Tyler Lydon begins Summer League with something to prove

Jul 06, 2018 | by Stephen Haynes, Poughkeepsie Journal

Tyler Lydon enters his second NBA season with a few important items on a figurative checklist, and with that comes a bit of pressure.

The Elizaville native, seven months removed from a knee operation that cut short his rookie year with the Denver Nuggets, must now prove he's healthy and demonstrate the improvements he's made since being drafted into the NBA last summer. And, with his contract ...

NBA Player & Brooklyn Native Taj Gibson Visits Summer Camp In East Harlem

Jul 05, 2018 | by CBS New York
NBA Player & Brooklyn Native Taj Gibson Visits Summer Camp In East Harlem

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There was a double-treat for kids in East Harlem as they kicked off the first day of summer camp Thursday.

They were met with a generous donation, plus a visit from an NBA star, who developed his basketball skills in Brooklyn.

It’s not every day you get slam-dunk help from a professional basketball player, but 6-year-old Christopher Clark is one lucky kid.

“Cool, yeah!” ...

Shelby’s Gabe DeVoe, Charlotte Hornets head to Las Vegas Summer League

Jul 05, 2018 | by Richard Walker, Gaston Gazette

CHARLOTTE - Gabe DeVoe’s NBA dreams get real on Friday afternoon in Las Vegas.

That’s when Shelby’s DeVoe and the Charlotte Hornets begin their MGM Resorts Summer League play at 5:30 p.m. against Oklahoma City at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

“It’s exciting,” DeVoe said Thursday before the team boarded a charter plane bound for Las Vegas. “I’m ready to go to ...

Affordable local camp is one way ex-Wolverine Mike Martin gives back

Jul 04, 2018 | by Angelique S. Chengelis, The Detroit News

Mike Martin, a former Michigan defensive lineman and captain, knows what it’s like not to have enough money to attend high school football camps where college coaches work and identify talent – or those where young up-and-coming players can pick up tips from former college players.


Jul 04, 2018 | by Casey Holdahl,

Last year in Las Vegas, rookie Zach Collins, who the Trail Blazers acquired from the Sacramento Kings during the 2017 NBA Draft, suffered a minor injury that kept him out of all but the first two games of Portland’s summer league schedule.

This time around, he’s getting the minor injuries out of the way before the start of summer league play.

Five Fun Facts: Justin Jackson

Jul 03, 2018 | by Hayley Elwood,
Five Fun Facts: Justin Jackson

This offseason, we want you to get to know our players a little more off the field.

While you may be aware running back Justin Jackson was selected in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft, here are five fun facts you may not know about number 32.

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Kyle Kuzma Talks Offseason Training, Favorite Kicks And More

Jun 30, 2018 | by Drew Ruiz, SLAM
Kyle Kuzma Talks Offseason Training, Favorite Kicks And More

Last week, Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma made an appearance at Nike’s Just Do It Headquarters, a new performance training facility located in the heart of Hollywood. Joined by Jared Goff, Chloe Kim and Leticia Bufoni, the four spoke on a brief panel to local media about the importance of training and how it’s allowed them to reach their full potential in their ...

Isaiah Pead’s Incredible Journey To Paralympics Is ‘Inspiring’ Les Snead

Jun 30, 2018 | by Cameron DaSilva, USA Today

Nearly two years ago, former Rams running back Isaiah Pead lost nearly all of his left leg after a horrifying car crash. Pead lost control of his truck after hitting a hole in the road while traveling more than 90 miles per hour, sending it more than 40 feet down an embankment on the side of a highway.

His NFL career ...

After freak injury, former Suns guard Isaiah Canaan confident he'll be ready for camp

Jun 29, 2018 | by Clevis Murray, Arizona Republic

Six seconds remained in the first quarter against the Mavericks, and Isaiah Canaan of the Suns was using his speed to beat the buzzer by going the length of the court. The defense began to suck into the paint with 4.1 seconds left.

Life is all about decisions, and Canaan could either pass to Troy Daniels in the left corner, who used ...

Thanks, mom: NFL star Haloti Ngata returns home to praise, raise money, and help all prep for ACT

Jun 28, 2018 | by Amy Donaldson, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Keizzya Lee wasn’t sure there were words that could describe how she felt after taking the ACT test for the first time.

“I was at a loss for words,” she told several hundred people gathered in the Salt Palace ballroom for the Fourth Annual Ofa Ngata College Preparation Fund Luau Thursday night.

“After all, how does one describe ...


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