NBA Summer League Friday was a tough act to follow. Between the Suns, Kings and Lonzo Ball’s Lakers debut, there was enough energy-filled basketball to last lifetime.
But just like Daniel with the white vans, the NBA is back at it again on Saturday, this time with an eight-game slate that’ll have you back for more. And while every game is important, especially for you hoops fiends out there, there are a few Saturday night showdowns that you’ve got to see if you’re around at the time:
Between Lauri Markkanen, Denzel Valentine and Kris Dunn for the Bulls, and electrifying point guard Dennis Smith Jr. on the Mavericks, the midday matchup between Dallas and Chicago is one any basketball savant should have his eyes peeled for.
The Cavs have unsuccessfully tried to contact Irving, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told The Athletic, but he is not talking to anyone from the organization.
In Irving’s defense, he spent the past week in Asia promoting his new Nike Kyrie sneakers. You can see just how much fun he’s had on his Instagram account, where he showed the house that was built for him in Beijing.
But Irving has since returned stateside and has yet to communicate with Cavs management. And quite frankly, if he wanted to pick up the phone when new GM Koby Altman is calling, he would.
During his press conference introducing Altman on Wednesday, Gilbert tried to compare Irving’s trade request to that of Kobe Bryant, who demanded the Lakers trade him after their mediocre years Cheap Jerseys Bulk from 2004-07. Los Angeles denied his request and subsequently acquired Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum Cheap Jerseys And Jordans before rattling off back-to-back NBA championships.