Draymond Green and LeBron James went at it again in the first half of the Cavaliers' visit to Golden State on Monday. Golden State led 52-35 when James collided with Green near midcourt, resulting in a flagrant 1 foul on Green. Green's arm extended across the upper body of James, who went down hard and lay on the court.
In his last words, in his last fancy White House ceremony, in his last week as the commander-in-chief, President Obama chose to spend three minutes articulating why sports matter. Behind him stood the Cubs, from his adopted home town of Chicago, continuing to celebrate their first championship in 108 years. After eight years of running the country while peeking at athletic highlights, after honoring champion on top of champion and befriending superstar on top of superstar, after playing more golf while in office than any president since Dwight Eisenhower and altering the White House tennis court to include basketball, Obama’s stately relationship with these games had to conclude with a most unlikely visitor: the team that broke the longest, cruelest sports curse. “They said this day would never come,” Obama said Monday to begin his remarks.
Steve Alford again will have two future UCLA recruits in the McDonald's All American game. Once again it is a point guard and a forward. However, unlike Lonzo Ball and TJ Leaf, next year's McDs Freshmen will play on different teams with Jaylen Hands playing for the West and Kris Wilkes for the East. The differences don't end there. Unlike Ball, Jaylen Hands is a traditional point guard at 6' tall who loves to drive and dish. As ESPN states: Hands is a rangy point guard prospect with long arms and big hands. He is a dynamic passer (left-and-right handed passes) in the open court and his vision is uncanny. He has a good burst off the dribble to get by his defender and he can finish in the paint