Draymond Green calls Kelly Olynyk a dirty player: ‘I don’t respect guys like that’

The Warriors don’t necessarily have to care about the Wizards-Celtics series, but Draymond Green is keeping an eye on it and was upset about Kelly Oubre’s suspension for Game 4.

Oubre was punished by the league after he went after and Cheap Reversible Jerseys For Basketball ran into Kelly Olynyk after the Celtics player set a hard screen.

Green addressed the topic on his podcast “Dray Day,” saying Olynyk flopped and that it was “ridiculous” that Oubre was suspended for what ended up being a game and a half since he was kicked out of the game for the incident. Then Green attacked Olynyk’s character by calling him a “dirty player.”

He continued to discuss the Oubre play before coming back to Olynyk.

James said he didn’t know all the details of the story because he has been off social media but still did his best to talk about the subject. He took some time to provide a thoughtful response.

“It’s a delicate situation. Racism, we know, exists. You try not to put yourself in a position, for me as a father, I try to give my kids the blueprint on how life is gonna be. But at the end of the day, I can only tell them so much, and they have to live it themselves. For me, I just try to be respectful, for one, respectful to others, and I feel like if you do that consistently, then I believe the karma will come back to you.

Tyronn Lue says coaching Cavaliers is ‘the hardest job’ in NBA

It’s not easy being an NBA coach, but apparently coaching the Cavaliers is even rougher.

Tyronn Lue opened up about leading the Cavs, who won their first NBA championship last year and are in the running to win their second in a row.

“It’s the hardest job, by far,” Lue said on ESPN’s NBA Lockdown podcast. “It’s the hardest job. But I’ve been through a lot of tough things in my life anyway, and I just try not to listen to the outside noise — to the media and what they have to say. As long as I have the support of [Cavs general manager] David Griffin, [principal owner] Dan Gilbert, my players, the city of Cleveland, the state of Ohio, as Cheap Replica Jerseys long as I have that support, that’s all that matters.”

According to Lue, the hardest part about being at the helm of the team isn’t the players or the pressure from winning games, but the scrutiny they all face from the media and trying to not lose his cool.

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“Traveling two miles in 12 seconds would require a speed of 600 mph,” a motion filed by the Scott’s attorneys said. “Mr. Scott was driving a Suburban, not Cheap Retro Jerseys a jet airplane.”

Tom Brady, Boston have Isaiah Thomas’ back

If there is anyone you want to have your back in a big game, it’s Tom Brady.

The five-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots knows about winning big games. He has an astonishing 25-9 record in the postseason.

So when Brady went to Instagram in support of Boston Celtics’ guard and MVP candidate Isaiah Thomas, the Boston faithful had to be feeling confident.

But after the vote of confidence from Brady and a video from Kevin Garnett, the Celtics came out and walloped the Bulls on the road 104-87 Friday night to make the series 2-1 in favor of Chicago.

It goes to show if Brady has your back you can do just about anything.

“When I was a player, probably about 7-8 years ago, I’m trying to attack every reporter that said something,” Lue said. “But now I’ve come to the realization that it’s not worth it. People are going to say what they have to say, and they got to sell books or they got to sell stories. They have to do it. That’s their job.

Less than a minute later he was put back in, but things didn’t get much better. And with 7:08 remaining, Thomas fouled Bojan Bogdanovic while he made a 3-pointer and then headed for the bench, where he would remain. Terry Rozier Cheap Queensland Reds Jerseys subbed Cheap Quality Jerseys in in place of Thomas.

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has garnered support from players around various leagues after disclosing he heard the N-word and had a bag of peanuts thrown at him during Monday’s game at Fenway Park.

Isaiah Thomas had heated interaction with heckler during Game 3 loss vs. Wizards

The bad blood between the Celtics and Wizards has apparently boiled over into the stands.

The night that Russ actually broke the [triple-double] record, I had texted KD the next day, he was talking about something, and he sent me a text and was like, ‘Hey man, Russ had a nice conversation yesterday.’ But the media don’t even know nothing about it, but I just let it be known that they back on talking terms, [set] their differences aside.

Perkins’ comments are reminiscent of what Durant discussed on Bill Simmons’ podcast a few months ago, when he said the feud between them was manufactured by the media. He felt like they didn’t really have a problem with each other, but the relationship became weird when they were forced to talk about one another every day.

While it’s fun to hype up the rivalry, it’s probably better for basketball that they remain friends. The cupcake outfits are funny, and reading into every little thing they did during the All-Star break was good entertainment, but it’s nice to see they can mend their friendship.

