Kevin Garnett was one of the best to do this, which is why you hear stories of players outright hating him on the court. Draymond Green may not be at The Big Ticket’s level yet, but his comments directed at Paul Pierce on Thursday may get him there soon. Green then took it to the next step by bringing up Kobe Bryant, Pierce’s adversary when he was a member of the Boston Celtics.
A handful of ESPN personalities bared their claws Thursday in response to radio host Dan Le Batard’s Magic Johnson takedown, which at least one of his colleagues believed to be racially motivated. Debating Johnson’s recent promotion to the Lakers’ president of basketball operations with co-host Jon “Stugotz” Weiner on his ESPN radio show Thursday morning, Le Batard sounded dumbfounded by the Lakers’ faith in their former star who, according to the talking head, hasn’t proven himself in any of his careers outside of basketball. “What you’ve got here though, is a testament to the power of fame. And a testament to the power of a modicum of charm,” Le Batard said. “Because Magic Johnson is charming.
Sheldon Mac, then McClellan, catches a pass. Washington Wizards rookie guard Sheldon McClellan, undrafted out of the University of Miami this season, takes his last name from a father with whom he has no relationship. Yes, the player formally known as Sheldon McClellan is now officially Sheldon Mac.