Unfortunately for the Oklahoma City Thunder, the basketball gods have decided to strike them in the worst possible way this season. It all started when rookie Mitch McGary suffered a broken left foot during the preseason. Soon followed a devastating injury to Kevin Durant, who similarly suffered a broken right foot during the preseason, forcing him to miss the next 6-8 weeks. Then came news that Reggie Jackson sprained his ankle and Jeremy Lamb tweaked his back during practice. Both have
When LeBron James left the Miami Heat to make his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers over the summer, most Heat fans – yes, they are out there – understood the decision and appreciated the two championships James brought to the franchise. It’s never easy to watch your best player go, though, and some of the fans in Miami were naturally upset. Add Dan Le Batard, host of the show “Highly Questionable”, to that list. It was stated earlier in the summer that more
Over the summer, Carmelo Anthony had the chance to put himself in position to be a part of one of the top contending teams in the league. He was a free agent, and the Chicago Bulls believed the small forward was the perfect offensive force to complete their team compromised of mostly defensively-dominant players. Of course, Anthony decided to be loyal (the extra $20-plus million probably helped) and remained with the rebuilding New York Knicks. Unfortunately, he got to see on Wednesday
This is now year two since Dwight Howard bolted the Los Angeles Lakers to join James Harden and the Houston Rockets. The center and Kobe Bryant never really showed much tension towards each other since the fallout, but that changed in a big way on Wednesday in the season opener on TNT.
NBA fans on twitter will sometimes claim to be bolder than they actually are. Most of the time, these select fans can get away with their lies or schemes simply because no one can prove them otherwise. Usually. Take this one guy named Matthew Le who goes by the twitter handle “mrmatteo”, for example. The fan took a picture with Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green while getting his basketball autographed. Instead of saying something along the lines of “Green is a great guy!”,
With LeBron James out of the picture, the franchise player on the Miami Heat once again becomes Dwyane Wade for the upcoming season and moving forward. Wade and Chris Bosh will look to take on a much bigger role to fill the void left by the best player in the game, and both appear ready to do so. Bosh has looked invigorated in the preseason so far, averaging 18.9 points on 49 percent shooting from the field. Wade hasn’t been the most consistent,
For Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, it was another summer of dreams and possibilities after a relatively disappointing 2013-2014 season that ended in dramatic fashion in the first round of the playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers. During the offseason last year, there was some talk about the possibility of Dwight Howard having interest in joining the Warriors. It was unlikely (and never materialized), but the interest alone elevated the team’s status to a destination that was slowly but surely becoming
Lets talk about the New York Knicks. By now, you all know that Phil Jackson fired Mike Woodson and hired Derek Fisher after failing to entice Steve Kerr to take the coaching job. You also know that the team’s roster still has plenty of familiar faces that played a role in what turned out to be a disastrous season last year, along with some key additions – most notably being Jose Calderon and Sam Dalembert. Carmelo Anthony, of course, re-signed with