SBOBET Milwaukee Bucks rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo has quickly become one of the most likable, fascinating, and downright fun players in the NBA. While he’s still a work in progress, the Greek Freak has displayed varied skills and a consistently high motor. While this season has been a horrific one for the NBA-worst 12-47 Bucks, the franchise at least knows that they found one player who should be a part of their plans for some time.
Antetokounmpo’s success has been all the more remarkable for the fact that he had arguably the greatest adjustment to NBA life of any player in his rookie class. The 19-year-old Athens native had never played above the second-tier of Greek professional basketball, wasn’t even on NBA radars until a few months before the draft, and isn’t done growing.
Apparently adjusting to NBA life impacted his plan for getting to one Bucks game, too. Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated profiled Antetokounmpo for this week’s issue of the magazine. In reporting the piece, Mannix learned about one peculiar incident early in the season (via SLAM):
SBOBET Is nothing sacred when it comes to sports uniforms anymore?
The Cleveland Browns, whose brown-and-orange look you could set your clock to for decades, are getting new uniforms sometime before the 2015 draft. And not just new uniforms, but “cutting edge” uniforms, and I defy you to find the last time that turned out well.
“We’ll have cutting-edge uniforms that link back to our history,” team president Alec Scheiner said on 92.3 The Fan, via the website of the CBS affiliate in Cleveland. “I don’t want to speak about the Bucs uniforms, but I’m really excited about our direction. We’ve been working with the NFL and Nike for almost a year now.”
Ah yes, the Buccaneers’ new uniforms. I don’t even want to talk about it.
Maybe this is just a ploy to change the Browns’ luck or image after so many losing seasons, but otherwise is there really a point? Other than messing with history and tradition, of course.
I’ll be honest about it, I like the Browns’ uniforms. The plain helmet has a certain coolness to it, and the jerseys aren’t the splashiest but there’s something to that too. Heck, I didn’t even mind when they went with the brown jersey-brown pants look last year.
Oh, but wait. Changing the Browns look is in the name of being “cutting edge.” Yep, I’m sure of it. I hate ‘em.
GClub Casino To add to the excitement of being less than 100 days away from the World Cup, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, yes, the real Jose Mourinho — the man who inspires more headlines in a day than most people read in a lifetime — has partnered with Yahoo as our Global Football Ambassador for 2014. Winner of two UEFA Champions League titles and seven domestic league titles in four different countries, the self-proclaimed “Special One” will share his always entertaining views and uncompromising insights on the Premier League, World Cup and much more.
In his introductory Tumblr post, Mourinho writes:
The reason I have chosen to partner with Yahoo is simple. I want to connect with millions of football fans around the globe, and teaming up with Yahoo as well as Tumblr lets me reach a huge audience from Brazil to the US to the UK – whether they are in front of their computers or on their smartphones or tablets. I only associate with the best, and this is both an exciting and prestigious opportunity.
So what can you expect to see from me over the next year? I plan to bring my unique commentary and passionate point-of-view, some new insight into my own daily world through photos and video — and have a lot of fun at the same time! Football is a way of life for millions of fans across Yahoo and they’re always looking for something different. I want my editorial coverage and analysis to bring a new edge to football news and debates.
To kick things off, Mourinho offered his thoughts on a variety of topics in a video interview with Yahoo.