Basket Brawlers

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It’s that exciting time of year for sports fans when all of the major sports are in action. The World Series starts Tuesday night in baseball. Things are heating up in College and NFL football. The NHL hockey season is underway. And so is the NBA basketball season.

One of the big stories of the young NBA basketball season is superstar Lebron James as he plays his first year with the Los Angeles Lakers. Last night, James had his first home game with his new team facing against Western Conference opponent, the Houston Rockets. In a closely fought struggle, the Rockets had a 1 point lead with 4:13 left in the game when things got testy. Rajon Rondo of the Lakers allegedly spit in the face of Houston Rocket Chris Paul and soon the team benches were spilling on to the floor. Laker Brandon Ingram began throwing punches and it took several minutes to restore order.

Houston ended up winning the game 124-115.

Today, Ingram was suspended 4 games, Rondo was suspended 3 games and Paul was suspended 2 games, all without pay, for participating in the melee at the Staples Center.

Ooooooh baby this should be a wild NBA season!

That’s My Jam!

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In some other movie related news, NBA superstar LeBron James has agreed to work with film director Ryan Coogler (Black Panther, Creed, etc.) for an updated version of the 1996 feature “Space Jam”. The original production starred Michael Jordan (the NBA king of the time) as he teamed up with Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes gang as they competed in an intergalactic basketball tournament. It went on to earn over $230 million worldwide.

Ryan Coogler will produce the Space Jam sequel with director Terence Nance (HBO’s Random Acts Of Flyness) at the helm for directing duties. LeBron James will be the leading man. Production will begin in 2019.

The Balls Have Dropped

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NBA Superstar Lebron James has declined the option for the final year of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers and will become an unrestricted free agent. Let’s pray we don’t have to sit through another ESPN Decision Special as we did back in 2010 when he left Cleveland the first time for the Miami Heat. If we see commentator Jim Gray anywhere near “King James”, we’re running and gunning…