• Lonzo Ball Puts On Impressive Pre-Draft Dunk Show
Lonzo Ball Puts On Impressive Pre-Draft Dunk Show

While George is a great player, the Lakers would be foolish to give up the second overall pick in a package to get him. TMZ Sports posted the video of the high flying show. However, Smith disagreed with that assessment and said it is all about what a team expects of their draft pick and he believes the Lakers will set up Lonzo Ball to succeed...

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  • Jimmy Butler Didn't Like How Some Parts Of Bulls Trade Were Handled
Jimmy Butler Didn't Like How Some Parts Of Bulls Trade Were Handled

Now, the Chicago Bulls won't see the postseason again anytime soon. "It's going to be a hard process". "But it's necessary. This is something we felt we had to do at this time". 7 pick ( Lauri Markkanen ) to Chicago in exchange for Butler and the No. 16 pick ( Justin Patton ). Rondo and Wade return barring another deal orchestrated by Paxson.

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  • Markelle Fultz believes the Sixers are already a playoff team
Markelle Fultz believes the Sixers are already a playoff team

Last night, the 2017 Sixers Official NBA Draft Party was held at the Piazza at Schmidt's Commons , with 5,000 passionate fans in attendance. The Los Angeles Lakers used the second pick to choose University of California at Los Angeles point guard Lonzo Ball .

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  • Red Sox claim Fister off waivers, and he will start Sunday
Red Sox claim Fister off waivers, and he will start Sunday

The 33-year old has ties to the Red Sox president of baseball operations, having spent two and a half seasons with the Detroit Tigers when Dave Dombrowski served as the team's general manager. Fister, who is 77-76 with a 3.60 ERA in eight big-league seasons that has also included stops in Washington and Houston, had his best season in 2014 when h...

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  • Knicks select Frank Ntilikina with No. 8 pick
Knicks select Frank Ntilikina with No. 8 pick

With his selection in the NBA Draft, the Knicks are unlikely to bring back the free agent incumbent point guard, Derrick Rose. "He had to make substantial changes between the coaching change that he had with his team, played two different styles of a game which he incorporated himself into, a speed game and then more of a structured game - the ...

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  • How The 76ers Trade Is Going To Affect The NBA Draft
How The 76ers Trade Is Going To Affect The NBA Draft

Barring any catastrophic change of events, Markelle Fultz will be selected by the Sixers with the #1 overall pick in tonight's NBA Draft. With the acquisition of these two first round picks, the Celtics now potentially own the rights to seven first round selections over the next three years, including picks from Brooklyn (2018), Memphis (20...

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  • Ramirez, Leon homer, Red Sox beat Angels 9-4 on Papi's night
Ramirez, Leon homer, Red Sox beat Angels 9-4 on Papi's night

His late-inning heroics helped the Red Sox rally from a 3-0 deficit in the 2004 ALCS and win their first World Series in 86 years. Big Papi thanked his own family, including his father who was standing by his side Friday night. "Retiring a DH's number is like putting a vice president on Mount Rushmore". Rick Porcello, the American League Cy...

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  • Did Danny Ainge just reveal that the Celtics are drafting Jayson Tatum?
Did Danny Ainge just reveal that the Celtics are drafting Jayson Tatum?

Anyone with internet access can figure out the NBA Draft minutes before the picks are announced on TV. The Blue Devils matched a school record with four picks as freshman Jayson Tatum (third), sophomore Luke Kennard (12th) and freshman Harry Giles (20th) were each first-round picks, while freshman Frank Jackson (31) was the first pick in the ...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly no longer wants to leave Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly no longer wants to leave Real Madrid

Another Mendes client, Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, is suspected of failing to correctly declare 5.6 million euros of income earned from image rights between 2012 and 2013 while he was at Atletico Madrid . In the season just ended, he won three trophies in his debut campaign at Manchester United , although he drew criticism after a poor leag...

