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Arnold Glass II

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A hard-working Chicagoan who loves to talk and write about sports. Favorite teams are the Bulls, White Sox, Broncos, and Bears. Main sports of interest are the NBA and NFL but will discuss MLB and NCAA football/basketball. Co-founder of Get Witted Sports and former AFC West writer for Beyond the Snap website. Let's sit down and talk sports.

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The rebuilding Boston Celtics organization suffered a hefty setback when four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo suffered a fractured finger on his left hand during a fall in his home Thursday night.  He underwent successful surgery to fix the broken bone Friday and the point guard is expected to miss six to eight weeks, which means he will not be available to play at the start of the 2014-15 season. The Boston Celtics announced today that guard Rajon Rondo underwent successful surgical fixation of a left metacarpal fracture this morning at New England Baptist Hospital. The injury was a result of a fall at his home last night. The surgery was...

After a long and drawn out battle over his restricted free agent contract with the Phoenix Suns, point guard Eric Bledsoe received the money he was looking for.  It has been confirmed that Bledsoe and Phoenix agreed on a five-year, $70 million deal. Bledsoe was traded to the Suns by the Los Angeles Clippers last year but was a restricted free agent before signing his new deal. Bledsoe had held out all summer for this sort of deal, and was in danger of facing an Oct. 1 deadline that looms large during the unique negotiation. He had until that date to sign a $3.7 million, one-year qualifying offer that would have allowed him to...

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver spoke at the opening of a refurbished Staten Island playground and basketball court in an area damaged by Hurricane Sandy.  He announced an uplifting New York City-based NBA Cares project and other community efforts that will be going on throughout New York, which will host the 2015 All-Star weekend next February, but it seemed like all the media wanted to talk to him about was the issues of domestic violence in the NBA. In light of the NFL's recent domestic violence problems, Silver pledges to take a closer look at the league policies. "We learn from other leagues' experiences," Silver said. "We're...

A recent report from Uni Watch's Paul Lukas indicates "the NBA's sleeved jerseys are not selling well." Lukas, the go-to source for jersey-related information, got this information from a "buyer for a well-known chain of sporting goods stores" who remained anonymous. As noted by Yahoo Sports: The sleeved jerseys, in a small but significant sample size, made absolutely no impact on shooting percentages last season, but that isn't the point. NBA players are slavish to routine, from literal head to toe. They didn't grow up wearing these sorts of jerseys, and they're vocally uncomfortable about change this far into their careers. That's...

It was just five months ago when NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life over racially derogatory comments recorded in private and imposing a $2.5 million fine and asking the other NBA owners to vote Sterling out his ownership interest in the Clippers. Unfortunately, more racial comments have surfaced from another team in the National Basketball Association.  It looks like a can of worms has been open and the raw truth of racial stereotyping, that seem to have been under wraps for some years now, is being exposed. Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has taken an...

NBA  commissioner Adam Silver is looking into the future of sports and believes that legalized sports gambling will expand from Las Vegas and grow in the U.S.; and when it does, he won't have any reservations about the league participating and profiting from it. Professional sports leagues in the states have traditionally been opposed to the legalization of gambling on their events because they believe that this move will open "a can of worms" that will be more damaging than profitable and Silver hasn't said he was in favor of it, but he sees it coming  and said he has no moral issue with sports betting and thinks it keeps people...

After a monthly battle between two well-known sports apparel giants opting for the services of the current MVP of the National Basketball Association, Kevin Durant signed a 10-year deal with Nike that has the potential to reach $300 million and includes a $50 million retirement package.  This deal will have Durant repping "The Swoosh" until 2024. Excited and humbled to sign back with the swoosh! — Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) September 1, 2014 In 2007, when Durant was only a year out of high school, signed a seven-year Nike deal worth at least $60 million.  The Oklahoma City Thunder star turned down more money from Adidas and...

The National Basketball Association are implementing new regulations in the aftermath of the gruesome injury suffered by All-Star small forward Paul George during the USA Basketball Showcase game Friday, August 1, in Las Vegas. The league is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and reducing the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety.  The new regulations are also calling for an extra foot of open space on both sides of the basket stanchion.  The memo was sent to teams Tuesday by league president of operations Rod Thorn and executive president of team marketing and...

An era in the National Basketball Association is officially over. Referee Dick Bavetta is retiring after a 39-year career.  Since 1975, Bavetta never missed an assigned game.  He officiated a record 2,635 consecutive regular-season games and worked 270 playoff games, including 27 in the NBA Finals. NBA president Rod Thorn says Tuesday in a statement that the league is ''grateful for his contributions to our league, and we wish him the best as he enjoys his well-earned retirement.'' Bavetta showed his love for the game and his determination to be an NBA official in the mid-1960s , that is when he started his quest by attending...

After sitting out for two seasons with serious injuries to both knees, the question right now is will Derrick Rose come back as the Derrick Rose of old?  This question is asked not just by Chicago Bulls or D-Rose fans, but by EVERYONE in the world of sports.  The question might have been answered Saturday night during the exhibition game where Team USA routed Brazil 95-78 in Chicago. Playing his first game in nine months, Rose was a little rusty, but he showed flashes of the player that won the 2011 MVP award with his unbelievable athleticism and break-neck speed. With 4.6 seconds left in the first half, he took the ball nearly...
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