Bulls’ Dwyane Wade out for season with broken elbow

The Bulls’ push for a playoff spot took a significant hit Thursday as an MRI exam on Dwyane Wade’s right (shooting) elbow showed a broken bone in the joint in addition to a sprain that will sideline him for the rest of the regular season, the Bulls announced.

Wade left in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s 98-91 loss to the Grizzlies with the injury, telling reporters afterward that “I knew it was something a little bit more just because of what I heard.”

“We should have won this game,” Thomas said, via ESPN. “We should have won [Sunday] night [in Phoenix]. We can’t be experimenting in Game 63.

“It’s just the way we lost tonight was unacceptable. We lost the game in the last 15 minutes of the game. We played a really good game up until the last 15 minutes. And that’s the players’ fault, the coaches’ fault, that’s everybody in this locker room’s fault. We could have done a lot better.”

Thomas and company have now lost two of their last three games since a thrilling win over the Cavaliers last Wednesday. Despite the small slump, Thomas understands his team is still a contender.

“We’re only three games back (of the Eastern Conference lead). It’s not Baseball Jerseys Cheap the end of the season,” Thomas said. “We could go on a five-game winning streak starting next game. You never know. That’s how fast things can change. But we have to figure it out. We will. We can’t panic, but tonight Cheap Atlanta Braves Jerseys hurt. It hurt me, I know that.”

Burglars hit Nick Young’s home, get away with $500K in swag, police say

Burglars made away with $500,000 in swag from Nick Young’s house over the All-Star break, a Los Angeles police official confirmed Thursday to the Los Angeles Times.

The Lakers guard, nicknamed Swaggy P, wasn’t at his Tarzana home at the time of the break Feb. 18 or 19.

A police spokeswoman wouldn’t confirm that it was Young’s home from which burglars took $500,000 in “jewelry and other items,” but an unidentified police official told the Times that it was, in fact, Young’s residence, a $3.4 million property that he and then-girlfriend Iggy Azalea bought from actress Selena Gomez in 2014.

“I went in this morning and Bella has been on IVs for the last three and a half days to try and get her kidney levels down, which we thought she had kidney failure, but unfortunately they did a biopsy of one of her lymph nodes and she’s got Lymphoma. So she did a round of chemo this morning and we’re just going to take it day by day. Dogs can respond well to chemo, they generally live a year, year and a half. But some of them get rid of it completely and it never affects them ever again. My wife and I are just staying as positive as possible and just loving our dog like always.”

Leonard has often shared photos of his dog, which even Cheap NFL Jerseys USA included Baseball Jerseys Cheap a campaign to have her at his wedding. So when the forward announced she was having problems, fans came to the game with support, which Leonard also shared on Twitter.

Gregg Popovich and Steve Kerr in the White House? There’s a petition for that

Gregg Popovich and Steve Kerr as presidential/vice presidential candidates? One petition seems to hope that can become a reality.

A website called “Popovich Kerr 2020” has been created as an appeal to “American citizens (who) are demanding more mature, thoughtful, and inspiring executive leadership in Washington, D.C.”

Howard also revealed he wants to play seven more seasons in the NBA with the goal of reaching 20 years in the league, adding he wouldn’t mind spending the remainder of his career in Atlanta, his hometown.

“I would love to,” Howard said. “I just got a nice place out in the country. I don’t want to leave it for eight months out of the year and just see it for three. I would love to.”

Howard, 31, has averaged a double-double of 17.5 points and 12.7 rebounds for his career. The eight-time All-Star is averaging 13.1 points and 12.9 rebounds per game with the Hawks this season. If he can manage to stay healthy and continue to play at the same level through 2025, a Hall of Fame induction should follow.

Jackson is more of a slashing point guard who likes to score or dump the Best Place To Buy Cheap Jerseys ball off as a last resort. He would give the second unit a spark, while Smith would allow guys like Tobias Harris, Marcus Morris and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope get more shots.

The Pistons (29-32) are currently eighth in the conference, holding Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal down the final playoff spot by just one game over the Heat.

Does Lonzo Ball solve the Lakers’ free-agency problem?

NBA players go to free agency. Fewer players sign extensions with teams these days because money is out there for the taking, or simply because they value winning more than staying in one place.

LeBron James left Cleveland and Miami, Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City, Chris Bosh left Toronto, Gordon Hayward left Utah and even slightly lesser players such as Harrison Barnes and LaMarcus Aldridge left Golden State and Portland, respectively.

Van Gundy has a point. While the All-Star Game is about the fans, it has just become nothing more than a overly friendly, buddy-buddy get-together among NBA players.

Yes, it’s really just a marketing ploy. Yes, it’s an exhibition.

Yes, they’re all friends off the court, for the most part. But even through all this, does it really have to bleed into the on-court product?

Can we get some defensive stops? Anthony Davis is still dunking. There’s also zero defense played, and the glorified night off is starting to lose as much juice as the slam dunk competition.

And now, with unfair All-Star snubs and the NBA essentially admitting they prefer star power over deserving players (Carmelo Anthony over Bradley Beal, as one example), it’s quickly becoming something of a joke.

The NBA and TV networks probably cringed when they heard JVG’s comments, but Best Place For Cheap Jerseys that shouldn’t matter. Van Gundy’s 100-percent correct, and if nothing else, hopefully there are some Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike NBA players listening.

