Sporting*Goods: Calvin Johnson Retires & Blake Griffin Injures Hand In Petty Fight



Never thought I’d be talking from this perspective. But I’m not really sure what else you expected. When the higher-ups have all come together as a collective with conspiracies to end my run and send me a message. –Drake30 for 30 Freestyle

Don’t blink or you might just miss something. January was gone in the blink of an eye as we move on to February. To kick off Black History Month there was a ton of basketball news and one major announcement in the NFL. Reports out of Detroit indicate that Calvin Johnson Jr. has decided to pack it in early and call it a career at the age of 30. This news not only affects the Lions organization—who has to be feeling like they got cracked in the groin—but fantasy football and general football fans period. This would be the equivalent of LeBron James retiring last season. The NBA would flip the f—k out.

Previously: Cam Newton The Wave God & David Blatt The Fall Guy

Lucky for the NBA business is booming and not many controversies have risen this season—outside of Los Angeles or Cleveland. Last week we saw the Cleveland Cavaliers’ reality show storyline play out and this week we get the Los Angeles Clippers starring Blake Griffin. The star power forward was close to returning to action when a dinner at a Toronto restaurant suddenly became the most expensive meal he has ever had. See what foolishness Griffin engaged in, what famous Los Angeles Laker is receiving a statue, and what else went down this week in this edition of Sporting*Goods.