Hoops phenom prepares for big time in tiny gym

At 5:58 p.m. on a Thursday evening, a text comes through on trainer Ryan Razooky’s phone. “Can we go at 9?” The sender is Mikey Williams, one of the top high school players in the country. Razooky responded with the same answer he’s been giving Williams since early March when gyms closed due to COVID-19: …

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Luka Doncic: ‘I don’t want to deal with that kind of player.’ Marcus Morris: ‘Cry me a river’

Marcus Morris stepping on Luka Doncic‘s ankle in Game 5 of Clippers-Mavericks? Morris at least had plausible deniability on whether that was a dirty play. Morris chopping Doncic’s head in series-ending Game 6? Morris lost all benefit of the doubt on both incidents. Doncic, via Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times: “It was a …

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Unflinching toughness was Thompson’s calling card

During the late 1980s, Rayful Edmond operated a violent and highly profitable drug trafficking operation in Washington D.C. He was considered equal parts brilliant, charismatic and ruthless. Maybe that’s not the most obvious way to start a tribute to Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson, who died at the age of 78 on Monday.  Or maybe …

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The time ‘Big John’ boxed out a violent drug lord

During the late 1980s, Rayful Edmond operated a violent and highly profitable drug trafficking operation in Washington D.C. He was considered equal parts brilliant, charismatic and ruthless. Maybe that’s not the most obvious way to start a tribute to Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson, who died at the age of 78 on Monday.  Or maybe …

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Jaguars releasing Leonard Fournette

The Jaguars declined Leonard Fournette‘s fifth-year option this offseason, and they decided they didn’t want the fourth year either. According to Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com, the Jaguars are releasing the former first-round running back. Not only was Fournette the fourth overall pick in 2017, he was taken four spots ahead of Christian McCaffrey, who has …

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