PHOENIX (AP) — Richard Sherman didn’t draw the biggest crowd Tuesday at media day, despite doing his best to spice up Super Bowl week with a running feud with New England owner Robert Kraft.
That’s the way the lunacy of media day works. Marshawn Lynch has yet to voice a quality thought in public, yet he was somehow in more demand than a player who will debate almost anything in the world with whoever happens to ask.
No matter. Sherman had enough to say for everyone, including a thought about the media responsibilities of his less than loquacious teammate in a league that demands its players be accountable but is often not accountable itself.
“I don’t think they should be obligated any more than the commissioner is obligated to speak to the media,” he said. “I think that if players are going to be obligated to speak to the media then…
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Kobe Bryant caused quite a stir a few days ago when he confessed that he wanted to go to the Washington Wizards in 2004 when he briefly became a free agent. His reasoning was that he wanted to play with his idol Michael Jordan and pick his brain.
It wasn’t meant to be though as Mike retired a year before Kobe would hit free agency. Bryant briefly flirted with the idea of fleeing Shaq and the Lakers to greener grass in Chicago but ended up re-signing and becoming a Laker for life. Still, it’s fun to wonder what could’ve been a move that monumental would’ve had ripple effects that would be felt for years.
Here are seven of the many things that would have changed in the NBA had Kobe fled to Washington to play with Jordan.
1. Kobe Never Passes Jordan In Scoring
If Kobe was to go to…
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons say guard Brandon Jennings has undergone successful surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon, an injury that ended his season.
The team said Tuesday it has “no timetable” for his return following the procedure at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
Jennings was injured in the third quarter of Saturday night’s 101-86 loss at Milwaukee. He averaged 15.4 points and 6.6 assists in 41 games this season.
Jennings tweeted Sunday that he would be back in “6/9 months” and saying that “not being able to play basketball is the worst thing.”
PHOENIX (CBS Seattle/AP) — Marshawn Lynch was a hit during Media Day by repeatedly saying “I’m here so I don’t get fined,” but the NFL still might take a chunk of change out of his wallet for a hat he was wearing.
ESPN reports that the Seattle Seahawks running back could “face a significant fine” if the league rules he promoted a brand on his hat during Media Day that was not approved. The NFL is currently reviewing whether the hat Lynch wore was permissible. The hat featured his own BeastMode logo.
BeastMode is “the official brand of Marshawn Lynch.” The specific hat, which sells for $33, is sold out on the company’s website.
“We are rushing to restock as quickly as we can,” the website reads. “Yes, that is the hat Marshawn wore during the 2015 SB Media day.”
Front Row Analytics, a sponsorship evaluation company, told ESPN that the advertising…
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