January 31, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 13 comments

NBA Player Kyrie Irving Announces He Will Star in and Executive Produce Haunted Hotel Movie, following up on Uncle Drew with a story about a hotel NBA players believe is actually haunted.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:11 AM on January 31, 2019

He'll be comfortable shooting that film. With the earth having no curvature, even though the hotel is in Oklahoma, Irving should be able to look out an upper floor window and see Boston in the distance.

Maybe someday there'll be a story about a haunted Atlanta strip club hosted by Patrick Ewing.

posted by beaverboard at 02:12 PM on January 31, 2019

TIL: Shaq almost went to NC State instead of LSU. My goodness, what a great run that would've been for the wuffies.

posted by NoMich at 02:26 PM on January 31, 2019

Irving's film career has fueled rumors that he will leave the Celtics at the end of this season and join his 'leadership mentor' Lebron in Los Angeles. This also involves a certain Mr. Davis, currently employed in New Orleans. Should this be the case, Irving's next film will be an espionage thriller about the recruiting of double agents.

posted by Howard_T at 04:02 PM on January 31, 2019

Grayson Allen the pride of Jacksonville also had a scholarship offer from NCSU and might have gone there.

You avoided four years of turning your head away in shame while your friends screamed at the television.

posted by beaverboard at 04:22 PM on January 31, 2019

the pride of Jacksonville

Yeah ... NO!!

Jacksonville can't be proud of that dude.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:37 PM on January 31, 2019

Not much more than a salary dump. The only way this makes any sense for the Knicks is if this is somehow a prelude to an AD deal. Still, it's hard to believe this was their best offer.

posted by tron7 at 04:59 PM on January 31, 2019

With Porzingis gone, what else would the Knicks have to offer for AD other than the 1st overall pick in the 2019 draft? Even that is not a sure thing. There might be a play here to attract Kyrie from Boston, but unless they can offer more than a supermax deal, there's no way he would want to go there. Knicks have to rebuild completely, but there is little or nothing to build upon.

posted by Howard_T at 08:35 PM on January 31, 2019

This is amazing. Toffee fans are used to saying, "Proper Everton, that" after every time they fall on their face. Proper Knicks, this.

posted by yerfatma at 08:38 PM on January 31, 2019

rcade! Sorry for your loss. The Fayetteville Phenom!

posted by NoMich at 09:02 PM on January 31, 2019

Enes Kanter: foe of autocrats, marked man, knower of secrets.

First he couldn't leave the country. Now he can't talk.

posted by beaverboard at 09:35 PM on January 31, 2019

Knicks will have enough cap room for two super-max deals, so AD plus whoever he tells the team to sign...

posted by billsaysthis at 11:46 AM on February 01, 2019

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