OAKLAND — One day after his online feud with Shaquille O’Neal escalated to concerning levels, JaVale McGee was uninterested in speaking about the subject, directing two questions about it toward the Warriors game against Brooklyn on Saturday night. “You know me, I’m Mr. Positive,” McGee said. “Smiling my way to the top.” But when pressed further, McGee shifted the conversation toward what he believes is the most positive basketball environment he has seen in his career, allowing him to find an on-court niche while maintaining his quirky off-court personality. For the players, McGee said, it starts with Steve Kerr and his typically laid back demeanor (unless he just saw an uncalled travel). Kerr
Last offseason, NFL offensive tackle Russell Okung decided to enter free agency without an agent to avoid paying a fee on his contract. Okung signed a five-year deal worth about $10.6 million per year with the Denver Broncos. After that, the Broncos had the decision to pick up the remaining four years of his contract which had about $20.5 million guaranteed.
Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Bruce Irvin, a well-known recruiter for the Silver and Black, has already turned to the war room in 2017, shifting his focus from free agents to prospects in the NFL draft. Self-proclaimed “baby Reggie” made it known via Twitter that he would be elated if former UNC slot receiver Ryan Switzer joined him in Oakland. Another Twitter user wrote in a tweet that her “life would be complete” if the Raiders drafted Switzer and tagged Irvin in said tweet. Then, Irvin quoted the tweet and wrote: “Lol mine too!” Irvin conducted similar acts via Twitter with NFL free agents last offseason, as me made attempts to lure both Donald Penn and now Baltimore Ravens safety Eric