It’s “MRI Thursday” for NBA superstars Kevin Duran and Luka Doncic. KD slipped and sprained his left ankle in pregame warmups and did not play in the Suns’ Wednesday night win over the Thunder.
Doncic exited the Mavs’ loss to the Pelicans in the third quarter when a lingering left thigh strain flared up. Luka’s self-diagnosis? “It’s not good.” Doncic says he’s been dealing with the strain since the second game after the All-Star break.
There will be no criminal charges filed against the Grizzlies’ Ja Morant, who was seen in Instagram video wielding what appears to be a handgun at a nightclub in Colorado. Police say there is not enough evidence to charge anyone with a crime.” There is, however, plenty of recent evidence that Morant is not in a good way. The Grizzlies say only that Morant will sit out at least four more games.
Y’all forgive me if I don’t wax poetic about Jim Boeheim, who will not return for his 48th year as head basketball coach at Syracuse. Yes, lostsa wins, five Final Fours and a national title in 2003. But also multiple NCAA violations, along with boorish, bullying, whiney, dishonest behavior. Bye. I don’t like that boy. I don’t say things like that very often.
And adios to now fired Texas Tech men’s hoops coach Mark Adams, who thought it was a good idea to counsel a Black player to submit to authority, much as a slave does to a master.
Now there are reports that dismissed and disgraced former Longhorn coach Chris Beard is the frontrunner to land the head coaching job at Ole Miss?
Patrick Ewing will soon be the former head coach at his alma mater. Georgetown finished up the season 7-25. The Hoyas were bad last season, too.
Former NBA star Shawn Kemp faces charges in Tacoma. Seems he was involved in a drive-by shooting Wednesday. Felony charges.
The Arizona Cardinals have a new g.m. and a new head coach and are officially (and wisely) now in full-blown rebuilding mode. The Cards have released veteran wide receiver Chosen Robbie Anderson. Yes, he recently changed his first name to Chosen. As in “Chosen for relocation.” After getting traded to Arizona from Carolina at midseason, Chosen caught exactly seven passes for 76 yards and no TDs. In ten games.
I don’t know who will win the NFC South in 2023. I do know the Buccaneers will finish dead last.
Looks to me, as well as to eyewitnesses, that Michael Irvin is innocent of engaging in improper behavior with a woman during a brief encounter at a Phoenix hotel lobby during Super Bowl week. I hope The Playmaker wins his defamation suit against the woman and Marriott, Inc., and is immediately re-instated to his job with the NFL Network.
Any NFL player who employs himself as his agent has a fool for a client. See “Jackson, Lamar.”
You can’t say the Jets aren’t trying their best to land Aaron Rodgers. Owner Woody Johnson, g.m. Joe Douglas, head coach Robert Saleh and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett (a longtime bud of A-Rod) flew to California Wednesday to court the four-time MVP QB. And All-Pro cornerback Sauce Gardner tweeted that if Rodgers comes to the Jets, he promises not to pick him off in practice. Yeah, I think this trade is going to happen, and it will be ON in the AFC East in 2023.