Carmelo Anthony is searching for an understanding. For a brief moment, when Melo joked about preferring natural herbs to suspended teammate Joakim Noah’s performance-enhancing substance of choice earlier this week, they were fun. There was Phil Jackson publicly chiding the 10-time All-Star in December for holding the ball too long, Anthony telling reporters in January he’d like to have a conversation with the Knicks president, Jackson tweeting in early February “you don’t change the spot on a leopard” in reference to the man to whom he gave a max contract’s will to win, and Anthony steeling his resolve to stay in New York at the trade deadline in response, then vociferously questioning Jackson’s vision for the team’s future.
The father, attended a series of professional basketball games across the country, holding up signs with messages for his son, scolding him for a bad academic performance. Tommy, who asked that his last name not to be used, came front and center at Friday’s Cleveland Cavaliers/Charlotte Hornets game: "Thomas get your grades back up and next time you'll be here. “My signs were dedicated to an audience of one! Just my son," the father told Inside Edition.
Draymond Green professes his love for Oakland. While NFL owners voted overwhelmingly to approve their move to Las Vegas, the Raiders will still call Oakland home for at least two more lame-duck seasons, so count Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green among football fans who would prefer the Bay Area didn’t show up for games in 2017. Presumably a Detroit Lions fan, the Saginaw native — who once played a spring football game for Michigan State University — was asked after a win over the Houston Rockets about his thoughts on the NFL endorsing Raiders owner Mark Davis’ plan to move from Oakland to Las Vegas in the near future.