What Just Happened – NBA Trade Deadline

The NBA is a business, it is ruthless and hypocritical. 

Players are expected to be “loyal” and stay with the team that’s drafted them but this generation is smarter with the two best players, LeBron controlling his destiny and Kevin Durant validating his move to Golden State with a Finals MVP and a championship. 

 

This particular shake up by the Cleveland Cavaliers shows the front office isn’t going to be held hostage and paralyzed by LeBron James’ moves.

It gives flexibility to look to the future, possibly without James, and also the chance to compete for a championship this season.

Built For This – How LaVar Ball Can Change College Sports

If JBA is successful in convincing a star recruit to forgo a Division 1 school the sports world will take notice.

NBA doesn’t allow high schoolers to join the draft so “prep to pro” programs aren’t available. 

And even their developmental G-League requires one year out of high school before being accepted.

This league gives players an opportunity to play stateside while making some real money and either become a professional player or use the money earned to start a life outside of schooling.

Why I Love Return Of The King – LeBron James, The Cavs & The Greatest Comeback In NBA History

Now that I feel this era of LeBron James dominance and the Cavs winning championships is in danger, from losing in the last Finals decisively to Kyrie Irving leaving to a conference rival, it’s great to look back.

I love documentaries and though there’s Believeland and even the Cavs Championship documentary itself I feel this is the best resource to look back and remember that incredible run from initially showing an amazing resolve after losing both Kyrie and Kevin Love to injuries all the way to coming from the brink of elimination and becoming the first team to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win a NBA championship.

Billion Dollar Slaves

Back in the 2000s Ohio State was, with the Youngstown Boys Maurice Clarrett & later Terrelle Pyror, building a football powerhouse culminating in the 2002 upset of the undefeated University of Miami.

Then under the Urban Meyer era OSU in 2014 won the CFP National Championship.

After suspending players for ‘improper benefits’ like tattoos the university still earned millions. 

Ohio State officially became the first billion dollar football program back in 2015.

The Sheriff & The King: Can LeBron join Manning in winning titles for two different franchises?

After losing fellow stars Kevin Love & Kyrie Irving to injuries during the road to the Finals LeBron James gave a historic performance putting The Land within 2 wins of breaking the 50+ year championship drought before running out of steam. 

This time seems different. 

With first year head coach, Tyronn Lue, a healthy squad and valuable rest after a historic 10-0 start they are revitalized and looking for revenge.

 

Peyton Manning ended his career after 18 years at Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos shocking the 15-1 Carolina Panthers.