Archive for July 23rd, 2010



In the NBA, it looks like LeBron’s forming of a superteam… is contagious. The latest news now is that Chris Paul, New Orleans’ superstar point guard, wants a trade prior to the beginning of the season.  The Hornets are clearly Chris Paul’s team and one would think he would want to get strong pieces in play to make a championship run.  After all, the Hornets were the #2 seed in the West in 2008.  They CAN put together a good team, but reports indicate that Paul wants out.

So where would he go?  Apparently, Paul’s first choice is to join Amar’e Stoudemire in New York, and recruit Carmelo Anthony in 2011 to form their own superteam to compete with the Miami Heat monster that is Dwayne Wade/LeBron James/Chris Bosh.  He said he’d also like to go to Los Angeles, Orlando, or Portland.  Basically, he’s saying that he wants a better team with more help to win a championship.  And obviously — there is fan backlash.  For starters, Paul still has 2 more years left on his contract.  At least LeBron was a free agent and could do whatever he wanted.  Paul is essentially saying, “Get me outta here!!!”.  It will be very interesting to see how this plays out in the coming weeks.


Alex Rodriguez blasted his 599th home run against the Kansas City Royals.  This is a tremendous feat, and there are only a few players that have hit the 600 mark on home-runs.  However, it seems that baseball world really isn’t that interested.  Why?  Because just last year, A-Rod admitted that he used performance-enhancing substances.  Once you come out with that, it seriously diminishes your accomplishments.  Therefore, while 600 homers is impressive, baseball fans can’t get behind it to cheer.  It’s most likely that A-Rod’s 600th shot will be celebrated with a quiet whimper.  NY Yankees 10, Kansas City 4.


Finally, in the NFL, two star rookies have signed long-term contracts with their respective teams.  The Cleveland Browns signed Texas quarterback Colt McCoy to a 4-year deal.  McCoy will most likely study from the bench this year, but the Browns have big plans for him in his second season.  And of course there’s a chance we see him later this year.  Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys have signed their much touted receiver Dez Bryant to a 5 year deal worth $11.8 Million.  Bryant will be an explosive weapon in Tony Romo’s offense, and gives them three solid receivers (Bryant, Miles Austin, and Jason Witten).  Watch out for the Cowboys next season!

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