NFL Draft 2020: Four who won by zigging as others zagged, Patriots’ Trevor Lawrence shot, more insider notes

I tend to applaud those who zig while everyone else zags. The draft is a lesson in supply vs. demand, with inevitable runs on certain positions and trends. And this one was no different. After speaking to several evaluators this weekend, I kept coming back to four teams’ drafts as Read more

‘The Last Dance’: Ron Harper still upset he didn’t guard Michael Jordan on ‘The Shot’ over Craig Ehlo

“The Last Dance,” the 10-part documentary chronicling Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls, detailed one of Jordan’s greatest moments long before his final season in Chicago. Forever known as “The Shot,” Jordan’s series-clinching jumper over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the 1988 playoffs has been well-chronicled Read more

Michael Jordan hits ‘The Shot’ over Ehlo: What ‘The Last Dance’ does and doesn’t say about the iconic moment

In the third episode of “The Last Dance,” Michael Jordan colorfully explains what was going through his head after “The Shot,” as he jumped and screamed and punched the air while Craig Ehlo crumpled to the floor.  “Get the f— out of here,” Jordan says. “Go f—in’ anywhere, but you’re Read more

Stephen Curry’s documentary ‘Jump Shot’ details one of the greatest sports stories you’ve likely never heard

Stephen Curry and Kenny Sailors have a lot in common. They both journeyed from undersized and largely overlooked point guards to jump-shooting legends. They’re both family men of great faith and humility. They both lifted small colleges to NCAA Tournament glory and became deeply committed to the recognition and advancement Read more

Kyrie Irving recalls the time Kobe Bryant ‘punched’ his shot, vows to ‘play him one-on-one in heaven’

Since the NBA was rocked by the death of Kobe Bryant in late January, countless players have told entertaining stories about their interactions with the Lakers legend. Whether it was words of wisdom, competition on the court or a motivational scolding they received from the Mamba, it seems most current Read more

Cam Newton takes an apparent shot at Panthers in Instagram video: ‘They gave up on me’

The Carolina Panthers officially closed the book on a nine-year relationship with Cam Newton on Tuesday, releasing their longtime quarterback after attempting to trade the 30-year-old signal-caller elsewhere. It’s safe to say Newton feels as though he’s got something to prove following the anticipated but monumental decision. Sharing Instagram pictures Read more

Justin Gaethje values legacy in eyeing UFC lightweight title shot over big-money Conor McGregor showdown

Standing on the outside looking in of the lightweight title picture has been a rather precarious perch for Justin Gaethje given the number of uncertainties regarding the division’s future and that of his own.  Despite recent assurances from UFC president Dana White and Khabib Nurmagomedov himself that a 155-pound title Read more