A lot of people, especially Jeremy Lin fans, were expecting a lot from the former Harvard standout when he transferred to Los Angeles last season.
Unfortunately, things did not go his way. After training as a backup point guard to Steve Nash, Lin found himself in the starting position after the latter suffered another season-ending injury, which eventually led to his retirement.
Still, Lin has performed quite well for the Lakers. During the 2014-15 season, the 26-year-old point guard averaged 15.7 points, 6.4 assists, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.5 steals, which is not far from his performance with Houston for the last two seasons. more >>
Former NBA MVP Dirk Nowitzki has not played for his national team Germany for four straight years, and many have been thinking that they may have seen the last of the Mavs' power forward.
However, the 36-year-old NBA star announced in a press conference in Frankfurt, Germany that he will play for his national team in this year's Eurobasket tournament, which will be held in Berlin.
"I've chosen to be in Berlin," Nowitzki said in a statement. "I've had the whole month of May and used it to gain some distance and enjoy family time. Of course, I also have consulted the matter with my wife." more >>
After waiting for almost a week, NBA fans were finally treated to an exciting and tight Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The game had to go into overtime in order for the winner to be decided. But in a game where everyone expected a close finish, the Cavs seemingly let their guard down in the extended five minutes, scoring just two points in the extra period.
As a result, Cleveland bowed to the Warriors, who scored 10 points in OT for a 108-100 win. more >>
An eighth-generation circus star, who miraculously survived a 25-foot fall while performing a routine acrobatic stunt, said she asked God to save her as she plunged into the audience.
Vicki Garcia, who along with her husband, Pablo, work for the Circo Hermanos Vazquez touring circus company and comprise the high-flying acrobatic team called the "Duo Garcia," was performing a routine "rocket" stunt last Thursday at a circus in Houston when she slipped and her harness wasn't fastened tight.
As soon as Garcia, who is an eighth-generation circus performer on her mom's side and a seventh-generation performer on her dad's side, slipped, the 17-year circus vet quickly fell approximately 25-feet into the front of the crowd. more >>
The International Olympic Committee has no plans to revoke the gold medal of Bruce Jenner despite calls from an online petition to do so following Jenner's gender identity change.
Earlier this week, an individual living in Massachusetts posted a petition on the White House's "We the People" site calling for the revocation of Jenner's 1976 gold medal.
"As we all know, Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) is an Olympic gold medalist," states the petition, which must get 100,000 signatures by July 1 to be guaranteed an official reply from the Obama administration. more >>
92-year-old Harriette Thompson completed the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in 7 hours, 24 minutes and 36 seconds. This amazing woman completed a 26.2 mile race and became the oldest to ever do so.
Harriette runs to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and has raised $100,000. She has run the marathon every year since 1999. She only missed it once in 2013 because she was diagnosed with cancer and was in radiation treatment. She has a heart of gold, and proves that each and every time she gets out there to compete. The former record holder, Gladys Burrill, ran the 2010 Honolulu Marathon in 9:53:16 at 92 years and 19 days old. She was 74 days younger than Thompson is right now.
She lost both parents, three brothers and her husband to cancer, so this cause is very close to her heart. Harriette completed the race alongside her son Benny. Toward the end of the race at mile 21, she struggled. But she was able to gain her composure and finish like a champion! more >>