Royce White shows off Frank Sinatra tattoo, questions headline writers at the Inquirer

Royce White shows off Frank Sinatra tattoo, questions headline writers at the Inquirer

New Sixers forward Royce White was present at Sixers media day on Friday and, before addressing concerns over his travel arrangements, showed off this awesome tattoo of Ol' Blue Eyes on his arm:

We'll take this time to briefly revisit my Frank Sinatra-Sixers corollary.

Anyway, notice the tweet above is from the Inqy's Sixers beat writer Keith Pompey. Pompey would later write an article titled, "Royce White downplays his aversion to flying." Quotes here:

"I think the most glaring [misconception], probably, from paying attention to the public opinions has to be that I can't fly," White said. "(A) that I don't want to fly. And (B) that I won't fly by choice."
"I think a lot of people think that I and the Rockets went through a situation that was really hostile," he said, "and it really wasn't. It was more so a legislation thing . . . and it got really complex and technical."

White went on to say that he'll fly when he has to and drive when he can. Perfectly reasonable. He also uses the word "glaring" related to the word [misconception] to state that the public has the wrong idea about his aversion to travel. Could that be seen as "downplaying" the issue relative to everyone's expectations? Yup.
But not to Royce:

It goes on from there:

Trust us, Royce, very few of us are in this for the money. #BeWell

NBA draft prospect Josh Jackson pleads guilty to misdemeanor for hitting car

NBA draft prospect Josh Jackson pleads guilty to misdemeanor for hitting car

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Former University of Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor traffic violation for backing into a car and driving away.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Jackson entered his plea Tuesday in Lawrence Municipal Court to striking an unattended vehicle. Two other charges, inattentive driving and improper backing, were dismissed.

Jackson, who is expected to be a top draft pick in next month's NBA draft, will be on probation for six months and must pay a $250 fine. If he violates his probation, Jackson would have to serve 30 days in jail.

Coach Bill Self suspended Jackson for the opening game of the Big 12 Tournament because of the incident.

The 6-foot-8 Jackson has now resolved two cases that had dogged him during his lone year at Kansas. He earlier reached a diversion agreement that requires him to attend anger management classes, write a letter of apology and refrain from using alcohol or recreational drugs for a year for his confrontation with a Jayhawks women's basketball player last year.

Jackson had pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of criminal property damage after he argued with McKenzie Calvert on Dec. 9 outside a bar in Lawrence. He signed the diversion agreement on April 26.

Allen Iverson shares a tale of Michael Jordan trash talking Aaron McKie

Allen Iverson shares a tale of Michael Jordan trash talking Aaron McKie

It appears the Big3 League media blitz is already underway.

Allen Iverson and his Killer 3s team doesn't start play until the end of June and doesn't roll through Philadelphia until the middle of July, but that hasn't stopped the Answer from doing a little promo for the gimicky league.

A.I. sat down with actor and general hoops junkie Michael Rapaport for Fox Sports 1 for a segment that will air next month but they shared a teaser online.

In it, the topic of trash talking comes up. Iverson says he wasn't much of a talker himself but witnessed plenty from the likes of Michael Jordan who used intimidation to get to Aaron McKie.

You can check out the Big3 League's full season schedule right here.