In the event an 84-year-old man flips you the bird, try to handle it as gracefully as Charles Barkley did Monday night.
NBA legend Bill Russell was caught on camera at the NBA Awards giving Barkley a single-finger salute in a moment that lit up up Twitter.
The Grizzlies have been prepared to trade their pick going all the way back to the lottery, when they were the big loser, dropping from a potential No. 2 pick to fourth. They’re seeking to attach Chandler Parsons’ albatross contract to any move involving the pick.
The Bulls would rather move a player (Bobby Portis, Kris Dunn) than take on the two years and $49 million of Parsons’ deadweight contract. Chicago hopes to use its cap space to absorb unwanted contracts and collect further assets this summer, and Parsons’ deal would pretty much chew up that space.
Clearly, if there is one thing the Warriors were lacking, it is an experienced, intelligent and versatile defensive player who could be ready for immediate deployment off the bench.
Picking 28th, the Warriors got Jacob Evans, who is likely to be added to the pile of young late-first-round/early-second-round rotation players the Warriors have amassed in the last few years.
The Rockets took De’Anthony Melton from USC, a guard who was hailed as a darling of analytics and, thus, a natural fit with the Rockets (which, according to Twitter, is apparently the only front office that knows how to use computers).
Melton could turn out to be a useful player, but we should stop calling him a computer darling, because one of the lessons from the movie, Her, was that kind of thing just does not work.