What backcourt is considered the best in the NBA heading into the upcoming season? That’s the question in the minds of many this week, including the players themselves. For example, John Wall and Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards openly stated that they are the best backcourt duo in the league on Tuesday. Dion Waiters of the Cleveland Cavaliers disagreed, word got back to Wall, and then the fun back and forth ensued between the two. Waiters got the final word,
It’s always fun to discuss who the very best is in the league, and you’ll always hear plenty of different opinions depending on who you ask. The topic of interest heading into this season is the best backcourt duo. That’s quite understandable, given all the intriguing combination of talents around the league such as Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, John Wall and Bradley Beal, Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters, Chris Paul and J.J. Redick, Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe, Patrick Beverley
Media Day for the NBA was well underway on Monday, and that meant plenty of team photos and talk of excitement about the new season from all the players around the league. Included in that long list of players who shared their thoughts about what’s to come was point guard Shaun Livingston, who signed a lucrative three-year deal with the Golden State Warriors in the offseason.
Athletes today have to be mindful of what they say to the media. Even if something was lightheartedly said or meant to be a joke, words could look bad if printed without context or little of it. It’s not clear if that’s exactly what happened to Mario Chalmers, but the Miami Heat point guard made headlines on Friday when he referred to his former teammate LeBron James as “that guy”.
Thursday night proved to be quite sentimental for long-time New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and baseball fans around the country. It marked the final game Jeter would ever play in pinstripes in front of his home crowd with the living legend set to retire after this season, and the captain did not disappoint. Your browser does not support iframes. He started the night off with an RBI double, then ended the emotional night on a game-winning single – a conclusion that seemed almost too
All summer long, Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns refused to cooperate with each other. He wanted a max deal and the team had no interest in viewing him as someone worth that kind of money. Based on what was being said and done from each side, it appeared as though the two were headed for an ugly ending. Then came Wednesday, when the Suns could no longer deal with the risk they were putting themselves under by doing nothing with Bledsoe
On the court, it’s been quite a while since we’ve had anything great to say about Derrick Rose. The former All-Star point guard has been a shell of himself over the past couple of seasons due to knee injuries. He played for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup this summer, but struggled mightily and proved that he still has a ways to go before he can play anything near what he used to be capable of. The good thing is
Most players around the league have some sort of pregame ritual. They can’t go without it, whether it’s doing something with chalk, eating something, or doing a dance with teammates. The most popular, of course, is the handshake. It’s the most common form of unity among teammates, and players are constantly looking for new material.