Right as Soulja Boy was launched from custody, the 28-year-older rapper jumped on Instagram, issuing an expletive rant by which he not solely claims innocence over the probationary expenses - however he additionally vowed to observe via with a gig he lined up on the Staples Center tonight: the halftime efficiency for tonight's Chicago Bulls - Los Angeles Clippers contest.
“Yeah, I’m out… I simply obtained out of jail proper now and I’m performing on the Clippers sport," he ranted and raved whereas sitting subsequent to his designated driver. "Tell you, this shit ain't going to cease… I had the largest comeback of 2018 and so they attempt to lock me up, they attempt to hate on me…I am the most well liked rapper within the sport."
Interesting to notice, Soulja Boy additionally took a parting shot at Tekashi 6ix9ine inside the similar expletive rant. "I am not gonna exit like 6ix9ine, you bought me fucked up, bruh," he went on so as to add earlier than the video cuts out. Draco's arrest this morning stems from a violation linked to a probationary clause he signed in 2014 arrest after being caught with a hid weapon in a public place. Then in 2016, cops discovered a loaded firearm in his dwelling, once more in violation of the prevailing clause.
Kawhi Leonard Not Interested In Playing With LeBron James: Report
Leonard is a free agent this offseason.
One of the most important tales this offseason might be Kawhi Leonard and the place he decides to signal. Leonard was traded by the San Antonio Spurs to the Toronto Raptors within the offseason and since then, the Raptors have develop into an enormous favourite to make it out of the East and go to the NBA Finals. While Leonard and the Raptors have been flying, it is well-known that Leonard's coronary heart is in Los Angeles and that he'd reasonably be taking part in in his house state of California. Last yr, the Lakers appeared to be the plain vacation spot for Kawhi however now it seems as if issues have modified and that the Clippers have a significantly better probability at touchdown the star.
This information comes courtesy of ESPN's Michael C. Wright who spoke to The Hoop Collective podcast about Leonard and whether or not or not he thinks the Raptors ahead will need to play with LeBron James.
"I don't," Wright stated. "That's simply what I have been informed. It's what I have been informed going again to final summer time. I do not see that as one thing that is occurring."
Wright is a reporter on the Spurs beat and later defined that it seems to be just like the Clippers are the favorites to land Kawhi.
If the Raptors have been to make a run to the NBA Finals and even perhaps win all of it, it will make Leonard's choice much more attention-grabbing.
Paul George Rips NBA Officiating: "It’s Getting Out Of Hand"
Paul George, Russell Westbrook, and Steven Adams all fouled out within the ultimate four minutes of final evening’s loss to the Clippers.
Paul George witnessed his Oklahoma City Thunder let go of the reins in a gripping loss to the LA Clippers final evening – however he would not maintain his teammates accountable for the ultimate outcome. When requested to touch upon OKC’s demoralizing loss, PG redirected all of the criticism in the direction of the referees working the sport. By the sound of it, this wasn’t the primary occasion the place refs duped the set, no less than in George’s thoughts. This is how he broke it down.
“It’s simply unhealthy officiating,” George advised the press. “I am sorry, simply unhealthy officiating. We do not get a good whistle. We have not gotten a good whistle all yr. … Somebody’s received to look into this. It’s getting out of hand, the place we by some means simply stroll groups to the road. And there’s no one that will get extra contact. If I do not communicate for myself, I communicate for Russ. There’s no one that will get extra contact than Russ going to the basket. And it is simply loopy.”
For the file, final evening’s loss to the Clippers’ Win marked simply 2nd time up to now 10 NBA seasons crew had three of its starters ejected all through the course of the sport. In the case of the OKC Thunder, the starters subjected to the scrutiny simply occurred to be their three most essential gamers: Russell Westbrook, Steven Adams, and Paul George himself, all getting the boot within the ultimate four minutes of play.
