Jahlil Okafor has recently become the odd man out of the Philadelphia 76ers’ frontcourt rotation. With potential All-Star Joel Embiid now firmly entrenched as Philly’s top center, and once-excised defensive stud Nerlens Noel back in the fold and happy with his role (for now, at least), Okafor has found himself parked on the bench, not seeing any action in four of the Sixers’ last five games entering Saturday, and playing just 10 minutes in his lone appearance during that stretch. The 21-year-old got his shot at extended minutes on Saturday, as head coach Brett Brown elected to start Okafor against the Washington Wizards with Embiid resting as the 76ers were on the second night of a back-to-back set as part of his ongoing management plan after missing more than two years with multiple foot injuries.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice -- well, you know how it goes. Just a few weeks ago, standout Chino Hills High School sophomore LaMelo Ball set the internet on fire by calling his shot and then swishing a three from half court in the middle of a game. Perhaps aiming to make it a signature shot of sorts, Ball tried to pull up from half court again during Friday's game against Etiwanda. But guard Miles Oliver had clearly seen the viral clip, and he wasn't about to let it happen again. Just as Ball went to shoot, Oliver raised up and blocked the shot -- which didn't even make it to the three-point line before it was snatched up by a Chino Hills player. Ball didn't let it get him down,
Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise were all smiles on Sunday in Los Angeles as they watched the Lakers go head-to-head against the Detroit Pistons. Holmes, 38, paired a sheer, black embellished top with blue jeans while 10-year-old Suri sported a floral lavender dress, pink cardigan and matching hair bow. On Friday, ET's Leanne Aguilera chatted with the actress about her role in the upcoming Reelz miniseries, The Kennedys: After Camelot, where Holmes shared her take on playing the iconic role of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.