OK. Anthony Davis scored 30 points. I’ve seen that before. But he also had 23 rebounds. And five assists. And four blocks. And he played every minute of the second half. That’s, you know, impressive. As was his “supporting cast member,” LeBron James, who put up 22 and 11. It’s on between the Lakers and Warriors following LA’s 117-112 Game One victory.
Yes, there have been times I felt Joel Imbiid was more obsessed with winning the NBA’s MVP Award than he was about winning a championship. Still, I think he’s a deserving winner. Now let’s see if he can recover from his knee sprain and get back on the floor to help his Sixers against the Celtics.
The Suns are already down 0-2 to the Nuggets in the Western Conference semis. And they will likely be without CP3 in Game Three Friday night. I’ll give you two guesses: groin or hamstring? Groin this time, as he approaches his 38th birthday on Saturday.
Gee, it appears Colin Kaepernick was unsuccessful in his attempt to destroy the NFL. (Coach is rolling his eyes.) Super Bowl LVII was the most-watched U.S. based telecast in history. I did not say the most-watched Super Bowl. I did not say the most-watched football game. I did not say the most-watched sporting event. I said the most-watched telecast.
The NFL may have to reconsider this fifth-year option thing for first-round draft picks. It doesn’t look like it’s working for either the players or the teams.
On Tuesday, rather than picking up Jordan Love’s fifth-year option, the Packers wisely signed Love to a one-year extension. Kudos to Love for seeing the wisdom of that move as well. Love has started exactly one game in his NFL career, a 13-7 loss to Kansas City in 2021.
Yes, the Colts are taking a huge risk by drafting Anthony Richardson. Particularly since they are “doubling down” on the hole they are in. Indy has spent more than $100 million on QBs since Andrew Luck retired in 2019. The Colts have started seven different quarterbacks in the past four years, including four last season alone. My view? No risk it, no biscuit. Richardson’s physical talent is to great to pass up.
It appears Kansas City running back Jerick McKinnon will celebrate his 31st birthday today by signing a new deal with the Chiefs. You remember McKinnon. He was the heady and selfless player who easily could have scored a Super Bowl TD, but instead gave himself up at the two-yard line to further bleed the clock and set the Chiefs up for the short FG that lifted them over the Eagles 38-35.
Former Raiders receiver Henry Ruggs III is going to state prison in Nevada for up to a decade for vehicular manslaughter. It’s a debt he owes, after drunkenly driving his car 156 mph into another vehicle in November of 2021, killing a woman and her dog. No excuse. Still, it’s a sad story for all involved, including Ruggs.
No, Bryce Harper did not get a hit in his return to the Phillies’ lineup as a DH Tuesday night in a loss to the Dodgers. But that was Bryce Harper playing in a major league baseball game, 160 days after undergoing Tommy John surgery. That’s beyond remarkable.
Astros? Don’t ask. No win. No runs. Giants take it 2-0 behind eight innings of scoreless pitching by Anthony DeSclafani.