Jeremy Lin joined the famous athletes and civil rights groups in commending the national anthem protests of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The Brooklyn Nets point guard revealed that he may emulate the bold move of the NFL star in the 2016-17 NBA season, but only if it is in unison with his teammates.
Lin Praises Kaepernick
Per New York Post, Lin lauded Kaepernick's series of national anthem protests because of the movement it sparked. The 28-year-old point guard, who is known as one of the NBA's most socially conscious players, added that the 49ers quarterback's controversial protests spotlighted and prompted discussion over a problem that has been overlooked throughout the years. more >>
Miami Marlins baseball star Dee Gordon hit a home run in his team's 7-3 win over the New York Mets on Tuesday, paying tribute to slain teammate Jose Fernandez, and crediting his achievement to God.
"I ain't never hit a ball that far, even in BP," Gordon said, who finished with a season-high four hits, according to USA Today Sports.
"I told the boys, 'If you all don't believe in God, you better start.' For that to happen today, we had some help." more >>
The following are the latest trade rumors involving NBA teams trying to improve their current roster before the regular season begins.
1. Kirk Hinrich to Cleveland Cavaliers
The 2016-17 NBA season could be another turning point for Jeremy Lin's basketball career. Shooting coach Doc Scheppler believes that the Brooklyn Nets point guard is capable of putting up lofty numbers and elevating into the All-Star status.
An All-Star Player in the Making
Scheppler, Lin's shooting coach since 2011, told Nathan Gottlieb of Brook-Lin.com that he anticipates his protégé to average 18 points per game in the 2016-17 NBA season. He added he can also see the Brooklyn Nets starting point guard averaging 7.6 assists and shooting 84 percent from the free throw line, 48 percent from the field and 40 percent from the three-point range. more >>
It has been a great past few months for the sports video game industry, particularly for the NBA. 2K Sports had been the standard of basketball video games for years now and its latest offering, NBA 2K17, is shaping up to be a smash hit.
Loading up on new features, the console and PC game also dropped its mobile version in the App Store and Google Play last week at the price of $7.99; if only there was a free alternative.
Fortunately, there is. NBA Live Mobile had been in the market months ago and is a free-to-play delight. Players do not have to pay to progress in the game either, unlike other F2P apps. They also added new features and roster changes, just in time for the 2016-17 NBA season. more >>
The Phoenix Suns and, later, the Golden State Warriors set the standard of play for NBA's new era. Whereas the NBA of the 90s, as legend Charles Barkley likes to put it, concentrated on tough, gritty offense, today's NBA focused more on offense. Teams rely on ball movement, floor spacing and tremendous outside shooting to win games.
Luke Walton, former assistant coach and, for a time, the interim head coach of last year's Warriors, signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in the offseason. Walton debuted with the team as a player in 2003, and now plans to rebuild and replenish the lost splendor of the Lakers.
Accurate and streaky three-point shooting is good to have on a player's resume if he wants a spot in a former Warriors coach's roster. Nick Young has that—however, his future looks uncertain in the weeks leading to the 2016-17 season. more >>