Even OKC coach Billy Donovan appeared to agree with Paul’s assertion. “Our guys are enjoying onerous and competing, however like there isn’t a purpose for Lou Williams to get to the free throw line 20 occasions,” he commented whereas singling the opposition’s most effective scorer. The Thunder are nonetheless in a lofty place going ahead as a lot because the loss stings within the interim. With the 118-110 outcome at house, the Clippers have been capable of keep their one-point lead over the San Antonio Spurs for the seventh playoff spot within the Western Conference. OKC lives on to struggle one other day.
Kyle Kuzma To Miss Up To A Week With Ankle Injury: Report
Chalk it as much as simply one other drawback for the Lakers.
The Los Angeles Lakers had been fourth within the Western Conference as of Christmas Day. While it ought to have been a joyous event on a joyful day, it turned out to be the start of the top for the Lakers season. Both LeBron James and Rajon Rondo went down with accidents which shifted the momentum of the season and ended up pushing the Lakers out of a playoff spot. The workforce is 5.5 video games again of the eighth spot within the West and with simply 18 video games left, issues aren't wanting too good. According to ESPN, the subsequent week will likely be even more durable for the workforce as younger star Kyle Kuzma will likely be out with an ankle damage.
Kuzma reportedly suffered the damage throughout the fourth quarter of the workforce's matchup towards the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday evening. After the damage, Kuzma underwent an MRI which revealed a minor ankle sprain. His damage simply provides to the checklist of dangerous issues which have occurred to this Lakers workforce this 12 months. Kuzma was one of many few beacons of sunshine for the workforce this season so his absence simply pours salt on a really massive and recent wound.
The Lakers are at the moment tenth within the Western Conference with a file of 30-34.
LeBron James Won’t Sit Anymore Games As Season Comes To A Close
The Lakers have been a catastrophe within the second half of the season.
After one other loss on Monday evening, this time to the Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Lakers are fairly properly out of the playoff race barring a miracle. The group has been on a shedding skid as of late and the Clippers had been a kind of groups that the Lakers had been battling for one of many last playoff spots. LeBron James and firm ended up shedding 113-105 and at the moment are 5.5 video games again of a playoff spot with 18 video games to go which suggests their probabilities of really turning issues round is slim. If the Lakers are satisfied they can not make the playoffs, their finest hope is to go on a little bit of a tanking spree and enhance their draft lottery odds. This thought compelled reporters to ask LeBron if he sees himself sitting any of the remaining video games, an thought he promptly shut down.
"That would take lots of convincing from Luke [Walton] on up," James stated in response to ESPN. "You type of have a look at the remainder of the video games, and have a look at the odds of what is going on on there sooner or later, and see what makes extra sense for not solely me however the group itself as properly."
The group at the moment sits at a document of 30-34 and at the moment are 10th within the Western Conference. At one level this season, the Lakers had been fourth within the Conference and had been rapidly turning into favorites throughout the league.
Marcus Morris Rips Celtics Teammates For Blowing 28-Point Lead After Kyrie Injury
The Boston Celtics are working quick on persistence.
In a season which has seen the Boston Celtics struggle by way of their fair proportion of ups and downs, final evening's collapse towards the Los Angeles might have been one in all their worst showings. The Celtics have been properly answerable for issues, up till the purpose by which Kyrie Irving succumbed to an harm and was compelled out of the sport. Irving clipped his knee within the 2nd quarter of motion, by no means to return - his harm to be re-assessed this afternoon by crew officers.
Take this under consideration: with Kyrie Irving on the helm within the first half, the Boston Celtics had constructed an advance of 28 factors. Without him, the Clippers would finally erase the deficit and are available away with a 123-112 win. With their heads turned down, it was veteran ahead Marcus Morris who gave his teammates a dose of actuality after the sport - his feedback doting on a scarcity of "pleasure" and "crew play."
"For me, it is probably not in regards to the loss it is in regards to the attitudes that we're enjoying with. You acquired guys hanging their heads. It's simply not enjoyable," Morris stated. "I do not see the enjoyment within the recreation. I watch all these different groups within the league, guys leaping on the bench, leaping on the court docket...once I have a look at us I see a bunch of people."
