The Cleveland Cavaliers are off to a shaky start after acquiring their third loss agains the Portland Trail Blazers with a 101-82 final score. LeBron James' homecoming has not been exactly easy going, and it's partly because the team doesn't quite know how to play together yet. After their loss against the Trailblazers, James and Kyrie Irving had exchanged words in the locker room.
"There's a lot of bad habits, a lot of bad habits been built up the past couple years. When you play that style of basketball, it takes a lot to get it up out of you," James said.
Apparently, Irving and James discussed about the flow of their offense. more >>
The second round of the 2014 NBA Draft landed the New York Knicks with Cleanthony Early and Thanasis Antetokounmpo and the team has high hopes for the two players, especially with Antetokounmpo. While Early has gotten most of the attention, the Knicks have been excited about Antetokounmpo.
The latter had been in Greece over the summer when he got a call from the Knicks president. While the team didn't have any open roster spots, they had been hoping that the second-round pick would agree to join the team. At the same time however, he had also gotten an offer from a European team with a reported $500,000.
Antetokounmpo had chosen to be with the Knicks. more >>
The Boston Celtics have just recently revealed the new look of their sleeved jerseys, with fans and players alike sharing the same sentiments: the jerseys aren't very attractive. The traditional sleeveless jerseys have been prevailing over the sleeved ones but slowly, teams have been giving them a try.
The sleeved jerseys have been once a one-off marketing ploy but now it seems that it has evolved into a fully-fledged one, with various teams already sporting sleeved jerseys. While many players seem not to like the shift, the trend is here to stay and will continue to spread to other teams.
The Celtic's unveiling of their new sleeved jerseys is branded as "Parquet Pride" Thursday earlier this week alongside an introductory video. more >>
This amazing and inspiring gymnast, Jennifer Bricker, was born without legs and abandoned as a baby. Two amazing people, Sharon and Gerald Bricker, adopted her and took her to her new home in Oblong, Illinois. There they taught her very valuable life lessons that she would never forget.
While she was growing up her parents always taught her to never say "I Can't." Although she was handicapped they wanted her to feel like she can do anything she puts her heart into. Without exaggeration, that is exactly what she did. Jennifer played every sport they allowed her to and was very good at it. None better than a gymnast, but she loved doing all she could.
Jennifer went on to become the tumbling champion and later discovered that she had a very famous gymnast in her blood. It's something she never knew as a young girl and found out later in her life. Wait until you see who it is! more >>
The Cleveland Cavaliers faced their second loss this season against the Utah Jazz over a 2-point buzzer beater Wednesday made by Gordon Hayward. The moment happened after Hayward was able to break free from LeBron James to catch a pass, step back on the right wing, and scoring a jump shot just as the end game horn had sounded.
"I've never really done that before. It was just one of those moments," Hayward had said regarding their team's resounding celebration. "How can you not show emotion after a finish like that? For us to win the game after being in control the whole game and then see it slipping away, it was pretty special."
While the Cavaliers are looking to be having a bad start this season, it's only the start of November and the team is looking to improve. more >>
Manny Pacquiao is preparing heavily for a match against American Chris Algieri in Macau on Nov. 22, with the fight being one of the biggest in the American boxer's career. Reports say that Algieri is looking for a convincing win against Pacquiao later this month.
A lot is at stake for both fighters, even more for the Filipino boxer, who is still expected to fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a long awaited bout. If Algieri suffers the loss in the upcoming fight, his undefeated streak will end. However, if Pacquiao loses the match, the possibility of a bout with Mayweather will only completely disappear.
Of course, if Pacquaio seriously wants to fight against Mayweather, he should get through Algieri first. more >>