Nets send Kyrie to Mavs for Dinwiddie, Finney-Smith and picks

For a time , the Kyrie Irving saga has subsided. Sunday afternoon the Shams Charania and others reported that star guard has been dealt to the Dallas Mavericks Dallas receives : Brooklyn receives: For Dinwiddie it will be a return to familiar territory; he spent five season with the Nets from 2016-17 until 2020-21. Appearing in 274 games, including 132 starts, Dinwiddie averaged 14.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists. He can provide capable scoring off the pine or as a starter if need be. The KD and Kyrie era…

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Fayetteville State Football Alum Joshua Williams will play in Super Bowl LVII

Courtesy of Fayetteville State Athletic Department: Fayetteville, NC – Fayetteville State University will have a presence on the field at the 2023 National Football League’s Super Bowl LVII Championship game with the Broncos’ former cornerback Joshua Williams.  Williams saw significant playing time in the American Football Conference (AFC) Championship game Sunday night as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in Kansas City, Mo. Joshua Williams, who was drafted by the Chiefs with their 135th pick, finished the game with five tackles (four solo and one assisted tackle),…

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Now the NBA is concerned about officiating??

January 2023, Boston Garden, picture it. All-world forward LeBron James drives to the basket for a potential game-winning basket , only to get whacked on the arm by Jason Tatum causing the shot attempt to careen harmlessly off the bottom of the rim. The NBA refs continued their precedent of making calls they shouldn’t or not making the ones they should and in the face of overwhelming visual evidence decided there was nothing to see and pocketed the whistles. We then saw an incredulous nearly 40-year old living legend of…

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Dana White assault exposes media hypocrisy

For the better part of two decades Dana White has been the Vince MacMahon of combats sports and like MacMahon, rather than just making and promoting the fights, White wanted to get in on the action himself. Footage recently came to light of UFC President Dana White getting physical with his wife. In the video White and his wife appears to be in some sort of disagreement. White’s wife hit him in the face, and White , with no hesitation , proceeded to out the paws on her, striking his…

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Shannon Sharpe has all the smoke for the Grizzlies but not Skip Bayless

Friday night professional LeBron James apologist Shannon Sharpe got into a miniature dust-up with several Memphis Grizzlies players as well as Tee Morant, the father of star guard Ja Morant.  The incident took place in the second quarter of Friday night’s game between the Grizzlies and it the Lakers. Sharpe yelled to guard Dillon Brooks that he was too small to guard his man-crush Lebron. The two exchanged expletives after which Sharpe allegedly said to Brooks “ You don’t want these problems” More roofing ensued and security had to step…

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Basketball great Maya Moore officially announces retirement

Via the Associated Press Maya Moore has officially decided to retire from playing basketball. The Minnesota Lynx great stepped away from the WNBA in 2019 to help her now-husband Jonathan Irons win his release from jail by getting his 50-year sentence overturned in 2020. After gaining his release, Irons married Moore soon after and the couple had their first child, Jonathan Jr., in July. She announced her decision to retire on “Good Morning America.” Before Monday, Moore had been non-committal about ever playing basketball again. “Well, I think it’s time to put…

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An NBA Arena gets its name back

To many, crypto.com arena will always be Staples Center, the house that the Utah Jazz ball in will forever be the Delta Center. On July 1, 2023 that shall be the case once more. According to reporting from Andy Larsen of the Salt Lake Tribune, the Jazz and Delta Air Lines have embarked on a naming rights agreement that will return the building to its former name. The arena, which was built in 1991 was known as the Delta Center until 2006 when it was renamed EnergySolutions Arena. Jazz owner…

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Making a Difference: Ja Morant gives jersey and sneakers to fan

Although he occasionally shoots his mouth off, Ja Morant is certainly a man of the people. When a young Grizzlies fan had an autographed basketball stolen from her by some rapscallion, the star guard stepped in to fill that void and gave her his game-worn jersey and sneakers. Much respect to Ja Morant for this.

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TSU’s Erica Haynes-Overton earns second OVC Newcomer of the Week honours

Title image via Aaron Quinn For the second time this season, Tennessee State guard Erica Haynes-Overton was named the Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week. In matchups last week, the guard averaged 25.0 points, 4.0 steals, 1.5 assists and shot an uber-efficient 58.6% from the floor. Last week the Kansas transfer scored 30 points on 11/16 FG in the Tigers’ loss at SIUE and followed that up for with 20 points, 5 steals, and 2 assists in the come-from-behind victory over Lindenwood. On the season, Haynes-Overton averages 14.9 points…

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