Kobe Bryant may have retired from the Los Angeles Lakers, but his specter still hangs over the franchise. Every player — especially incoming rookies — are asked about Bryant, and usually give glowing quotes about how much they idolized him or wanted to work with him. All that love, reverence and admiration for one of the greatest players in NBA history may in fact be genuine, but it can’t help but occasionally seem a little canned, or seem to be offered with the hint of a vibe that it’s at least somewhat obligatory. The Lakers No. 2 pick in 2016, forward Brandon Ingram, has talked at length about how much he wants to work with and learn from Bryant. Their latest second overall pick would appear to be taking a different approach.
Cristiano Ronaldo has mocked Real Madrid team-mate James Rodriguez's new haircut, branding the attacking midfielder's fresh style "ugly". A smiling James proudly posted an Instagram photo on Wednesday, reealing his new hairdo which features blonde highlights as he posed holding a football in casual clothing. Ronaldo himself has had a string of different hairstyles over his career, most recently opting to shave his head after winning the Champions League.
Josh Jackson may have made the Boston Celtics' decision to select Jayson Tatum an easier one.