Warriors coach Mark Jackson was certainly unhappy with his team’s 107-100 game five loss to the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, but after the game he seemed more displeased with the way the Nuggets played than his own guys. According to ESPN.com, Jackson accused the Nuggets of taking cheap shots at Warriors star guard Stephen Curry, calling Denver’s play “dirty.” “They tried...
With all of the attention on the Miami Heat and their incredible 27-game winning streak, the Denver Nuggets were quietly compiling a nice streak of their own, but alas, their good thing came to an end on Monday night. Denver saw its 15-game win streak snapped in a 110-86 loss to the New Orleans Hornets, a team Denver had defeated in the two prior meetings between the squads earlier this year. The...
Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets is an intense, non-stop ball of energy on the court. Playing defense, going after offensive rebounds with ferocity, and his hair flying wildly when he dunks. There’s a reason he is nicknamed the “Manimal.” However, when Faried speaks out in support of civil unions in Colorado, he is nothing like his on-court persona – Faried is warm and reflective...
Danilo Gallinari’s shocking, shirtless interview in which he admits that his game performance was due to his “taking a sheet.” It definitely had me saying “What did he just say?” The video summary says: “An unbelievable interview from Danilo Gallinari of the Denver Nuggets with sports broadcaster Melanie Collins.” Don’t ask me. I have no idea. Update:...
The ‘Melodrama has finally come to an end in a three-team, 12-player trade that sent Carmelo Anthony back to his home city team – the New York Knicks. (Discuss: Where will Carmelo Anthony end up?) Including Anthony, the Denver Nuggets gave up six players that also included veteran point guard and former all-star Chauncey Billups, backup guard Anthony Carter, Shelden Williams, and Renaldo...
The New York Times has shown some love to a couple of under appreciated international players playing large roles for successful teams, Nenê of the Denver Nuggets and J.J. Barea of the Dallas Mavericks. …with all the focus on whether or not Anthony will still be a Nugget after this season’s trade deadline or next summer, the fact that the Nuggets are currently the best offensive team in...
Investor Chris Hansen, the leader of the movement to bring the Kings to Seattle, seemingly had his dream to co-own an NBA franchise crushed when NBA owners voted against the relocation of the Kings to the Emerald City. He was further dismayed when Kings owners decided to sell to a Sacramento-based group instead of his Seattle-based group last week. However, Hansen recently said that he is not giving up until the city of Seattle has an NBA team of its own [...]Read more →
Now that the New Orleans Hornets have officially changed their team nickname to the Pelicans, the Charlotte Bobcats may want the Hornets name back. Charlotte’s NBA franchise was last known as the Hornets in 2002, but according to CBSSports.com, the team has begun the process of reverting back to the old name, which could take up to 18 months according to NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver. Bobcats chairman and owner Michael Jordan said that the team hired a national polling [...]Read more →
Basketball Sacramento Kings
The tug of war between Seattle and Sacramento over the Kings finally has a winner. After NBA owners voted to block the Sacramento Kings’ relocation to Seattle on Thursday, team owners – the Maloof family – reached an agreement to sell the franchise to a Sacramento-based group led by software billionaire Vivek Ranadive on Friday. According to ESPN.com, the sale was valued at an NBA record $535 million. Ranadive put up $348 million on his own for a 65 percent [...]Read more →
Memphis Grizzlies NBA Playoffs
Who needs offense? The Memphis Grizzlies certainly didn’t in their 88-84 game five win against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, a win that instantly became the most monumental milestone in the franchise’s relatively young history. In typical Grizzlies fashion, defense won the day, as Memphis advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in the franchise’s 18-year history. They managed to hold the high-scoring Thunder to under 37 percent from the field and fended off a late [...]Read more →
Basketball players, like many athletes, are always striving to increase their performance. And over the past decade, diet has become a major player in getting the best out of your body. While a healthy diet is one of the keys to maintain high performance, supplements such as HMB have been found to actively help to improve your body’s ability to get to the next level. HMB (Beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate) which contain beta-alanine, is a metabolite of the amino acid leucine, which [...]Read more →
Basketball Giants WNBA Women's Basketball
Brittney Griner, the WNBA’s first overall pick of 2013, already has plenty of game, but she added another weapon to her ever-expanding offensive arsenal by working with the NBA’s all-time scoring leader this week. During a one-on-one training session on Wednesday, the Phoenix Mercury rookie watched Kareem Abdul-Jabbar showcase his signature shot – the skyhook – and then took some shots of her own, attempting to master the move that helped Abdul-Jabbar rack up more than 38,000 points in his [...]Read more →
Sacramento Kings fans didn’t have a lot to cheer about this season, but they got to celebrate a major victory on Wednesday. All 30 NBA team owners gathered on Wednesday for a four hour meeting to vote on the Kings’ proposed move to Seattle. Even though the team owners, the Maloof family, had approved the sale to a Seattle investment group, the majority of team owners voted against the move by a count of 22-8, effectively keeping the team in [...]Read more →
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 →