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A Yonkers Tale

Feb 13, 2017 | by Sean Kilpatrick, The Players' Tribune
A Yonkers Tale

 

There are a lot of myths about basketball players from New York, but there’s one I want to bust right off the jump.

They say the only thing New Yorkers know how to do is dribble.

I get it. When people look back, they think of Kenny Anderson, Stephon Marbury and Sebastian Telfair, the guys that had the ball on a string.

Q&A With Will Bynum

Feb 12, 2017 | by Noah Perkins, popgates.com
Q&A With Will Bynum

At 34, Will Bynum is not the typical NBA D-League player. But the 6’ guard and veteran of eight NBA seasons is used to being an outlier.

Wizards' Bradley Beal: Stays hot with 31 in win vs. Nets

Feb 09, 2017 | by RotoWire Staff, cbssports.com

Beal scored 31 points (12-25 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with six rebounds, two assists and two steals across 41 minutes in a 114-110 overtime win against the Nets.

Beal followed up Monday's 41 point performance with another scoring display on Wednesday marking the third time this season he has put up back-to-back 30-plus point games. He is now scoring 25.3 ...

BECOMING AN ALL-STAR

Feb 08, 2017 | by Gordon Hayward, gordonhayward20.life
BECOMING AN ALL-STAR

The day I learned I had made my first NBA All-Star Team, I honestly wasn’t thinking about it too much. We had a game that night, and I was focused on keeping my same routine. I had taken a nap, and after I woke up, I was chasing one of my daughters around.

Then 5 p.m. hit, and my phone rang.

Rockford Native & Green Bay Packer Dean Lowry to Visit Local Hospital Patients

Feb 08, 2017 | by Owen Stiffler, mystateline.com
Rockford Native & Green Bay Packer Dean Lowry to Visit Local Hospital Patients

ROCKFORD - Green Bay Packers defensive end Dean Lowry will make a stop at SwedishAmerican Wednesday afternoon to visit patients and share stories from his first year in the NFL. The Rockford native will visit with patients in SwedishAmerican's pediatrics, oncology, surgery and orthopedic departments.

Goodbye, Tennessee

Feb 07, 2017 | by Josh Dobbs, The Players' Tribune
Goodbye, Tennessee

 On October 1, 2016, Josh Malone and I were standing next to each other on the sideline at Georgia’s Sanford Stadium as time painfully ticked off the clock. I turned to him and made a comment that not only summed up the game, but which also turned out to be prophetic regarding our season.

“Man, this is like riding a roller ...

Kyle Shanahan named head coach of 49ers

Feb 07, 2017 | by Nick Shook, NFL.com

It's been one of the worst-kept secrets in the coaching news cycle of the offseason, but thanks to Atlanta's appearance in Super Bowl LI, it had to officially remain in a state of limbo.

Now the wait is finally over.

Kyle Shanahan has been named the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced.

Grand Rapids Drive's Ray McCallum named to All-Star team

Feb 06, 2017 | by Peter, J. Wallner, mlive.com
Grand Rapids Drive's Ray McCallum named to All-Star team

Grand Rapids Drive point guard Ray McCallum, currently on a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Hornets, was named Monday to the NBA Development League All-Star Game.

McCalllum was one of 12-players named to the East roster and among 15 with NBA experience selected for the game on Feb. 18 from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

It will be broadcast 2:30 p.m. ...

Super Bowl rewind: Some things were just meant to happen

Feb 06, 2017 | by I.C. Murrell, panews.com
Super Bowl rewind: Some things were just meant to happen

Twenty-eight to 3 was a very impressive score for the Atlanta Falcons against any team in the Super Bowl.

But they didn’t play just any team. They played the New England Patriots. You know, the team that drafted Elandon Roberts.

Every time Tom Brady played in the Super Bowl, his legacy was on the line, no matter how many championships he won.

Alter grad Thuney wins Super Bowl title with Patriots

Feb 05, 2017 | by Jay Morrison, Dayton Daily News
Alter grad Thuney wins Super Bowl title with Patriots

Alter High School graduate Joe Thuney is celebrating a Super Bowl championship after the New England Patriots rallied from 25 down to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime Sunday night in Super Bowl LI.

A rookie guard, Thuney is one of only two New England offensive players to start all 19 games this season.

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