After Jairus Lyles, the star of 16th-seeded UMBC’s upset of No. 1 seed Virginia in this past March’s NCAA tournament, learned the Utah Jazz had offered him a two-way contract, he was awed by his dream inching closer to becoming true.
One day out, it seems like Maryland guard Kevin Huerter will end up as a mid-to-late first-round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Forward Justin Jackson, who struggled last season due to injury, is likely to be a second round pick.
Brothers Tim Connelly (Denver Nuggets), Pat Connelly (Phoenix Suns), Joe Connelly (Washington Wizards) and Dan Connelly (Utah Jazz) grew up in Baltimore's Roland Park neighborhood and now work for NBA franchises.
The flu that has reached epidemic proportions and sickened people across the country has also infected Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis — who didn't let the illness stop him from bringing down a few Denver Broncos last weekend.
For the first time in decades, Baltimoreans can wear the colors of two teams with equal pride. Orange one day, purple the next. A Ravens jersey with an Orioles cap. It wouldn't make the cover of GQ, but it captures the mood of the city — and harkens back to happy days of yore.