Naomi Osaka is withdrawing from her second consecutive Grand Slam tournament – but says she’ll be back for the Olympics. On Thursday, Osaka’s agent released a statement that the No. 2 world-ranked player would skip Wimbledon to spend “personal time with friends and family”. The 23-year-old “will be ready for the Olympics and is excited […]

LaMelo Ball is going to be great. Write it down in ink, get tattoos and put all your money into his stock.  I knew that before he joined Stan Norfleet and I on Thursday after it was announced he had won the NBA Rookie of the Year award.

Charlotte Hornets

Ball averaged 15.7 points, 6.1 assists, 5.9 rebounds in 51 games to lead the Hornets into the NBA's play-in tournament. Despite dealing with a hand injury and missing 21 games he finished second in scoring among all rookies during the regular season.   

Do you feel lucky, Hornets fans? Well…do ya? The NBA Draft Lottery is coming up on Tuesday, June 22nd and optimism for Charlotte Hornets basketball is surging.