The Miami Heat’s “Big Three” stole all the headlines last week. But plenty of other standout free agents were faced with big decisions of their own.
Among them was David Lee, a power forward who managed to rebound, hustle, and pick-and-roll his way into a six-year, $80 million sign-and-trade contract with the Golden State Warriors.
During his five years with the Knicks, Lee quietly became the face of the franchise. Last season, he averaged 20.2 points and 11.7 rebounds and was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team.
We caught up to Lee in New York for the first stop of a seven-city tour to promote EA’s latest racing game, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (in stores November 16).More »
Rookie defensive end Brandon Graham of the Philadelphia Eagles is a member of Touchdown vs. Shutdown, an After-School All-Stars program that brings NFL players to clinics and camps to speak to kids about academic achievement and physical fitness. The 13th pick of the 2010 NFL Draft out of the University of Michigan, Graham hosted a football clinic on July 10 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. SI Kids caught up with Graham beforehand to ask him about the draft, the Eagles’ upcoming season, and what he has been up to this summer...More »
Usually at the end of a long day at the SI Kids office, I head home to pop open an ice-cold can of RC Cola, kick my legs up on the couch and watch sports all night on TV. But tonight is the rarest of nights. That’s right folks, check your TV schedule… there is absolutely no major American sports on the air tonight.
Hey there Dispatchers - this is the Brain, coming to you from Anaheim, California, home of the 2010 MLB All Star Game. In honor of the 13 year unbeaten streak that ended this year, here is an assortment are 13 random thoughts that I collected hanging out with the All-Stars during the Midsummer’s Classic.More »
Twins catcher Joe Mauer is the fans’ top choice for tomorrow’s All-Star game in Anaheim, California. The two-time Gold Glove winner, three-time batting champion and reigning American League MVP earned 5,372,606 votes, the third-highest of all-time. On Monday, Mauer took some time out of his day at FanFest to talk to SIKIDS.com about baseball, the All-Star atmosphere, and the season’s second half…More »
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The August issue of Sports Illustrated Kids should be hitting mailboxes any day now... but, just like last month, we're giving you guys an early look at the new issue right here on SIKIDS.com!
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Think Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has calmed down a little in the hours since LeBron James announced he was leaving Cleveland to play ball with D-Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami?
Less than a day after labeling James' defection to South Beach a "shameful display of selfishness and betrayal," Gilbert, who also owns life-size sticker-maker Fatheads, had the price for a LeBron James Fathead reduced from $99.99 to $17.41 (you can visit fathead.com for visual proof).
Ready for a quick summer school lesson, boys and girls? No? Well listen up anyway...More »