There’s already a leak in the roof of the Sacramento Kings’ new arena, their three-month old Golden One Center, but at least that can be fixed.
However, the Kings’ plans to give DeMarcus Cousins an extension worth around $207 million this coming summer is tantamount to laying a new foundation that’s tilted and being erected on grade-A quicksand. Before long there’ll be cracks in the foundation and the whole thing will cave in long before Cousins’ new deal runs out in 2022.
So how can the Kings knowingly build a team with a major structural flaw, Cousins’ well-known penchant for bullying coaches and teammates, clashing with the media and flying off the handle at the slightest disrespect? That’s easy: They’ve been losing for so long — it’s 10 straight losing records and lottery finishes — that they’ve become numb to Cousins’ infantile behavior.
But paying a King’s ransom to “Boogie” will be an epic mistake.
That doesn’t much matter. Here’s what one Western Conference scout said about the state of the Lakers: “If you made a list of the 20 best players who are 22 or under, I think you’d have to have all three of the Lakers’ young guys on there. They’re three of the best young guys in the league. There’s Super Cheap Jerseys Fans really not a lot of teams can say that, and I think a lot of mediocre teams would like Pittsburgh Steelers Cheap Jerseys to swap rosters with the Lakers right now.”
Nets teammates Spencer Dinwiddie and Sean Kilpatrick played a combined 50 minutes but shot just 2 of 10 from the floor for a combined 12 points as Brooklyn lost its NBA-worst 33rd game.
LaVar Ball, the father of UCLA’s Lonzo Ball, has been in the media spotlight over the past few weeks making tons of bold claims. He said he could have taken down Michael Jordan in a one-on-one game, he’s been in a beef with Charles Barkley and he’s been bragging about his kids’ talents.
Many have offered their takes on how Ball’s words affect his sons, but now we have the voice of an NBA coach. Steve Kerr was on ESPN Radio’s “Waddle & Silvy” show Thursday and admitted Ball’s comments will likely have an impact on how people view his sons.
The commissioner’s strongest comments came after he was asked about people who doubt a female can lead a team of men. Specifically, he was asked about WFAN’s Mike Francesa who recently went on a rant saying it’d be an “impossible” task for a woman.
Mike Francesa with an unfathomable display of sexism. Women shouldn’t be anywhere near men’s sports!
“First of all, let me say that I disagree that there will not be a woman head coach in the NBA,” Silver told ESPN. “It is hard to say exactly when (it will happen). There are three women currently in the pipeline, and I think like we have seen in all other aspects of life, while there are certain cases for example, the athletes that participate in the NBA, there are obvious physical Pittsburgh Steelers Cheap Jerseys difference between men and women and those differences are why we have a men’s league Oakland Raiders Cheap Jerseys and a women’s league.
“But on the other hand when it comes to coaching, when there is absolutely no physical requirement, when it is not a function of how high you can jump or how strong you are, there is no physical litmus test to being a head coach in the league, there is absolutely no reason why a woman will not ascend to be a head coach in this league. We are very focused in on it.”