Shelle Knows: Julius Randle Breaks Leg In The First Game Of The Season

Julius Randle being taken off the court on a stretcher after breaking his right leg.

The NBA started the 2014-2015 season Tuesday October 28th 2014 with some great matchups. The Lakers hosted the Rockets at the Staples Center. The Lakers not only lost the game but also lost their top draft pick Julius Randle to a broken leg. Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle, the team’s top draft choice in June, broke his right leg midway through the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s 108-90 loss to the Houston Rockets.

ESPN reported that Randle, the 19-year-old former University of Kentucky standout who was selected seventh overall in June, was driving to the basket when his right foot buckled and he collapsed on the court. Scott said he was told that other players heard a “pop” when Randle went down.

As the crowd went silent the Lakers veteran, Kobe Bryant went over to comfort Randle as he was laying there grabbing his leg.

“Even for myself, being a veteran and dealing with something like this, it’s tough,” said Bryant, who missed most of last season with two major injuries. “For him being a 19-year-old kid, it’s tough. That’s what we’re here for. We’re here to pick him up and take it day by day.”

In all my years of watching basketball I have never seen such common injury of a broken leg happen. It started with Kevin Ware, Paul George and now Julius Randle all in the 4th quarter of their games.

Bryant added that breaking your leg is a “fluke” injury.

“There’s nothing you can do about that. He worked extremely hard, he trained extremely hard. Then something like this happens, so you’ve kind of got to give yourself up to that and control what you can control, and what happens, happens. And now it’s on him to control how he handles this.”

The next morning Paul George tweeted Randle with some encouraging words letting him know to “trust the process” since he is going through the same thing as well.

Losing Randle is will affect the Lakers early on as it is hard to rebuild a franchise when you lose the top draft pick. We will see the steps the Lakers take from here.

 

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Shelle Knows: A Message To My Readers

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM SHELLE KNOWS

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM SHELLE KNOWS

Hello Shelle Knows Readers!

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and is looking forward to a Happy New Years. Earlier this year I created this sports blog to reach out to my sports lovers and share my thoughts views and opinions on what happens in the sports world.  This year has been great as I have gotten incredible exposure for the year to come.  I wanted to share a little inspiration with all of you for 2014.

This year might have been great for some and a struggle for others. Some of you might even feel stuck, feeling as if you are getting nowhere in life.  All that you may have worked towards and hoped to get by now, may not have happened for you.  Please do not be discouraged or disappointed in yourself. Just because we are transitioning into a new year does not mean your time is up!

Your hopes and dreams have no expiration date.

Look at Derrick Rose for example. He took off a whole year to make sure he recovered 100% from a knee injury he suffered in 2012 and sat out his 2012-2013 season.  Many wondered when he would return and he continued to rehab until he felt he was ready.  Once he did return for his 2013-2014 season everyone was anxious to see how he would play after waiting so long to return.

After a couple of weeks into the season he suffered another knee injury. Talk about feeling defeated and disappointing.  After taking his time and working out to build up his strength to play this season he encountered the same injury that had him out last season.  As bad as he would probably would want to give up and throw in the towel the passion of playing basketball is what keeps him coming back.

Same with Kobe Bryant. His main goal is to win one more championship in the NBA before he retires but his age and injuries are hindering himself from doing just that. Kobe suffered a torn Achilles at the end of the 2012- 2013 season, leaving him to try to rehab quickly in order play his 2013-2014 season.  Kobe returned early December playing his first game against the Toronto Raptures.  He knew that he could not sit a whole season out because he is not getting any younger and he is becoming more prone to injuries. While playing in his 7th  game of the season, Kobe suffered a fracture knee injury and has to sit out for 6 weeks to heal.

Kobe did an interview after both injuries and you heard the frustration in his voice as to how you work so hard for something and there is always a road block in the way.

Well a road block does not mean to stop right there , it just means you may have to take a small detour to get to your destination.

Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose are just a few examples of how many people get knocked down but there love and passion for the game keeps them going.

Just because it is a new year does not mean you can not still go after them same goals you set. Continue to strive for what you want in life and if you are not sure of what that is, then keep trying different things until you find what works for you.

Be in charge of your own success! Turn that disappointment and frustration into MOTIVATION!

Thank You for a wonderful year and I will continue to write, inspire, entertain and take my blog to the next level!

HAPPY NEW YEARS!

Love, Shelle Knows

 

Lamar Odom Has No Chill

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First it has been reported that he has been on crack cocaine for the past 2 years. Then it was said that his wife Khloe Kardashian kicked him out the house for refusing rehab. And to top it all off last night he was charged with a DUI. Yes, we are talking about Lamar Odom.
He was pulled over Friday morning because he was going to slow on the freeway at 50mph. It was not until 3 exits later when Odom decided to pull over.
I am not sure how true the rumors are about his addiction but it seems as if his life is spiraling out of control. Maybe the addiction is the reason why Khloe could not get pregnant. Whatever the case may be, I hope he seeks help soon because his life has not been the same since he left the Lakers.

Too Much Fame For Lebron James?

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Lebron James

 

It would probably be hard for me to find someone who did not know who Lebron James is.  James is knows as the King to some or second best next to Kobe to others.  He is the player who was a first round draft pick in 2003 to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

James is also known as causing an uproar in Cleveland when he announced he was taking his talents to South Beach. Fans went as far as burning his jersey after he announced his decision.

Even till this day he gets booed when he plays against the Cavaliers in Cleveland.  James has now won his second NBA Championship with the Miami Heat and known as being argumentatively the best in the league today.

For someone to be such a public figure as Lebron James, could you imagine the privacy that James does not have? I am sure he gets approached every time he steps outside. It is most likely a challenge to live a normal life anymore because of how many fans he has at his celebrity status.

Sunday, Aug 4th, James tweeted out on twitter:Screenshot_2013-08-04-23-45-35-1-1

He then justifies his reason by saying:

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It is only normal for someone at James’s celebrity status to want to be able to do normal things but as he said, its apart of his life.  Everyone wants the success but not everyone can handle the fame.  Is there ever a time where you get used to being watched and approached everyday of your life? Will there be a day when Lebron James can keep his fortune but lose the fame? I would say no. From this day forward whether James is loved or hated he will always be watched because of his talents and abilities involved with the NBA. Lebron, I guess you will have to just deal with it.

Will The Lakers Make the Playoffs???

With 23 games left. Sitting at a record of 29-30. The big question is still there.
Will the LA Lakers make the 2013 NBA playoffs?
Many are weary as to say. Being that the Lakers have such a reputation to always make the playoffs. But being the fourth worse team in the league doesnt make it promising.
Kobe continually states that they will make the playoffs AND be a factor when there. He points out that strong defense will get them to that point.
I want to know what you think. Does the Lakers have enough left in the tank to make it in the Playoffs?

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Lakers 2013