5 Basketball Players’ Surprising Hobbies
Shooting hoops, slam dunking and employing a huge amount of fancy footwork is the bread and butter of a basketball players’ day job, and as one might expect the courtside exploits of our favourite players are what usually form fans’ opinions of players, also forming the bulk of basketball-focused media reports. This view of basketball players’ lives is rather narrow minded however, and there are plenty of off-court player pastimes that generally allow for a more rounded opinion to be formed concerning our favourite players. A fair few hobbies indulged upon by players are rather interesting; here are some of our favourites.
Pacers' plan to sign Mekel thrown into jeopardy due to visa issue http://t.co/umHEB73K7L
— Sportando (@sportando) November 6, 2014
Interesting sighting in Chicago area. Why would Ray Allen be in town? #Bulls
— Silvy (@WaddleandSilvy) November 5, 2014
Draymond Green changes agents, and general manager Bob Myers sees how that could help Warriors re-sign him
Diamond Leung writes … Draymond Green changes agents, and general manager Bob Myers sees how that could help Warriors re-sign him
The basketball season may still be some way off starting but this summer has arguably been the most exciting of the whole season.
First, it saw that the Miami Heat were beatable, despite the grandeur of their roster, when they were demolished 4-1 by the San Antonio Spurs. Secondly, LeBron James has gone home. The Heat ace has agreed to rejoin his old club the Cleveland Cavaliers, ending a four your association with the Florida based side.
The Charlotte Bobcats are expected to be one of the busiest teams in the league in the run-up to the February 20 trade deadline, with the franchise looking to build on their impressive season so far shock the Betfair odds by reaching the playoffs. The Bobcats have exceeded expectations so far this season, coming into this campaign on the back of two seasons in which the team had lost 120 of 148.
Eastern Conference leaders Indiana Pacers were beaten 95-82 by Toronto Raptors on Wednesday evening at the Air Canada Centre.
DeMar DeRozan starred for the hosts as he scored 26 points in their victory which continues their run of four consecutive wins to help them remain top of the Atlantic division. They are now second favourites with Betfair for the division behind Brooklyn Nets.
Kobe Bryant has put to bed any rumours about his future by signing a two-year contract extension at Los Angeles Lakers thought to be worth $48.5 million.
The 35-year old is now expected to end his career with the Lakers and will not be moving elsewhere at the end of this season.
As the middle of the month of March nears it appears that there are a rash of injuries that are effecting many teams around the NBA. Some of the teams that are effected at this present moment include the New York Knicks and the Philadelphia 76ers .
The Lakers heard Mark Cuban’s comments about Kobe Bryant. They weren’t amused.
The Dallas Mavericks owner said in a radio interview Friday that the Lakers should consider using their one-time amnesty provision on Bryant this summer.
Bryant has one more season and $30.5 million left on his contract. He is one of four players the Lakers can waive via the money-saving device after this season.