LeBron on Contraction: Remember last week how the league’s best player was all for the idea of eliminating a few teams? He says he, uh … didn’t say that. “I had no idea what the word ‘contraction’ meant before I saw it on the Internet … I never even mentioned that. That word never even came out of my mouth.” Says ESPN’s John Hollinger: “While one can make a financial argument against continuing to operate franchises in places like New Orleans or Memphis, the basketball argument is ridiculous.” Peter Vecsey agreed with LeBron: “Meanwhile, in a last-ditch stab at fairness, as tactless as LeBron’s proposition was, it happens to be accurate despite yesterday’s attempted retraction for obvious reasons … Fact is, the NBA is watered down, and teams were better, overall, back in the ’80s.” Hey LeBron, you were right. Why take the comments back?
LaVar Ball was quiet for a few days and he still hasn’t said anything outlandish, but now he’s selling a t-shirt (…)
Pat Riley and the Heat got some salary cap relief, but they’re still in a big-time bind.
Manchester United fans defiantly sang anti-ISIS songs before the Europa League Final on Wednesday.
What else do you want an athlete to say?
Gronk is living the dream — one very specific dream.
Car snobbery doesn’t care about rings.