What happened: The Warriors decided before the game their Cheap La Kings Jerseys new strategy was going to be this: Hey, what if we just make Cheap Liverpool Jerseys all the shots? Golden State jumped out to a 14-0 lead to start the game. The Warriors held a 45-22 advantage at the end of the first quarter — yes, those numbers are correct. The Trail Blazers never had a chance to catch up. Clearly Golden State was motivated to end its first-round series as quickly as possible.

Turning point: When the game broadcast started. In the first quarter, the Warriors shot 15 of 24 from the field (8 of 11 on 3-pointers) while the Trail Blazers shot 8 of 27 (3 of 11 from 3-point range). Stephen Curry, who finished with a game-high 37 points, summed it up in his postgame interview on TNT: We came out on a mission.

Kansas’ Josh Jackson to enter NBA draft after signing agent

Rawle Alkins (No. 43): Another freshman who could push himself into the first-round conversation with a strong week. Teams are consistently in need of one thing around the league: wings. At 6-5 with what seems to be solid length, Alkins works hard and has a tremendous physical frame with a lot of strength. The questions are whether he can shoot at a high enough clip, and whether his skills have caught up to his body.

Frank Jackson (No. 41): Jackson will have a tough choice ahead of him, especially if Trevon Duval commits to Duke before May 24. If the Lone Peak High School star returns to Duke, he runs the risk of falling behind Duval and Grayson Allen in the rotation. If he stays in the draft, he may not go in the first round. Coming Cheap Kids NBA Jerseys out and destroying the combine and leaving no doubt as to his athleticism and scoring ability might help to make what is shaping up to be an impossible decision a bit easier.

Kansas freshman Josh Jackson announced Monday he has signed with an agent and intends to enter the upcoming NBA Draft.

Jackson revealed in a statement released to The Associated Press that after consulting with my family, I have decided to enter the 2017 NBA Draft and pursue my dream of playing professional basketball. He added he was thankful for all of the support I have received from my coaches and teammates at Kansas.

Jackson signed with former NBA player B.J. Armstrong of Wasserman Media Group. The 6-8 forward played his high school ball for Detroit Consortium and Cheap Knock Off Jerseys Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif., before signing with Kansas.

Jackson, 20, averaged 16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game last season with the Jayhawks, and earned Big 12 Newcomer of the Year honors.

NBA playoff bracket 2017: One factor that will determine each Eastern Conference series

While the Western Conference playoff order has been set for a while, the Eastern Conference went down to the final day of the regular season. The Pacers and Bulls punched their tickets to the postseason with wins against the Hawks and Nets respectively, and the Celtics held on to the No. 1 seed with a victory over the Bucks. That matched the Bulls up with the Celtics, the Pacers up with the Cavaliers and the Hawks with the Wizards, leaving the Raptors facing the Bucks in perhaps the most interesting first-round matchup.

But in talking about how this season went, he admitted it was not always a pleasure cruise.

If you look at what the roster was that was gathered together from the summer, obviously you had to be excited, Pachulia said. This team has been like a motor, playing really well, everything fitting, being on the same page. But to get this point, there was a lot of practice time, a lot of film sessions, a lot of work, so it took some time for us to get on the same page and play basketball like the Warriors, play Warriors basketball.

We were winning games with our talent, but to get where we were feeling good about our game and our chemistry, obviously it took some time. Even with the best players, there are going to be a lot of mistakes before you finally start playing beautiful basketball.

More than that, Pachulia heaped pressure onto himself. The Warriors struggled defensively early, especially protecting the middle — the job Cheap Kids Jerseys that had Cheap Jordan Jerseys been handled by since-departed center Andrew Bogut — a much-discussed topic among fans and media in Northern California and nationwide. After the first two weeks of the year, the team was four points per game worse with Pachulia on the floor than off.

Tyronn Lue wants Cavs to know defense as well as elaborate handshakes

The Cavs have swept their opponents, going 8-0 in the 2017 NBA playoffs, but they haven’t been perfect. The team’s defense is lacking at certain points, and is sometimes hidden because of Cleveland’s nearly unstoppable offense.

While fans may not care, coach Tyronn Lue demands the best Cheap Ice Hockey Jerseys from his players. He has surely addressed it in team meetings, but he made a slight jab at his team’s defensive efforts to the public when speaking to the media during practice Wednesday.

Bryant says he will watch the NBA postseason when time allows. He can’t understand why some believe a potential Warriors versus Cavaliers Finals matchup for the third time is a negative.

Why is that bad for basketball? That makes no sense, Bryant says. Just because it’s preordained that’s a bad thing?

I know I’m going to wake up in the morning. Is that a bad thing? I don’t think it is.

