NBA commissioner David Stern – acting as New Orleans’ owner representative, he says – infamously vetoed a potential Chris Paul-to-Lakers trade in 2011. The New Orleans Hornets (now the Pelicans and not be confused with the current Charlotte Hornets), Lakers and Rockets tried to rework the three-team trade that would’ve sent Paul to the Lakers, Pau Gasol to Houston and Lamar Odom, Kevin Martin, Luis Scola, Goran Dragic and a first-round pick to New Orleans.
Chase Headley’s ineffectiveness at the plate has finally landed him on the bench. Joe Girardi said he intended to sit the third baseman Saturday and Sunday in hopes it would allow him to clear his head and get him to relax. “I just feel like [Headley] is in that situation where he’s frustrated and trying too hard,” Girardi said before the Yankees faced the A’s in The Bronx on Saturday. “So I’ll give him a day or two to work on some things and get back on track.” The move is understandable considering Headley’s lengthy slump. Dating back to his 0-for-7 game against the Cubs on May 7, Headley is 6-for-57 with 21 strikeouts, no walks and just three extra-base hits. In Friday’s loss to Oakland, he
It's not often that LeBron's team gets to play underdog, so Cavs GM David Griffin is going to milk it for all it's worth.