Morris' criticism of his youthful teammates falls consistent with the overall rhetoric surrounding Kyrie Irving's discontent this season. Weeks in the past, Irving questioned his teammates "Championship Pedigree" in an try to get underneath their pores and skin. The criticism, constructive or in any other case, appears to have had the unintended impact of worsening the local weather within the Boston Celtics' locker room. Kyrie did, in spite of everything, reverse his "Free Agent" dedication within the wake of all of the calamity.
Los Angeles Lakers Trade Ivica Zubac And Michael Beasley For Mike Muscala
Two L.A. groups with the swap.
The Los Angeles Lakers have been embroiled in some fairly large commerce rumors because of the information about Anthony Davis' dissatisfaction with the New Orleans Pelicans. While a commerce between the 2 golf equipment is wanting increasingly more unlikely, the Lakers have been capable of deal two of the gamers regarded as part of that potential commerce as we speak. Lakers gamers Ivica Zubac and Michael Beasley will probably be headed to the Los Angeles Clippers, in change for Mike Muscala, in accordance with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
As Woj said in his tweets, this deal opens up a spot on the Lakers roster which might find yourself going to a participant that is been purchased out. One of the gamers that's a part of these rumors is Carmelo Anthony who has been bouncing from staff to staff as of late. Most not too long ago, Anthony was traded from the Houston Rockets to the Chicago Bulls.
The Lakers have struggled since LeBron James went down with an harm on Christmas Day and try to get issues collectively to allow them to make a push for the playoffs. The staff is at present ranked 10th within the Western Conference and boast a document of 27-27. James and the purple and gold have been as excessive as fourth within the Western Conference earlier than his harm.
LeBron James Propels Lakers To Win Over Clippers In Return From Injury
The Lakers had been in determined want of a lift.
Despite stories that LeBron James would not be able to go on Thursday evening when the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Los Angeles Clippers, the celebrity determined to play anyway and nearly picked up a triple-double within the course of. James scored 24 factors, 14 rebounds, and 9 factors, which finally helped propel the Lakers to a 123-120 win. The Lakers have fallen within the standings since James obtained injured and are actually in an uphill battle to get into the playoffs.
After the sport, LeBron spoke to ESPN the place he mentioned he is able to get his workforce into the postseason.
"The message for the workforce is we're all able to make this push. That's it. Let's make that push. We're on the highway. We're on the highway for the entire month of February. We obtained two residence video games. So if you wish to make a push, why not make it on the highway? That's the most effective time the place you may come collectively as a workforce whenever you're on the highway and it is simply us. So, let's do it."
The Lakers improved to 27-25 with the win however are nonetheless ranked ninth within the Western Conference. They are one sport again of the Clippers so one good profitable streak would more than likely put them again within the playoff image.
LeBron James Could Potentially Return To The Lakers Thursday: Report
James has been out since Christmas.
Ever since LeBron James went down with a groin damage on Christmas Day, his missed presence has been felt by the Los Angeles Lakers. The crew is now out of a playoff spot and accidents to a few of the different key gamers have left the crew a bit of thinned out in a really aggressive Western Conference. Despite this, the Lakers ought to be a bit of optimistic in regards to the future, as a brand new report says that LeBron might be again as early as Thursday, though nothing is confirmed.
According to ESPN, a supply near LeBron James is saying that the Lakers may need the King again within the lineup for his or her Thursday night time matchup in opposition to the Los Angeles Clippers. ESPN spoke to Lakers head coach Luke Walton, who's making ready for the week as if LeBron will not play.
"We'll see how he feels tonight, we'll see how he feels tomorrow morning, and we'll simply hold taking it daily and see how he is doing," Walton defined. "We did three-minute scrimmages, so, once more, we'll see how his physique responds to that, after which from there, we'll take it, so far as making these scrimmages longer or if he says, 'Hey, I really feel nice. See if I can play.' Then we'll make these changes."
The Lakers will tackle the Philadelphia 76ers tonight in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, it is clear that LeBron is keen to get again to taking part in primarily based on the Instagram publish under.