Michael Sam will probably never play another down in the NFL — and he has no one to blame but himself.
Sam, a 24-year-old SEC Defensive Player of the year out of Missouri, announced his homosexuality in February, leading many to believe it was a calculated attempt on his part to boost his chances at the NFL draft in May. Being an SEC standout was no guarantee that Sam would be drafted at all. Even more suspect was the fact that Sam apparently inked a deal with Oprah OWN Network to film a reality TV series before he was even drafted. Then there was the wedding cake incident when Sam tongue kissed his feminine boyfriend on national TV on draft day. ESPN’s cameras were there to film the 7th round draft pick licking icing off his boyfriend’s face.
Yesterday was the end of the road for many unlucky NFL rookies who were cut from their NFL team’s roster. One football player who survived the first round of cuts is openly gay Michael Sam, the Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year who hoped to ensure his spot on a NFL team by announcing his homosexuality before the draft.
The Internet is buzzing about the blockbuster trade between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Cavaliers that sends All-Star Kevin Love to Cleveland for #1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins. Love, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are the new Big 3 in the NBA.
There’s no doubt about it: LeBron will win his 3rd NBA championship ring in 2014-15. Let the hate begin!
James Jones, center, and Mike Miller know what it takes to be NBA champions. Miller and Jones won NBA championships with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013. This week they both signed deals with the Cleveland Cavaliers where they hope to add another ring to their collection with their former teammate LeBron James, left.
NBA star Paul George, 24, fractured his lower right leg during a USA Basketball scrimmage in Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 1.
The injury occurred at the end of a fast break when George landed awkwardly and his leg collided into the basket stanchion.
George’s gruesome injury is similar to the shearing leg fracture suffered by Louisville Cardinals’ Kevin Ware during the 2013 NCAA basketball Tournament. The only difference being George’s fractured bone did not protrude through his skin.
Singer Teyana Taylor challenged the wrong baller, and her ankles paid the price at the Jordan XX9 release event in Las Vegas recently.
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Proud father LeBron James got a little carried away while watching his son LeBron “Bronny” James play for the Miami City Ballers at a 4th grade AAU tournament at Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington, Ky, this past weekend.
LeBron sat in the front row at the game while his pregnant wife, Savannah James, cheered her son from the 2nd row.