LeBron James suffered a scratched cornea Friday night when he went up for a layup late in the third quarter and Jeremy Lamb tried to contest and caught him clean across the face. LeBron got the and-1, but had trouble keeping his eye open in postgame interviews Friday. Saturday he did play — wearing protective goggles. As you can see above. That lasted about a minute. LeBron was likely frustrated as the Cavaliers defensive woes had the Wizards up double digits much of the first half.
Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker, age 20, shows everybody what a big strong boy he is. If you were not watching the Phoenix Suns’ titanic tilt against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night — and, given that it was a matchup between teams with two of the three worst records in the NBA this season, that choice would not be unreasonable — you missed history.
Three weeks ago, even relatively devout 76ers fans could be forgiven for not recognizing the name Shawn Long. You might've recalled his pretty strong showing for the Sixers at Summer League last July, and if you were on the press mailing list for the Delaware 87ers -- lucky you -- you might have noticed him popping up in a lot of "LONG'S 22 HELPS SEVENS DOWN RED CLAWS" type headlines. But however D-League dominant-he was, it seemed unlikely he'd factor into a Sixers season where the team already had four young, high-upside centers on the roster. Then of course of those four bigs, one of 'em got surgery, one of 'em got traded and one one of 'em got hurt (and/or maybe just stinks). So with 20