It’s only the first week of preseason and nothing truly counts for anything just yet, but that didn’t stop the first scuffle of the season between the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards on Monday. There was plenty of bad blood between the two teams when they met last season in the first round of the playoffs, particularly when this play happened between Jimmy Butler and Nene Hilario. Butler was in the center of a foul play again when newly-added Paul Pierce fouled
The Los Angeles Lakers received some bad news on Friday when it was announced that guard Nick Young may miss 6-8 weeks after suffering a torn radial collateral ligament in his right thumb. It apparently happened in practice while he was trying to guard Kobe Bryant, which is a shame given the praise that Bryant gave to Young about his defense just a couple of days ago. The Lakers will look to head into the season without a key player once
Pau Gasol had a tough summer in which he failed to win a medal for Team Spain after being upset in the FIBA World Cup by France, but the big man is ready to move on to bigger things as he prepares for the upcoming season with the Chicago Bulls. The past couple of seasons have been rough for Gasol from an emotional standpoint, as he tried to understand his role with the Los Angeles Lakers under Mike D’Antoni’s run-and-gun offense. With
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