Just a couple of days ago, Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors was all set to be the most prized free agent acquisition on the NBA market this summer. One ruptured Achilles tendon later, the entire NBA offseason landscape looks different. Durant ruptured his Achilles tendon in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, and he will likely be sidelined for about 9 months. He has a $31.5 million USD player option on his contract, but he has said he will not
By the time you read this, the Toronto Raptors might have already won their first ever NBA championship. Even if they somehow manage to lose their 3-2 lead to the Warriors (which is historically very unlikely, but then again – it’s the Warriors), the way the Raptors managed to rise from one of the worst franchises in NBA history to year-in and year-out title contenders is nothing short of spectacular. [Read more…]
There is simply no denying that the NBA is one of the most exciting and grueling sports online. Most people think that the NFL is one of the most grueling sports in the world. [Read more…]
Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the USA, but when the National Basketball Association (NBA) expanded into Canada in 1995, there were only two teams on the scene: The Toronto Raptors and Vancouver Grizzlies. Given the size and population of the country, it’s surprising that this was the case – but even more surprisingly, the Grizzlies moved to Memphis in 2001, leaving just one basketball team in Canada. Betfair have the Raptors as fourth favorites to win the
The rise of sports betting has grown tremendously since the state approve the legalization of the said gambling sports. Mainly, a lot of sports gambling industry come up with different types of wagering that gives a wide variety of options for all bettors to wage for their best entries. Common sports betting which capitalizes the gambling market includes baseball, football, and most importantly horse racing tournament. [Read more…]
DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen. From Wikipedia. Although he retired 16 years ago now, Michael Jordan is still widely considered to be the greatest ever player to grace the NBA. Throughout his heyday, Jordan quite simply dominated the sport and is one of the most celebrated athletes of the 20th century. [Read more…]
LeBron James will be playing in Brooklyn tonight, but he also is expected to meet with the head of the Players Association, Michele Roberts, to discuss the state of the so-called “one-and-done” rule that keeps high school players out of the NBA draft. James himself was drafted out of St. Vincent-St. Mary’s High School in Akron, Ohio, in 2003, and his son,. LeBron Jr., will be eligible for the NBA draft in 2022 when LeBron finishes up his current four-year contract
LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are beginning the weekend in 6th place in the NBA’s Western Conference, which is not what folks expected when the “King” left Cleveland for California.
So is all hope lost?
It is only early December, and the NBA trading deadline is exactly two months away. So so while Rajon Rondo is injured and several Lakers are underperforming, there is plenty of time to get things fixed. [Read more…]