Brazilian superstar Neymar Jr. is set to lead the men's football team of his home country in its quest for the elusive Olympic gold medal. As the Rio 2016 Olympics draws nearer, the FC Barcelona forward has been criticized for his party boy lifestyle that might affect his field performance.
Neymar Won't Stop Partying
New York Knicks, the franchise that ruled the NBA court twice but a long time ago, took some few intriguing splashes during the free agency period. With their promising roster for the 2016-17 NBA Season that includes former MVP Derrick Rose and returning star forward Carmelo Anthony, fans are crossing their fingers that the overhauled team will bring back its glorious days.
New Team Roster for 2016-17 NBA Season
According to Forbes' "18th Annual NBA Team Valuations" released early this year, the Knicks are the league's most valuable franchise with their wealth of approximately $3 billion. But despite being the most valuable team, the Knicks have struggled in the past decades to replicate their success during the 1970 and 1973 NBA finals. more >>
The NBA free agency period this year was filled with controversies and surprises. Now that it is on its way of cooling down, early predictions about the 2016-17 Western and Eastern Conference playoffs started to surface.
A Rematch Between Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors?
Broderick Turner of Los Angeles Times projected that the Warriors will once again rule the Western Conference playoffs because of its 73-9 record last season. Aside from the Warriors' impressive performance, the franchise has also added strong players to its solid roster. Last season's MVP, Stephen Curry, and three-point bomber, Klay Thompson, are expected to elevate the Warriors' performance with newly signed teammates Kevin Durant, Damian Jones, ZaZa Pachulia, David West and Patrick McCaw. more >>
It was a sad day for the New York Knicks fans after Amar'e Stoudemire announced his retirement from the NBA on Tuesday. The 33-year-old power forward, who played with the Miami Heat last season, ended his 14-year NBA career as a member of the Knicks.
Stoudemire is Always a Knick
The Knicks released a statement announcing that Stoudemire officially finished his professional basketball career in the NBA after signing his final contract with the team, where he played from 2010 to 2015. In the statement, Stoudemire expressed his gratitude to Knicks owner Jim Dolan, team President Phil Jackson and General Manager Steve Mills for letting him ink a contract to officially end his NBA career as a member of the franchise. more >>
While some NBA franchises have already formed super-teams, LeBron James remains a free agent as of present time. Fans of the NBA Finals MVP are now wondering if the 31-year-old basketball superstar will choose money over loyalty to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016-17 Season.
James Isn't Going Anywhere
For several weeks now, James has been mysteriously taking a long time to ink a deal with an NBA team. After bringing a championship to the Cavaliers in the latest NBA season and after showcasing one of the best performances in his basketball career, there were speculations that the NBA superstar will leave his former team for a more lucrative offer. more >>
Former Dallas Cowboys football player Deion Sanders is praising God for helping him survive what he says were threats against his life from people who "tried to kill me physically and verbally."
"God was there when many of y'all talked about me, doubted me, lied on me, cheated me, turned your back on me, bet against me, hated on me, stole from me and tried to kill me physically and verbally," the 48-year-old Hall of Fame NFL player wrote on Instagram Sunday. "That's why I praise Him like there's no tomorrow!"
While Sanders did not provide details about when his life was threatened or when he was mistreated, one event he might have been referring to was last January when his Dallas-based Prime Prep Academy charter school was shut down due to a lack of funding. The school's custodian, Reginald Hall, previously said he believed that negative reports were being spun to spite Sanders. more >>