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By Timothy Akintola

Check out updates on NBA All-Stars, Doc Rivers, Gattuso, Lebron James and Rodri.

Doc Rivers admits coaching Bucks has been more demanding than expected.

The Milwaukee Bucks appointed highly acclaimed coach, Doc Rivers after dismissing rookie coach, Adrian Griffin. Despite Griffin having the second best record in the league, Bucks’ defensive coordination remained a major problem. Since appointing Doc, the team has lost seven of their last ten games. Despite the evident improvement in defence, the team has found it hard to stamp their attack. Doc has however opened up on how demanding the Bucks’ gig has been, noting that it has been more difficult than he expected. He in fact revealed suggesting to the board to make the appointment official after the All-Star break. With Damian Lillard and Giannis, the team is still a prospective championship team and will no doubt continue to improve.

Olympique Marseille have sacked Gennaro Gattuso after five months.

AC Milan legend and former coach, Gennaro Gattuso has been sacked as Olympique Marseille’s manager, five months after being appointed. The decision to fire him was finalized after Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Brest, shrinking the club’s chances of qualifying for European competition next season. Olympique Marseille are currently ninth in the Ligue 1 table, trailing by 23 points behind PSG. Both parties have commenced the legal process to part ways, with Marseille in the market for a replacement.

Lakers’ Lebron James hints at a potential retirement in the future.

Unarguably one of the NBA’s greatest players of all time, Lebron James’ longevity has been one of the most remarkable achievements of his studded career. Presently the NBA’s all time leading scorer, Lebron is currently playing his 21st season in the league, averaging 27.1 points per game in his career. During the NBA All-Star press conference, he revealed that whilst he is yet to map how many more seasons he can play or how his career ends, he knows that his retirement is coming soon. This is a big bombshell for basketball fans who continue to revere his incredible career.

Pep Guardiola makes huge Rodri game after helping City salvage a draw.

Manchester City midfielder, Rodri has been the pivotal part of the team’s success, scoring important goals to keep the team afloat in title contention. In the crucial clash versus Chelsea, Rodri, once more proved to be City’s most important player, rebounding Walker’s shot to salvage a draw for Manchester City. City manager, Pep Guardiola has hugely praised the Spaniard, regarding him as the best midfielder in the world right now, as he is able to do everything.

Damian Lillard clinches NBA All-Star MVP as Eastern Conference wins.

A day after winning his second consecutive 3 point contest, Damian Lillard has also clinched the most valuable player (MVP) award at the NBA All-Star game. In the Eastern Conference 211-186 win over the Western Conference, the Milwaukee Bucks’ point guard scored 39 points and 11 threes including multiple logo shots to secure the MBP title in his first ever All-Star start. He becomes the first ever NBA player to win the 3 point contest and All-Star MVP in the same season.

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