After the scuffle that took place between the Pacers and Warriors on Tuesday night, Indiana center Roy Hibbert had a feeling that he would be suspended by the NBA for one game for his involvement. It turns out he was right. According to ESPN.com, Warriors big man David Lee was also slapped with a one-game ban for his participation in the fourth-quarter fight between the teams that spilled into the...
The Indiana Pacers have a reputation for being tough, playing strong defense and grinding out wins. Against the Golden State Warriors tonight, things got a little testy in the fourth quarter between the two playoff-bound teams. It started out with Roy Hibbert and David Lee exchanging pushes under the basket to all-out chaos. Stephen Curry attempted to push away/tackle Hibbert, who continued to dispatch...
Indiana Pacers fans were already concerned seeing their team get off the blocks at 2-3, and unfortunately they have a little more to worry about now. The Pacers, who are still hoping to contend for an Eastern Conference title this season, will have a much harder path to the postseason after it was announced that their leading scorer from last season, Danny Granger, is expected to miss three months...
Growing up in Michigan, I disliked Larry Bird and his Boston Celtics a lot. It wasn’t until later in Bird’s career, and after he had retired that I began to look past my prejudice and really appreciate the man’s basketball ability. Bird is the owner of one of my top-3 favorite NBA plays of all time. Bird is one of 4-5 players in NBA history that could pull a play like this off; he...
Last night in a game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Indiana Pacers, the Buck’s big Aussie center Andrew Bogut dropped a soft behind-the-back pass to a cutting Carlos Delfino. Watch the video below: Bogut doesn’t always get the chance to display his passing skills (2.0 assists a game), but that was Arvydas Sabonis-esque. Bogut’s scoring is down this year, but he’s leading...
When the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics won their NBA champioships in 2006 and 2008 respectively, they did so without one international player on their roster that entire season. When I saw that, I thought to myself “In today’s NBA, what are the chances that a team could go throughout a season without on foreign-born player on their roster?” The answer? Not likely, considering that...
As the offseason NBA coaching carousel continues to spin round, one coach that won’t be on board is former Orlando Magic head man Stan Van Gundy. Many teams that are looking for new coaches, including the Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Bobcats may have had Van Gundy in mind for their current openings, but he took himself out of the running on Tuesday, telling Orlando radio station SportsTalk 1080 that he will not join an NBA team for the [...]Read more →
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 →