While the NBA lockout is not quite in effect just yet, teams are pushing for change for the upcoming season and the Lakers seem to be taking the quickest steps to bring them back to a championship style team. After being swept by the Dallas Mavericks in the post season, it’s no surprise that change is due.
With the lack of heart from Pau Gasol in the playoffs due to “off court distractions”, Laker fans won’t be too surprise not to see him in a Lakers uniform next season. The rumor trades have it that Lakers are looking to get the #2 overall draft pick from the Timberwolves, Kevin Love for Pau Gasol. Continue reading LA Lakers Look to Trade Pau Gasol for Timberwolve's Kevin Love
According to a recent report in the Palm Beach Post, the NBA could force the Miami Heat to trade one of their three star players if the team can’t fit all three under the hard salary cap that could result from this summer’s collective-bargaining negotiations. Continue reading Will Heat Be Forcred To Break Up Big 3?
The same day that Kris Humphries puts on ring on Kim Kardashian’s finger, GQ magazine releases these images from his spread.
I say it’s as big a coincidence as PEOPLE Magazine being on standby to snap pictures of the proposal. -___-
I’m sure Kris Kardashian planned this whole thing out. She’s such a business woman. Either way, the pictures are nice. Think they were going for a more classic beach attire look. I think. I am NOT feeling how tight and short his shorts are but if you like it, I love it. He sure ain’t no Reggie Bush without a shirt. Continue reading Kris Humphries Spread In GQ
Since Ray Lewis is one of the most violent players on the field, I will take his word for the violence taking place off of it. All jokes aside, it seems pretty honest that he thinks crime will rise due to the cancellation of the NFL season.
“Do this research if we don’t have a season — watch how much evil, which we call crime, watch how much crime picks up, if you take away our game,” Lewis told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio. “There’s too many people that live through us, people live through us,” he said. “Yeah, walk in the streets, the way I walk the streets, and I’m not talking about the people you see all the time.” Continue reading Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Lewis Feels Crime Rate Will Rise Because of NFL Lockout
Groupies/aspiring Athlete wives may want to think twice about take a meal ticket as an easy way out. Due to the NFL lockout, according to an article on Bloomberg.com, some players of the league are taking it to court to lower child support and alimony. NFL players, as well as NBA players, are lining up to lower child support payments and alimony to reflect in what would be considered reduced income during the lockout. Continue reading NFL Players are Trying To Reduce Child Support and Alimony Payments
It’s not yet final whether the NBA lockout will in fact take place yet but being how things are going and reports behind the scenes, the NBA will possibly have a work stoppage this offseason and face a lockout. While the NBA is able to pay their players much more than that of the NFL, I don’t see many players being forced to make ends meet elsewhere. I also heard the talk of alot of Charity basketball events to take place across the country.
Well Nets guard Deron Williams, although banking in $15million, is stating he’s considering playing overseas.
Via ESPN New York:
“I’m already looking into playing overseas,” said Williams, who was in Santa Monica, Calif., Tuesday taking part in an event featuring his favorite video game series, Call of Duty. “I haven’t looked anywhere in general; I’m just looking into the possibility of playing over there. Continue reading Deron Williams Talks NBA Lockout and Playing Overseas During Offseason
So if the NFL Lockout didn’t scare sports fans enough, the NBA is headed int he same direction. What does this mean for the future of the NBA? What is the argument? Find out everything you want to know about how the NBA Lockout will effect the league and seasons to come.
What Do the Owners Want?
—The league wants to make pay cuts, by pay cut meaning cut the salaries of the players. Stern has mentioned he would ideally like to cut $800million in payroll league wide in negotiations.
–Owners want to eliminate guaranteed contracts. They would like to see the first two years guaranteed but after that, the money be only guaranteed if the player has played up to expectation and achieved certain performance incentives. They would also like to cut the max contract which is currently 6 years down to a maximum of 4. Continue reading NBA Lockout Labour Deal and Everything You Need to Know About What is to Come