The 2013 NBA season has been exciting, and things are going to heat up even more. With the playoffs around the corner, basketball fans are on the edge of their seats as teams prepare to square off. For those planning to watch the playoffs — and place their bets with the best sportsbook bonuses — there are a few NBA teams that are favorites to win the NBA Finals for 2013: Miami Heat The Heat had...
As the leader of the NBA’s best overall defense in 2012-2013, Marc Gasol was named the Defensive Player of the Year by the NBA on Wednesday. Gasol enjoyed an incredibly productive year on the defensive side of the floor, averaging 1.7 blocks and 1.0 steals per game, while guiding a team that allowed just 88.7 points per contest. Gasol became not only the first Memphis Grizzlies player to win...
Feeling front office pressure to reduce payroll, the Memphis Grizzlies executed a multiplayer trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday that effectively cut $6 million, which will help the team avoid a luxury tax. The deal saw Memphis trade Marreese Speights (pictured above), guards Josh Selby and Wayne Ellington, and a future first-round draft pick to Cleveland for forward Jon Leuer. While Memphis...
After getting off to their best start in nearly 20 years, the New York Knicks suffered their first loss of the season 105-95 on Friday to the NBA’s new hottest team, the Memphis Grizzlies. Since dropping their first game of the season, the Grizzlies have rattled off seven wins in a row and now own the NBA’s best record at 7-1 for the first time in franchise history. “The confidence...
For a moment in time the Memphis Grizzlies sat atop the basketball world, upsetting the no. 1 seed San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the 2011 NBA playoffs. It was a near historical run for a young Memphis team–only the second eighth seed to take out a first seed since the NBA switched its first round format to a best of seven. And wile the moment provides the Grizzlies with something to...
This is what the NBA Playoffs is about. Game four of the Western Conference Semi-Finals was just crazy. Not only did the Oklahoma City Thunder outlast the Memphis Grizzlies 133-123 in triple overtime last night, they had to overcome two huge three-point shots that forced two of those overtimes. (Discuss the NBA Playoffs in our forum) To call them three-point shots is almost giving them too much credit,...
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Even after the Thunder and Kevin Durant saw their season come to an early end this past week, they were able to step up in a major way off the court on Tuesday. After a massive tornado ravaged Oklahoma City on Monday, killing more than 50 people, Oklahoma City Thunder star forward Kevin Durant announced he would pledge $1 million to the American Red Cross to help the relief effort, according to ESPN.com. And after seeing their best player make [...]Read more →
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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →