The Golden State Warriors believed they had little chance of acquiring Steve Kerr as their next head coach, so they went after Stan Van Gundy. After talks broke down with the former coach, who eventually decided to sign a massive deal with the Detroit Pistons, they decided to go after Kerr a little harder despite knowing the deep talks he was already in with the New York Knicks. On Wednesday, Golden State swayed Kerr enough and surprisingly, agreed to a huge
When the game is on the line, you can always count on Jesus to bail you out. Jesus Shuttlesworth, that is. Ray Allen had taken six 3-point attempts in Game 5 against the Brooklyn Nets and simply couldn’t get one to drop all game long. However, he saw one more opportunity when it mattered the most. With the Miami Heat down one point with 32 seconds left in the game, Mario Chalmers found an open Allen in the corner. The sharp-shooter then
John Wall’s shooting in the playoffs has badly been exposed since the first round of the playoffs, and things had gotten worse in the second round against the Indiana Pacers – the best defensive team during the regular season. The point guard hasn’t been able to hit the side of a barn, averaging just 11.5 points on a paltry 31.3 percent from the field (16-of-51 shooting), including just one-of-11 from the 3-point line in the first four games. His production has
It was never Eric Gordon’s initial choice to remain with the New Orleans Pelicans when his rookie contract expired, and his time with the team since signing the big contract back in 2012 has been tumultuous at best. Gordon made it clear that he wanted out of New Orleans when he signed a four-year, $58 million contract with the Phoenix Suns, only to have it matched by the team that traded away Chris Paul to attain him. In hindsight, it may have been
After weeks of silence since being condemned by Adam Silver, the players and everything else that represents the NBA, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling finally broke his silence publicly in an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN. Not surprisingly, the conversation turned uglier by the minute as Sterling went off about “gorgeous black guys” and how terrible a person Magic Johnson is for not doing anything for black people (which is obviously a ridiculously false statement) and making love with
The script wasn’t supposed to go like this for the Washington Wizards. After playing two very competitive games and splitting the series 1-1 against the Indiana Pacers in the conference semi-finals, the Wizards were supposed to come out firing on all cylinders in front of their home crowd in Game 3.
Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut hasn’t been heard from since he fractured a rib back on April 13 against the Portland Trail Blazers – just six days before the playoffs. When news broke that he would be unable to play due to the severe injury, the chances of a first-round upset by the Warriors against the Los Angeles Clippers became that much slimmer. It’s hard to blame Bogut for not being available: would you risk puncturing your lung for any game?
Donald Sterling is still trying to convince the world that he’s not racist. Somehow, someway, a recent conversation he had with a friend was once again leaked to the public. In this particular recording, Sterling poured his heart about how he’s not racist and more importantly, emphasized that the league cannot force him to sell what belongs to him. Radar Online has details: “You think I’m a racist?” Sterling angrily asks a long-time friend in the recorded phone conversation. “You think I