ORANGE, Calif. — Coach LaVar Ball took it on the chin Saturday. Ball’s AAU basketball team — the Big Ballers, which feature his son LaMelo, a high school star from Chino Hills — lost 109-57 to the Compton Magic. And the Compton Magic did something almost unthinkable — they silenced Ball. Not for long, mind you, but for all to see inside a boisterous Orange Lutheran High School at the Magic Memorial Day Festival in Southern California. When one of the Magic’s players scored on a thunderous dunk to put Compton ahead by 50 points the crowd erupted, and Ball, who’d been talking almost non-stop since tipoff, could only grin. A few minutes later, Ball opened his mouth again and told one of his players,
Let’s explain by using a practical example involving Golden State Warriors big man JaVale McGee. According to a report by Patrick Redford over at Deadspin, McGee was not allowed to keep his cat, Raja, in his apartment when he was a member of the Dallas Mavericks. All in all, he agreed to pay for all the late and unpaid rent he owed, $12,000 in repairs, as well as $9,350 in cat-related fees.
Errol Spence stopped Kell Brook Saturday in the 11th round to win the IBF welterweight championship. Errol Spence Jr. wasn’t particularly impressed with his performance on Saturday in Sheffield, England, in the biggest match of his career when he challenged Kell Brook for the IBF welterweight championship