NBA NEWS, LEONARDS, IRVING, GEORGE, MANU, JOEY CRAWFORD

Reports are starting to surface that Kawhi Leonard may in fact be “open” to re-signing with the Toronto Raptors when he hits free agency next summer and not necessarily be L.A.-bound. With that, some have pondered the idea that maybe if the Boston Celtics tried a little harder to acquire him, maybe he would be “open” to … Read moreNBA NEWS, LEONARDS, IRVING, GEORGE, MANU, JOEY CRAWFORD

NEWS AROUND THE NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE

The Los Angeles Lakers were unquestionably the winners of free agency. How could they not be after signing LeBron James, the best player on the planet? But the margin of their victory in this subjective game has been lessened by some of their follow-up moves, which included signing JaVale McGee, Lance Stephenson and Rajon Rondo. Neither of those three are bad players, necessarily — … Read moreNEWS AROUND THE NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE

MICHAEL BARI SHOW FRIDAY JULY 6, 2018 SPORTS NEWS & NOTES

Red Sox ace Chris Sale faces Jason Hammel on Friday in Kansas City. At the World Cup, France meets Uruguay and Brazil takes on Belgium in two quarterfinal matchups Though Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic recently reported that trade talks surrounding Manny Machado have “accelerated” this week, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick tweets that teams still aren’t offering … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW FRIDAY JULY 6, 2018 SPORTS NEWS & NOTES

NBA NEWS-LEBRON JAMES-STEPH CURRY-EAST & WEST CONFERENCE FINALS

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION NEWS According to Aran Smith of NBADraft.net, the Lakers have their eye on young big man Mitchell Robinson, and that according to a rumor floating around the Combine, the Lakers made a promise to select Robinson in the first round. That rumor is supported by the fact that Robinson has decided not to participate … Read moreNBA NEWS-LEBRON JAMES-STEPH CURRY-EAST & WEST CONFERENCE FINALS