LeBron James’ Streak Ends, Heat Top Thunder-LeBron James’ record-setting streak of six straight games with 30 or more points and 60% field goal shooting came to an end on Thursday against the Thunder, but the Heat managed to pull out the win 110-100 in a re-match from last year’s NBA Finals. James actually came incredibly close to extending the streak, as he scored 39 points and...
Wisconsin Shocks #3 Michigan in Overtime-Unranked Wisconsin knocked off its Big Ten rival Michigan 65-62 in overtime on Saturday when Ben Burst drained a three-pointer with less than 40 seconds left in OT. The loss marked Michigan’s third of the year and will prevent the Wolverines from climbing back to the nation’s top ranking (CBS Sports). Notre Dame Outlasts Louisville in Five Overtimes-The...
2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Field Released-The six dunkers who will compete in this year’s Sprite Slam Dunk contest at the All-Star game in Houston have been revealed and they are: Gerald Green, Terrence Ross and James White from the Eastern Conference, and Eric Bledsoe, Jeremy Evans, Kenneth Faried from the West (NBA.com). Heat Players Suffering from the Flu-Unfortunately, it’s flu season in...
Grizzlies Trade Rudy Gay to Raptors-In a effort to avoid future luxury taxes, the Memphis Grizzlies dealt their leading scorer and one of their highest paid players, Rudy Gay, to the Toronto Raptors for guard Jose Calderon and forward Ed Davis. Calderon was then traded to the Detroit Pistons for Austin Daye and Tayshaun Prince to complete a three-team deal. The Grizzlies lost their first game without...
Global Hoops Roundup: Hornets are Officially Pelicans as of 2013-2014 Season, Clippers Drop Third Striaght
Hornets Will Officially Change Name to Pelicans Next Season-As you’ve probably already heard, the New Orleans Hornets were planning on changing their team nickname to the Pelicans. Well, now it’s official, barring any denial from the NBA, but commissioner David Stern has already said he would approve any name the team selects. The new name will take effect next season (ESPN). Heat to Visit...
Oklahoma City Tops Dallas in OT on Career Night From Durant-The Oklahoma City Thunder extended their current win streak to six games while snapping the Mavericks’ own streak of four on Friday night. Dallas took the Thunder into overtime, but fell 117-114. Kevin Durant led the charge for the Thunder, scoring 52 points on the night, which was a new career high for the OKC star (CBS Sports). Hawks...
Kansas Jayhawks NCAA
Kentucky, Florida State, and North Carolina were all vying for his services in hope of landing the player regarded as the best high school basketball prospect since LeBron James in 2003. However, all three schools will have to settle with being runner-ups in the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes because the forward announced Tuesday morning that he will be attending the University of Kansas. Some experts projected that Florida State, the alma mater of Wiggins’ parents, was the favorite to land the forward [...]Read more →
Basketball Chicago Bulls Miami Heat
Despite being undermanned, the Chicago Bulls have remained physical with the Miami Heat in their second-round playoff series, but it was the defending champs who really flexed their muscles in game four. Led by newly-crowned MVP LeBron James, the Heat ran away with the win in a rout 88-65, holding the Bulls to their lowest offensive output in franchise history in the postseason. The active Miami defense forced 17 turnovers and held the Bulls to a dismal 25.7 field goal [...]Read more →
Considering how volatile and hostile the playoff series between the Heat and Bulls has been, it’s understandable that Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau would lose his cool, but it’s only going to cost him. Thibodeau’s frustration after the Bulls’ game three loss boiled over on Saturday as he criticized the officiating and suggested referees might be favoring the defending champs. The NBA announced Thidobeau will be fined $35,000 for his comments. Here’s what Thidobeau said following game three, according to ESPN.com: [...]Read more →
Basketball Minnesota Timberwolves
After several comeback attempts in the past year, Brandon Roy made it clear that he was not giving up on his NBA career, but after being waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves this week, it’s likely he’s played his last NBA basketball. The team made the decision to let Roy go on Friday, according to ESPN.com. “We wish Brandon and his family all the best in the future,” new Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders said in a statement. Although [...]Read more →
Basketball Denver Nuggets
Although the Denver Nuggets got ousted in the first round of the playoffs again, their banner year hasn’t gone unrecognized. On Wednesday, the NBA announced that George Karl has earned Coach of the Year honors for the 2012-2013 season. His most notable accomplishment was guiding the Nuggets to a franchise-record 57 wins without a true star player. It’s the first time Karl has won the award in 25 seasons in the NBA, despite leading his teams to 21 consecutive winning [...]Read more →
[Since the publication of this initial report, Jackson has informed the team he is not interested in the coaching position, according to league sources] Despite guiding the Brooklyn Nets to the playoffs this season, interim coach P.J. Carlesimo was fired and the Nets are now looking again toward Phil Jackson to fill their current coaching vacancy. After firing coach Avery Johnson earlier this season, the Nets went after Jackson, but after he said he wasn’t interested, they promoted Carlesimo from [...]Read more →
The best player in the game entered an even higher class on Sunday. The NBA named LeBron James the league’s MVP for the fourth time in his career. He is now just the fifth player with at least four MVP awards, joining a club that includes Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. James also tied Shaquille O’Neal’s record (1999-2000 season) for most first-place votes with 120 of 121, coming up just one vote shy of being the [...]Read more →
Every April, young NBA prospects are faced with the decision to see if the reality of being an NBA player is as sweet as the dream. Let’s discuss who made the best decisions and who made potentially costly ones. Wise to enter Cody Zeller, Indiana, So. The “Big Handsome” didn’t take the big step forward this past season that many analysts expected, but his ability to score efficiently with both hands in the post as well as his basketball IQ [...]Read more →
Basketball Los Angeles Lakers
After enduring a rough year on the court that ended with a major injury, Kobe Bryant is still not getting any real rest. ESPN.com is reporting that Bryant and his own mother, Pamela, are currently engaged in a legal battle over some valuable mementos from his high school and pro career that he left at home. A New Jersey auction house has filed a lawsuit to acquire the right to sell the memorabilia – a collection of over 100 items, [...]Read more →
Basketball Detroit Pistons
Legendary coach Phil Jackson seems like he’s itching to return to basketball in some capacity. He’s been interested in becoming the president of an NBA team for a while now and he even almost returned to coaching earlier this season. Though he still hasn’t joined a team in either role, he may have made a major step in that direction this week. NBA.com is reporting that Jackson has agreed to advise the Detroit Pistons in their search for a new [...]Read more →