Steve Kerr hopes that sport leagues will soften their stance on marijuana. Steve Kerr is the Golden State Warriors head coach and had back surgery last season. He admitted to using marijuana twice to help with his chronic pain in his back. Kerr explains that he is not an “expert” but he knows weed is better on the body than prescription meds like Vicodin. The use of marijuana is a form of pain relief and Steve Kerr believes that weed should be used to help with the pain. Prescription drugs are addicting but on the other hand marijuana is not addicting. Should marijuana be used for pain relief? That’s what Warriors head coach Steve Kerr believes.
With the NBA season a quarter of the way over, Russell Westbrook is still averaging a triple double. Russell is the first person to maintain this stat this deep into the year in over 50 years. After just 22 games into the season, Westbrook has 11 triple-doubles; that is one less than every other NBA player combined. As of right now, Westbrook has recorded five triple doubles consecutively. The record is set by Michael Jordan with 7 consecutively. That shows you right there how impressive Westbrook is, some even compare Westbrook to the great Michael Jordan. Russell plays with the same integrity and passion that MJ played with. Will we see Russell Westbrook break Michael Jordan’s record? We will have to wait and see.
Zach Randolph received a standing ovation his first game back after taking a leave of absence after his mother passed away. Randolph’s mother passed away on November 25th, Zach took a week and a half leave of absence. coincidentally it was Randolph’s 1000th game played when returned. After this tradegy Zach Randolph was back to himself with an impressive 12 points and 14 rebounds in the Grizzlies win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Details of Jose Fernandez’ final hours have been released. CBS news has confirmed that the the crash site where Jose’s boat crashed was a popular waterfront party spot. officials previously had said that they do not believe drugs and alcohol were involved in the accident, the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner’s office released a statement that told us that Jose Fernandez and his two friends had traces of alcohol and cocaine in their systems. Fernandez suffered horrific injuries to the head and torso, along with skull and jaw fractures. authorities have yet to discover who was behind the boating wheel when the boat had crashed.
Philadelphia Eagles have finally found a quarterback. After struggling for years to find a good, quality quarterback, the Eagles think they have finally found the right man. Carson Wentz and the Eagles are now 3-0 and are one of five teams that are still undefeated right now. Carson is the top rated quarterback in the NFL right now. Wentz has a grading of 90.5 out of 100 which is the best a rookie quarterback has ever had in the NFL. In his 3 games Wentz has completed 66 passes out of 102, which is 64.7%, which is extremely high. He has thrown for a total of 769 yards with 5 touchdowns thrown and 0 interceptions. Carson Wentz and the Eagles have a great shot of making the playoffs and now many are saying they even have a shot at the super bowl. As the Eagles go into their bye week we will have to wait another week before seeing if Wentz and the Eagles will keep up their success thus far.
Dee Gordon, who is best-friends with Jose Fernandez, hit a homerun in his first at bat after the tragic boating accident that Fernandez was involved in and was killed instantly in. Dee Gordon is the leadoff hitter for the Miami Marlins, and in memory of his teammate and bestfriend Dee goes up to the plate wearing Jose’s helmet and gets in the right handed batter’s box, even though he is a left handed hitter. He did so due to the fact that Jose was a righty. After the first pitch Gordon gets into the lefty’s batter box and watches a ball go by. The count is now 2 balls and 0 strikes. The very next pitch is a pitch Dee will never forget about, he drills a homerun, the first of the season deep to right field into the second deck. He fought be the tears until he touched home plate and then let it out as his teammates gathered around him to hug him and comfort him. Dee Gordon after the game was being interviewed and told us “if you don’t believe in God, y’all might as well start. I ain’t never hit a ball that far not even in batting practice. For that to happen today, we had some help.” Dee Gordon will never forget that homerun for the rest of his life.
Arguably the greatest player of all time Kobe Bryant aka The Black Mamba has retired after his 20-year career. He spent his entire career in Los Angeles playing for the Lakers, and brought them five NBA championships. The Black Mamba is just one of only four players in NBA history with 25,000 points, 6,000 rebounds, and 6,000 assists in his career. Bryant has a career amount of 32, 683. After two decades long in the NBA, Kobe Bryant has managed to win two Olympic gold medals, five championship rings, 17 All-Star selections, and an incredible 81-point game that is the second most in NBA history. Kobe has millions of fans and now we congratulate him on an outstanding NBA career and we thank him for the many memories he has engraved into our minds.