What Happened Last Night: Everything Is Crashing And Burning In Los Angeles (Again), Miami Crushes Brooklyn (Again)

  • Dylan Murphy

Didn’t watch sports last night? We hope your fancy schmancy dinner with “friends” was lovely. Here’s what you missed:

Reggie Evans talks some smack to LeBron James, so the Heat crush the Nets.

For the third time this season, the Miami Heat blew out the Brooklyn Nets – this time by a score of 105-85. That makes Miami +63 against Brooklyn this season, yet their players are still holding onto whisps of a dream, that the Nets can, somehow, compete with the Heat. First there was this, from Reggie Evans:

“‘Our team is defending the Miami Heat. If our team has to defend one person, LeBron isn’t going to score nothing. LeBron is no different from Joe Johnson or Andray Blatche. No different,’ Evans told the Daily News. ‘People need help (on defense). Some people don’t need help. Everybody has to be double-teamed, it doesn’t matter who you are. You just have to stop LeBron in transition.'”

LeBron then proceeded to drop 24 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists, while Reggie Evans grabbed 6 defensive boards and didn’t score a point. Not to mention that his team, at home, lost by 20. Still, Gerald Wallace’s confidence remains delusionally unwavering.

“‘They’re the defending champions, but I don’t think they’re much better than us,’ Nets forward Gerald Wallace said. ‘I don’t think they’re 20 points better than us.'”

You’re right – they’re 63 points better, actually.

The Lakers lost, so their season is over.

The Los Angeles Lakers are 5-16 on the road this season. Last night against the Phoenix Suns, the Lakers held a 13-point lead before eventually blowing it and losing by six points, 92-86. Not to mention that Dwight Howard injured his shoulder, Mike D’Antoni can’t stand Pau Gasol being pissy about his benching and the Phoenix Suns are 16-30 on the season. Kobe Byrant had nine assists though!

He’s really evolved into a modern day Wilt Chamberlain – racking up assists just to prove that he can rack up assists. There was one play in particular in which he dropped the ball off to Pau Gasol on a 2-0 fast break when he could have easily dunked it himself. SO GENEROUS.

Donald Driver is retiring.

So this one happened this morning on ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike in the Morning, but longtime Packers wide receiver Donald Driver announced his retirement after 14 NFL seasons. A 7th round pick out of Alcorn State, Driver racked up seven 1,000-yard seasons, and is the all-time Packers leader with 743 receptions and 10,137 receiving yards, as well as third all-time with 61 TD catches.