Draymond Green trash talks Paul Pierce, nearly kicks Blake Griffin

Draymond Green decided to kick things up a notch Thursday against the Clippers.

The Warriors forward was wrestling for a loose ball in the first half of Thursday’s game at Oracle Arena. When Clippers forward Blake Griffin came in to try to rip the ball from Green’s hand, Griffin was nearly kicked in the head as Green violently raised his right leg.

“When I was first talking with the Pelicans, it was about Buddy (Hield) and two first-round picks,” Divac said. “I talked to DeMarcus’ agents (Dan Fegan and Jarinn Akana) to inform them we were having talks, negotiating terms, and they called teams and threatened them, saying that if Cousins was traded, he would not sign an extension. They got scared and dropped it down to a second-round pick. I thought if I waited longer, I would get less. I needed to act.”

The Bee asked Divac why he told ESPN two weeks ago that Cousins would Cheap NFL Jerseys China not be traded.

“Because I really did not have (good offers) for DeMarcus,” Divac responded. “In all the conversations I was having with GMs, we weren’t going to get anything. People were scared because of his history. So I felt confident he was going to stay with us, and I was going to work with him, and we would do the best we can. But then I got the offer from the Pelicans a few days before the All-Star Game. That Best Cheap Jerseys From China was a difference of, what, two weeks from what I had said to ESPN? Everything changed.”

NBA trade deadline 2017: OKC makes biggest move as marquee names stay put

There was a lot of hype surrounding this year’s NBA trade deadline as big-name players such as Paul George, Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose and others were brought up in rumors. But as the deadline came and went, there wasn’t quite as much excitement as fans had hoped.

Jennings was linked to the Hornets following his release Monday, but instead finds himself in the thick of the Eastern Conference layoff race with Washington, which made moves the past week to fill its needs on its second unit. The addition of Jennings along with Bojan Bogdanovic gives the Wizards enough fire power to challenge the Celtics and Raptors — which lost All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry likely for the regular season — in the Eastern Conference.

With a stellar 24-8 home record and the great play of All-Star John Wall, it’s not inconceivable to see the Wizards take over the Celtics for the No. 2 seed in the conference and give the injury-riddled Cavs a run for their money in the playoffs.

Jennings will have a similar role with the Wizards as he did with the Knicks, where he averaged 8.6 points per game despite issues with the triangle offense.

“I’m working on it,” Mutombo said in an interview Basketball Jerseys with FOX 26 Houston. “I’m talking to a lot of people already since (Monday). We’ll see. I’m just talking to the people who can cut Cheap NFL Jerseys the check and they can make me be part of it. I’m working on that….

Central Michigan’s Marcus Keene, nation’s leading scorer, declares for NBA Draft

Marcus Keene is leaving Central Michigan for the NBA.

The Chippewas guard led the nation in scoring at 30 points per game and set a new Mid-American Conference scoring record with 959 points this season.

George wasn’t just frustrated with the loss, though. He voiced his thoughts on how his teammates handled the game, and didn’t exactly hand out compliments.

“There’s no urgency, no sense of urgency, no winning pride. This locker room is just not pissed off enough,” George said. “We should have a professional approach, man, and defend our home court, especially to a team that’s not even in the playoffs. That’s what it comes down to. As a team, we’ve got to have a grit, and we’ve got to own up, man up.”

The All-Star also added, “To be honest, man, I don’t think I got the ball enough down the stretch. I don’t think I got the ball enough.”

Indiana will look to bounce back from this loss in a quick turnaround as the Buy Cheap Jerseys Online team travels to Memphis on Wednesday to play the Grizzlies. The Pacers are fighting for a Authentic Cheap Jerseys From China playoff spot as they currently sit in the seventh position in the Eastern Conference.

As for George, these comments can’t comfort Pacers fans who already know the talented player could leave in 2018 for Los Angeles. The Lakers were George’s favorite team growing up, and many reports say there’s a good chance he plays for them once he becomes a free agent.

Russell Westbrook’s 35th triple-double this season was historically efficient

Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season Wednesday, and it may have been his most impressive.

“Of course, I have a whole journey — everybody does in life. I think Buy Cheap Jerseys the hard part is being public about it. I don’t like to be, not necessarily ‘gossiped’ about but the topic of conversations,” Bird said.

It’s the opposite of Rapinoe, who has been an outspoken activist for LGBTQ rights and famously followed Colin Kaepernick’s lead to kneel during the National Anthem last season.

“Sue has the same convictions about her life and the things she believes in as I do but, I think, does it in a different way,” Rapinoe said. “It’s important to create space for athletes — and people in general who are in the spotlight and don’t want all the attention on them—to be who they are in a way that’s comfortable for them.”

Despite their different approaches, Bird said Rapinoe never pressured her into publicly coming out, and that she almost did before the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. However, she said she “chickened out.”

However, Bird said she knew she was gay when she was a student at UConn and it’s always been a “nonissue” with her teammates and friends. But exposing her life to the world is a different story.

“I can be quiet and a little shy,” she said. “I’m usually just dipping Blue Jays Cheap Jerseys my toe in the water until the extrovert part of me can come out.”