Free agent guard Leandro Barbosa officially signed with the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday to play a backup role behind Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Barbosa, who was just eliminated from the FIBA tournament after suffering a 84-56 loss against Serbia, will look to provide a much-needed scoring punch off the bench for the Warriors as he has done throughout his career. On Thursday, the guard shared his excitement to join his newest team:
Since the beginning of the FIBA tournament, all the experts and their mothers expected Team USA to meet their match against Spain for the gold in the final game. Just one problem: Spain will no longer play for the gold after a shocking 65-52 loss to France on Wednesday. Despite a valiant effort from Pau Gasol, who had 17 points and eight rebounds, the rest of his team struggled mightily against France’s tough defense, anchored by center Rudy Gobert and his game-high 13 rebounds.
Every now and then, NBA players will have a little fun with fans from around the league in various ways. Sometimes, it happens in a clothing store or right in your playground. Other times, the players are out to get the best of you like here and here. Point guard Jeremy Lin of the Los Angeles Lakers decided to try his luck as a wax figure to see if spectators would fall for the prank at a wax museum.
The suddenly-messy situation with the Atlanta Hawks got a bit messier on Monday night when an exposing letter written by Michael Gearon Jr – the minority owner of the team – was leaked for all to see. Atlanta TV station obtains more info on Danny Ferry. And I’m floored. http://t.co/PPSsvoI6f7 — Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) September 9, 2014Danny Ferry… http://t.co/YKuYfJsZL9 — Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) September 9, 2014Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported earlier on Monday that general manager Danny Ferry read the following words
The cool thing about twitter is that at times, you really get a sense of what certain athletes think of situations of others around the league that you would otherwise never hear about. Some may express their opinions outright, while others reveal their thoughts in a more subtle manner – perhaps during a conversation with a friend. The latter form is how we now know that Stephon Marbury – the Michael Jordan of China – thinks the Golden State Warriors mistreated
When it comes to posting crazy photos of dead animals after a strong hunting session, no one does it better than Portland Trail Blazers center Chris Kaman. In fact, Kaman is probably one of the only NBA players out there who is publicly proud of the work he gets done in the woods. Sometimes, the photos are downright nasty.
For some reason, the Phoenix Suns have put themselves in quite the vulnerable situation. With innovative coach Jeff Hornacek at the helm, the Suns were truly one of the biggest surprise teams of last season. No one expected them to be in a dog fight to be a playoff team in April. Hell, not many expected them to win even 30 games. Yet, they won 48 games and became one of the most dynamic offensive teams in the league (eighth-best offensive
Who knew Brandon Jennings had so much interest about the history of the NBA? The Detroit Pistons point guard has been doing a lot of thinking this offseason, and he has not been shy about sharing some of those thoughts with everyone on twitter. First came a list of current NBA players who he believed would likely make it to the Hall of Fame. Then came his personal belief that Kobe Bryant is a greater player than Michael Jordan. On Tuesday, Jennings turned his