Only Jay Williams, among ESPN’s analysts, gave court-storming — now almost obligatory with TV’s presence and encouragement — the thumbs-down as clearly dangerous.
Williams, the former Duke star, spoke from hard-earned empirical wisdom: His NBA career ended after one season due to a motorcycle accident.
So the NBA on Monday had its most uncivilized day of the season: 21 technical fouls, five ejections and a postgame attempt by several Rockets, apparently looking to rumble, to storm the Clippers’ locker room, resulting in two suspensions.
The team announced Thursday that Shazier had undergone spinal stabilization surgery the day before in Pittsburgh.
Although the team did not provide details of the surgery, or Shazier’s prognosis, such procedures typically involve fusing vertebra together with rods and screws. Dr. David Chao, an orthopedic surgeon who writes on medical issues for the San Diego Union-Tribune, wrote Thursday that the surgery is not unexpected, but “does not rule Shazier out from football in the future.”
“But without a doubt he is done for the season. Fusion takes 4-6 months for recovery,” Chao wrote.
Some things have remained the same, such as the Browns struggling at 0-4, the 49ers and their rookies at GM and head coach working through growing pains at 0-4, the Packers prolific on offense and the Chiefs kings of the regular season as the only undefeated team remaining at 4-0.
It’s funny how things turn out in sports. Before the season, there was speculation that the Bills, like the Jets, were tanking to position themselves for a high draft pick so they could pick a top quarterback.
There were reports that the team was trying to part ways with quarterback Tyrod Taylor, they let Pro Bowl caliber cornerback Stephon Gilmore and linebacker Zach Brown go in the offseason and traded away receiver Sammy Watkins and cornerback Ronald Darby.
Well, look who’s in first place in the AFC East at 3-1 with a chance to go to 4-1 with a game Sunday in Cincinnati against the 1-3 Bengals?
This will be a fascinating draft for quarterbacks, with opinions all Cheap NFL Jerseys over the board for virtually every quarterback in consideration to be taken in the first round. In fact, it wouldn’t be shocking to see as many as four or five teams come Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys out of the draft feeling like they got their top option at the position.