Luis Scola was espousing some truths earlier this week, as any team's veteran is expected to do. The Raptors forward had just pulled himself out of a terrible funk that lasted much longer than he'd wanted, but he had a 21-point outing to his name after Sunday's loss to the Houston Rockets
Kyle Lowry ended 2014 with a bang. Forced into an even bigger role with the Raptors in the absence of the injured DeMar DeRozan, Lowry played well enough to be named the NBA Eastern Conference player of the month for December. He's just the second Raptor to be named player of the month: Chris Bosh
President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players alike on Saturday.