According to Mike & Mike on ESPN, the story of the morning is Draymond Green's kick to Steven Adams' nuts last night. (How can that not be the story of pontificators looking to fill air time?)
Apparently, Green had already kicked Adams' ding-a-ling once before in this series. (Oops, I did it again?) That kicking motion last night sure looks unnatural to me. Obviously, I'm not in Draymond's head and can't tell if he was going for the nuts, but it looks to me like he was intentionally trying to kick Adams.
With OKC starting to play like a team with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook on it and the Warriors down 2-1, a suspension could really put Golden State back up against the wall. It would be a shame for Stephen Curry to lose out like this, but IMO Draymond Green pulled a really boneheaded move. (The Ricochet Dong Punch? Figurative for Literal?)
Should Draymond be suspended for a game? (And feel free to caption the incident.)
Title is self-explanatory.
Source (please forgive the lack of embed): https://twitter.com/NewsPressSeth/status/732586642935054337
I love me some NCAA hoops, but this is pretty spectacular. Hard to imagine basketball being much more entertaining.
That is all.
I'm a casual NBA fan -- I don't follow everything going on. So was a bit surprised to not see Mitch on the bench in these playoffs.
Looking into it, I see he took a leave of absence in April for undisclosed reasons -- he's not listed as injured. I'm not looking for baseless speculation as to what the leave was all about. Family, most likely.
I see from his Twitter feed that he is now traveling with the team and in his usual Big Puppy mode, smiling and bouncing around. So I guess the break from the game left him a little bit out of the kind of shape these guys need to be in for the playoffs? Or is it tactical?
NBA people -- any thoughts on why he isn't back on the Thunder's bench?
Scott Skiles has resigned after one season as head coach of the Orlando Magic. He says he just wasn't the right coach for the team.
In our world, Skiles will forever be remembered as the Sparty a-hole who repeatedly called Antoine Joubert "fat boy."
Michigan won't be in the Gavitt Games, but they will head to Pauley Pavilion in 2016-17.
They last played in the 2011 Maui Invitational with Michigan taking the 3rd place game, 79-63.
Last played at LA a decade ago when UCLA was ranked #1.
UCLA and Michigan will begin a home-and-home series next season in Westwood, source told @CBSSports. Return game in Ann Arbor in 17-18.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 9, 2016
2016-17 non-conf schedule will include
- 2K Sports Classic with 2 games against either Marquette, SMU (sigh) or Pitt
- at UCLA
- 12/17 at Cincinnati
- Home B1G/ACC Challenge game
2017-18 non-conf will feature-
- Maui Invitational
- vs UCLA
- vs Cincinnati
- Road B1G/ACC Challenge game
- vs Air Force