That’s one of the reasons the star Penn State running back is about to pay it forward for those who also get their kicks watching draft-evaluation drills.
Unlike other elite prospects who previously have shunned Combine participation in favor of more comfortable surroundings at their schools’ Pro Days and private team workouts, Barkley is good to go for Indianapolis in late February.
Harden scored 31 points and Houston won its 11th straight game with a 120-102 victory Friday night over the Timberwolves, who lost Butler to an apparent right knee injury.
Butler left the game late in the third quarter. After grabbing a rebound late in the third quarter, the All-Star pivoted and planted hard on his right foot before collapsing and grabbing his right knee. He was on the floor for at least three minutes before he was carried off the court by two teammates. He appeared to avoid putting weight on his right leg when heading to the locker room.
Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau said early evaluations by the team’s medical staff were inconclusive and that Butler will undergo an MRI on Saturday.
“You’ve got to wait for the doctors to do their thing,” Thibodeau said. “Until they do the MRI, it’s speculating. We’ll know more tomorrow. I don’t want to speculate on what it might be, but we’ll just hope for the best.”
Butler did not speak to reporters after the game but was in high spirits, according to multiple teammates. He was visited in the training room by Harden.
Jones only had four catches against the Patriots, but those receptions were good for an impressive 87 yards and one play that should have been the nail in New England’s coffin.
Instead, the game ended up birthing a million 28-3 jokes.
Artists go to great lengths to keep their performances under wraps ahead of the Super Bowl halftime show, but that doesn’t keep fans from speculating. Things are no different for Justin Timberlake, who hasn’t been on the halftime stage since the “wardrobe malfunction” performance alongside Janet Jackson in 2004.
This does mark the 36-year-old’s third time performing during the Super Bowl halftime, but his first time as the headliner. His first taste of the spotlight was with his ‘90s boy band, *NSYNC, when they performed alongside Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Britney Spears in 2001, followed by his first solo appearance alongside Jackson (if you’re nasty).