Hannibal Buress is one of the funniest people in the world right now, and he happens to be a huge basketball fan, too. Being a Chicago native, he’s a big Bulls fan, and in this clip from his Comedy Central show Why? With Hannibal Buress, he convinces a little kid to say that Mike Dunleavy is better than Michael Jordan:
Granted, this kid is too young to have ever seen Jordan play — even for the Wizards. But it’s there: he says Mike Dunleavy is better.
Report: Nate Robinson considering offer from Chinese team
Another prominent NBA player may be headed overseas. Nate Robinson hasn’t been able to secure a training camp invite so far, and now David Pick reports that the 5-foot-9 guard is considering an offer to play in China.
Source: Nate Robinson – with 648 NBA showings – mulling offer from Sichuan Blue Whales, China.
It’s been a rough couple of years for Robinson. His first season with the Nuggets, in 2013-14, was cut short by a torn ACL. He came back last year, but he was used as trade filler in January before being waived by the Celtics and signing a couple of 10-day contracts with the Clippers, who ultimately decided not to keep him around for the playoffs.
This disappointing end came after an impressive 10-year NBA career, which saw Robinson become a dunk-contest sensation in New York (he’s the only player ever to win it three times) and was an important contributor to the Bulls’ playoff run in 2013 while Derrick Rose was injured. But when you’re that small and rely almost entirely on athleticism to be effective, it can go overnight.
With that said, Robinson is going to do great in China, if he chooses to sign there. He fits the prototype of an explosive scoring guard who came over from the NBA and became a rock star in the CBA: Stephon Marbury, Bonzi Wells and Gilbert Arenas have all had phenomenal success there. Robinson is going to get buckets.
Derrick Rose on sexual assault suit: “I am confident I will be proven innocent”
It’s been less than 24 hours since TMZ broke the news of a lawsuit being filed against Derrick Rose in civil court by an ex-girlfriend, claiming Rose and two of his friends drugged and raped her in 2013. Through a spokesperson, Rose issued a lengthy statement denying the claims. Now, Rose has issued a second statement, this one directly from him, to USA Today‘s Sam Amick:
“I am just focusing on staying healthy and getting ready for the season,” Rose said in the statement. “I am not going to comment other than to say – I know the truth, and am confident I will be proven innocent.”
That’s about all Rose could have said at this point. It would be irresponsible to speculate about his guilt or innocence with how little information is known.