Good morning! A lot happens in sports, even when you’re busy doing other non-sports-y stuff. So here are the top headlines and moments from yesterday, in case you missed anything while you were watching The People Vs. O.J. Simpson.
D’Angelo Russell and the Lakers are not cool
Did you ever think there would be a story surrounding the Lakers that would eclipse Kobe Bryant’s retirement tour? The drama goes beyond the court, where Los Angeles is an inept 15-59, as rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell secretly taped a conversation with teammate Nick Young discussing having relations with other women. Young is currently engaged to rapper Iggy Azalea and didn’t know he was being recorded.
Now the Lakers are reportedly isolating Russell. This distraction is said to have contributed to the Lakers’ 48-point loss to the Jazz on Monday. The incident is being described as “a prank gone wrong,” but it’s clear the players are taking it very seriously as they refuse to even sit next to Russell in the locker room or at breakfast. Talk about your Hollywood drama.
Jon Jones in trouble again
Less than a month away from his return to the UFC, Jon Jones found himself in hot water yet again as he was arrested Tuesday for violating his probation. Jones was given five tickets on Thursday night for allegedly drag racing. He was arrested by officers from Probation & Parole, not the Albuquerque Police Department. There is no word as to whether his next fight is in jeopardy. Jones is slated to face Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 197 on April 23.
Air Gordon cleared for take-off
Our must-see moment of the night comes from Orlando’s 139-105 win over Brooklyn. Aaron Gordon is still felling some type’a way over not winning the slam dunk contest and he wants to show off every chance he gets. Check out this nasty dunk from right inside the free throw line:
— NBA (@NBA) March 30, 2016
Get ready for MLB Opening Day
Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is days away! Get ready with a new series from SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio, “Deep in the Heart of Texas” is an embedded look at the goings-on of the Texas Rangers spring training camp as they prepare for the 2016 MLB season. Are you ready for your fantasy baseball draft? Not yet you’re not. SiriusXM’s Fantasy Sports Radio sat down with multiple MLB execs, including Theo Epstein, Billy Beane and Brian Cashman, to get their take on who you should be drafting for your fantasy baseball team.
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