Opening: “For someone or a body or parties to try to divide us by using our platform of sport — sport has given me everything I could ever ask for — I couldn’t let that happen.” – LeBron James to Rachel Nichols in regards to the “shut up and dribble” remark and using his voice
Rachel Nichols’ one-on-one conversation with LeBron James:
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Significance of LeBron’s off-court achievements?
Fun fact about LeBron’s new: If a kid misses school, they get a phone call from LeBron himself (A tape recording FYI). The message:
“Why weren’t you in class today?”
They also get a call if they do well on a test.
“This is a huge thing for him. When we look back at his career and legacy, that is going to be at the top of the list” – Shelburne
“Just how involved he is, particularly with children” Sedano
“He connects in a way where you can’t question his authenticity. It’s truly meaningful to him” – Shelburne
“That’s just who he is. He’s present in all these situations” – Sedano
July 31, 2011 – WNBA star, Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx) hits the game-winning jumper!
Rivalries; Expect drama between Joel Embiid and Hassan Whiteside at NBA Africa?
Aug. 4 at 11am on ESPN2
Discretion; Steven Adams love the smell of Pop’s hair?
“I just held that legendary man. I got a quick sniff of his hair. He smelled lovely”
Then went on to say: “Come on all of you! You would have done it too”
Rumors; Want to see Kent Bazemore with Rockets? (Via USA Today’s Rockets Wire)
“In theory, it’s a good fit. I just don’t know how it is going to work. Can you make the salaries match?” – Sedano
New School; Fan of Lakers new uniforms?
Share LeBron’s confidence in Lakers?
“I’m not as confident as he is” – Shelburne
“We saw this last year with Cleveland. He basically had two different teams: Before the deadline and after” – Sedano
“The only thing I don’t love about these additions is that these guys getting opportunities ahead of these young guys and them being able to gel with LeBron and the shooting and lack thereof” – Sedano
July 31, 2007 – Kevin Garnett traded to the Celtics!
NBA signs MGM as official betting sponsor (3 years for $25M)
“This guy (Adam Silver) is good at making money for his owners” – Shelburne
“He’s (Adam Silver) the best commissioner in sports. He is taking a proactive approach and he’s going to reap the benefits” – Sedano