After going on an eight-game tear through the early parts of December, it looked as though the Cleveland Cavaliers were finally starting to figure things out. LeBron James took on more of a point forward’s role, Kyrie Irving became the go-to scorer, and Kevin Love was seemingly the third option on most nights. But just as things began to look much better, the tides have turned again recently, with the Cavaliers losing three of their last four contests, including Wednesday’s 127-98
Who is the most underrated point guard in the league? When this topic comes up, the first name that usually comes to most people’s mind is Mike Conley. That seems pretty fair, given what he does for the Memphis Grizzlies – the team with the second best record in the league (we’ll forgive him for getting away with this one) – and how little he is discussed in the media. Conley is one of those players who is solid all around.
Whether it’s the Philadelphia 76ers or Portland Trail Blazers, Gregg Popovich is unwavering in his ways. With the San Antonio Spurs playing on the second night of a back-to-back against the Trail Blazers on Monday, the coach elected to sit out four key players in the rotation in Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tiago Splitter. To be fair, Parker has been dealing with a hamstring issue, Ginobili was listed as out with a lower back contusion and Splitter was
Kobe Bryant will have to wait at least another game to reach the milestone that everyone is waiting on with much anticipation. Friday night’s game on the road for Los Angeles Lakers against San Antonio Spurs carried a potentially-significant moment in NBA history: Kobe Bryant needed 31 points to move into sole possession of third place on the all-time scoring list, which meant he would pass the almighty Michael Jordan. [Read more…]
Who is the MVP of the young 2014-2015 season so far? It’s only mid-December, so it’s easy to say that this particular topic deserves a discussion further down the road. That said, the narrative of an MVP is a progressive thing. The league pays attention to how deserving players are by watching their performance on a month-to-month basis, so evaluating them a quarter of the way into the season is only natural. Having said that, there are only two true candidates for
Various athletes gathered in Michael Jordan’s “The Steakhouse NYC” on a rainy Tuesday morning to promote a new form of collectibles released by Steiner Sports – leading producer of authentic hand-signed collectibles – called “In their Own Words”. When it comes to sports collectibles, we typically think of autographed memorabilia. Brandon Steiner, the C.E.O. of Steiner Sports, went further with the idea by having notable athletes describe an iconic moment in their careers – captured in photo – in their own
After struggling out of the gates to start the season and creating all kinds of media drama, the Cleveland Cavaliers finally appear to be finding their stride. LeBron James and crew started the season 1-3 before winning four straight games, followed by four straight losses. It was a much-uneven effort on both ends at times, but in the blink of an eye, they have turned things around and are in the midst of an eight-game winning streak – all against Eastern
The streaking Golden State Warriors had a scare on Monday against the Minnesota Timberwolves when defensive anchor Andrew Bogut left just two minutes into the game and remained out for the remainder of the contest due to what the team called a “knee irritation”. Even without the best defensively rated player in the league, the Warriors easily got by the depleted Timberwolves 102-86, needing Stephen Curry to play only three quarters. The point guard ended his night with 21 points on 10-of-21