Sport LeBron James credits being injury-free for return of 'quick twitch,' better defense
What's punishment for Wiseman, Memphis after lawsuit withdrawn?
James Wiseman's eligibility case is no longer about the star player and Memphis taking on the NCAA. It's about how this changes the Tigers' season.Now that Memphis basketball star James Wiseman formally withdrew his lawsuit against the NCAA, now that he’s been ruled ineligible by the university, now that we know he’s applying for reinstatement, that’s the question every Tigers fan is asking.
The Los Angeles Lakers are winning with the best defense in the league thus far into the season, and it’s LeBron James who is helping lead the way. The 17-year veteran is feeling good for the first time in a while. And it shows.
"I'm playing injury free. I'm not injured. My quick twitch is back. My speed is back, my strength is back," James said,
James: quick twitch, bounce, reaction time is back
James ranks ninth in(.194) for those who’ve played in at least three games. Following years of a limited commitment to defense for the star, it’s surprising to some he’s been back at it even though the Lakers are .
How James Wiseman's NCAA lawsuit features shades of the Derrick Rose case at Memphis
The ongoing saga between James Wiseman, Memphis and the NCAA has rekindled memories of the last time Memphis basketball battled with the NCAA.Who can forget Derrick Rose, the magic he created as part of the Tigers' 2008 Final Four team and the controversial eligibility decision that still irks Memphis fans to this day?
James is also less than a yearsustained on Christmas Day last season. He missed a and the Lakers were privately concerned at the all-star break.
It was. But it doesn’t seem to be any more.
"Playing with a torn groin last year — even when I came back it was still partially torn — it was difficult to be able to move and shift like I'm capable of doing that defensively," James said. "For me, I just take the challenge. I love being challenged. Coach [Frank Vogel] challenged me, AD [Anthony Davis] challenged me, I challenged myself.
"I put a lot of hard work into my offseason by getting my quick twitch, getting my bounce back, getting my speed back, my reaction time back. My mind has always been there. That's what it's all about."
Dion Waiters' mother calls 'gummies' overdose report 'fake news'
Dion Waiters’ mother posted on Instagram Saturday morning to dismiss a report about her son’s health. © Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports On Friday night, Andy Slater, a host on 640AM South Florida, reported that a Miami Heat player had a medical emergency on the team’s flight from Phoenix to L.A. The Heat lost on Friday night to the Lakers, and Waiters did not play due to illness.Slater later reported that Waiters overdosed on “gummies,” passed out and had a seizure when he woke up.
James also had a long offseason to work with since the Lakers missed the playoffs.
Davis is the only other Lakers player leading James on the defensive stat sheet, with a defensive win share ranked fifth (.218) of those who’ve played at least three games. He leads the league in blocks with an average 3.0 per game (18 total).
Lakers defense fuels bounce back from opener
The Lakersagainst the Los Angeles Clippers, but have knocked out five consecutive victories since. In those wins they’ve allowed more than 96 points only twice, one of which was an overtime victory, 119-110, against the Memphis Grizzlies.
As a team, keeping opponents to an average 96.3 points per game and a 30.2 percent shooting mark. They’ll see if the trend continues Tuesday night against the Chicago Bulls.
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The 27-year-old guard did not play in Friday’s loss to the Lakers due to illness. Waiters is in the third year of a four-year, $52 million contract and has not played this season. He was suspended two games for social media comments before the season in which he complained about his role.Related slideshow: The 25 best NBA teams of the 2010s (Provided by Yardbarker) 1/26 SLIDES © MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images The 25 best NBA teams of the 2010s As the decade comes to a close, it's time to look back at the best teams of the 2010s.
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Hornets pay tribute to Walker in return to Charlotte .
As Kemba Walker makes his return to Charlotte, the Hornets posted this amazing tribute video for the guard. #BuzzCity will always have love for @KembaWalker. ✊ pic.twitter.com/sEVk71iFQP— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) November 8, 2019 Fans on hand at the Spectrum Center also gave Walker a standing ovation. Kemba Walker gets a standing ovation in his return to Charlotte pic.twitter.com/G4eDYRehMO— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 8, 2019 The Hornets might not have had a ton of team-wide success with Walker as their best player.
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