Topic: The big-name players in the headlines
Paul George said goodbye to Indiana and hello to Oklahoma City with successive Instagram posts as news broke of his trade from the Pacers to the NBA 2K MT Thunder on Friday night. His farewell to Indiana read in part, “THANK YOU for all that you've been for my family and I! I've met and worked with some of the most unbelievable human beings I think I will ever meet!”
Fresh off his second NBA championship in three years, Stephen Curry was rewarded heavily by the Warriors Friday.As the new NBA season officially began, Curry and the Warriors agreed to a five-year "supermax" contract worth $201 million, according to MMOgo.com.It is the richest deal in NBA history.Curry, a two-time league MVP, ceded some of the scoring responsibility this past season with Kevin Durant on board, but still averaged 25.3 points and 6.6 assists per game.Teams around the league have been wheeling and dealing this week trying to get a roster somewhat comparable to Golden State's, but the Warriors will remain heavy favorites to repeat.
Saturday marks the official start of NBA free agency and if you set your phone down for a minute, take a nap or leave your house to grab lunch, you're bound to miss the latest trade or free agency agreement.Two-time MVP Steph Curry is among the big-name players in the headlines this weekend after he agreed to a five-year, $201 million supermax deal with the Warriors. However, LeBron James thinks Curry should be paid even more.
Former NBA player and Cal Bears star Darrall Imhoff died Friday of a heart attack in Bend, Ore. He was 78.After his retirement from the NBA, Imhoff did radio commentary for the Trail Blazers, who announced the news of his death on Saturday.The 6-10 Imhoff starred at the University of California under legendary coach Pete Newell. The Bears won the national championship in 1959, and Imhoff would go on to win a gold medal as a member of the 1960 U.S. Olympic team in Rome. That team, featuring future NBA stars such as Jerry West and Oscar Robertson, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
After being selected third overall by the Knicks in the 1960 NBA Draft, Imhoff went on to a 12-year career in the league, playing with the Pistons, Lakers, 76ers, Cincinnati Royals (now the Sacramento Kings) and the Trail Blazers. Nicknamed "The Ax" for his physical play buy NBA 2K MT, Imhoff made the 1967 All-Star game while with the Lakers. For his career, Imhoff averaged 7.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.He was a radio analyst during the Blazers' 1977 NBA Finals victory, the only championship in franchise history.