LeBron James says he's sorry he posted a lyric that referenced "Jewish money." The Los Angeles Lakers superstar said he simply got caught up in the music, thought the lyric was a "compliment" and he offered "apologies, for sure." The lyric comes from the song "ASMR" by rapper 21 Savage. James shared it over the weekend on his Instagram account, which has nearly 46 million followers.The lyric says, "We been getting that Jewish money, Everything is Kosher."James apologized on ESPN, saying, " "Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone. That's not why I chose to share that lyric. I always [post lyrics]. That's what I do. I ride in my car, I listen to great music, and that was the byproduct of it. So, I actually thought it was a compliment, and obviously it wasn't through the lens of a lot of people. My apologies. It definitely was not the intent, obviously, to hurt anybody."Later the rapper tweeted his own apology.CBSSports.com's Kevin Skiver writes, "ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported … [Read more...] about LeBron James apologizes for “Jewish money” Instagram post
Vince Ellis Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Dec 16, 2018 The Detroit Pistons have assets as the NBA's unofficial trade season begins. Luke Kennard, Ish Smith, Bruce Brown and Khyri Thomas are garnering interest on the trade market, a source with firsthand knowledge of the process tells the Free Press. Of course, interested teams also would love to pilfer another first-round pick from the franchise. But that’s about it. More: Pistons top goal via trade: Maximize Blake Griffin's window The Pistons' roster is littered with the bad contracts of under-performing or injury-prone players. And when it comes to the young assets, there’s a reluctance to part ways with them unless the return is a significant upgrade. That’s the state of the franchise with trade speculation beginning in earnest. The trade deadline is Feb. 7. More: Breaking down seven players on cheap contracts putting up big numbers Here’s a look at the Pistons’ trade pieces … [Read more...] about Assessing Detroit Pistons’ assets as NBA trade season starts
There is perhaps no city more interested in backup quarterbacks and point guards than Philadelphia. At least in basketball, you don't have to bench Ben Simmons completely to get Bobby Hoying involved. The Markelle Fultz saga (I feel like saga is just attached to his name now, at this point) has thrust backup guard T.J. McConnell back into the spotlight for Philadelphia, with various rumors bubbling to the surface about his value around the league. Who better to turn to than Adrian Wojnarowski, who joined Ryen Russilo on last Thursday's episode of The Russilo Show, and had this to say about McConnell's value on the trade market: T.J. McConnell, who had been the source of some trade talks...think about this, T.J. McConnell probably could have gotten, in fact, I'm very confident T.J. could have gotten Philadelphia a first-round pick in the last few weeks. Markelle Fultz probably can't, think about that. There are so many teams who need a point guard, either a really strong backup or a … [Read more...] about NBA Trade Rumors: Can Sixers afford to turn down first-round pick for T.J. McConnell?
Sixers guard Markelle Fultz will continue to see specialists through early next week, a team source confirmed to PhillyVoice on Friday afternoon.First reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the timetable has once again been extended for Fultz after he was removed from Sixers' team activities last week. Fultz's agent, Raymond Brothers, announced that his client would not be participating in team activities (games or practices) on the morning of November 20th, following a game against the Phoenix Suns in which Fultz was benched for T.J. McConnell in the second half.While initial reports on Fultz's absence centered around the shoulder that was suggested as his problem during his rookie season, information that has come out since has called that into question. A team of reporters at The Athletic reported that Fultz's camp wanted to have his wrist looked at as well, in connection to the shooting issues he has experienced over the last year plus.The expansion of the specialist visits — … [Read more...] about Sixers guard Markelle Fultz will continue to see specialists through next week
Less than 18 months after the Sixers traded up to take Markelle Fultz out of Washington with the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the enigmatic guard may have played his last game in Philadelphia. And while it may not have been very long, what a strange, strange trip it's been.This week, Fultz took a trip to New York to see some specialists — and reportedly not only to examine his shoulder, but also to examine his wrist, something that came as a surprise to those who follow the team. Making the news even more concerning was the timing, as just one day earlier Fultz was pulled back from the scorer's table just before half and replaced by T.J. McConnell, never to be seen from again.The next morning, Fultz's agent was on the phone with Elton Brand, telling the Sixers general manager that his client wouldn't be playing or practicing until he had been examined by those previously mentioned specialists. Needless to say, that's led to a ton of speculation regarding … [Read more...] about What they’re saying: Markelle Fultz is probably done in Philly, but what could Sixers get back in a trade?