LeBron James - 35 points,
Kevin Love - 16 points and 13 rebounds
DeMar DeRozan - 37 points
Jonas Valanciunas - 19 for the Raptors,
Kyle Lowry was out due to injury
Cleveland Cavaliers 115- Toronto Raptors 94
The Raptors kept pace for the first 3 quarters until the Cavaliers widened the lead. The Cavaliers now have a commanding 3-0 lead and will have a chance to sweep the Raptors.
Former NBA superstar Brandon Roy was shot during an outdoor gathering on April 29, 2017. LA Sheriff confirmed that he was one of 4 people that were shot and all victims are expected to survive according to James Queally of the Los Angeles Times
According to USA TODAY,
"A woman who identified herself as Maria and said she was a family member said, 'He's fine, he's perfect, he's recovering well.' A woman identified as Roy's grandmother handed her phone to a USA TODAY Sports reporter and a woman on the other end of the line identified herself as one of Roy's cousins. That woman said Roy was 'absolutely fine.'
Brandon Roy had a legendary run for 6 seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers before being sidelined by injuries. He now coaches Nathan Hale High School Mens Basketball team that currently produced #1 HS player in the nation Michael Porter Jr.
With none of the big players in the basketball shoe market such as Nike, Adidas and Under Armour wanting to license Lavar Ball's, Big Baller Brand for Lonzo Ball's rookie year in the NBA, the family has decided to release a shoe on their own and someone might have to tell them that it's a bit overpriced for someone who has not proven anything in the pros.
We'd understand if he released something around the $99-$159 ball park to get things started and to test the market. To give a perspective on how things are priced, the Lebron XIV is currently priced at US$175.
Now, here's the pricing range for the ZO2s
Sizes 8 to 13= $495 (P24,708.42)
Sizes 13.5 to 15 = $695 (P34,691.62)
The ZO2: WET- 'THE AUTOGRAPH' - BY LONZO BALL comes in a hard case with cool LED lights at a premium price of
Sizes 8 to 13.5 = $995 (P49,666.42)
Sizes 14 to 15 = $1,195 (P59,649.62)
As for these slippers, slip ons or "Slides" as they call it on their site is priced at US$220 or P11,0981.52
Is this worth it? We'll surely know by the end of the year if their friends and family will buy these footwear at a premium price.
*$1 = Php49.2
April 30, 2017 - Game 1: Markieff Morris falls on Al Horford's foot and is carried out of the court after being in so much pain
May 2 , 2017 - Game 2: He starts and gathers 16 points 6 rebounds 3 assists 2 steals and 1 block in 26 minutes
Now, can someone heal that well that quickly or was he not in so much pain in game 1? Who knows. However, another theory has been going around: His twin brother, Marcus Morris, has been playing in his place.
We can prove anything unless someone takes time to watch the difference in their game(which might not be much) but it would definitely be an embarrassment for the league and the Washington Wizards if it was proven. Either way, it's still interesting
Didn't realize they had the same damn tats it really could be Marcus playing pic.twitter.com/bGUjH8L6h2— @boneystarks (@BoneyStarks) May 3, 2017
we really don't talk enough about how Marcus and Markieff Morris have 100% identical tattoos pic.twitter.com/djm48PGkJJ— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) May 3, 2017
Not saying, just saying ... the Morris twins have similar/possibly identical tattoos. pic.twitter.com/V3j9763HO4— Adi Joseph (@AdiJoseph) May 2, 2017
Man, Markieff's ankle sure healed quick -- didn't it?— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) May 3, 2017
My favorite NBA conspiracy is finally relevant— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) May 3, 2017
Markieff Morris badly rolls ankle 2 days ago
All of a sudden he's fine & ballin
ITS MARCUS!! https://t.co/x80UT13SyY
Maybe this is better written as what the heck is Lavar Ball saying? Recently, he's been quoted as saying 2 things:
1. His eldest son, Lonzo, is better than the current Steph Curry. With Curry's recent slump, he could make a case but it will be very difficult for him to prove.
2. He could have beaten Michael Jordan.
Now, some may say he's delusional, insane or just plainly smart. When he talks about raising his kids and his love for them, that's when it gets real.
However, when Markelle Fultz is now being projected as #1 pick this June and other guys in the mix are Josh Jackson, D'Aaron Fox, Tj Leaf, Dennis Smith Jr., Lonzo Balls chances seem to slim down. There's a good chance that Lonzo will go to #2. Then there's also the play of Gelo Ball. His poor play and shooting has been blamed for the losses of Chino Hills. Many would agree that much of his offense was due to the high IQ, defense and athleticism of Lonzo and his game did not evolve to fill up the gap his brother has left.
Yes, he may have scored 29 points against Mater Dei but it didnt seem like a dominant performance and perhaps mostly invisible during the game. He did improve in their loss to Bishop Montgomery but in a rematch of last year's regionals, more is expected from him if he looks to be one and done in UCLA. With his play, no one sees him doing well in college, let alone, starting for the Bruins.
Either way, with all the limelight Lavar Ball is getting, maybe it's also helping his kids push their games as more people target them or maybe he's just reminding coaches how good the Ball brothers are so their standings get up a bit more.
We surely hope he's just helping his kids and his statements are just for a push.
Back then, rivals will be rivals and you will not hear much from teams speaking about players on other teams. In this social media age and culture, players like Lebron do take the time to congratulate his fellow NBA player for reaching such a milestone.
Tis' the season of giving but the slots are limited and Shaq does not deserve one in the Miami Heat rafters. Let's be real. Most of the damage Shaq has done was when he was with the LA Lakers. There are other bigger contributors than him such as Udonis Haslem or Dan Majerle. Yes, the Heat won a championship with him and I cannot say they would have done so without his presence in the middle. However, the only jerseys up there are Tim Hardaway's and Alonzo Mourning's. Is Shaq's career as illustrious as their's while in a Heat jersey? Dwayne Wade's #3 will surely be retired and if he wins another championship with Chicago(though unlikely), should they retire his number there too?
The Orlando Magic deserve to retire his number more than the Heat does though there's probably more bad blood between the two because of the manner he left the organization. Either way, this was not a good Heat decision. If this is something they did, then they should also consider Jason Williams, Udonis Haslem, Mike Miller, Ray Allen, Chris Bosh, Bird Man and maybe Hasaan Whiteside.
Ofcourse, this is not true but it might as well be. It's like taking a personality test and what you're writing is who you want to be rather than who you are in the describe yourself section. At least do not validate these traveling calls by including some of them in the daily or weekly top 10.