Russell Westbrook Joins Jordan Brand- Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is the latest NBA player to join the Jordan Brand roster. He talked to The Oklahoman about the honor and the opportunity. “It’s an amazing brand as everybody knows,” Westbrook said. “But it’s a new beginning for me and I’m looking forward to it.” (News OK)
Smush Parker Fires Back at Kobe- Responding to Kobe Bryant’s comments this week calling him “the worst” and saying he cost Bryant an MVP award in 2006, Smush Parker called Bryant a “terrible teammate” and said: “What I don’t like about him is the man he is. His personality. How he treats people. I don’t like that side of Kobe Bryant…” (Sports Illustrated)
Derrick Rose Willing to Sit Out Season- Still rehabbing from knee surgery, Derrick Rose is adamant to do whatever is necessary to ensure he comes back fully healthy. He recently told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols if that means sitting out the entire 2012-2013 season, then so be it (Sporting News).
New-Look Nuggets Look Good in Win- With the help of new acquisitions Corey Brewer and Andre Iguodala, the Denver Nuggets prevailed 97-91 over the San Antonio Spurs in an exhibition game yesterday. Brewer led the way with 24 points (CBS Sports).
Rajon Rondo Says He is the NBA’s Best Point Guard- Rajon Rondo certainly has a lot going for him, but is he the best PG in the league? He sure seems to think so. Rondo recently told Boston Common Magazine “I can dominate the game in any number of ways, not just with the numbers” and “…there are only so many guys who can run a team when you don’t have a coach. In that category I think I am the best at what I do.” (NBC Sports).
West Virginia Reworking Bob Huggins’ Contract- West Virginia has been very pleased with the Mountaineers’ performance under Bob Huggins, who has guided them to five straight NCAA tournament appearances. The athletic department and AD Oliver Luck are so pleased that they are willing to rework his current deal that will pay him at least $20 million through 2019 (ESPN).