Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra typically downplays statistics, but asked about where his 6-foot-7 fourth-year player can take his game, he went to extremes. “He’s learning and processing and applying it quickly, because there’s a lot on his plate,” Spoelstra said of Winslow’s move to a playmaking role after last month’s knee surgery that is expected to have Goran Dragic out until the All-Star break. “I think the perfect stat lines for him would be 14, 15 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, five steals,” Spoelstra said. “There are very few guys in this league that can have that kind of balance and effect on a basketball game, and he’s one.”
Bayern Munich fined its winger for expletives and insults on social media after getting criticism for posting a video of being served a gold-leaf steak. “He used words that we as Bayern Munich cannot accept,” Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said at winter training camp in Doha, Qatar. Salihamidzic said Ribery had been invited for the gilded, $1,365 steak, served by Turkish cook Nusret Gokce, and that he didn’t pay for it. But after the criticism, Ribery went first after critics, then journalists. In one of his milder diatribes, Ribery said, “I don’t owe you anything. … You are just pebbles in my socks.”
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