The Los Angeles Lakers were expected to do big things after acquiring LeBron James in free agency at the beginning of the season, butan unexpected groin injury knocked him out for 18 games and changed the course of the Lakers season. After the tumultuous turn of events that knocked the Lakers out of the playoffs, Magic Johnson decided it was best for him and the organization if he stepped down from being president of basketball operations. Magic Johnson helped the Lakers get LeBron James and he was set to pitch the plan to recruit free agents like Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson to try and get them on the Lakers, but the pressure was too much. Magic always seemed to be tampering and getting fined for it and it got to the point where he couldn’t even congratulate a player on his accomplishment, which led to Magic getting frustrated.
Martin Truex Jr picked up a victory for the first time at a short track in his 14 full-time seasons in the Monster Energy series, snapping an 80 race winless streak. Truex held off a strong chase down from Joey Logano over the final three laps to win Saturday night at Richmond. He had grabbed the lead with 79 laps remaining and held on from there on out, finishing with a race-high 186 laps led.
I won’t pretend to be any sort of a golf expert but I am a fan because of my grandfather. I remember seeing golf balls from different courses in his office at home and I would always ask where they were and had he been there. My favorite piece of golf memorabilia he had was a pen holder that said Worlds Greatest Golfers and below it listed Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and then his name. That was the first time I remember being introduced to the history of golf and his legendary names.
Every Thursday or Friday we will take a look back on the life and career of a player. You will get some background, an iconic moment, and plenty of stats. Last week we took a look at Kirby Puckett. This week we will spend some time on a great catcher and a player beloved both in Montreal and New York. Gary Carter.
The Virginia Cavaliers are the national champions of college basketball, as much as it pains me to say it. 353 teams were cut down to 68, 64, 32, 16, eight, four, and two, and the one team we were left with was the one from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Continue reading →