spoiler alert: i linked this
This FiveThirtyEight article compares the National Championship Game team from several years ago favorably to the Warriors and points to it as a emblmatic of a larger shift in the game of basketball.
Trey Burke is a man.
Where did everybody see this play? I watched it live, which was pretty cool.
Thanks to Timehop and my incessant tweeting during Michigan sporting events I was reminded of what happened on March 3rd, 2013.
Michigan 58 - Michigan State 57
It was a great day indeed, thanks to two Burke steals (which he called ahead of time) at the end of the game.
Michigan forward Mitch McGary said Appling used a spin move earlier in the game, which Michigan won 58-57, and Burke told him exactly how he was going to swipe the ball."He told me whenever (Appling) spins, he puts it in his right hand and it's an easy steal," McGary said. "Tim and I were just hoping he didn't hang on the rim."
Trey Burke has been named in a Macomb County lawsuit seeking over $25,000 in damages (minimum that has to be mentioned in the complaint).
This arises out of unfortunate joking about the guy on Twitter, that Shaq mocked, who turned out to have a rare disease. Shaq and Waka Flocka were also named as defendants. It is unknown if any of the other, non-wealthy, re-twetters were also named, but for some reason I doubt it.
While I feel bad for the guy, I do not think the actions were intended to be hostile AND all three apologized to him privately and publicly. In my opinion, this should not be a viable cause of action.
The defendants are wealthy and they made a social media mistake.
Law firms are businesses that need money and publicity.
If you have strong feeling about this and you are a recoverable potential party, please watch your comments.
Utah has won the #5 Pick in the NBA Draft. This puts them in an interesting position based on the talent available. The first tier of talent goes 4-deep (Wiggans/Parker/Embid/Exum) and the second tier as I see it is Marcus Smart and Julius Randle. Obviously Smart would be bad for Burke by taking his starting position, or it could be good if he is traded to a better team. They could also take Randle and pair him with Derrick Favors and Enes Canter in the frontcourt, though it would be difficult to play all three at the same time. Between PF/C there are 96 minutes available so all could still play 30+ minutes. Another out of the box options would be to trade the pick, possibly to the Phoenix Suns who have picks 14, 18, and 27. That would put them in range for when the SG/SF players that fit their roster needs are projected. Those14-18 range could see James Young, Rodney Hood, Zach Levine, and of course our old friend Nik Stauskas be drafted. Also this gives Utah extra picks in what is considered a deep draft. Whatever happens hopefully Trey Burke's situation improves.