the Clippers locker room.“That’s a bunch of BS,” said the...
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John Lynch: 49ers planned to cut Colin Kaepernick regardless of opt-out

Colin Kaepernick officially opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers, but he was on his way out of the Bay Area either way this offseason. 49ers general manager John Lynch told PFT Live on Wednesday that had he not opted out, Kaepernick would have been cut anyway. “Yes, and we had that conversation with him,” Lynch said, via Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk. “So I don...
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Steve Kerr’s son to join Spurs as video coordinator

Thanksgiving dinner at the Kerr household may have just gotten a little more contentious.Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr confirmed on Tuesday that his 24-year-old son Nick will be joining the San Antonio Spurs after the season as a video coordinator, per Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News.The Kerr family has prior ties to San Antonio — Steve played there for four...
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Hue Jackson: Brock Osweiler has been ‘a pleasant surprise’

The Cleveland Browns are apparently getting more than they bargained for from quarterback Brock Osweiler.Coach Hue Jackson said Wednesday that the quarterback has been an unexpected surprise for the Browns, and has defied expectations. It’s pretty clear that Cleveland had low expectations for Osweiler to begin with. It’s also easy to read this as a commentary on rumors of his off...
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Predators fan has charges dropped for tossing fish on ice

The Nashville Predators fan who threw a catfish onto the ice during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals is no longer facing criminal charges.Jacob Waddell, a 36-year-old man from Tennessee who labeled himself a “dumb redneck with a bad idea,” had the charges against him dismissed on Wednesday. He was ejected from Monday’s game and charged with disorderly conduct, possessing instruments...
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Adam Silver expects LaVar Ball to ‘settle down’ once Lonzo is drafted

NBA commissioner Adam Silver is the latest to weigh in on LaVar Ball, and he’s not as worried as you might think he is. Silver told ESPN’s Mike and Mike on Wednesday that LaVar’s promotional skills are “quite incredible,” but he expects the patriarch of the Ball family to cool it a bit once his son Lonzo is drafted. “I think here, if I were an NBA team looking at Lonzo Ball, I’m...
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May 31, 2017  |  Discuss

John Clayton sends great ponytail tweet after layoff by ESPN

The wide-sweeping layoffs at ESPN are still ongoing, and longtime reporter John Clayton is the latest to get a pink slip. To his credit, Clayton handled the bad news with class and some well-timed humor.After the news broke that he will no longer be working at ESPN, Clayton thanked the network for employing him for 23 years. Once that was out of the way, the man with one of the most...
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Report: Bucks interested in hiring Griffin away from Cavs

The Milwaukee Bucks are trying to land the architect of the Cleveland Cavaliers.According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Bucks are interested in hiring Cavaliers general manager David Griffin to the same position, but Cleveland won’t give him permission to interview until the NBA Finals are finished. There were rumors that Milwaukee could look in this direction last week. Griffin’s contract...
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Report: Jeb Bush dropped pursuit of Marlins over disagreement with Derek Jeter

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will not be purchasing the Miami Marlins after all, and the reason is apparently down to Derek Jeter.On Tuesday, Bush withdrew from the process, reportedly because he and Jeter, who was also part of the prospective ownership group, disagreed on how the team would be run.The original proposal, according to Joan Murray of CBS Miami, dictated that Jeter...
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Home owned by LeBron vandalized with racial slur

A Los Angeles home owned by LeBron James was reportedly vandalized this week with a racial slur that was written in spray paint.TMZ is reporting that multiple LAPD units went to the home early Wednesday morning after being told someone had written the N-word in graffiti on the front gate of the residence. The graffiti has since been covered up, and investigators are trying to identify...
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May 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Sean McVay does not guarantee Jared Goff starting role

The Los Angeles Rams are hoping Jared Goff takes a big step forward in his second NFL season, but will the quarterback have to take it before Week 1 if he wants to keep his starting job? While speaking with the media from OTAs on Tuesday, Rams head coach Sean McVay was asked about the competition at quarterback between Goff and 2015 third-round pick Sean Mannion. “I think what we...
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Sammie Coates has jacked up finger after opting to not have surgery

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates got off to a blazing start in 2016 before suffering a nasty hand injury. And if you didn’t understand why he struggled with drops throughout the entire season, you should now.Coates suffered a broken ring finger on his left hand in Week 5 against the New York Jets. He also ripped the web between his index and middle fingers and needed...
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Julius Randle appears to have an insane workout regimen

Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle appears to be committed to heading into next season in better shape, and the results are already showing.As Silver Screen and Roll pointed out, Randle has been working with noted “transformation specialist” Amoila Jamil Cesar over the past several weeks to improve his conditioning. Cesar has been sharing updates on social media of the work...
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Lamar Odom still seeking coaching job with Lakers

Lamar Odom was a guest of Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton’s at the team’s pre-draft workouts this week, and the former NBA star is hoping he is invited back in a more permanent role.According to Mark Medina of the LA Daily News, Odom said he would still like to land an assistant coaching job with the Lakers. For now, the team is only saying that Odom was a welcome guest...
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