• Mario Lemieux is ‘fine’ with Josh Ho-Sang wearing number 66
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    Mario Lemieux is ‘fine’ with Josh Ho-Sang wearing number 66

    Believe it or not, many people have an issue with Islanders rookie Josh Ho-Sang wearing number 66, but it sounds like former Penguins great Mario Lemieux isn’t one of them. On Thursday, Lemieux made it clear that Ho-Sang using his number wasn’t an issue. “I’m fine with it,” Lemieux said via a spokesperson, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It’s just a number. Number 4 and number 9 were worn by great players (Bobby Orr and Gordie Howe, respectively), and they are not retired forever. Players can choose whatever number they want.”  Unlike the number 99, the NHL hasn’t retired 66, which means any player can still use it. Some see it as a sign of disrespect, but Ho-Sang has made it clear that that’s

  • Tyreke Evans: Giannis Antetokounmpo is like a taller me
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    Tyreke Evans: Giannis Antetokounmpo is like a taller me

    Giannis Antetokounmpo torched the Kings for 32 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and two steals in the Bucks’ 18-point win Wednesday. Afterward, Sacramento’s Tyreke Evans paid the Greek Freak the ultimate compliment. Sean Cunningham of ABC 10: Do you see many players like Antetokounmpo? Evans: Nah. He like me, but 6-7 – I mean like almost 6-8, 6-7, whatever height he is. He just long, athletic. He get to where he want to go. He got good handle for his size, and he athletic. Once he get around the rim, he can finish. If only you were an inch taller? Evans: That’d be a problem. I mean, it’s still a problem, I think, for me to get where I want. But just the athleticism he have and the way he get

  • How James Harden may have helped Lou Williams become a Rocket
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    How James Harden may have helped Lou Williams become a Rocket

    James Harden and the Rockets’ bench cheer on Lou Williams. Two weeks before the NBA trade deadline, a rival player called Lou Williams. The Houston Rockets’ James Harden watched Williams flourish this season, helping lead the perennial All-Star’s hometown Los Angeles Lakers to a strong start, and he