I recently wrote about esports’ Overwatch League, which began its second season last week at Burbank’s Blizzard Arena. I wondered if Los Angeles would become an L.A. Gladiators town or an L.A. Valiant town. Regardless of which team you pick, we all need to send good vibes to the Shanghai Dragons, who are now 0-42 after going winless last season and failing to win during opening week. That’s longer than the longest losing streaks in the NFL (29), NBA (28), MLB (24), NHL (17), MLS (12), WNBA (20) and several other professional sports leagues. … [Read more...] about Lakers need to pay tribute to their coaching greats at Staples Center
E.Jay Zarett Omnisport @EjayZarett Updated at 8:11 p.m. ET Updated at 8:11 p.m. ET Bradley Beal acted as a recruiter last weekend. The 25-year-old guard tallied 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting in Team LeBron’s 178-164 win over Team Giannis on Sunday. He told reporters after the game he tried to convince some of his All-Star teammates to join him on the Wizards. "The recruiting process is really going alright. It's going alright. I'm trying," Beal said, via NBC Sports Washington. "This is new for me. I'm definitely getting some ears and seeing what guys are looking for." Beal did not specify which players he spoke with but said he was asked multiple times “How is D.C.?” "I'm going to keep it in my piggy bank, in my back pocket,” Beal said when asked which All-Stars he tried to recruit. “Hopefully we can do something.” Read This NBA … [Read more...] about Bradley Beal says he tried recruiting players to Wizards during All-Star weekend
Ameer Tyree Omnisport @its_ameericle Updated at 6:39 p.m. ET Updated at 6:39 p.m. ET LeBron James is no longer the First Vice President of the NBA Players Association. James' four-year term has expired, and he will be replaced by Warriors forward Andre Iguodala, who has been a vice president since 2013. NBPA Executive Committee Resultshttps://t.co/gZCCKM9f2v pic.twitter.com/G0VmsWr3hF— NBPA (@TheNBPA) February 18, 2019 Stephen Curry and Carmelo Anthony will relinquish their positions on the committee, as well. Jaylen Brown, Malcolm Brogdon and Bismack Biyombo will replace them as vice presidents. “Malcolm, Jaylen and Bismack have all shown a great commitment to the union since they arrived in the league,” NBPA president Chris Paul said. “I have no doubt they will bring a fresh perspective and passion to the Executive Committee and I am excited to start working … [Read more...] about Warriors F Andre Iguodala replaces LeBron James as VP of NBPA
E.Jay Zarett Omnisport @EjayZarett Updated at 6:03 p.m. ET Updated at 6:03 p.m. ET Lakers coach Luke Walton isn’t worried about his relationship with LeBron James. The Lakers entered the All-Star break in 10th place of the Western Conference with a 28-29 record. Some have speculated the star may prefer a coaching change but Walton said he “didn’t know anything about that” this week when he spoke with TMZ Sports. “LeBron and I get along just fine,” Walton said. The Los Angeles Times reported earlier this month the Lakers have had no “internal discussions” about firing Walton. He’s expected to finish the season as the team’s coach, that report said. Read This LeBron James' camp may want Luke Walton out as head coach, report says Ameer Tyree LeBron James turns focus to Lakers playoff push after All-Star win … [Read more...] about Lakers coach Luke Walton says he and LeBron James ‘get along just fine’
“You’re seeing, probably, the biggest spread of talent in the NBA in a long time. You could pick a different player almost every week, it seems like,” three-point shooting champion Joe Harris said. “You’re seeing Harden, with the [30-point] streak that he’s on. No one has done it since Wilt Chamberlain, which is incredible. People don’t talk about PG a lot for the MVP race, but the season he’s having, he’s doing it on both ends. There’s Giannis. You could go down the list. … … [Read more...] about LeBron James: Is the Lakers star still the NBA’s greatest?