The official announcement isn’t until Monday, but word is leaking out about this year’s class for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. For example, Don Nelson is deservedly in.
Bernard King — Knicks legend and one of the better pure scorers the game has ever seen — did not make the cut with voters, reports the New York Post.
King has been a nominee five times, and is currently an MSG Network broadcaster… King was with the Knicks from 1982-’86. The small forward averaged 22.5 points per game in his career and a career-high 32.9 for the Knicks in the 1984-’85 season.
Don’t ask me why he didn’t make the cut — I’d have a better chance at explaining string theory to you than what the Hall of Fame voter guidelines are.
But rather than me telling you how great King was, how about Charles Barkley.
Kevin Durant reverses course: Playing Thunder ‘just a regular game for me now’
Remains very likely Kevin Durant plays tomorrow in OKC. Went through full practice, intense post-practice shooting routine today, "feels good." But team/KD still officially saying questionable. pic.twitter.com/KHjIJz7EUP
Just a regular game for me now. I learned how to tune out the crowd. I learned how to tune out the bulls— and just play. Just keep at basketball, and I’ll be alright.
Durant is entitled to change his mind, and maybe that’s all that happened.
But this strikes me as yet another chasm between how Durant actually feels and how he wishes he felt – all while facing immense public scrutiny.
Durant spent eight years in Oklahoma City. Many of his former teammates, including Russell Westbrook, are still there. Durant might want to move on, but how could there not be a different feeling when playing the Thunder, especially in Oklahoma City?
Tony Allen: Russell Westbrook flopped to draw DeMarcus Cousins
Afterward, Tony Allen came to his New Orleans teammate’s defense.
Fred Katz of The Norman Transcript:
Tony Allen on Cousins' flagrant on Westbrook: "I definitely think he flopped. He took advantage of Cousins’ history. He was going to get the best of that call…You saw him get right back up and miss the free throw. He missed it, so you know what that means. The ball don’t lie."
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Retired NBA star Ray Allen believes he is a victim of “catfishing,” and has asked a court to throw out a case where he is accused of stalking someone he met online.
Allen says Bryant Coleman “pretended to be a number of attractive women interested in” him. In documents filed Tuesday, Allen acknowledges he communicated with who he thought were those women and that he eventually entered into an agreement with Coleman to not disclose details of those conversations.
Allen says that agreement was violated.
It was not clear if Coleman has an attorney, and a working phone number for him could not be found. Coleman told the court in a filing Monday that Allen is stalking him; in Allen’s request for an injunction, he says “the reverse is true.”
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