What do you do if you’re a player who went from being a potential 2014 lottery pick at the start of your freshman season to a guy needing to come back for his sophomore year to better his NBA Draft standing? Well if you’re Kentucky’s Andrew Harrison, you come back a better player.
In a recent exhibition, the ‘Cats went down to the Bahamas and put a hurting on Puerto Rico’s National Team, beating them 74-49. Andrew dished four assists in the blowout, including this spectacular open court move to free up teammate Alex Poythress for a dunk.
It’s scary trying to guard someone like this in the open court, and I think PR’s defense realized it too. They just wanted to get out of the way.
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Considering how smart and ahead of his time he is, it’s actually somewhat surprising that it took LeBron James this long to adjust his diet. (And look! Even Carmelo is doing it too.) That’s not to say dude was out of shape before, you’d have to be a fool to think that. But there’s always room for improvement, and on the cusp of his return to Cleveland, James has ditched the carbs this summer and dropped at least 10 pounds.
You can see it here too. This is big, big news for the NBA’s best player. King James will hit the 3-0 milestone this December and he can’t continue to carry around 250-260 pounds of muscle. It just can’t happen if he wants to be effective once he hits 35 years old.
This summer is all about LeBron showing off his new body. This season will be all about showing his new teammates the championship ways.
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With his upcoming album — Views From the 6 — gaining traction, a recent gig as the host of the ESPYs, and the Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour kicking off with a massive 51-song show, you could say Drake is on top of the world right now. But this week, it’s his latest Jordan Brand PEs that have us excited.
As Drake reaffirms his place atop the music industry, guys like Sammy Watkins and Andrew Harrison are just getting started in their respective fields.
Drake may help headline this week’s Style Points — it’s not what you do but how you do it — which is a weekly recap of everything in sports and entertainment, but we’re kicking things off with another of Toronto’s very own (and another rookie): Andrew Wiggins.
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