The Floyd Mayweather vs. Connor McGregor fight has taken some criticism for being a shameless money grab by many in the sports world. The formerly retired championship boxer Mayweather, will square off against the UFC lightweight champion Connor McGregor, on August 26th in Las Vegas.
Nevermind that McGregor has never fought a professional boxing match. Forget for a moment that Mayweather has only selected opponents that he knows are inferior. UFC president Dana White says that this will be a competitive fight, and he is in the process of booking an undercard that will be fitting.
It was announced on Monday, that Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James will take on former Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps in a 100 meter freestyle swimming sprint prior to the big fight.
White answered critics that said this is turning into more of a circus than a legitimate boxing match. “This is not a circus. We are trying to put together the top contenders that we can find. Floyd and Connor are the top two contenders.” White stated. “Granted, Floyd is retired, and Connor plays a different sport, but they are still a very intriguing matchup. And this race between Lebron and Michael is going to be top notch as well. LeBron James is one of the top athletes in the world today. Are you really going to bet against him? And Michael Phelps is old. He’s super old. He smokes dope. I’m telling you. This is going to be a really close race. Who knows? LeBron is going to beat him. And then he just might swim in the next Olympics, and never return to basketball. Never say never.”
Is there any truth to the rumor that that is fight is just being rushed to take place to upstage the Gennady Golovkin vs. Canleo Alvarez fight that is scheduled for September 16th, and being promoted by Golden Boy promotions?
“That is absolutely false.” White told the Daly Dose. “We didn’t even pay attention to that. We simply wanted to get the top stars into the ring, and the pool as soon as possible. We didn’t even know there was another fight. We are simply trying to put together a quality card. A legitimate card. A card featuring some of the top performers that we can find. By the way, do you have Usain Bolt’s number? We were thinking he might want to have a skating race against Sidney Crosby!”
This week on the Daly Dose we sit down with long time high school basketball coach Russ McKinstry. Coach Mac has coached for over 30 years in Kansas, Colorado, and Arizona. He discusses how he got started in coaching, some of his biggest victories, best players, toughest opponents, and lessons that he learned along the way. He also discusses his battle with cancer, and how he was able to fight through that difficult time. It is an interview that you don’t want to miss!
Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith has never met a shot…or apparently a tweet that he doesn’t like. Following the Cavaliers loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 last week, Smith tweeted out “Cavs in 7.” However, he claims his twitter account was hacked, and that he never actually sent that message.
“I’m smarter than that.” stated Smith. That revelation was actually met with some disappointment, as many considered the prediction to be proof of the faith he still had in his teammates to rally, and win four games in a row.
On Monday night, the Warriors wrapped up their second title in three seasons with a convincing 129-120 victory over the Cavaliers to complete the best-of-seven series.
As Warriors forward Kevin Durant received his Finals MVP award, and the Warriors celebrated their title, Smith’s twitter flashed again. This time it stated “Cavs in 8.” You really can’t blame Smith for the Game 5 loss. He went 9 for 11 from the field, shooting 7 for 8 from three-point range. You can, however, understand why he would be so confused after watching his defense on Steph Curry for much of the series. Curry averaged 29 points, and nearly 10 assists for the series.
After two NBA Finals games, in which the Cleveland Cavaliers have been beaten by a combined score of 145 to 104 by the Golden State Warriors, management has decided to make a drastic move.
Cavaliers general manager David Griffin has announced that pop star Rihanna will be signed immediately to a 10 day contract. “We realize that this might seem unorthodox, but desperate times call for desperate measures. ” Griffin stated. “Rihanna has showed more passion than Kyle Korver, Channing Frye, and Deron Williams combined. At least she shows up for the games.”
The Barbadian singer, songwriter, and actress has never actually played organized basketball, but she doesn’t have huge shoes to fill. Through the first two games, Korver, Smith, and Williams have compiled a whopping 10 points combined.
“I think Rihanna can score five points per game.” Griffin said. “And if nothing else, she can distract the opposing players just by wearing a pair of basketball shorts on the floor. That would be more than any of these guys have done.”
Does Griffin worry that this lack of production from the Cavaliers bench could be an indictment of the quality in which he has done his job?
“I didn’t sign those guys.” Griffin insisted. “Those were Lebron’s guys, and he made the choice to sign them. I am just trying to correct his mistakes.”
This week on the Daly Dose, Clint is joined by Larry from Centennial for an unscripted show about nothing, recorded in Winter Park, Colorado. With a very dry season coming for the sports world, they discuss some alternative sports to watch until football season rolls around again.
As pro golfer Tiger Woods was arrested on a DUI charge early Monday morning, the sports world marveled at how far the superstar has fallen.
The former great was busted Monday around 3 a.m. in Jupiter, Florida, and released later on his own recognizance. Woods is now 41, and has fallen completely off the map in the golfing world. His career has been marred by injuries, a sex scandal, and poor play.
Now, there are many in the sports world that are beginning to offer some life advice.
Pro golfer John Daly feels like Tiger might have some vices he needs to deal with. “That dude is crazy, man. I like ole Tiger man, but that dude might have a problem. He chases all the women, drinks all the beer, he’s a fun guy to hang out with, but I just have take a break sometimes, man.” Daly stated. “Don’t get me wrong. I like to party. I’m on my way to a party right now and it’s 9 a.m. There’s gonna be a donkey, and a stripper on a trapeze, but I can’t keep up with Tiger. That dude might need some reflection, man. I hope he’s out in time to come to the party. Maybe I can be a mentor to that dude.”
This week on the Daly Dose we are looking forward to the holiday weekend! With Memorial Day being a time for remembrance we recall a few things that we miss in the world of sports. From the big hits in football, to the days before instant replay, to real sports news there are a number of things that have us feeling nostalgic.
The 2017 NBA Draft will be taking place on June 22nd in Brooklyn, NY at the Barclays Center. UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball is projected to be a Top 5 pick, but he is already gearing up to avoid an embarrassing incident.
When Ball attends the big event next month he has stated that he will ask his father LaVar to drop him off at the curb outside the Barclays Center.
“My dad is always embarrassing me.” said Lonzo. “First he said I would be better than Steph Curry, LeBron James, and Russell Westbrook, then he said he could beat Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley in one-on-one. I’m just sick of him.”
The elder Ball has been extremely vocal throughout Lonzo’s collegiate career and the draft process. Back in April, he criticized the UCLA coaching staff when they lost to Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament. “Realistically you can’t win no championship with three white guys because the foot speed is too slow. I told Lonzo—’One of these games you might need to go for 30 or 40 points.’ It turned out that was the one game. Then once they get to the Elite Eight, they’re right there.”
Is Lonzo worried about the repercussions he might face for ditching his father at the draft?
“What’s he going to to? Start a shoe company selling cheap Kobe wanna-be’s for $500 dollars a pop?” Ball asked.