The Warriors and Cavs became the first pair of NBA teams in history to start the playoffs 8-0 and looked as good as ever in the second round in Cheap Ireland Jerseys dominating their respective opponents. Draymond Green is already talking trash about the Cavs, calling their opponents weak, rather than mocking teams in his conference.

While plenty of people enjoy the rivalry, don’t expect Kobe’s opinion to change the mind of anyone who doesn’t like the two-team dominance.

LaVar Ball fires back at Nike: ‘We in a new lane baby’

As you can see, it’s not fair to place singular responsibility on a star such as Paul for the Clippers failing to reach the conference finals. If you want to argue that Paul blew Game 7 against the Jazz, then you must recognize his stellar 25.3 points and 9.9 assists per game for the entire series on 50-37-88 shooting splits. That’s without mentioning his Game 7 effort against the Spurs in 2015 and his 25.8 career playoff player efficiency rating, fifth-best in NBA history behind only Michael Jordan, George Mikan, LeBron James and Shaquille O’Neal.

It’s also inaccurate to say that Los Angeles has been a victim of injuries and poor timing when there have been opportunities to advance or at the very least improve the odds of advancing. Clippers players would probably tell you as much. And Rivers isn’t off the hook for his role on the sideline and in the front office. One look at his draft history is enough to make most Clippers fans shake their heads in disgust.

Much like Paul Pierce’s spot on the Clippers’ bench, the truth sits somewhere in the middle when it comes to the blame game in LA.

When Nike executive George Raveling said LaVar Ball was, ‘the worst thing to happen to basketball in the last hundred years,’ everyone knew Ball would have a response.

And Friday night, he went to Instagram to do what he does best, respond in spectacular fashion.

Raveling was the first African American coach in Pac-12 history at Washington State, was handed Martin Luther King Jr’s ‘I have a Dream’ speech, and was the best man at LaVar Ball’s second wedding. LaVar also called that out saying Raveling was, ‘the worst man to be a best man.’

You have to give it to Ball, he can come up with Cheap Hockey Practice Jerseys some Cheap Hockey Jerseys catchy phrases, and whatever he says winds up on social media and all over every sports outlet one can find.

Now we’re all left to wonder, what will someone say about him next and how will he respond to it?

Sisqo hilariously remakes ‘Thong Song’ for LeBron James

A physical force at 7-0, 255-pounds. The 23-year-old New Zealander is the youngest of 18 children. His brothers’ average height is 6-9. Basically, he grew up in fight club.

An irritant of the highest order inside, he already possesses a nasty stare. Look at the death look he gave former teammate Kevin Durant from the bench as he went back and forth with Enes Kanter.

For the most part, Wall understands who he is — a franchise player and four-time All-Star point guard, who’s enjoying the best season of his career, averaging 23.1 points and 10.7 assists per game. But every now and then, the ambassador and philanthropist reverts to being the kid who wasn’t afraid to square up if he had a dispute with someone back in his hometown of Raleigh, N.C.

Klay Thompson brought it out of him a few years ago. The Celtics’ Jae Crowder had him riled up earlier this season.

Sisqo thinks LeBron James should win 2016-17 NBA MVP.

The Thong Song singer was approached by FS1’s Colin Cowherd about remaking his 2000 hit and the results are pretty hilarious.

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Would this appear to give Scherzer reasonably good Hall of Fame odds?

Eddie Lacy departed for Seattle after an up-and-down career in Green Bay. Ty Montgomery, a receiver-turned-running back, led Green Bay with 457 yards and three TDs last season.

The goal here should be for the Packers to Cheap Jerseys In US divvy up the carries between Montgomery and one of three rookies selected in the 2017 NFL Draft. The early pecking order would be BYU’s Jamaal Williams (fourth round), UTEP’s Aaron Jones (fifth round) and Utah State’s Devante Mays (seventh round). That competition should be furious in training camp and should intrigue Green Bay fans the most.

Would this appear to give Scherzer reasonably good Hall of Fame odds? Probably. In fact, because pitcher win totals have declined over the years with the shift from four-man to five-man rotations and the rise of relief pitchers, Scherzer’s win totals between his age-25 and age-31 seasons actually undersell him a bit. His 21.8 Wins Above Average between those years are tied for 17th-best of any pitcher since 1950, with just seven Hall of Famers in front of him.

That said, some of the names on the list of the 19 non-Hall of Famers who have at least 110 games between their age-25 and age-31 seasons are also striking. While a few of the men in the group, such as Mike Mussina, Roger Clemens and Jack Morris, seem to have reasonably good Hall of Fame odds at this point, the majority are pitchers who for one Cheap Jerseys NBA reason or another have never come remotely close to Cooperstown.