Basketball

It didn't take long for an NBA reunion of ex-University of Florida heroes to happen.

According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, veteran guard Corey Brewer has agreed to sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The move will reunite Brewer, who starred on UF's NCAA championship teams of 2006 and '07, with the Thunder coach Billy Donovan (who coached those UF teams).

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DALLAS Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle responded angrily last Sunday after LaVar Ball’s claim that the Los Angeles Lakers no longer want to play for coach Luke Walton.

Ball, the outspoken father of Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, made his latest outlandish statement to ESPN for a story published last Sunday. He said Walton is too young to coach and “has no control” of the team—comments that Walton said didn’t bother him, but ones that clearly angered some of his National Basketball Association (NBA) coaching colleagues.

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Jahlil Okafor has been with the Nets for five games. In four of those, he’s seen a DNP-CD, which should make him feel right at home. In Philadelphia, the prevailing thought was Okafor wasn’t playing because he wasn’t going to be here much longer and it would be doing everyone a disservice by just tossing him out there in garbage time. With the Nets, it’s different.

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