Some sports news this week. The college basketball awards were announced.
Dayton's Obi Toppin wins the Wooden Award and the Naismith Award over Luka Garza.
Garza won the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award for best center; Payton Pritchard won the Bob Cousy Award for best point guard; Myles Powell won the Jerry west Award for best shooting guard; and Villanova’s Saddiq Bey won the Julius Erving Award.
The NFL’s All-Decade Team was also announced. Among the stars from 2010-19 included Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson, Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Donald made the list.
Another tough week for the sports world. A number of events were postponed or cancelled, led by Wimbledon.
One positive was the announcement of the newest class of the Basketball Hall of Fame. The late, great Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, Eddie Sutton, Rudy Tomjanovich, Tamika Catchings, Kim Mulkey, Barbara Stevens and Patrick Baumann will be inducted in Springfield. Congrats to a great group.
While most sports were silenced during the pandemic, the NFL was very busy.
There were plenty of free agent signings, led by Tom Brady going to the Bucs. The Colts added Phllip Rivers, the Panthers signed Teddy Bridgewater. The Saints re-signed Drew Brees.
In one day, several big names were traded. DeAndre Hopkins, David Johnson, Stefan Diggs and DeForest Buckner were all dealt.
Others like Todd Gurley were let go and signed elsewhere. Gurley landed in Atlanta.