It is a little over a year now since Kobe Bryant called it a day and, after five NBA titles, retired from basketball. Earlier this month, the Lakers announced that they would be retiring not one but two jerseys, worn by Bryant—he wore numbers 8 and 24—during his time playing at the Staples Center. “As a kid growing up in Italy, I always dreamed of my jersey hanging in the Lakers rafters, but I certainly never imagined two of them,” Bryant said.
There is a giant paint can beyond the left-center-field wall at Angel Stadium that reads, “Angels home run in the can $1,000,000.” On Tuesday, Angels outfielder Justin Upton did just that. He hit a towering solo homer into the can, but Sherwin Williams won’t be paying $1 million. According to ESPN, Sherwin Williams will not be donating the $1 million to the Angels Baseball Foundation because Upton’s 444-foot homer did not land in the can on the fly. It bounced, and apparently this technicality is a thing. The team confirmed as much to ESPN. Sherwin Williams can do what it wants with its money, and $1 million is a ton of money. But the sign did say, “Angels home run in the can.” Upton hit a home
The war of words between Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold rages on. On Wednesday night, Rockhold claimed that Bisping’s championship reign was “the worst in UFC history” while mocking the fact that the 38-year old Brit faced Dan Henderson in his only title defense before booking a fight against Georges St-Pierre in November, who has never competed in the middleweight division previously. Well it didn’t take long for Bisping to respond while he reminded Rockhold how he became middleweight champion when they met at UFC 199 last June. “It’s a good job that he looks good cause he obviously can’t add up because 15 months — I fought less than a year ago, he hasn’t fought since I knocked him out in