Standing at 6 foot 5, Olympic gold medalist and WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne looks like she could never be stopped. But burnout from basketball almost ended her incredible career. "I actually gave up the game after high school and put the basketball away for a year," she said.
It’s been a whirlwind retirement for Kobe Bryant. On Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers legend rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to unveil his new $100 million venture-capital fund. The date marks the two jersey numbers (8 and 24) Bryant wore during his 20 years with the club.
Duke has been busy handing out scholarship offers to two Class of 2017 standouts in the last 24 hours. The Blue Devils offered 6-foot-6 wing Jermaine Samuels Jr. of the Weston (MA) Rivers School, according to ESPN's Adam Finkelstein. Samuels Jr. has just completed an official visit to Villanova and will soon visit Duke, according to Finkelstein. Duke on Wednesday also offered 6-5 shooting guard Alex O'Connell of Alpharetta (GA) Milton, he Tweeted. O'Connell visited Duke in June.