Tag: MVP

Nuggets Excited to Be Down 3-1 Again So They Can Finally Start Playing Their Best Basketball

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press

Despite facing elimination after a massacre at the hands of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the mood in the Denver Nuggets clubhouse is hardly somber. Instead, the scrappy team is teeming with excitement, as they are now able to play good basketball trailing three games to one. Continue reading “Nuggets Excited to Be Down 3-1 Again So They Can Finally Start Playing Their Best Basketball”

Clippers Regret Decision to Give Kawhi Leonard Rest Day for Game Seven Against Nuggets

by Alex Poletti
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Following a game seven loss to the Denver Nuggets, kicking the Clippers out of playoff contention, Los Angeles head coach Doc Rivers spoke to the media expressing some regret for resting star player Kawhi Leonard during the crucial game for load management reasons. Continue reading “Clippers Regret Decision to Give Kawhi Leonard Rest Day for Game Seven Against Nuggets”

‘I Could Play More’ Says Giannis with Amputated Foot

by Alex Poletti
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Shaking off any doubt during a post-game interview, soon-to-be MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo told reports that he “feels good,” and “could play more,” during a critical game four against the Miami Heat, despite the complete absence of his right foot following a mid-game amputation. Continue reading “‘I Could Play More’ Says Giannis with Amputated Foot”

No. 1 MLB Draft Pick Spencer Torkelson Becomes First Player in History to Be Taken Out of Zoom University

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Hilary Scheinuk/The Advocate via AP

When the Detroit Tigers selected third baseman Spencer Torkelson with the first overall pick in the 2020 MLB draft, they made history on two fronts; the highly-regarded hitter became the first infielder taken at the top spot in franchise history and the first ever player taken out of Zoom University. Continue reading “No. 1 MLB Draft Pick Spencer Torkelson Becomes First Player in History to Be Taken Out of Zoom University”

MLB to Give Draft Picks Signed Copy of ‘Bull Durham’ in Lieu of Signing Bonus

by Alex Poletti
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Looking to cut costs amid the coronavirus epidemic, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have agreed to give all draft picks in the upcoming shortened 2020 draft a signed copy of the 1988 hit romantic comedy sports film “Bull Durham” instead of a signing bonus. Continue reading “MLB to Give Draft Picks Signed Copy of ‘Bull Durham’ in Lieu of Signing Bonus”

MLB Hypothesizes It Could Adhere to Social Distancing Guidelines by Holding All Games at Marlins Park with Standard Attendance

by Alex Poletti
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Looking for a way to start the season as soon as possible, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred disclosed that the league has considered holding all games at Marlins Park in Miami with no restrictions on fan attendance, as the number of fans generally going to Marlins games would adhere to all social distancing guidelines. Continue reading “MLB Hypothesizes It Could Adhere to Social Distancing Guidelines by Holding All Games at Marlins Park with Standard Attendance”

LeBron James to Honor Class of 2020 by Dunking on Several Seniors

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Digital First Media/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty

NBA star and philanthropist LeBron James has done it again this week, vowing to honor the class of 2020 by hosting a graduation event which will feature the all-time great dunking on a few lucky graduating seniors. Continue reading “LeBron James to Honor Class of 2020 by Dunking on Several Seniors”

Derek Jeter Forgoes $5 Million Salary So He Doesn’t Have to Appear on Marlins Payroll

by Alex Poletti
Photo by AP Photo

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, some industry leaders are doing what they can to help their business and employees stay afloat during these uncertain times. Hall of Fame shortstop and Marlins CEO Derek Jeter has joined that list, forgoing his salary of $5 million; however, Jeter tells The Second String that this was only to avoid the embarrassment of being listed on the Marlins’ payroll. Continue reading “Derek Jeter Forgoes $5 Million Salary So He Doesn’t Have to Appear on Marlins Payroll”

In Desperate Attempt at Publicity, Washington Wizards Sign Harry Potter to One-Year Contract

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Ranking as the least important Washington sports team after the recent success of the Nationals and Capitals, and with sports declining in influence as a whole during the pandemic, the Washington Wizards announced on Tuesday that they have come to terms with fictional wizard Harry Potter on a one-year contract, hoping it will increase publicity for the squad.

Continue reading “In Desperate Attempt at Publicity, Washington Wizards Sign Harry Potter to One-Year Contract”

Kevin Garnett Celebrates Hall of Fame Selection by Shooting Adam Sandler

by Alex Poletti
Photo by A24

A surprise to no one, Kevin Garnett was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday in a class that included fellow legends like Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant. To celebrate the tremendous achievement, the power forward expressed his joy by shooting his “Uncut Gems” co-star Adam Sandler in the face with a handgun. Continue reading “Kevin Garnett Celebrates Hall of Fame Selection by Shooting Adam Sandler”