TNT analyst Shaquille O’Neal’s feud with Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee is over, at least from O’Neal’s perspective. In an interview with The Undefeated’s Mike Wise, O’Neal said that his mother told him to “stop this silliness,” so he won’t mention McGee’s name on the air during “Shaqtin’ A Fool” again. “I have orders from the top to leave it alone,” O’Neal said past midnight on Saturday. NBA commissioner Adam Silver? “No,” O’Neal said. “My mama. Just say Shaq’s mom called him, told him, ‘Stop this silliness. Leave him alone.’ So that’s the end of the beef. You won’t be hearing about it from my side anymore. Mama has spoken.” Said Lucille O’Neal earlier Saturday evening from her Orlando,
According to the NBA stat book, Stephen Curry has dished out 362 assists this season, but that number does not include maybe his most generous assist of the season. During Saturday night’s Warriors-Nets game, Curry left the Warriors timeout huddle to help a fan win a lot of money in a Skeeball-like contest at Oracle Arena. Not only did Curry make sure Carly won some money, but he also helped her take home the big prize possible by dropping the ball in the $2,500 can. And the golden ball doubled her winnings, so Carly took home a cool $5,000 thanks to the two-time NBA MVP.
Nationals manager Dusty Baker is back for a second year and feeling optimistic for his Washington team. Spring training has begun in Florida and it has Baker thinking about how the Nats can create some excitement for local sports fans. In an interview with American University’s WAMU radio station, Baker said D.C. wants to be a "city of champions.” Furthermore, he thinks it can be pulled off before the year ends. "I came here to win a championship and you know I would love nothing more than to bring one to Washington. Washington, I didn’t know it before I got there, but it’s had a tough time getting out of the first round in a number of sports." He projected the Nationals to bring home the next