Ten years ago today a Brawl went down in that would have forever changed the NBA. The Indiana Pacers visited the Detroit Pistons, everything was going well during the game it was a good game, the Pacers were winning 97-82 then late 4th quarter with 45.9 seconds left in the game Ben Wallace gets the ball and goes up to a lay up he gets fouled hard by Ron Artest, Ben Wallace didn’t like that foul and pushed Ron Artest which led to both teams coming off the bench to defend their teammates.After the coaches separated the two teams everything seemed like it was going to be good until someone in the crowd threw a beer at Ron Artest when he was on the scorer table, and that led to Ron Artest going into the crowd punching a fan and Stephen Jackson joining him to help him out. This started another fight with the fans running on the court throwing punches and throwing drinks and food on the Indiana Pacers. I believe the Detroit Pistons fans started this fight when many people try to blame Ron Artest for this but he played his part in this brawl.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been off to a rough start of the season going 1-3. Recently LeBron James called out his teammates after the blowout loss against Portland Trail Blazers saying:
“There’s a lot of bad habits, a lot of bad habits been built up the past couple years, When you play that style of basketball, it takes a lot to get it up out of you.”
LeBron James and Kyrie also had a one on one talk with each other after the game on Tuesday but reports are saying they were healthy words being exchanged which is very good news, the last thing you want is turmoil in the locker room and everyone isn’t getting along. After losing last night to the Utah Jazz everyone started wondering what’s wrong with the Cavaliers and everyone is looking at Kyrie Irving who scored 34 points last night but zero assist and hasn’t had an assist in last six quarters but has found a way to throw up 36 shots in that six quarter span. I believe this is a learning process for the Cav’s they are going to have to learn to defer to LeBron and let the offense run through him LeBron James is most effective with the ball in his hands and letting him run the offense.
Saturday night Adrien Broner dominated the boxing match, winning with a unanimous decision victory over Emmanuel Taylor.Adrien also got a textbook uppercut on Emmanuel sending him down to the ground in the final round to cap off the win Adrien Broner improves to 29-1. What better way for Adrien Broner to end the night with his post-fight interview in Adrien Broner fashion.
Kenny Hill is the new quarterback for Texas A&M who had beat out a 5-star recruit for the starting quarterback job. Kenny Hill has to fill the shoes of Johnny Manziel and week one of College Football he didn’t disappoint, Kenny looked poised in his first start of the season. The new star Completed 44 of 60 passes for 511 yards with three touchdowns connecting with 12 receivers. “I just wanted to get the first press conference over with,” said Hill which was his first time talking with reporters. Texas A&M may have found their quarterback for the next two years maybe three if he wants to stay in school his whole four years but if he keeps playing like this he will be a top NFL prospect and he will probably forgo his senior year and If this keeps this keeps up Texas A&M will be looking like a top team in SEC which is bad news for Alabama. Kevin Sumlin said “We aren’t a one-trick pony,”. Texas A&M defense looked really good but also South Carolina was missing a main part of their offense Mike Davis who was hurt going into this game and ended up not starting but got six carries for 17 yards. But in all Texas A&M has a lot of good things to take away from this game. Final score was Texas A&M 52-38 South Carolina.
According to ESPN Adam Schefter Andy Dalton has signed an extension with the Cincinnati Bengals for 6-years 115 million dollars. I believe he isn’t worth this much, he is just an average quarterback, who happens to be pretty good during the regular season but never shows up in the postseason. Andy Dalton had 80 passing touchdowns in his first three seasons which only Peyton Manning and Dan Marino had more, while he has made the playoffs all three years he’s been in the league. In the post season his stats are awful, Andy hasn’t led the team to a victory in the playoffs yet and he only has one touchdown to his six interceptions and a QBR of 18. In all this isn’t a bad contract it will be cap friendly and also he isn’t locked in for the next six years, he is really just locked in for the next two seasons so he still has to prove he’s worth it within these next two seasons.
Team USA had a basketball scrimmage to showcase the players on the team. During this scrimmage the unexpected happened and someone got hurt, that someone is Paul George. Paul George broke his leg in a very bad way, he was chasing James Harden on a fast break he jumped and his foot landed on the base of the bottom of the basketball (which was closer than NBA standards) which led to his leg turning and breaking his leg. After Paul George broke his leg all the players we’re shocked this had happened, One moment Kyrie Irving was with his father with his arm around him. Coach K went on to end the game out of respect for Paul George and his Family, the game ended at 9:33 left in the 4th quarter with white team leading 81-71.
(Warning: injury is disturbing)
Carmelo Anthony had a interview with ESPN Jeff Goodman and in his interview he had some interesting things to say, he said:
“I want to win. I don’t care about the money,” Anthony said. “I believe Phil (Jackson) will do what he has to do to take care of that.
“I don’t think we’re that far away,” he added. “People use ‘rebuilding’ too loosely.”
“I was flip-flopping,” he admitted. “It was hard. It was Chicago, but then after I met with L.A., it was L.A. But it came back to Chicago — and was pretty much always Chicago or New York. That’s a situation where I could have walked in now to an opportunity to compete for the next however many years.”
“It’s a matter of me believing in the organization, believing in Phil,” Anthony said. “I wanted to go somewhere where I can end my career.”
What really stands out to me when he says “I want to win. I don’t care about the money,” this is just a flat-out lie. There is no other explanation to why he re-signed with the New York Knicks but for the extra 50 million he would get from the Knicks. This Knicks team has no shot at winning a championship yet he says “he wants to win” if he would have signed with the Chicago Bulls I could understand him saying he wants to win because that team would easily give him a better chance at winning. Let me be clear I do not blame Carmelo for taking the money, family is more important than basketball. Carmelo family can be set for generations now with all money he will be getting, that sounds much better to me than winning a ring.