Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James told LaVar Ball to keep his family's name out of his mouth on Tuesday and, as you would expect, it didn't take long for the father of UCLA star Lonzo Ball to respond to the four-time league MVP's remarks. During an appearance on Fox Sports Radio, Ball was asked to respond to LeBron's comments and the he didn't back down from his initial claims about the likelihood that James' sons enjoy the same type of success that his three boys have to this point in their respective careers. "I have no problem with LeBron," Ball replied, according to USA Today Sports. "They asked me a question about if I thought superstar players’ kids were good. My opinion is I’ve
Shaquille O’Neal’s statue outside Staples Center is scheduled to be unveiled on Friday before the Los Angeles Lakers play the Minnesota Timberwolves, but the Hall of Famer didn’t wait for the big reveal to share it with his fans on Twitter. Here’s a look at the statue going up: You might remember O’Neal getting his first look at the statue 14 months ago on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” It looks like the design hasn’t changed much since then -- he’ll be hanging 10 feet above the ground and delivering his strong, two-handed signature dunk. O’Neal is a Lakers legend, and it only makes sense that he’d be honored next to Jerry West, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The franchise retired his No. 34 jersey
Rajon Rondo isn’t inviting Ray Allen to his ninth birthday party 2008 Celtics championship reunion. Rondo also said he hadn’t yet reached P.J. Brown but had contacted everyone else. Apparently, Rondo missed someone. Scot Pollard: Pollard suffered a season-ending injury in February 2008, and it’s not as if he played much before that. But he was on the bench during the playoffs, received a ring and attended the banner raising the following season. He was unquestionably part of the team. Is this another petty diss or “just” an oversight? Either way, not a great look for Rondo.