Los Angeles Lakers v Phoenix Suns, Game 4

Blazers’ Robin Lopez defends Seahawks’ Richard Sherman (VIDEO)


Sunday belonged to the NFL as far as most sports fans were concerned, as the conference champions were decided and the Super Bowl matchup was set between the Broncos and the Seahawks.

Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman made headlines with his excited postgame rant on live television, but Robin Lopez, big man for the Blazers and fellow Stanford alum, defended Sherman a day later, saying that emotional investment is a large and acceptable part of professional sports.

Check out Lopez’s comments in the video clip above, and my two cents on the matter is this: There was nothing wrong with what Sherman said, although I think we can wait a few minutes after the final buzzer sounds to allow these guys to let some of the adrenaline drain before turning on the cameras and sticking the mic in front of their face.

Kevin Durant with huge dunk on visiting Fenerbahce Ulker

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Welcome to America, Fenerbahce Ulker.

The Turkish powerhouse was in America playing some exhibition games this preseason, and they got a first-hand reminder that Kevin Durant is back. KD had 13 points in the Thunder’s easy 111-81 win.

Not to be outdone, Russell Westbrook got in on the act.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.