Ball Don’t Lie: Sneaker companies routinely recruit NBA players to hawk their basketball shoes. But the tacit approval of the most powerful man in the world may trump any and all other pitchmen. Kelly Dwyer from BDL puts together the tale of Barack Obama and the customized shoes he got from Brandon Jennings and Under Armour .
You have to love, love, LOVE the presidential seal on the tongue. Stunning.
Ajansspor.com: Ufuk Sarica, head coach of Anadolu Efes, on the status of Ersan Ilyasova:
“Ersan does not want to go, we would like to keep him. You want to work together for many years… We will do our best to let him stay here. I hope he will be with us for this season and future seasons.”
Doesn’t exactly sound like they are planning to honor that NBA out-clause, now does it?
NBA.com: An in-depth interview with former Clipper and Buck Terry Cummings. Of the stars of the 80s, Cummings often gets overlooked, despite his brilliant play.
Journal Sentinel: Beno Udrih moved to Milwaukee in September at the urging of his wife, and he worked out in town with Carl Landry during the lockout.
Twitter: Alex Kennedy reports that the Bucks won’t be using the amnesty provision from the CBA-to-be this year.