Chris Bosh has failed his physical, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be back with the Miami Heat. The situation doesn’t seem to be a threat to his overall health, but the Heat don’t want to take any chances here.
I’m not a Miami Heat fan, and frankly wasn’t a Bosh fan either as I rooted against the Big Three in Miami. But Bosh earned my respect with his inspired play and willingness to take on the role needed to win championships. He would take a lot of grief when in some games he seemed to disappear, but that was a result of the role he played. Bosh stepped up with huge shots and huge games when the Heat needed him, and they don’t win any of those championships without him.
Let’s hope regardless of what happens with his career that he’s able to manage this clotting issue for his long term health.
The sneaker wars are heating up, and Under Armour is trying to grow its business in China and Asia. With Steph Curry they have an ambassador that may be able to help, and the video above sums up the battle nicely.
This is great news for the Oklahoma City Thunder, and I’m glad for Russell Westbrook. Following Kevin Durant’s departure, many assumed Westbrook would bolt as well.
I love OKC’s squad, which has some serious size and athleticism and can still make a run at the NBA Finals. Westbrook is an amazing player, and now he’s the clear leader of this team. The drama with Durant is gone, and Billy Donovan is a great coach. With Westbrook tied up for three years they can also try to lure another superstar.
Jonathan Ogden is a huge man. We met the greatest LT in NFL history following the Gatorade Athlete of the Year Awards.
Jayson Tatum and Sydney McLaughlin took home the hardware as they were named Gatorade Male and Female Athletes of the Year for 2016. We were on hand at the L.A. Hotel in downtown Los Angeles for the festivities hosted by ESPN’s Sage Steele.
This prestigious award for high school athletes has been an annual tradition since 1985 (when it was know as the Player of the Year Awards), and this was our fifth year covering this fun event. The event was attended by sports stars including Cam Newton, Karl-Anthony Towns, Todd Gurley, April Ross, Abby Wambach, Landon Donovan and Matthew Stafford.
I asked Cam Newton to teach me how to dab and this was his response.
In the first 15 minutes at the official after-party of the 2016 ESPYS, I shook Richard Sherman’s hand, met former Lakers’ player/coach Byron Scott and told him he got a raw deal after his recent firing, and got a selfie with former Detroit Pistons “bad boy” John Salley.
As part of the launch for two new spots for the new “Smell ‘Em Who’s Boss” campaign (and two new Old Spice Guys: Swagger Guy and Desperado Guy), Old Spice set me up with full access to the ESPYS and after party.