So Mike D'Antoni refuses to tell Chinese fans that people in the NBA have the right to free expression, but he was more than willing to say this exact thing to American fans who were disappointed with political displays from players. https://t.co/eqHMUB3lal pic.twitter.com/yHhoftHgNh— trick-or-treater (@neontaster) October 10, 2019 NBA officials are falling over themselves to appease Chinese leaders after the Houston Rockets' GM tweeted support for Hong Kong's quest for freedom. All of the usual SJW chirping birds are suddenly silent. Remember all of the times that the WOKE players in the NBA took a stand on behalf of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, et. al? Why did the WOKEY WOKE warriors in the NBA get cold feet when it
We go live to our @fswisconsin meteorologist @Katie_George05 for an update on the wind, uh, shield 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/pfty0YR3WX— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) January 30, 2019 Our Louisville superstar athlete-turned-NBA-broadcast-star Katie George got an ample dose of Wisconsin wise-assery after she referenced the "windshield factor" for tonight's polar vortex. The saddest part is that she believed she was using the correct term to describe wind chill. Oops. We thought we prepared Katie for every possible broadcast scenario but this gaffe now fully completes her windshield of reporter knowledge. Give the Milwaukee Bucks reporter Katie extra credit. Her self-deprecation skills are anything but below zero. A+ Katie!
Darrell "Doctor Dunkenstein" Griffith popped into the radio station to throw love at new University of Louisville basketball coach Chris Mack. Griff says Mack's style offers players more creativity to improvise, a definite change from Rick Pitino's more deliberate style. Griffith also talked about the tedious tasks ahead for UofL football coach Scott Satterfield, the amazing artistry of Donovan Mitchell, and the cushy life of Utah Jazz players compared to his era. Salt Lake City's growth since Griffith's playing days amaze the former Jazz star. He says Louisville would prosper immeasurably by snaring an NBA franchise, a campaign impeded by Pitino and former UofL athletics director Tom Jurich. Darrell also talked about his new restaurant Griff's, now open at 2nd and Liberty
The Louisville Forum asked former NBA player and Denver Nuggets general manager Dan Issel to offer his thoughts on the NBA2Lou project. I was asked to moderate and throw in my own comments about the potential of snaring an NBA team for the city of Louisville. Naturally, the subject creates animated opinions from those who are opposed to adding professional sports. Some fear that it would harm the University of Louisville's athletic pursuits and others worry that taxpayers will be on the hook for various concessions made for team owners. Issel and his investors have the city's best interests in mind. Bring it on. The CJ's Phillip M. Bailey live-Tweeted the forum. Great audience questions and general enthusiasm for the prospect
University of Louisville national champion and current Detroit Piston Peyton Siva returned to his adopted hometown to direct a summer basketball camp for kids. He appeared on WHAS-TV's "Great Day Live" and on WHAS Radio and other Clear Channel stations. And to complete this basketball two-fer: WHAS broadcast legend Cawood Ledford (1926-2001), known for decades as The Voice of the Kentucky Wildcats, compiled this terrific profile of basketball coaching legend Adolph Rupp.
This Boston Celtics fan rocks out to Bon Jovi's "Livin' On A Prayer" like it's his job.