Fans of the 76ers and Lakers are extremely excited for their top draft picks and for good reason if the ratings in NBA 2K18 are to be believed. Both Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball will start their careers with an Overall rating of 80, an indication that the developers behind the game view the two as the most pro-ready, potential-laden prospects in years.
While the former Knicks star agreed to stay away from the arena for a year, he and his lawyer proclaimed victory in a Manhattan courtroom Friday.
It shows that nobody thought he did anything wrong, attorney Alex Spiro said, via the New York Daily News. It reaffirms what everybody has always thought which was that the Garden was wrong in how they treated him, and he doesn’t need a trial to prove that because the judge just ordered it.
While Friday’s agreement should end the criminal portion of the case, Spiro indicated Oakley will file a civil lawsuit against Dolan in connection with in the incident.
Like I said from day one, I wasn’t wrong, Oakley told reporters.
But, if you’re league commissioner Adam Silver, or any of the league’s broadcast partners, news of Irving’s desire for a trade puts a smile on your face heading into the weekend. Should the Cavs honor Irving’s trade request — and his value will be diminished now that news of the request has gone public — they will surely not receive top-line value in return. There’s little chance that, talent-wise, the Cavaliers will emerge from this debacle as strong as they were last year.
Given James’ frustration with Gilbert already, and the increasingly yapped-over possibility he will bolt as a free agent next summer, the Cavaliers have gone from powerhouse of the East to powder keg of the East.