There were multiple, connected reasons it was time for the Knicks to move on from the Phil Jackson era — a triangle of reasons, really — but this one should have been at the top of the list: He was alienating Krisptaps Porzingis. We don’t know yet if Porzingis can be a franchise NBA player, however, he shows the potential to do it. He could become a top five NBA player you can build a contender around. You endear yourselves to those kinds of players, not get into power struggles that lead to said player blowing off end-of-year meetings and being guided out the door. With Jackson gone, Porzingis has more motivation to stay a Knick and be the guy that turns the franchise’s fortunes around. KP was
Have game ticket, will travel. That’s been the vacation credo for my entire adult life. While most people go on holiday in search of things you find in a Fodor’s guide, I’m after local soccer matches, football games or baseball outings. Or, hell, even a cockroach race would do. Live sporting events offer an excellent window into a society. You learn what locals eat and drink, how they celebrate and, most importantly, the frequency with which they use unsavory language. Out of soccer fandom alone, I’ve attended English Premier League games, La Liga matches in Spain and an FA Cup Final at Wembley. Domestically, I check off a few new cities, events and stadiums every year. Yet it seems almost impossible
Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are showing nearly no limits in their effort to promote their upcoming fight. McGregor has repeatedly stoked the flames of racism, making himself a villain to some and a hero to others – but, more importantly, drawing attention from both sides. He also wore a No. 23 Warriors jersey. Hey, I wear No. 23 for the Warriors, Draymond Green apparently thought to himself. So, Green posted on Instagram to inform everyone he was supporting Mayweather: McGregor responded in the comments: C.J. Watson previously wore No. 23 for the Warriors, and this isn’t the first time McGregor has referenced the guard in relation to Mayweather: Why does McGregor keep bring up Watson?