The Sacramento Kings made a couple of moves on Thursday, signing free agents Ryan Hollins and Omri Casspi. It will be a homecoming of sorts for Casspi, who played the first two years of his NBA career with Sacramento. Hollins had played for the Los Angeles Clippers for the past two seasons and will now look to provide a veteran presence for the young Kings. Hollin had his signing moment captured on camera along with Casspi and shared his excitement on twitter: Today was
With the NBA season slowly but surely approaching, it’s that time of the year where various well-known sites like ESPN and Sports Illustrated start ranking the players in different ways. While ESPN does a countdown of every player in the league, Sports Illustrated narrows it down and ranks the top 100 players. Thus far, Sports Illustrated has revealed up to the 31st best player in the league, and the player named at the top of that list was Washington Wizards point
NBA players spend their time in various ways during the offseason, be it recovering from injuries, working on their game or giving extra attention to their loved ones. On Monday, New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday spent his time watching a classic game between the Hornets and 76ers, the only two teams he has ever played for. Along the way, he noticed some interesting things:
Back in the old days before everything could be dissected and exposed through the internet and social media, parents had a different way of disciplining their children. Usually, it came in some form of physical punishment, and a tool frequently used (apparently) by many was punitive switching. Of course, such violence is no longer tolerated by modern society and is against the law in many states. Unfortunately, those who grew up getting switched largely feel that the method is a good way
Free agent guard Leandro Barbosa officially signed with the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday to play a backup role behind Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Barbosa, who was just eliminated from the FIBA tournament after suffering a 84-56 loss against Serbia, will look to provide a much-needed scoring punch off the bench for the Warriors as he has done throughout his career. On Thursday, the guard shared his excitement to join his newest team:
Since the beginning of the FIBA tournament, all the experts and their mothers expected Team USA to meet their match against Spain for the gold in the final game. Just one problem: Spain will no longer play for the gold after a shocking 65-52 loss to France on Wednesday. Despite a valiant effort from Pau Gasol, who had 17 points and eight rebounds, the rest of his team struggled mightily against France’s tough defense, anchored by center Rudy Gobert and his game-high 13 rebounds.
Every now and then, NBA players will have a little fun with fans from around the league in various ways. Sometimes, it happens in a clothing store or right in your playground. Other times, the players are out to get the best of you like here and here. Point guard Jeremy Lin of the Los Angeles Lakers decided to try his luck as a wax figure to see if spectators would fall for the prank at a wax museum.