JUST when we thought we could move on from LaVar Ball, he’s back in the headlines. Along with the King of Clay, the Washington Nationals batsmen, NFL Draft news and Isaiah Thomas here’s what we learned in the past seven days.
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NFL teams taught us their plans moving into 2017 as they loaded up on talent from the NFL Draft. The Bears, Chiefs and Texans went all in on the future franchise QB’s trading up to secure those players while the Browns seemingly had a very un-Browns like draft (that’s a good thing for those who don’t know).
WE learned that Isaiah Thomas is one tough mofo. Prior to Game 1 of the Bulls series, his sister was tragically killed in a car crash and Thomas has been suffering ever since. He hasn’t let that slow his play though and he erupted for 53 points last night in a Game 2 W over the Wizards, the same night his late sister would have turned 23.
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I don’t know if I can say we learned this from the past week, but we definitely now have more confidence in Rafael Nadal’s French Open chances. The Spanish stallion reeled off his 10th Barcelona Open title on Sunday, just one week after his 10th Monte Carlo Masters title. All hail the King of Clay.
APPARENTLY there is more than one MVP candidates on the Washington Nationals. Bryce Harper started the season on fire and as a result Washington are winning tons of games, but isn’t alone. Ryan Zimmerman and Daniel Murphy are firing on all cylinders, as was Adam Eaton before suffering an ACL injury. The Nats have scored 76 runs in their past seven games, including topping 15 three times. Jesus.
AND finally for the first time LaVar Ball negatively impacted his sons future earnings with his stupid, brash statements. Nike, Adidas and Under Armour all turned down signing Lonzo Ball to a shoe deal after LaVar demanded that the company license his start up ‘Big Baller Brand’ as part of the deal. Naturally they all declined and now Lonzo’s pending shoe deal are up in flames.