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Are Cleveland Cavaliers, Tristan Thompson talking contract extension? Hey, Chris!
Author: Chris Fedor
LOS ANGELES -- It's the latest edition of Hey, Chris!
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Do you think Cavs offer Tristan a new contract so he stays long term? - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Rookie Tales ...With Brandon Knight
Author: Joe Gabriele
To start the 2011-12 season, the league had to wait until Christmas to show off its brand new toys – with that summer’s Draft class sitting patiently through the NBA Lockout before finally making their debut.
That year, the Cavaliers were waiting on a pair of high picks – Kyrie Irving, the first overall selection, and Tristan Thompson, who went three spots later. Two other point guards went in the top 10 after Irving: Kemba Walker went ninth overall to the Hornets, one spot after, the Pistons tabbed Brandon Knight out of Kentucky.
The Pistons were on the other side of their glory days from the previous decade and were beginning to re-tool for the future. And Knight, coming off a prolific freshman season with John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats, was the perfect point man to build around. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Bobby "Bingo" Smith's Jersey Retired by Alma Mater
Author: STAFF REPORT
TULSA, Okla. –– One of the most decorated players in the history of The University of Tulsa basketball program, Bobby “Bingo” Smith (1965-69), will have his Golden Hurricane jersey “No. 32” retired this basketball season.
Smith will be honored with the retirement of his jersey as a part of “Legends Weekend”, when Tulsa hosts the SMU Mustangs on Saturday, February 22, at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.
Smith is the seventh Tulsa basketball student-athlete to have his jersey retired. He joins #12 Willie Biles, #20 Steve Harris, #21 Shea Seals, #24 Jim King, #25 Paul Pressey and #30 Bob Patterson. - CLICK HERE to read full story.