Heat superstar LeBron James earned his third NBA Most Valuable Player award today and will be presented with a trophy by Commissioner David Stern tomorrow before Miami hosts the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference semifinal series at the American Airlines Arena.
26-years-ago this past Friday on April 20, 1986, a 23-year-old Bull named Michael Jordanexploded for a playoff record-setting 63 points in Chicago’s first round Game 2 loss against the indomitable Celtics by a score of 135-131 in double-overtime at the Boston Garden.
Legendary University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball coach Pat Summitt retired on Thursday after 38-years on the sideline in Knoxville.
The 59-year-old Summitt, a seven-time NCAA Coach of the Year who is the winningest teacher in college basketball history with an astounding overall record of 1,098-208, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in May 2011.
Former Boston Red Sox manager and current ESPN baseball analyst Terry Francona said Thursday on “The Michael Kay Show” that he won’t attend the 100th celebration at Fenway Park next week.
Francona, who led the Red Sox to World Series titles in the 2004 and 2007 seasons, also told Kay he regrets making comments Wednesday to The Boston Globe regarding his unceremonious departure from Beantown last autumn.