David Stern exerted his power and further vilified his persona when he fined the San Antonio Spurs $250,000 for sending home star players Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli and Danny Green on a flight instead of having them at the nationally televised Miami Heat game. Many think it was about ratings and money with Stern but according to him that’s not the case. Continue reading
Demarcus Cousins is known for being a bit of hothead but Spurs analyst Sean Elliot is the definition of a “homer”. When doing color commentary for games, he’s always one-sided which is a bit irritating for players and fans of visiting teams. During the Kings game against the Spurs his commentary towards Cousins wasn’t well received at all.
According to Elliott, Cousins — never known for his maturity or good decision-making — said something to the effect of, “I’m going to bust his (expletive).”
Crowed an angry Elliott:
“That’s why some humility is in order. You think you’re dominating Tim Duncan, you get it stuffed right back in your face. Timmy doesn’t like to talk trash. But if guys start talking mess to him, he’s going to respond. All that trash talking was premature. I’m not about to let these guys off the hook. Young ballclubs…should learn from this. Don’t start talking and flapping your gums against one of the greatest players ever. He’s going to make you pay. Tell me who got the best of this exchange.”
Cousins of course didn’t appreciate those comments:
“I mean me and Tim – we’re good,” Cousins said, pointing out that he meant nothing malicious with his trash talk. “Like I said, I have the utmost respect (for him). But for the commentator to say the things that he said – that was immature.”
Three preseason games and counting. No trips to the end zone for the New York Jets.
After a couple of close calls, including a late drive by Tim Tebow in the final seconds, the Jets failed to score a touchdown again as the Carolina Panthers held on for a 17-12 victory Sunday night.
“Well, I’ve said it before,” starting quarterback Mark Sanchez said. “We’re saving our good stuff for the regular season.”
On Wednesday morning, Tim Tebow’s Jets jersey appeared back on NFLShop.com, the NFL’s official online store, the first time adult-size jerseys have been available since mid-May.
The home replica Tebow jersey in adult sizes sells for $100. Infant, toddler and kids’ sizes of Nike’s Tebow jerseys, which have been available since its deal started on April 1, cost $40, $45 and $75, respectively. Nike will be the official apparel provider of the NFL for the next five seasons.