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  • Kyle Trinch Named to 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Team
Kyle Trinch Named to 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Team

Phillips joins Ty Denby (twice), Brandriff, Kevin Sullivan , Cabell Willis and the late Carrie Wortham as the only VMI track and field athletes ever to make one of the three Academic All-American teams. She was third at the Big Ten Indoor Championships both at 3,000 and 5,000 meters. Nebraska senior Drew Wiseman and MI senior Erin Flinn were s...

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  • 76ers enlist Fultz; Lakers sign up Ball
76ers enlist Fultz; Lakers sign up Ball

And the 2017 draft was a record-setting night for freshmen. Dunn is coming off an atrocious rookie season, during which he averaged 3.8 points. It was a hard one-and-done season for Simmons, as he had trouble converting on the perimeter (33 percent) and contributing anything other than scoring.

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  • Manchester United making progress in deal to sign Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata
Manchester United making progress in deal to sign Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata

Mendes' agency, Gestifute, released a statement saying Mourinho had not received any official notification about the accusations against him. Ronaldo , who played under Mourinho at the Bernabeu, has denied the charges and is threatening to leave Spain.

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  • Rafael Nadal withdraws from Queen's Club tournament to rest
Rafael Nadal withdraws from Queen's Club tournament to rest

After losing just his second match here against Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals in 2015, Nadal was forced to pull out ahead of the third round past year with a left wrist injury. Things did not improve for Wawrinka as Nadal broke serve again in the opening game of the third set. "I could not play a year ago because of injury so I look forwar...

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  • Former Manchester United star Angel di Maria given one-year jail sentence
Former Manchester United star Angel di Maria given one-year jail sentence

NAN reports that Manchester United had finished sixth in the English Premier League. They said Mourinho had already settled a previous claim relating to his Spanish taxes, which resulted in a penalty of €1.15-million in 2014. Ronaldo has limited himself to saying that he has a "clear conscience" and is "always" innocent, but has not spoken publ...

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  • Mark Buehrle pens essay in The Players' Tribune thanking Chicago
Mark Buehrle pens essay in The Players' Tribune thanking Chicago

And now here we are getting my number retired. Buerhle posted a 161-119 record with a 3.83 ERA for the White Sox from 2000 to '11, making four American League All-Star teams, winning three Gold Gloves, making nine Opening Day starts in a 10-year period and helping the White Sox win a World Series in 2005.

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  • ESPN's NBA Draft Ratings Up 13 Percent
ESPN's NBA Draft Ratings Up 13 Percent

As Lonzo walked on stage to meet Commissioner Adam Silver and put on a purple Lakers hat, LaVar put on a gold and purple Big Baller Brand hat, the company he has started. 10 with the pick obtained from New Orleans for DeMarcus Cousins. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the deal had not been formally announced.

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  • The Celtics and 76ers finalize blockbuster National Basketball Association draft trade
The Celtics and 76ers finalize blockbuster National Basketball Association draft trade

The Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers finalized their shocking weekend trade this morning. As told in a recent Philadelphia Inquirer report, sources indicated that Fultz and his camp were "disappointed" on lottery night when the Sixers didn't come out with the top overall pick.

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  • Luke Walton believes Lonzo Ball will help improve Laker's culture
Luke Walton believes Lonzo Ball will help improve Laker's culture

Ball is an LA pure bread, so fitting in off the court doesn't appear to be a concern. Ball was also quite efficient for the Bruins, shooting 55.1 percent from the field and 41.2 percent from beyond the 3-point arc. It is indeed too early to talk about the NBA Playoffs, but Ball will be Ball. He's not a pass-first-because-I-can't-shoot guy. Kuzm...

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers, GM David Griffin separate after three seasons
Cleveland Cavaliers, GM David Griffin separate after three seasons

The Cavs were dumped in five games in the NBA Finals. In fact, James had advocated for a contract extension for Griffin in April, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Dave McMenamin , saying "it makes no sense why [ Griffin ] shouldn't get an extension".

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  • Cavs having trouble trading Kevin Love
Cavs having trouble trading Kevin Love

Butler has three years and more than $56 million left on his contract, but he may be the only reason for optimism around the Bulls franchise after they sneaked into the playoffs and were eliminated in the first round by the Celtics in six games.

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