The Knicks didn’t even offer Kevin Durant a max contract, which led to Durant signing with inner city rival, the Brooklyn Nets. James Dolan, the kazoo-wielding charlatan/owner/dumbass of the Knicks, gifted Brooklyn one of the best basketball players in the world. Dolan has done some stupid stuff before, but this takes the cake.
I understand that you’d want to pass up a basketball player due to an Achilles injury. After all, it is one of the most devastating sports injuries known to man. But when you throw a beloved Knick like Charles Oakley out of Madison Square Garden, ban a news outlet from a press conference because you don’t like them, and you run your team to the ground, you deserve all the bad karma and hubris.
The Knicks had an unfortunate off-season this year. They failed to clinch the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft (surprise! Zion was picked first). Then, Kevin Durant hurts his Achilles. Then Durant and Kyrie Irving, two superstars heavily linked to the Knicks, go to New York... to play for the Nets. Perhaps this is karma rearing its ugly head at Dolan. Even this will be more entertaining than the Knicks this year.
If James Dolan was a personification of a Dungeons and Dragons class, he’d be a bard. In fact, he’d be the worst bard since Chuggaaconroy. In the meantime, enjoy James Dolan’s kazoo, which should come up every time the Knicks screw up.
The NBA’s free agency period started today and big names have already chosen their teams right out of the shoot. This means that the NBA landscape has dramatically shifted in favor of some teams and against others. Where does the NBA stand regarding its ‘superteams’ and duos?
What better way to bring baseball to Europe than to bring the Yankees and Red Sox across the Atlantic? In an attempt to grow the game, MLB is bringing a two-game series between the two heated rivals this weekend, with the Cardinals and Cubs playing in London next year. Who should get their shot at showcasing America’s pastime in Europe?
The Los Angeles Lakers, who fumbled their way through freeing up cap space for a max contract player, are suddenly in the mix for every noteworthy NBA free agent this summer. This sounds nice for the Lakers, compounded by the acquisition of Anthony Davis to accompany LeBron James. This has Laker fans envisioning a team of LeBron, the Brow, and any superstar ranging from Klay Thompson to Kawhi Leonard.
It would be a great addition, too. Having two of the best postseason players in NBA history in LeBron and Kawhi on the Lakers would make the Lakers a scary force come springtime. It would also bring an excitement not seen in Los Angeles since the early part of the 2010 decade. The NBA would be even in the mainstream with one of the best NBA players ever on one of the most prestigious sports franchises ever that is dominating once again. The new “Big Three” of LeBron, Anthony Davis, and another NBA superstar would catapult the Lakers to undeniable favorites for the NBA title. Given the NBA’s uncertain status for who will be the dominant force in the next few years, it would make Los Angeles the clear cut favorites going into next season.
But there are a few problems with adding a max contract player. The Lakers were 22nd in the NBA in bench scoring last season with a team average of 34.5 PPG. This wouldn’t be a problem for the Lakers considering teams like the Warriors, 76ers, and Rockets sustained success last season without much scoring from backups. However, they also played their starters quite a bit, with starters like James Harden (2nd in minutes per game last season with 36.98 MPG), Klay Thompson (8th with 35.05 MPG), and Tobias Harris (tied for 10th with 35.01 MPG) racking up lots of minutes. Last year, the Lakers saw LeBron get shelved and got decimated along the way. Their lack of depth was exposed, leading to the Lakers missing the playoffs. What the Lakers need more than anything are shooters and veteran role players. Injuries can expose a team’s lack of depth and ruin its season. That means players like George Hill, Patrick Beverley, and Danny Green should be on their radar.
Whatever the case, the Lakers making cap space by shedding a few players has made this free agency period more interesting. Thank goodness for this because this period almost went to the wayside with Kevin Durant’s injury and Klay Thompson following suit. The Lakers will probably go for the max contract player to make their dynamic trio despite their shortcomings elsewhere. If it will pay off has yet to be seen.
The 2019-2020 NHL schedule has been released, which means we will finally find out who our favorite teams will play and when next season. Who should we expect to see play on national television next season?
Seriously, the Mets deserve to be ostracized from modern society for their crimes against humanity. The Mets front office calling bullpen changes for the most part, coupled with a struggling Robinson Cano, has only scratched the surface. Somehow, Mickey Callaway still has a job after a heated confrontation with a reporter, which worsens the blow. All these events culminate to the need for wiping the Mets off the face of the earth.
It hasn’t just been the recent events that have caused chaos in the organization. Bobby Bonilla is still getting paid to this and will still get paid until 2035. There was the Bernie Madoff scandal, where the Bobby Bonilla fiasco stemmed from. Bobby Valentine got ejected from a game one time and returned to the game incognito (okay, that was actually pretty funny). It has been a bizarre adventure for the Mets.
The good news? At least the Mets are mashing. Pete Alonso (27 home runs, 61 RBIs, 1.015 OPS) deserves to be NL Rookie of the Year and Jeff McNeil (.329 BA, .381 OBP, .852 OPS) has been great as well along with Michael Conforto (16 homers, .381 OBP, .897 OPS). This group of talent will be a great base to form around for the future.
That seems to be the best thing the Mets have going for them right now. Everything else is a dumpster fire. The sad thing is that Mets fans have seen this before and aren’t surprised by it at all. Will it ever end for the Mets?
Brighton & Hove Albion has a listless season, finishing 17th in the Premier League. What should their plans be going forward?
Burnley finished 15th in the Premier League last season, a far cry from the top of the pecking order. What will Burnley do to improve next season?
The hype was surrounding Zion in the NBA Draft, but there were more fireworks than before. What were some of the takeaways from last night’s NBA Draft?
Everton, A.K.A. Tim Howard’s former club, finished 8th in the Premier League last season. It wasn’t a bad finish, but the sky’s the limit. What can the Toffees do to get there?
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