LeBron James frustrated with the Cavaliers
One of the greatest players of this sport, LeBron James is reportedly very unhappy with his time at the Cavaliers. Sources report, the legend’s frustration is almost at a tipping point. James sees very little hope of avenging Cavaliers loss in the finals this year to Golden State Warriors. His contract also ends, and he is not keen on returning to his hometown team in the coming year.
It started when owner Dan Gilbert did not renew the contracts of general manager David Griffin and basketball operations vice president, Trent Redden. James was miffed that the decision was taken without consulting him. LeBron James had been a great supporter of David Griffin and credited him for the immense improvement of the team. With two top executives missing in action, transfers hurt the Cavaliers as they lost Jimmy Butler. The situation turned worse when replacement coach Chauncey Billups withdrew his name from consideration. The Cavaliers also failed to get veteran Jamal Crawford in spite of LeBron’s efforts.
Things continue to look bad for the Cavaliers as the Warriors continue to improve their team with star players Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant re-signing the team.
Houston Rockets up for sale
The owner of NBA team Houston Rockets, Leslie Alexander has shocked the world again with his latest announcement. Just a week ago, Leslie Alexander created news when he handed James Harden the richest contract ever seen in the NBA. Now he has made it to headlines for another reason. He is putting his team Houston Rockets up for sale. After being in charge for 24 years and with two championships the businessman is seeking to cash in by selling the team. He had purchased the team in 1993 for a price of $85 million. The price tag for the team, however, is at a whopping $1.65 billion dollars. With one of the best players in the NBA in the team, Alexander is hoping the price will go near the $2 billion mark. Reports have been coming in already of billionaire Tilman Fertitta’s interest in buying the team. Get all the latest football betting tips here.
Brisbane Bullets defeat China
The Brisbane Bullets defeated China 89-83 at the Gold Coast despite missing several big stars. The Bullets were without Torrey Craig who is bound for Denver Nuggets, Travis Trice, Stephen Holt and experienced Adam Gibson. Although, without these players, the Bullets were too good for the Chinese team. This loss marked China’s second defeat to an NBL opposition. Shaun Bruce netted 16 points to set the tone of the game in the final quarter. China lost earlier to Melbourne United 104-94. The visitors took an early lead with the help of Ren Junfei. The visitors could not match the tenacity of the Bullets during the final stages of the game.