- Created on 01 December 2013
FIRST OF A 3-PART SERIES
(As a sports agent, Attorney Everett Glenn has negotiated contracts for some of the biggest names in sports, including NFL Hall of Famers Jerry Rice, Richard Dent and Reggie White as well as 11 first round draft picks. He has also had a front-row seat observing how Black athletes and the Black...
- Created on 27 November 2013
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From the moment he soared into the Hollywood spotlight, his head shaved clean and his eyes bright, Kobe Bryant has been a ball of defiance and entitlement, a supreme talent who would concede nothing to anyone.
In a locker room dominated by Shaquille O'Neal, Bryant would demand his share of authority.
In a league ruled by Michael Jordan, Bryant would demand his share of respect and awe.
Over time, Bryant would earn his glory, in rings and scoring records and an endless string of All-Star appearances.
17 years into a career that will one day be enshrined in Springfield, Bryant has grown no less fierce or prideful, though a tinge of realism is creeping in, softening the edges of his piercing scowl.
Bryant will return to the Los Angeles Lakers lineup sometime soon—"probably weeks," he said Tuesday—but he will return with an uncertainty that he has never confronted since his debut in 1996.
His Achilles tendon, torn last spring, is repaired. But his game? His dominance? His stardom? These are unknowns.
So Bryant is ready to make some concessions—accepting a minutes limit, if so advised, and a more grounded game, if necessary.
"There's different ways I can go," Bryant said, striking a reflective tone. "Obviously, the easier of the two would be if I could have the same type of explosiveness that I had last year. It makes my game very easy. But if it's not there, I'm ready to adapt."
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- Created on 26 November 2013
AP Photo/ Bob Leverone
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner is facing a one-year suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, according to multiple reports.
Browner has filed an appeal, per Albert Breer of NFL.com.
The 29-year-old was suspended for the final four games of last season for using performance-enhancing substances and eventually dropped an appeal.
Michael Silver of NFL.com initially reported that Browner was facing a suspension for another violation of the league's PED policy, but later corrected it. Browner denied that he was facing a suspension for PEDs on Twitter.
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- Created on 25 November 2013
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose is out indefinitely because of torn cartilage in his right knee that will require surgery, the team said Saturday.
The former MVP has a medial meniscus tear and there's no immediate timetable for his return.
Rose had an MRI in Los Angeles on Saturday after he was injured a night earlier at Portland. He won't be with the team for its remaining four games on its six-game trip.
The three-time All-Star sat out last season recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Now, it's his other knee that's injured.
"It's sad, knowing how hard he worked to get back," said All-Star guard Chris Paul of the Clippers, who will host the Bulls on Sunday.
Rose's injury occurred in the third quarter against the Trail Blazers.
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