he must’ve fallen and bumped his head on something hard.

Out West, Houston picked up nine-time All-Star and four-time assists leader Chris Paul to partner with James Harden (29.1 ppg, 11.2 apg, 8.1 rpg) in the backcourt. Paul George was shipped to Oklahoma City to give MVP Russell Westbrook an All-Star caliber running mate after lone-rangering last season in the immediate aftermath of the departure of Kevin Durant.

That’s not to mention the Warriors, fresh off a cakewalk through the playoffs, locked down Durant and Stephen Curry, winners of three of the last four MVP awards, for the foreseeable future. They also scooped up Nick Young, a 40.4 percent 3-point shooter and one of the league’s best gunners in spot-up situations in 2016-17 to strengthen a lineup that also includes 2016 3-point contest champion Klay Thompson.

Oh yeah, and the Cavaliers, since letting David Griffin walk four days before the NBA Draft because, uh… still don’t have a general manager. It’s a series of missteps which has caused both James and Irving to scratch their heads, if not kick their feet, in frustration.

But if this is purely a basketball — and not a business of basketball — decision by Irving, he must’ve fallen and bumped his head on something hard.

To be fair to Barkley, whose criticism of James has been mostly fair, the situations were somewhat different. Barkley was in his eighth season in Philadelphia and the Sixers were going backwards, dropping from 53 wins in 1989-90, to 44, and to what would eventually be 35 wins. He wanted out of Philly, badly.

James is coming off an NBA Finals victory and has an owner willing Real Cheap Jerseys to carry the highest payroll in the league in order to hold the bulk of the championship team together. You know how your dad used to say, “Quit whining or I’ll give you something to whine about?” Barkley had something to Texas Rangers Cheap Jerseys whine about.

How do they decide which cards that man holds up to the television screen?

A common question, friends. The NHL Draft lottery is simple, yet slightly complex thanks to a change made in 2013. Under the previous system, only the five clubs with the fewest points in the regular season standings could win the first overall pick. And no team could move up more than four spots.

That led to a bottleneck, as the Edmonton Oilers won the first overall pick 10 billion years in a row. Essentially.

In 2013, the NHL lottery opened up: Every team not qualified for the playoffs is eligible to win the first overall pick.

Thrown into the mix this year are the Vegas Golden Knights, the NHL’s latest expansion team set to start play next year. They’ll get the same odds as the 28th-place NHL team, the Arizona Coyotes, who have 10.321 percent odds of winning first overall.

The past 48 hours of Thomas’ life are not for the weary.

Boston was already going to be short on rest with just one day off between its Game 6 win over the Chicago Bulls and Game 1 against Washington. Thomas likely hasn’t slept well since he first got the news, and Saturday was no different.

“I would definitely say the reason I win the 50/50 balls is my competitiveness, and I think that carries over to every aspect of football, and I think that my competitiveness is probably one of the best in this draft,” he adds. “I think that’s really something that separates Wholesale Cheap Jerseys China me and my will to win. But I think, as a purely football aspect of it, the mental part of the Real Cheap Jerseys game — I think that I am really good at doing that.”