The Los Angeles Lakers endured its most forgettable season in franchise history, but not without casualties. After Kobe Bryant's last game, the team finished with the second worst record in the league at 17-65. And when that kind of thing happens, the blame is usually put on the head coach. With that in mind and barely a week after the end of the regular season, the proud franchise decided to fire head coach and former player Byron Scott.
In an announcement made on Sunday, the Lakers said that Scott will no longer be returning as coach, something that may have been expected along the way. After guiding the team to a mediocre campaign last season, he couldn't make any difference this year.
At this point, it is unclear as to what direction the team is looking at. They have a very talented bunch of young guys to begin with, so it really wouldn't be a case of not having enough to build on. But at this very moment, the biggest question is who should the Lakers hire this time? more >>
In a strongly-worded critique on the controversial North Carolina transgender law, Christian NFL tight end Benjamin Watson asserted that those who "blur" the reality of genitalia are rejecting God's design.
Watson, a 12-year NFL veteran who signed a contract with the Baltimore Ravens this March, took to Facebook over the weekend to issue his thoughts regarding the recently passed North Carolina law that prohibits local governments from forcing businesses and institutions to allow transgender individuals to use bathrooms designated for the opposite biological sex.
Unlike many others who have analyzed the North Carolina law, Watson, a strong Christian who frequently comments on current events, explained that he did his part to read the law in its entirety before issuing his opinion of it. more >>
In New England, the Patriots may very well play their first four games without star quarterback Tom Brady.
According to reports, the appeals court has reinstated Brady's suspension stemming back from the Deflategate incident.
The incident dates back to two seasons ago when the Patriots were ruled to take part of the scandal where they used deflated balls during the playoffs. more >>
It has been a tough post season for Steph Curry as he has been battling different injuries lately but the Golden State Warriors' star received good news on the knock on his knee.
According to a statement released by the team, it is reported that Curry suffered a Grade 1 right knee sprain and not an ACL injury after a slip in Game 4 of their first-round battle with the Houston Rockets.
While it is not something serious like an ACL injury, Curry is still set to be re-evaluated in two weeks and is effectively out of the line-up until that time. more >>
It's hard to believe what Conor McGregor says these days, and there's no one else to blame but himself. After causing a social media frenzy by announcing his retirement from the UFC, the trash-talking Irish fighter now tells everyone that he's back and will be fighting on the UFC 200 card – the same event he was supposed to be headlining. The 27-year old fighter announced via Twitter on Monday that he will in fact be fighting on the July 9 Las Vegas card.
But not so fast.
Although UFC headman Dana White didn't explicitly deny McGregor's reinstatement in the card, the fight promotion did issue a statement regarding the announcement, saying that the tweet wasn't accurate. In an interview with TMZ Sports, White revealed that they haven't been in contact with the fighter or any of his representatives. "We haven't talked to Conor or his manager since the press conference. I don't know why he would tweet that," he said. more >>
The Western Conference first round series between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Portland Trail Blazers has quite an interesting side note to it. While the Trail Blazers have relied heavily on their two dynamic backcourt players in Damian Lillard and recently named Most Improved Player of the Year, C.J. McCollum, the Clippers on the other hand have one of the most dominant frontcourt in the league made up of DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin.
So does this mean the series all goes down to which tandem wins the match up? Will it be height and might or speed and blitz?
The Clippers appeared to be heading for an early entry to the second round after embarrassing the Blazers in Games 1 and 2, but Lillard and company made it a bit more interesting after winning Game 3, 96-88 and trim down LA's lead, 2-1. So far, it has been the traditional case of one team winning at home and then losing on the road. Will Game 4 be different this time? more >>