What stood out was the new energy in the Barclays Center this year. A tenaciousness that was missing last year. When this Nets team is focused like they were Friday, every night will be a street fight.
Last week's Halloween, the last day in the month of October also happens to be the last day of National Bullying Prevention Month. Coincidentally, last week's nationally-televised NFL game between the Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals served as a fitting stage for this issue which is gaining heightened awareness.
You briefly think about Jarrin Randall and Ben Coupet Jr., as you stand in the aisle and look down at the vibrating sea of red.
A few other fantasy tips: Stay away from running backs Trent Richardson and Chris Johnson, and definitely stay away from Kansas City wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. Start wide receivers Denarius Moore and Darrius Heyward-Bey, Bengals running back Giovani Bernard and quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Moore has a great rapport with Pryor, Heyward-Bey should get a ton of targets against Houston, Bernard is expected to see double-digit touches, and Pryor is becoming a top-12 play every week.
As far as cities go, Los Angeles has produced the most current players with 19, and New York City comes in second with 16. More than half of the players produced in the state of New York come from New York City.
I used to think San Francisco was heaven-on-earth -- the natural beauty, weather, mentality and politics, but now I feel with all my heart and mind the best city in America is Miami. And I'm not alone.
Kobe is not the only player making enough money to feed his family; there are 58 others making more than $10 million.
What first came to mind, walking into the Park District of La Grange gym last Saturday, was a simple two-day basketball camp with almost 180 kids in mesh jerseys.
An athlete isn't just a celebrity. His endorsement carries with it a healthy halo, associating the food and drink he's supporting with fitness and vigor, and creating a confusing mixed message.
A fête fit for a queen and her princess in tow, the shower was held at Miami's boutique EPIC hotel and the elaborate floral arrangements decadent candies and Parisian themed motifs transported guests upon arrival.
The NBA season is less than three weeks away. After one of the best Finals series' in recent history, it is the best time to be a basketball fan since the days of Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls, tearing through the league in the 1990s.
I'm Canadian. I like sports. I like hockey. I also happen to be Black. That's why it was such a point of pride to see P.K. Subban on the ice; the NHL was finally making good on its intention to court more non-white fans. Then I watched P.K.'s teammate, George Parros, get wheeled off the ice on a stretcher, and I wondered how many new fans thought they just saw a man die.
We've seen Durant act in commercials and this didn't appear to follow "KD Investigates, Take 2." Harden and Dwight Howard were both told CSN Houston that Durant's comments were sincere and on Friday, Darren Rovell tweeted that Durant and Gatorade were breaking up.
I fly back into the country yesterday only to find Kobe Bryant wearing a new BLACK Lakers uniform. When did this happen?
During an NFL era of inflated offensive statistics and elite quarterbacking play, Drew Brees is on a level so dominant and special that it can almost be baffling to watch. The New Orleans Saints are not unlike most of the league in that they give a vast amount of responsibility to the quarterback. What Brees does from there though is beyond words.
You're not likely to find too many retired NBA players hanging out in the dusty playa at the Burning Man gathering. But you can definitely count on seeing -- and hearing -- the former Miami Heat center Rony Seikaly there.