Paul George is breaking out as a superstar in the NBA averaging 23.8 points per game to lead the 16-1 Pacers. He’s the kind of player that can expect big time endorsement contracts coming his way…
Like for grapes?
It’s not just him, it’s George Hill for strawberries.
Hey, far be it from me to knock a healthy snack. But I can’t say I saw this one coming.
Hat to to Lang “Mr. Grape” Whitaker at NBA.com’s All Ball.
The Cavs are shorthanded in the backcourt right now, with Kyrie Irving still out and Iman Shumpert sidelined for up to three months. Yahoo’s Marc Spears reports that they’re bringing in former Temple guard Dionte Christmas, who played for the Suns in 2013-14:
In 31 games for the Suns two seasons ago, Christmas averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.4 minutes per game. He probably won’t get very many minutes if he makes the Cavs’ final roster, but there’s a chance they’ll keep him around on a non-guaranteed deal until Irving and Shumpert are healthy, just to have another body in the backcourt.
LeBron James sat out the Cavs’ preseason game against the Sixers on Thursday night, but Cleveland still held the lead for all but the final 5.4 seconds. Then, Sixers rookie Scottie Wilbekin did this:
Wilbekin, who played college ball at Florida, has a chance to earn legitimate minutes for the Sixers this season as they try to find young talent on the cheap. This is a good start.