Category - Eastern Conference

Isaiah Thomas Wants a Max Deal from The Celtics

Everyone is getting paid big money this year, and if you are a 5’9″ point guard, you want nothing but a max deal!!

The 28-year-old point guard, Isaiah Thomas said he was nothing but a max deal. He went on and told A. Sherrod Blakely from CSN New England.

“My time is coming,” Thomas said. “They know they’ve got to bring the Brinks truck.”     

Why wouldn’t you pay him the max deal, he is the best player in your team Even though he is a liability on the defense of end, you cannot loose him to a different team. Especially in the eastern conference. You might believe he is going to be overpaid, just think Otto Porter will be getting paid $100 million for the next 4-years.

(VIDEO) LaVar Ball Fires Back at Joel Embiid

The saga continues, there is no question that Joel Embiid is tired of hearing LaVar speak everytime he is in public. After Embiid said “F*** LaVar Ball” on Instagram Live, this is what LaVar had to say.

After Embiid said “F*** LaVar Ball” on Instagram Live, this is what LaVar had to say.


Honestly, this is a joke!!! Why is a 48-year-old man going at it with a 23-year-old? Maybe both of them love attention and want everyone to speak about it.

Last year, when Embiid was healthy, he averaged 20.2 points per game, 7.8 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, and 2.1 assists. I know for sure everyone is waiting for the first game these two teams faceoff.

 

JJ Redick Agree to a 1-Year, $23 Million w/76ers

On Saturday morning, the Philadelphia 76ers reportedly agreed to a one-year, $23M deal with JJ Redick.




Redick went on Twitter to announced that he was joining the Joel Embiid and company.

Signing Redick to the 76ers can help the team with leadership and spacing out the floor. Last season with the Clippers, he averaged 15 points per game and was shooting 42.9 percent from the three.

Redick, who now is 33 years of age is looking to get paid, and why not with a team who can be fun to be with and also shape the minds of the younger players.





Chicago Bulls Officially Release Rajon Rondo (DETAILS)

Here we go, we are not surprised about the decision the Bulls front office just made.




A year later after signing Rajon Rondo, Chicago finally realized the big mistake they did on trying to create a “Big 3” in Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade, and Rajon Rondo.

Rondo signed a two-year deal with the Bulls in 2016, which means he will get $3 million for the 2017-18 season because of his guaranteed contract. Rondo who is now 31 years of age, had a disappointing season. He averages 7.8 points per game, 6.7 assists, and 1.4 steals per game.




Lamar Odom Calls Out ESPN, Stephen A Smith After “Crack” Comments

Lamar Odom did not finish his NBA career like we wish he would. After Odom was traded to the Mavericks, it all went downhill for the 2-times NBA Champion. He dealt with divorce, his driver hitting a kid, and drug addiction. Also, Odom has bounced back and he is doing very well, and sometimes working out in the Lakers facilities.




Nevertheless, Stephen A. Smith thought it was a good idea to use Odom and his addiction as an example of Phil Jackson bad GM skills.

After hearing this comments, Lamar Odom and his lawyer released a statement via Twitter.





We will see if ESPN or Stephen A. Smith come out and issue an apology to Lamar Odom.

LeBron James May Be Leaving Cleveland for Los Angeles (DETAILS)

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are down to the Warriors 0-3. It’s going to take a miracle for the Cavs to come back again, but I doubt this will happen.




James will become an unrestricted free agent in 2018, it may sound unrealistic that James might leave his hometown again.

After talking to a few sources, according to Kevin O’ Conner, from the Ringer, he states that the Los Angeles Lakers and the LA Clippers made be a destination for LeBron James. In addition, he states this seems to be a possible move because he already has a home, not too far away from Staples Center. 




It would make sense for James to go to the Clippers and play alongside his best friends. Chris Paul would be there, and somehow, Dwayne Wade and Carmelo Anthony would find themselves in a Clipper uniform in 2018.

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Now if he plays for the Lakers, he can be playing alongside with Paul George and a core of young guys like Brandon Ingram, D’Angelo Russell and potential UCLA guard Lonzo Ball.




 

If you would like to read the full rumor, check out Kevin O’ Connor post. HERE

Top Funniest Tweets About Game 1 Blowout

Finally, after waiting for a long time for the NBA finals to start, what do we get?? A Blowout!!!



The first quarter was the only time during the game that was exciting, but after the first half, it was all downhill for the Cavaliers. Kevin Durant was dominant in his first game back to the finals. KD finished with 38 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists. Curry added 28 points to Warriors blowout, 113-91.

And of course, we knew Twitter was going to come with the best jokes about Game 1. Below are the best tweets clowning the Cleveland Cavaliers.



To start off, Bleacher Report has ZERO chill:

 










But don’t worry Cavs fans, there is till hope.




LeBron James L.A Home Vandalized with N-Word

One of LeBron James homes in Los Angeles was the target as a hate crime.




According to TMZ, someone spray painted the n-word in front of James home. Detectives are now investigating and looking at security footage from neighbors why may lead them to the people who did this.

The Los Angeles Police Department received calls Wednesday morning regarding James front gate being spray painted. LeBron bought this house back in 2015 but does not use it frequently, only during the offseason.



Since then, the graffiti has been covered up.

LeBron James is currently in the Bay, getting ready for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Warriors Thursday. As soon as we have more details, we will keep you updated.




John Wall Blames The Bench For Losing In The Playoffs

John Wall was sent home early this season, after losing to the Celtics in a seven games series. He finds himself at home looking for people to blame on why the Wizards didn’t make it past the second round.



On Sunday, he spoke to Chase Hughes and pointed out the reason why they lost to the Celtics.

“We need to help our bench,” per Chase Hughes of NBC Sports. “Just to be honest, that was our downfall in each series that we had in the Eastern Conference semifinals, our bench got out played.”

He also took issue with Kelly Oubre’s playing time.

“I think Kelly Oubre could’ve played a little bit more. … But Coach makes the decision, and we stick behind him 100 percent.”

Even though Wizards fans might believe these comments are unnecessary, in Game 7 the Wizards bench were outscored by the Celtics bench 48-5 per NBA. That’s right, Bojan Bogdanovic was the only player from the Wizards bench who scored 5 points. So there is no doubt Washington needs help and they need to find talent in the offseason if they want to compete in the Eastern Conference.





Must See: LaVar Ball Takes Shot At Kristine Leahy with New BBB Shirt

Here we go again, LaVar Ball doesn’t know when the chill. Instead of staying low after his “feud” with Kristine Leahy, he comes out with a new shirt.




After being the main talked about person on Fox Sports, he wants to profit from being on  Colin Cowherd’s Sports Show. LaVar Ball comes out with, “Stay In Yo Lane” t-shirt.




These shirts are going for $60 each, and of course, LaVar also made shirts for women, so now Kristine can’t say anything about Big Baller Brand not marketing to women. I don’t believe Mr. Ball will apologize anytime soon.

 

If you have been living under a rock, watch the video below so you can understand how this feud came to start.