In the second episode of ‘The Finish Line,’ an exclusive Grantland series chronicling Steve Nash’s season, Nash battles his way back onto the court, celebrates his 40th birthday with a throwback performance against the 76ers, and faces the harsh reality that the Lakers may essentially end his career by exercising the stretch provision.
We posted episode 1 maybe a couple of weeks ago, and here is episode 2. Its great. Its honest. Its really eye opening. Most people never EVER see this side of athletics and the kind of work some of our favorite athletes put in to bring us the game that we love at the highest level. Some times I get a little upset at the effort that some players put forth when games are decided, but I don’t think we can ever argue the most of the time these guys are doing everything they can to get themselves in great fitness and at least in a position to put forth a great effort on game day.
This video here gives us something else though, the stretch provision part, is ridiculously honest. You kind of have to watch it to see it. Video is after the jump…
~~ For the first installment of the 2014 #CrossBarChallenge, it only seemed right that I took on my former Miami Fusion / Dallas Burn teammate and newly minted Real Salt Lake head coach Jeff Cassar…. This video may or may not have been doctored by the higher ups…
~~ The Deuce is back in Rave Green after his loan at Fulham…. Think a lot of people are going to be keeping a close eye on how Seattle looks in the first part of the season after losing EJ and Mauro Rosales in particular.
Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung has been jailed for six years for money laundering.
Judge Douglas Yau handed down the sentence in Hong Kong after convicting Yeung, 54, of five counts of money laundering earlier this week. Yeung bought into Birmingham in 2007 and acquired the rest in 2009.
But he resigned from the parent company – Hong Kong-listed Birmingham International Holdings Ltd (BIHL) – while he awaited the verdict. It is not yet clear what his conviction and imprisonment means for Blues, though for now the day-to-day running of the club will continue unchanged.
But the case raises difficult questions about how Yeung managed to pass the Premier League’s fit and proper persons test whilst buying the club.
It is the first time that someone still involved in a football club would fail the owners and directors test. Yeung was found guilty of laundering around £55m through his accounts between 2001 and 2007.
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