Ray Lewis was one of the most dominant and intimidating players in NFL history, so it’s only right that he’s a first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Famer. Lewis, a 17-year pro, earned his Hall of Fame nod Saturday night in a class that also includes Brian Dawkins, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, and Brian Urlacher.
Lewis, a first-round draft pick in 1996 by the Baltimore Ravens, was known for his hard-hitting style of play, athleticism, and instincts. In 228 career games, he collected 2,061 tackles, 41 1?2 sacks, 19 forced fumbles, 20 fumble recoveries, and 31 interceptions.
He’s a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year recipient, a 13-time Pro Bowler, and a seven-time first-team All-Pro. Now he can add Hall of Famer to the top of his list of accolades.
“You don’t really get too much time to relax, but that’s OK,” Green said. “I’ll take this trade-off any day.”
It is no coincidence that Klay Thompson’s schedule was the least hectic among the Warriors All-Stars. He participated in an “NBA Cares” event and did a few interviews, and that about summed it up. He was his low-maintenance self even in Los Angeles.
It was the Ducks’ second straight shutout, after Miller came on for the third period in relief of an injured John Gibson in a 2-0 win at Vegas on Monday.
Miller made 20 saves against the Golden Knights and picked up where he left off with an early stop on Mattias Janmark’s backhand. It wasn’t until Getzlaf and Josh Manson each took delay-of-game penalties following a slashing call on Cam Fowler that the veteran goalie showed how locked in he was by turning away dangerous shots by Jamie Benn and Jason Spezza in succession.
About a dozen scouts were at the game checking out Kane as a player to possibly acquire and they had a great view of his 20th goal, which was scored directly in front of them in the press box. Kane told reporters earlier this week he expects to be traded before Monday’s deadline.
He was glad the Sabres didn’t scratch him to protect against injury.