New York Knicks
For J.R. Smith, turning into a team player has certainly paid off. Known throughout his career for being a selfish player, J.R. accepted his role -reluctantly at first – as New York’s sixth man and after an incredibly successful season, he was named the NBA’s 2013 Sixth Man of the Year as well. “I just wanted to show everybody that I could be a team guy and it’s all about...
After missing most of the 2012-2013 season with a stress fracture in his right foot, Rasheed Wallace has decided to retire from professional basketball. According to ESPN.com, the New York Knicks made the announcement on Wednesday that Wallace would retire from the NBA for a second time after returning from his first retirement this season. “Rasheed has given this team everything he had,”...
For the first time in 19 years, the New York Knicks can call themselves Atlantic Division champs. After defeating the Washington Wizards 120-99 on Tuesday, the Knicks not only extended their win streak to 13 games, but also clinched the Atlantic Division for the first time since 1994. It’s certainly been a banner year for the Knicks and it’s not like they aren’t celebrating, but...
The Heat are most peoples’ obvious pick to win the East, but on Tuesday night Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks reminded everyone that they are still a force to be reckoned with. Anthony scored 50 points, which tied his career high, as the Knicks defeated the East-leading Heat 102-90. Anthony’s outburst proved that the boys of South Beach will still have some competition come playoff time. “I...
Stephen Curry’s wallet is a little bit lighter after having to pay a $35,000 fine for his involvement in Tuesday’s brawl between the Warriors and Pacers and he took out his frustration in the healthiest possible way – by having a career night on Wednesday against the Knicks. Curry set a new career-high and an NBA season-high with 54 points, but it was still not enough for Golden...
We’re deep into the one-year anniversary when Jeremy Lin went on his magical run with the New York Knicks. So what comes to mind when you hear the word “Linsanity” today? Let me help you answer that – it’s the game winner vs. Toronto. If not, then it’s the 38 points against the Los Angeles Lakers on national TV. Alright, maybe the most memorable was Lin’s...
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 →
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 →