Bleacher Report– The Miami Heat have reportedly emerged as the favorites to sign free-agent small forward Gordon Hayward, who spent the first seven years of his NBA career with the Utah Jazz.
On Saturday, Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer provided the update on Hayward’s status. Based on O’Connor’s conversations with three sources, the reasons the Heat are in the driver’s seat for one of the top free agents include a “better lifestyle” and a “feature scoring role” for Hayward, as well as the opportunity to work with head coach Erik Spoelstra.
With the heat of the NBA free agency growing by the day, it seems ironic that the Miami Heat havent been in the typical conversation. Until now. Why havent they been in conversations? Well because they are irrelevant right now. They finished 41-41 last year and have no superstars to build a team around like every other competitive team seems to be doing right now. Hassan Whiteside and Dion Waiters are about the only 2 I know there that could possibly even help any other team. And is Chris Bosh still there? Has anyone even heard from Bosh in the last few years? oh well, maybe he went back to his home planet. On the other side of the talent spectrum we have Gordon Hayward who is very valuable and could help the Celtics or the Rockets close the gap. The gap being, of course, the front runners of the East & West the Warriors and the Cavs. If Hayward were to go to the Heat it might make them a little bit better but it wont do enough for them to be able to compete with the Cavs or the Celtics. It’s basically a waste of his talents if he goes to South Beach and with Paul George off the board the Celtics will have missed out on 2 big potential pickups that could allow them to take the next step past the Cavs, or at least get closer. This league is evolving into teams built with superstars that can feed off each other and Miami is not a budding place for that. As a fan of high scoring and competitive basketball, I really really hope he goes to the Celtics and if he can’t see why that would be the most ideal move then have fun putting up 25 points a game on a mediocre team that goes .500. -( . )
With the crushing loss in this year’s NBA finals, it seems only fitting that the Cavaliers would go out immediately after and look to add another superstar like Paul George or Jimmy Butler. If they are going to be able to compete with them next year they are going to have to do exactly what they did and stack that lineup with as many threats as possible. Right now the Cavaliers are pretty lackluster in comparison to the Warriors when you see KD, Curry, Klay, Draymond, and Iggy I guess. So for them to add a threat, hopefully Butler rather than Paul George, would enable them to actually win more than one measly fucking game in the NBA finals. As good as Lebron is, and I believe he is one of the top 5 players to ever play the game already, he cannot carry a team in the league in today’s day and age. No one can. Curry has always had help. The Spurs are the Spurs. Dirk had help and as did Kobe. Its just the way it goes, and yes they have Kyrie Irving but Kevin Love is washed up and a wildly inconsistent shooter to consider one of your “Big 3”. So you’re left with JR who seems to show up when he wants to and I cant help but root for you regardless and Tristan Thompson. Thompson can be an absolute beast down low so as a big man I dont mind him at the 5. With all of these thoughts swirling I can’t stop myself from picturing the scoring frenzy that could occur with a starting lineup of; Kyrie Irving, JR Smith, Jimmy Butler, LeBron James, and Tristan Thompson…damn. Maybe over/under for round 4 in the 2018 NBA Finals of 280? 285? It could be very interesting to see how the Cavaliers make their trades but I know K Love is gone and a can’t help but hope the door hits him on the way out. Hopefully next they can work on not having fucking Deron Williams and Richard Jefferson out there in the 4th quarter of a game 5, win or go home game. Just a crazy fucking thought I had. This could be the super team that LeBron needs to finally win another title because as we all know and as he stated he’s never really played for a super team, not even in Miami! I know! I thought that was a superteam too but apparently not. Not even Cleveland was considered one. Now I hate the Warriors even more for inventing the damn super teams! But now King James can make a run and finally get back the title, there is hope in this world. I don’t know about you but I’m fired up to see what next for the NBA. -( . )
Barstools Sports, Inc. has been under fire as of late for a blog post that was posted by one of their bloggers named Spags who was hired to not be that of a comedic face of the company but to rather draw “click bait”. Click bait is just weird, funny, interesting shit that gets people to click but what he posted was no such thing. He posted an article featuring a picture of Rihanna looking like she had gained a few pounds and proceeded to viciously rip into her with a plethora of insults. After hearing of this article being posted and the small backlash the was already ensuing, Dave Portnoy, aka El Presidente aka Davey Pageviews, the founder of Barstool made the executive decision to take the post down. After issuing a statement explaining his well-reasoned thought process behind deleting the post, he continued to receive negative criticism and backlash against his company as a whole. Cosmo magazine even featured a post condemning the Barstool site as a whole but this is just another way to show how the media tends to only tell half of the story.
I feel like I’m taking crazy pills over here but can no one see that he made a business decision ( the correct one ) and did what he did for the good of Barstool. He is getting assaulted by a two-front war with the feminists and what not like Cosmo mag on one side and idiotic stoolies on the other. Cosmo had a post titled “Garbage Sports Site Fat-Shames Rihanna, Follows Up With Garbage Apology” and it contained a bunch of one sided shit blaming the Barstool site as a whole. Pres has said time and time again since this started that Spags was never hired to do on-the-line blogs like this and when he, as a minor blogger, posted this it was immediately looked upon like it came out of Dave’s mouth on live tv. He denounced this article and explained as clearly as he could that it was not funny and just mean-spirited for being the reason it was removed. This is a comedic and satirical blog site and that was neither so the only logical option is to remove it. And then they start to attack his statement, which they labeled an apology, saying it is not sincere enough. Who gives a fuck, he runs a company and made a business decision like any other good owner would. He didn’t defend this article because it lacked any merit to do so. Plain and simple.
And the fuckin stoolies that are trying to rip on Pres and Barstool for changing what it believes in or whatever that bullshit is, just stop. If you dont see why this is the most obvious and logical move out there then put your fuckin head back in the sand. Any venture must evolve as it grows and looks to expand. This isn’t Dave hustlin papers by himself anymore, they have a global reach and impress thier contents upon millions of people a day and as cliche as it is, with great power comes great responsibility and Dave has accepted that responsibility in stride. Why you ask? He’s a born leader of men. Barstool is by the common man, for the common man and always will be. -( . )
Source– LaVar Ball says he wouldn’t seek any advice for his son Lonzo Ball, a top NBA draft prospect, from retired Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant.
“I don’t need no advice from Kobe Bryant,” LaVar Ball said Thursday on the Keyshawn, Jorge and LZ Show on ESPN Radio 710 LA. “I don’t need advice from Kobe Bryant. Zo’s got to play his game.
“If they’re at practice and he sees something and Lonzo listens to him or whatever, he’s good. … But it’s just not, ‘OK, I’m talking to Kobe, so now I’m going to be good.’ If Kobe sees something that Zo is doing, then go from there. But I’m not trying to pattern after nobody.”
This guy never ceases to amaze me. I think he might actually believe that he IS Lonzo. That HE is the one getting drafted and HE is the one that will be crushing it in the NBA. There’s no other explanation for how much he is sabotaging his son’s career. He says he doesn’t need help from Kobe Bryant but he may need help from an English tutor cause he can’t even speak properly. On top of that, I can’t believe he answered this question in the first person! Of course you don’t need help from Kobe, you’re a washed up college basketball player out here thinking of outlandish ways to stay in the eye of the media. But maybe your son would enjoy a talk from the one of the greatest to play the game before he enters into the league.
This guy needs to back the fuck off and let his son do his thing. He lost him a shoe deal from every major label and is just adding baggage for whichever team decides to draft him. I was completely indifferent to Lonzo prior to his Dad coming on the scene but with all of this bullshit he spews to get people to look at him is ridiculous. It’s not right but he is making me hate Lonzo and I have no reason to hate him. He is a great player that didn’t have enough support at UCLA and can do really well in the league, IF his Dad finds some common sense and just sits down and shuts the fuck up. -( . )
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