It’s halftime right now between the Warriors and Lakers game and head coach Mark Jackson sent out this tweet.
Using his iPhone, Jackson tweeted out this message of inspiration (maybe). I am not sure if this was a scheduled tweet or an accidental tweet. Maybe someone is tweeting on his account. Apparently it’s happened before.
Either way, fans are reacting to it.
LeBron James is the best player in his sport. He makes a ton of money in endorsements. He is making $19M for this season.
He’s an international icon. He’s a millionaire. He’s on top of the world. Yet when he found out about Miguel Cabrera’s big new contract, James got jelly.
I guess if you are really into vanity plates or having your sports teams on your tag, this is the way to go.
I’ve always wondered if I would do such a thing. I already have my own car and I did not go for vanity plates because I am more than just a sports fan. Plus, I don’t have that kind of money to pay.
But then again, the Peanuts plates are coming and I cannot resist Snoopy.
Maybe I’ll just get a better frame.
Stephen Curry has voiced his displeasure about the sleeve jerseys when they debuted last season. Other players have voiced it this season too. But Adidas and the NBA continue to push it and it appears that it might be around for a while.
Since the Warriors have won 21 road games, the last one coming off a frantic comeback win over the Blazers, Stephen Curry was asked about whether or not the Warriors should switch out their home white jerseys and wear their road duds for their next home game.
“Short Sleeve Saturdays should be gone,” Curry said (2:13 mark in above clip). “And we should wear our blue roadies for the rest of the year.”
“I don’t want the wear sleeves!”
There have been multiple players that have complained about the NBA jerseys with sleeves. LeBron James has talked about it before but last night, after a 19-point performance and loss against the Spurs, spoke up against it again.
“I’m not making excuses, but I’m not a big fan of the jerseys. Every time I shoot it feels like it’s just pulling right up underneath my arm. I already don’t have much room for error on my jump shot. It’s definitely not a good thing.”
When will the NBA and Adidas listen? The gimmick is terrible and unnecessary. But they continue to roll them out, thinking that it’s accepted by fans.
Until they do so, players will continue to complain about it. They’ll find an excuse to blame it. Athletes are creatures of habit and disrupting their feel when wearing a jersey is a big no-no. Shame on you, NBA and Adidas.
His name is Yao Ming. Yao is his surname. He has worn YAO on his jersey throughout his entire NBA career.
But somehow, someway, Adidas missed that. Either they did not do any research, have any common sense or have no idea how names work outside of America.
Last night LeBron James wore a mask for the first time since breaking his nose. Unlike the one that Richard Hamilton wore, this one was all black like the Kobe Bryant design.
But look at this one that James is wearing. It’s like some kind of carbon fiber material and it looks really menacing. In fact, it looks downright frightening. A lot different than the mask he wore in Cleveland.
I remember when Dwyane Wade wore a band-aid and it became a fashion statement, even though his wound had already healed. With James and Wade on the same team, is there a chance that they find a way to get creative and make this mask full of design? That’s where it could end up being. The biggest star on the planet has a chance to influence people in a way like never before.
Of course the commissioner can just say no to all of this and it’s OK. But knowing James, he’ll likely seriously consider something like that.
Maybe kids will buy masks to wear when playing pick up ball. Who knows?
This is great news. He is the first openly gay player in the NBA.
And now the story about that is done. I was hoping he’d get this chance and now that the chance is here, let’s stop talking about it. Let’s focus on him as a basketball player.
We’ve matured as a society where something like this should not be major news anymore. Still good news, but not something that should linger.
I’m happy for him and hope he stays longer than 10 days.