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 >>
Evangelist Franklin Graham is praising Olympian Allyson Felix who became the all-time most decorated U.S. woman in Olympic track and field history during the Rio Olympics on Tuesday, after she won her seventh Olympic medal in the women's 400-meter final.
"Taking a silver in the 400 meter, Allyson Felix has just become the most decorated U.S. women's track and field athlete in history!" Graham wrote on Facebook. "She makes no secret of her Christian faith on social media. Before yesterday's big event, Allyson posted, 'I praise God for it all.' She has also said, 'I came to know Jesus Christ at a very young age. … Faith leads my life. That's definitely the reason that I run.'"
In a photo finish of the 400-m race Monday night, fellow Olympian Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas dove across the line, edging Felix for the gold by .07 seconds. more >>
Just three years after getting married and a year after he became a father, devout Christian and new Cleveland Browns starting quarterback Robert Griffin III is reportedly in the process of filing for divorce from his wife, Rebecca Liddicoat.
Citing a source in the NFL, Cleveland.com says Griffin informed his teammates and coaches of the divorce, noting that he and his wife have been separated for several months now. They got married on July 6, 2013, and their daughter, Reese Ann Griffin, was born last May.
Griffin, who was drafted by the Washington Redskins with the second pick of the 2012 NFL draft after he won the Heisman Trophy playing for the largest Baptist university in the world, Baylor University, was named the Browns' starting quarterback on Aug. 8 and made his debut Friday night against the Packers, according to Cleveland.com. more >>