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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Basketball

Michael Beasley Is Doing Ballet, Has Hired PR Firm

Michael Beasley is trying to remake himself in two ways: he’s trying to change his body, and he’s trying to change his image. Beasley has never been overweight, but he doesn’t have the tightest body in the league. So what’s he doing to drop some pounds? Almost anything possible. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune says Beasley has…Read More

NBA Lockout Is Much Worse than the NFL Lockout

Lockout. It’s a noun quickly gaining in popularity in the English dictionary, along with “Kardashian.” Just when you thought it was safe to come out from the heap of collective bargaining rhetoric from the NFL, now basketball is knee-deep in revenue sharing problems. If you need a refresher, the month is October: usually the time…Read More

Bryant Gumbel: David Stern Is Eager to be Viewed as a ‘Plantation Overseer’

Bryant Gumbel received attention five years ago when he suggested NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue had players association leader Gene Upshaw on a leash. Now he’s going after another leader in a sports labor debate: NBA commissioner David Stern. In his closing monologue on HBO Real Sports Tuesday, Gumbel charged Stern with holding up progress in…Read More

Shaq Responds to Kobe: I Don’t Need to Work Out

Last month, Kobe Bryant reportedly told an Italian radio station that he didn’t like Shaq’s poor practice habits when they were teammates on the Lakers. “I like players who workout. I use to do that 6/7 hours per day. I cannot stand players who practice for 30 minutes,” Kobe reportedly said of Shaq. In a…Read More

LeBron James Tells Twitter Follower He Misses His Fans in Ohio

LeBron James wants to be liked.  It is never easy to do and say all the right things when you’re under constant scrutiny like LeBron, but he has made more public relations mistakes than your average superstar.  He may not do it on purpose, but more often than not it seems like King James just…Read More

Dwight Howard Frustrated with Magic, Stan Van Gundy’s Coaching

While it has been understandably overshadowed by the NBA lockout, the name Dwight Howard is currently floating around on the NBA free agent list.  Howard has been with the Magic for seven years and could still return to the team, but his latest comments make it appear more likely that he has played his last…Read More

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