Is Eric Bledsoe A ‘Mini-LeBron James’?

Is Eric Bledsoe A 'Mini-LeBron James'What’s the difference between Eric Bledsoe and LeBron James? About seven inches and that’s it. Speaking with Matt Petersen of, Goran Dragic referred to his new teammate as a miniature LeBron:

‘Big strength’

He’s a mini-Lebron James. He’s got that big strength so when he’s in the open court, he’s unstoppable. Like a lot of fans know, I like to play fast basketball. When I get the ball to the other guy, he’s going to run. We’re going to score a lot of points.

More noteworthy than Dragic’s offensive ambitions is this “Mini LeBron” moniker Bledsoe goes by. Dragic isn’t the first one to coin him a diminutive-sized King. His handle goes back to his Los Angeles Clippers days.


Teammates linked him to The Chosen One on account of his potential. And for what it’s worth, ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz wrote that Chris Paul’s dad called him “Little Hercules,” which is basically the same thing.

Drawing comparison to LeBron is the ultimate of praises, and it’s one Bledsoe deserves. Not in the sense that he’s the future of the NBA, destined to shatter efficiency records and team up with the next generation’s Dwyane Wade. Rather, it attests to his sheer athletic ability, the kind that makes him “unstoppable.”

Do you agree that Eric Bledsoe is indeed a mini-LeBron James? Will you be rooting for him then?

Source: Dan Favale | Bleacher Report

Image: Sports Illustrated

Kevin Durant Engaged To WNBA’s Monica Wright

Kevin Durant Engaged To WNBA's Monica WrightSorry, ladies. It appears Kevin Durant is off the market for good. Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune reports that Durant’s bride-to-be, Monica Wright, confirmed the rumors of her engagement to the Oklahoma City Thunder star on July 7.

‘Basketball playing girlfriend’

Robert Littal of Black Sports Online was the first to report the two were initially dating in May and initially urged us to take the latest report with a “grain of salt.”

It’s a tough situation for us spectators because, on one hand, it does seem rushed and a bit difficult to believe. On the other, these two have apparently known each other for quite some time (via Hollywood Life):

After being close friends since high school, linked by their successful basketball careers, the couple reportedly took things to the next level months ago. But romance has long been on Kevin’s mind: in 2011 he tweeted, “Or maybe I need a basketball playing girlfriend…hmmlol…monica wright where r u (love and basketball).”

‘Heart of gold’

And the feelings of love and admiration clearly go both ways. After Kevin donated $1 million to the tornado relief in Oklahoma, Monica gushed about her man: “He’s got a heart of gold, and anytime (something like) this happens, he’s the first one who wants to help,” Monica told Fox Sports North. “He’s a really compassionate guy.”

No details were provided on when or where the wedding will happen, which is really no surprise and therefore can’t necessarily be used as a means to disprove anything. Most people don’t have their wedding planned a mere 10 seconds after the engagement ring is put on the finger. The stress of planning the impending nuptials comes later.

When do you think will be Kevin Durant and Monica Wright’s wedding? Do you think they’ll make a good married couple? Feel free to share your thoughts with us!

Source: Dan Favale | Bleacher Report

Image: Madame Noire