Sport NBA All-Star Game 2020: Frank Vogel named head coach of Team LeBron at 69th All-Star Game in Chicago
Simmons drops to 11th in NBA jersey sales
Ben Simmons' drop in jersey sales coincides with the Australian's struggle to garner enough fan votes to secure an All-Star invite. Ben Simmons' popularity continues to slip with his jersey sales dropping outside the NBA's top 10.The NBA has released merchandise sales for the first three months of the season and Los Angeles Lakers' superstar LeBron James was the king of jersey sales. Philadelphia 76ers point-forward Simmons, who finished last season in ninth, was 11th.This is despite the Australian leading the league in steals and ranked fifth in assists.In 2018 Simmons was top five in jersey sales.
With the Los Angeles Lakers' win against the Brooklyn Nets, head coach Frank Vogel and his coaching staff earned the spot to coach Team LeBron at the 69th NBA All-Star Game at the United Center in Chicago.
The 128-113 win sealed at least a tie for the Lakers (36-9; .800) for the best record in the Western Conference for games played until February 2nd.
Los Angeles— 2020 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) head coach Frank Vogel and his staff will coach in the 2020 Game!
The only team that could have had the same record until the cut-off date is the Utah Jazz. As per the NBA rules, the first tie-breaker to decide the All-Star Game head coach is the head-to-head record and the Lakers have beaten the Jazz twice in two games so far and both teams don't face-off again until after the All-Star Weekend.
LeBron James on fan who threw something at son during game: 'It's just disrespectful'
Bronny James had something thrown at him during the HoopHall Classic. Father LeBron James, who was at Monday's game, called the act "disrespectful."“I did not see it until I got here actually,” James said following Boston’s 139-107 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. “I was at the complete opposite end of the floor. I did see the referee stop the game or stop the in-bounds and a cop came up there. But I didn’t know what happened until the video evidence shown to me today when I got here.
Thus, Vogel gets the tie-breaker over Quinn Snyder. Vogel also got the nod over the other 13 eligible West head coaches as Denver Nuggets' Mike Malone was ineligible having coached Team LeBron at the 2019 All-Star Game in Charlotte.
Respectively head coach in the All-Star game leads the team that includes the captain from the same Conference, thus Vogel and his staff will coach the team captained their own player in LeBron James.
At the time of this announcement, the Lakers' record is second only to the Milwaukee Bucks (39-6) in the league. The team has registered four winning streaks of seven or more with the longest being at 10. Their season so far also included a 14-game road winning streak.
The head coach of the team captained by Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo will be the head coach of a team with the best record in the East until Feb. 2nd. Bucks' Mike Budenholzer is ineligible as he was the head coach of Team Giannis last season.
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LeBron's heart-wrenching tribute to Kobe .
LeBron James has delivered one of the most iconic moments of his career, fighting tears when paying tribute to Kobe Bryant.James' speech was a part of a powerful pre-game tribute from the Lakers to the man who delivered five NBA titles to the franchise, as he ditched his pre-written speech to speak from the heart.