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
Now, we can add the return of slugger Kyle Schwarber to the Cubbies’ list. The 23-year-old left fielder/catcher missed all but two games last season due to a torn ACL that occurred when he and Dexter Fowler collided in the outfield back in April. After dispatching the Toronto Raptors in a first-round sweep, they played the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks in the conference semifinals.