The rest — Cleveland’s first title in 52 years — is history.
With Murphy cracking his solemn spirit, James whipped out his phone to send a directive to his teammates after he and Savannah were finished laughing our ass off.
As hard as it was, man, I knew how I felt, so I can only imagine how my teammates felt at that moment, James said. And, s—, it was like, 1:30, 2 o’clock in the morning.
As fate would have it, two of the pre-eminent athletes of our generation — Odell Beckham Jr. and Kawhi Leonard — are dealing with injury woes and trade rumors in the same time span.
Each, in fact, would just as soon forget his most recent season, the former missing 12 games with the Giants last year after suffering a fractured ankle and the latter missing all but nine Spurs games in 2017-18 with a bad quad that has befuddled his coach and others.
Tadd Haislop (NFL editor): The more the Giants drag Beckham’s name through the muddy waters that are trade rumors, the more of a potentially toxic situation they create. The problem for now is the asking price — New York wants too much in return, and a potential trade partner would have to pay Beckham too much for a long-term deal. With that said, Beckham still is more likely to be traded than Leonard, who plays for one of the NBA’s premier franchises and the one that traded for him on draft day.
Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com confirmed Rapoport’s report, but Kendricks denied he had signed with the Browns.
No, it’s not accurate, Kendricks told Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. That’s all I have to say. I’m not really talking about it.
Later, Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports reported Kendricks and the Browns agreed to a one-year contract with a max value of $3.5 million. Tomasson said he asked Kendricks about the new report, and he hung up the phone.
Kendricks had been the subject of trade rumors prior to the start of the 2017 season. PhillyVoice.com’s Jimmy Kempski reported in February 2017 the Eagles had made Kendricks available as they looked to free up salary-cap space.
The next move for the NFL’s activist athletes More NFL players stand at a crossroads following the league’s announcement that they must stand for the national anthem if they are on the sideline. As athlete activists consider their next move, they should appreciate that while their advocacy for criminal justice reform and racial equality is working, a shift in tactics is needed to have greater impact.