Earlier in July, the Los Angeles Lakers made a trade with the Houston Rockets to acquire point guard Jeremy Lin for its 2014-2015 season in exchange for Sergei Lishchuck. According to the team's General Manager Mitch Kupchack, the trade could be the key to success for the team's rebuilding efforts.
"This trade allows us to acquire a solid player who will make us a better team, as well as draft picks to improve our team in the future, while at the same time allowing us to maintain financial flexibility," Kupchack said.
"In addition to what he'll bring us on the court, we think Jeremy will be warmly embraced by our fans and our community," he added. more >>
Carmelo may not be entirely confident with the thought that Knicks will win the trophy this season, but the playoffs are totally of another issue.
"Yeah, I think so for sure. Absolutely," Carmelo asserted his belief that his team will be back in the playoffs after stumbling to a ninth-place finish in the Eastern Conference last season.
"I can't wait to get started. No goals. Not setting any goals, but I just can't wait to get it back on," the slimmed-down Anthony further told The New York Post on Monday. "I really didn't do nothing special [about my figure], just working hard. That's it." more >>
Earlier reports indicated Jose Mourinho's desire to keep two of the best goalkeepers in the world in his team but that might not happen as Petr Cech will be more than willing to give way for the younger Thibaut Courtois.
Chelsea legend Cech was previously disappointed with how Mourinho kept him in the dark about his decision on who's going to lead the team's Premier League opener against Burnley, according to the Mirror U.K..
Courtois, on the other hand, confirmed that he was as well surprised by the decision as he only learned the picking 60 minutes before the kickoff at Turf Moor. This came off as a harsh blow for the 32-year-old keeper. more >>
Michael Schumacher's medical progress showed that the legendary racer's condition is on the way to recovery following an unfortunate skiing accident in the French Alps in December.
After having spent six months in an induced coma, the racer left the CHU Grenoble in France to continue his rehabilitation. He was later transferred to the University Hospital of Lausanne in Switzerland, a medical facility located close to his family.
Except for the information stated above, Schumacher's management and camp hasn't yet released any updates about his present condition. more >>
A Christian former NFL linebacker announced that he was recently diagnosed with ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, in a video challenging the entire Tennessee Titans organization to take part in the viral "Ice Bucket Challenge."
Tim Shaw, a member at the Nashville-based Cross Point megachurch, is at least the fourth NFL veteran in the last seven years to be diagnosed with the incurable disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
"A year ago I was playing NFL football. I've recently been diagnosed with ALS. I'm here today to stand up and fight with all of you against this disease," said Shaw, in a video posted on the Titan's website. more >>
Mike Ditka, a former coach for the Chicago Bears and hall of famer in the National Football League, has stated that efforts to change the Washington Redskins name come from "politically correct idiots."
Ditka, who's an ESPN analyst, was recently interviewed by the website Redskins Historian about the name controversy.
"It's all the political correct idiots in America, that's all it is. It's got nothing to do with anything else. We're going to change something because we can," said Ditka. more >>