Daily Gossip, Saturday 2/5/15

With boxing seemingly taking the sporting limelight, it’s no surprise that Game 7 between the Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs is literally a mere afterthought.

So, what we’re doing is taking our gossip column away from the States at the moment, and heading Mexico way, because the upcoming FIBA Americas tournament is apparently going to plan B.

FIBA AMERICAS TO GO TO THE CAPITAL?

According to Puerto Rican journalist Luis Modestti, the 2015 FIBA Americas tournament will not be staged in Monterrey, Mexico as planned.

Modestti says that the event could be staged in Mexico City instead.

The above tweet, via Google Translate:

“Monterrey will not be hosting this Olympic Qualifying inform the Mexican authorities. There is talk of Mexico City as Plan B.”

No official word yet though.

STAYING WITH PUERTO RICAN PERSONALITIES

Dallas Mavericks and Puerto Rico international guard JJ Barea wants to stay in Texas for the rest of his career.

Via Mavs Money Ball:

“I want to. I want to and hopefully this time we make it work. I had a lot of fun this year. I enjoyed being back. It feels like home for me here in Dallas so hopefully I can come back and finish my career here for the next couple years.”

KHRIS MIDDLETON WANTS TO STAY WITH THE BUCKS

It’s good that certain players are loyal.

Milwaukee Bucks’ Khris Middleton reportedly wants to remain with the team after he becomes a restricted free agent on July 1.

“I hope to be back here. I feel we have a great young team, going in the right direction.” he said to Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.