offseason

LeBron Deletes Tweet About Lakers Offseason

LeBron on the court for the Lakers.

LeBron on the court for the Lakers.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been the most active team so far throughout NBA free agency.

As of yesterday, Rob Pelinka and the LA front office have added 12-time All Star Carmelo Anthony, former No. 11 pick Malik Monk, former All-Rookie First-Team guard Kendrick Nunn and four former Laker veterans in Trevor Ariza, Wayne Ellington, Dwight Howard and Kent Bazemore.

The team also re-signed 20 year-old guard Talen Horton-Tucker and added superstar point guard Russell Westbrook by way of trade last week.

Some believe this new-look roster has the Lakers poised to contend for an NBA title, but others have been critical of these franchises additions.

So far, the biggest criticisms have revolved around the team’s league-high average age.

LeBron James responded to these concerns on Twitter Wednesday.

“Keep talking about my squad, our personnel ages, the way he plays, he stays

Read More

Virtual offseason, protocols produced ‘smarter way of playing football’

The NFL is three days from completing the 2020 season without a single game being canceled, a task that required the players, 32 organizations and league office working in unison to carry out. It’s a tremendous feat amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was only six months ago that all preseason games were canceled, in the aftermath of an entirely virtual offseason. COVID protocols ultimately brought upon a plethora of changes to both offseason and in-season work for the players. In short, they, like many throughout the country, were able to take care a lot of business from home.

With just one game left on this season’s docket, the focus will soon be on protocols for the 2021 league year as the pandemic continues. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith both addressed that topic during Thursday’s annual Super Bowl press conference.

“I think we have

Read More