With just over a month to go before training camp starts, NBA players are finding ways to occupy themselves. Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler has been fishing, and according to his Instagram, he caught one that weighs almost 350 pounds. That’s a big fish, even for an NBA player.
The United States won the gold medal in Rio de Janiero pretty convincingly, despite some glaring problems in the earlier rounds. The gold-medal game against Serbia was a blowout, and afterwards, USA Basketball president Jerry Colangelo said the onus is on other countries to be more competitive. Via USA Today‘s Sam Amick: “I’m all for raising the bar for global basketball,” he began. “The more interest in basketball on all levels, I’m for. I’m a lifer in the game. I love the game. Basketball is the No. 2 sport in the world, (but) we just need to see these other countries get their acts together and become more competitive. “I’d love to see that. Everyone would love to see that. I’m not going to
Everybody has an opinion about the new-look Warriors with Kevin Durant in tow — how they’ll mesh together, how many championships they’ll win, and everything else. David Robinson, one of the greatest big men in NBA history who won two titles with the Spurs in 1999 and 2003, thinks it can work, but he doesn’t know for how long. Of course, with the Golden State Warriors signing Kevin Durant in July, the team in Oakland will be heavy favorites to come out of the West, but that’s not stopping “The Admiral” from believing in the team that he won two titles with. In particular, Robinson brought up the Warriors losing a few key role players this summer in the pursuit of Durant, which might mess with chemistry early on.