📺STEPHEN CURRY says: “I know what my purpose is and who I play basketball for…” & Responds to Being Called “The Greatest Basketball Player of All Time”

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FULL INTERVIEW: NBA all-star Stephen Curry sits down with TODAY’s Craig Melvin to chat all things NBA including where he ranks in the best players of all time, being a dad and growing up in the shadow of his father who was also an NBA icon, the underrated influence of his mother on his competitive spirit, how his faith drives him and MUCH more.

Russell Westbrook Got His Revenge On Zaza Pachulia Two Years Later Just Like He Promised

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On Friday night in Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook made history once again. Going into the fourth quarter against the visiting Pistons, he’d already logged a stat line — 14 points, 13 assists, seven rebounds — that assures he’ll average a triple-double for the third straight season.

At this point, he’s made it seem so commonplace that it barely registers anymore, which is a shame given the colossal difficulty of such a feat, but here we are. What ended up being more impressive/horrifying was the flagrant foul he committed against Zaza Pachulia earlier in the contest.

It wasn’t the foul itself that was particularly memorable. It was more about the context with which it was delivered. See, Russell Westbrook apparently has a long memory. And like any good anti-hero, he ascribes to the mantra that revenge is a dish best served cold, which it why it’s so astounding that he waited more than two years to get his payback on Pachulia, just like he said he would.

Like other extremely competitive athletes who have gone before him, Russ apparently never forgets a slight, nor does he believe in any statue of limitations on when it can be paid in turn.

If you weren’t already a little bit afraid of Russ to begin with, this should be more than enough to make anyone else think twice before they decide to cross him.

Source: https://uproxx.com/dimemag/russell-westbrook-flagrant-foul-zaza-pachulia-video/2/

Agree with Stephen A. that Magic Johnson is a novice & Rob Pelinka is ‘despised’ by people in the NBA? Who’s responsible for the mess in L.A.?

Stephen A. Smith calls Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka “novices” when it comes to operating a franchise and claims that people around the NBA “despise” Pelinka.

‘Nobody thought the Lakers would miss the playoffs with LeBron.’ Rob Parker firmly believes Magic Johnson has mishandled the Los Angeles Lakers and describes why he thinks this season has been a ‘total failure.’