Ladies and Gentleman Hockey is back! On January 6th, a tentative deal was struck between the NHL and the Player Association, which includes a 10-year deal with a mutual opt-out clause after eight years, and a contract term with a seven year limit. Sources said the 2013-14 salary cap, a very divisive issue, will be $64.3 million, while the floor will remain at $44 million. Now granted, this will be a shortened season, but a short season is better than no season at all. This is a win/win for hockey fans and the economy alike, as many jobs will be returned to the public upon the commencement of the season. NHL has some great timing, as the NFL is ending, the NBA is in mid stride, and the MLB season is about to begin. Big shout out to the NHL on finally striking a deal. Let’s Play Some Hockey!
Los Angeles Lakers’ star player, LeBron James made history yesterday. The historic moment came when he gained 38 points during a 133-130 loss by the Oklahoma City Thunder, and surpassed the previous NBA record score of 38,387, set by Abdul Jabbar back in 1989. It is a record that has stood for the past 34 years, and yesterday, LeBron James overcame that record, creating a new champion score to beat, and thus setting the bar even higher. Abdul-Jabbar first broke the previous record in 1984, just 8 months before his eventual score-topping successor was even born!