It looks like Rob Hennigan is assembling his veteran leadership for the Orlando Magic roster to help bring the young team along. First with the signing of Ben Gordon last week and now the team has come to terms with Forward/Center Channing Frye.
It’s been less than a week since Carmelo Anthony opted out of his contract with the New York Knicks, and while teams can’t make their official pitches for his services until July 1, celebrity fans of those teams have a green light to pitch as they please. Cue R. Kelly, who was being interviewed after performing at WGCI Chicago’s Summer Jam concert and got down on his knees to to beg for Melo to sign with the Bulls.
Were less than 12 hours from the NBA draft, and the landscape of the league possibly changing again. Between what is being heralded as the deepest draft since 2003 and Carmelo Anthony and Lebron James already opting out of their respective deals, with the possibly of Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh doing the same next week there are a lot of moving pieces over the next few weeks. It looks like Kobe Bryant might have put his two cents in, as the Lakers are rumored to make a pitch for both James and Anthony.
Soccer fever has swept the United States because the World Cup is currently taking place, well we have a bit of negative soccer news to report. One of the most recognizable soccer players in the US has been arrested for domestic violence.
After failing a drug test which got him pulled from the upcoming UFC 175 pay per view Chael Sonnen has announced his retirement from MMA.
It’s Memorial Day Weekend and you know there is always going to be some drama popping off somewhere. This weekend it looks like an incident between T.I. and Floyd “Money” Mayweather, over T.I.’s wife Tiny of all things happened out in Las Vegas, and chairs were thrown (allegedly)
UCF Alum, and current Chicago Bear, announced today that he has signed an extension with the team, and he did it somewhere I’m sure nobody expected an NFL contract to be signed…… on The View. He also decided to donate $1 million to help support mental health.
Blake Bortles and Storm Johnson have only been in Jacksonville for a couple of weeks, but they are already setting attendance records. In Jacksonville, that’s not necessarily a hard thing to do.
Were you sick of watching the Knicks and Lakers this NBA season on ESPN, TNT and ABC? I’m sure you were considering the teams had a combined record of 64-100, and neither made the playoffs. It did seem as though one of those teams were on national television nearly every week. Well that COULD and SHOULD change real soon.
Drake has been catching some heat on social media over the past few days for being called an “athlete groupie.”
Drake would make a good girlfriend: pic.twitter.com/ilic3kHEM2
— Mike (@SevenEightZero) April 7, 2014
Of course we also can’t forget him not being granted access to the Heat locker room after they won their second consecutive NBA Championship last summer.
If that’s the case he is ecstatic right now as he will be in the company of A LOT of athletes this summer.