After receiving backlash for calling the New York Knicks a super-team, Derrick Rose is not retracting his bold statement. The 27-year-old point guard recently shared that he continues to support his earlier remark that his new squad is among the elite teams for the forthcoming 2016-17 NBA season.
Not Backing Off
Per Fox Sports' Rob Perez, Rose sparked controversy last month for commenting that the Knicks are a super-team in the NBA just like the Golden State Warriors. The 2011 NBA MVP, who was traded by the Chicago Bulls to the Knicks in June, believed that playing alongside with Carmelo Anthony (small forward), Joakim Noah (center), Courtney Lee (shooting guard) and Kristaps Porzingis (power forward) will make a super-team in the upcoming season. more >>
Christian NFL player Benjamin Watson is praising the father of slain 23-year-old African-American Sylville Smith for accepting some of the blame for his son being shot and killed by a Milwaukee Police officer last weekend.
After the killing of Smith at the hands of Milwaukee police officer, which set off violent protests in the city that led to a number of buildings being burned down, the 35-year-old Baltimore Ravens tight end took to his Facebook page to assert that America must not overlook the importance of fatherhood when looking to solve the nation's racial issues.
Despite the departure of Jeremy Lin and other key players during the free agency period, it will be business as usual for the Charlotte Hornets. Team executives remain confident that they will do well in the 2016-17 NBA season after the setbacks.
Per Nets Daily, the Hornets had a rough summer after they lost some of their key players in the free agent market. The franchise successfully kept shooting guard Nicolas Batum by having him re-signed a five-year $120-million contract, however, they lost some important players who showcased stellar performances last season. more >>
After his worst season, Paul Pierce has not given up yet. The 38-year-old small forward reportedly cancelled his retirement plans and decided to return to the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2016-17 NBA season to overwrite the lowest records of his career.
NBA.com reported in May that Pierce is having a 50-50 mindset about retiring after a disappointing season with the Clippers. The veteran small forward, who joined the team last season to reunite with coach Doc Rivers, recorded the lowest numbers in his 18-year NBA career, averaging 6.1 points in 68 games. more >>
Basketball icon Kobe Bryant is happy with his present standing and has affirmed his decision of ending his 20-year NBA career at the age of 37.
The Black Mamba has debunked speculations that he will come out of retirement. He also expressed his confidence that the Los Angeles Lakers can win the championship in the 2016-17 NBA season amid his absence.
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Once one of the NFL's most promising stars, former quarterback Tim Tebow, is now hoping to make a homerun with an MLB team and he's already selling autographed baseball memorabilia before landing a contract — stirring up a firestorm of criticism.
Tebow will be working out for all 30 big-league teams later this month but is considered to be a longshot by some sports analysts. The biggest dust-up, however, centers on Tebow's move to market baseball collectibles.
Jason Whitlock, co-host of the Fox Sports show "Speak for Yourself," says the sports figure's decision to sign and sell baseball bats and baseballs is in bad form and shows disrespect to baseball players, especially since Tebow has yet to get signed to an MLB team — let alone play his first game. more >>