The Lakers will have to wait until summer to find out whether they earned a callback — or maybe even got the part.
Julius Randle had a career-high 36 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, and the Lakers put on a show in front of James with a 127-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.
But when I look at the Jets, there’s one word I always go back to: young. Winnipeg is on the cusp of being great, but the roster doesn’t boast a ton of experience. While the Jets are buoyed by some veterans like defenseman Dustin Byfuglien, winger Blake Wheeler and now center Paul Stastny, this team has not won a single playoff game since relocating from Atlanta in 2011.
Chris Peters, NHL prospects writer: What will be more difficult to overcome: the psyche that comes with not being able to get past the second round in the Ovechkin era for the Capitals or the relative inexperience of the Jets when it comes to the postseason? Both of those can be viewed as deficits, but they also could create some level of hunger in each team. In the case of the Capitals, we’ve been wondering for years if this is the year. Honestly, this doesn’t feel like the year, but I still think they have a better chance of advancing further than the Jets. I’m just not sure either ends up getting past the second round, for many of the same reasons Greg and Emily noted above.
I was terminated by BIG3 in retaliation for legal claims which I made last week in a letter sent by my attorneys to BIG3 Basketball alleging that the League had breached my employment agreement, Mason said in his statement.
In his statement, Mason said the work environment at the BIG3 was hostile and racist and accused BIG3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz of a malicious, defamatory campaign of disparaging me.
A spokesperson for Kwatinetz and Ice Cube told TMZ, Mason’s claims do not require a dignified response beyond the fact that they are preposterous and false.
The BIG3 is a 3-on-3 basketball league founded by actor/rapper Ice Cube that features mostly retired NBA players. After last year’s inaugural season it will return this summer, featuring former players Metta World Peace, Amar’e Stoudemire, Glen Big Baby Davis, Nate Robinson and Baron Davis.
Ice Cube will act as commissioner until a new director can be found, TMZ reported.