The man, the myth, the legend, Craig Sager, returned to the sideline last night after an 11-month battle with cancer.
Teams, players, fans, and the league all poured out their love for Sager over social media. Sager has made a name for himself by wearing outrageous patterns with clashing colored blazers, and let’s face it, during his absence, those crazy colors and patterns were missed.
It wasn’t long ago that LeBron James and his preoccupation with what others thought of him dominated the NBA landscape.
With two championships under his belt, however, LeBron James no longer takes himself too seriously. This new iteration of LeBron is much more charismatic even while attempting to perform to Jodeci’s “Come Talk to Me.”
The picture below is courtesy of James himself, and he posted it along with a description of the event:
Me performing my solo “Come Talk To Me” by Jodeci with @chrisbosh & @dwyanewade at “Battioke”. What an great event Shane and I wanna say thanks to u and Heidi for allowing myself and @mrs_savannahrj for being apart of it.
We’ve waited for more than a year for the return of The Raging Bull, Derrick Rose. At last, our thirst has been satiated even if temporarily through preseason action.
This incredible photo from Bill Smith captures strength, athleticism and determination all in one shot. In one still motion we are privy to the strength bestowed upon Derrick Rose, and with it a lasting impression of hope and a temporary forgetfulness that he was ever gone.
Starting today, I’m going to start posting my preferred Sports Social Media Photo of the Day as a way to stay committed to at least sharing one item that caught my eye in the sports social media landscape.
Having grown up playing point guard, it’s only natural that this Clippers’ posted photo of Chris Paul at training camp caught my eye.
The angle of this shot is unique in that we don’t often get bird’s eye angles of players in action, and when we do, they’re often not great.
This image, however, captures the freedom and control that comes with running the floor as a point guard. No one else in sight, it’s the subject at hand’s role to move the ball up-court, in control, while keeping an eye on the players ahead.
In this shot we see potential. In this shot, what we don’t see augments the value of what is visible. In this shot, I can relate and I am immediately transported to the multitude of games that I played as a kid.
Even the practice uniforms adds intrinsic value because it’s not an official game. It’s a setting and a situation we could all find ourselves in if we continue to play the game we love. No matter how long I spend away from the court, when I pick up that ball, I’m back in this exact mindset and feeling.