— Stephen Curry is getting paid $48,070,014 this season; that works out to $536,219.68 per game. Lot of cabbage to play 82 basketball games.
Monday night, Golden State was on the back end of a back/back; most of the Warriors’ stars sat the game out (rest). This doesn’t seem right.
If you’re healthy and getting paid $536,219.68 per game, you should play. It is basketball, a fun game to play. People pay a boatload of money to buy tickets to watch you play; they don’t get a refund if the stars don’t show up.
Play fewer minutes if you have to, but play. It is your freakin’ job, after all.
— Maui Classic
Creighton 90, Arkansas 87
Arizona 87, San Diego State 70
High level semi-final games; we might see these teams at the Final Four.
Creighton-Arizona is the Maui Classic final Wednesday
— Eight of Arizona’s 12 scholarship players are from other countries.
— St John’s 76, Syracuse 69 OT
Syracuse led by 10 with 15:08 left in the game.
Teams combined to go 10-39 on the arc: a brickfest.
Red Storm is 6-0 now, with two top 100 wins.
— College basketball season is only 15 days old, but so far, ACC teams are 19-36-1 ATS, which is pretty terrible.
— NCAA announced future sites for the Final Four:
2028— Las Vegas
2030— Arlington, TX
— Miami OH 18, Ball State 17
Red Hawks trailed 17-3 with 6:00 left in third quarter.
Miami scored winning TD on 34-yard pass with 1:42 left.
Miami is now bowl eligible.
— Ohio 38, Bowling Green 14
Bobcats clinch their division, will play Toledo in MAC title game.
Ohio converted 11-18 on third down, was +4 in turnovers.
— Sam Darnold willl start at QB for Carolina when the Panthers host Denver Sunday; he will be the Panthers’ third different starting QB in three games.
— Last three games, San Francisco 49ers outscored opponents 54-0 in the second half.
— Cowboys crushed Minnesota 40-3 Sunday; when the game was 37-3, Vikings’ RB Dalvin Cook got a taunting penalty.
While his team trailed by 34 points. Oy.
— Former NFL/college head coach Herm Edwards is back on ESPN; he worked for the network for several years after the Chiefs fired him as head coach in 2009.
—- Sacramento 113, Memphis 109— Kings win their 7th consecutive game, their longest win streak since 2004. Kings are currently tied for the #3-seed in Western Conference.
— Milwaukee Brewers traded OF Hunter Renfroe to the Angels, in exchange for three minor league pitchers. Renfroe hit 29 homers with 72 RBI last year.
This is his career path:
2016-19— San Diego
2020— Tampa Bay
Anaheim will be his fifth stop in five years; you don’t see that a lot, especially for a productive player.
— It is a little weird that Hunter Renfroe plays big league baseball while Hunter Renfrow is a wide receiver for the Raiders. Odd coincidence.
— Philadelphia Phillies gave GM Dave Dombrowski a contract extension through the 2027 season, after the Phils won the National League pennant this year. Dombrowski has led four different franchises to a World Series.