With the sale of the Los Clippers to new owner Steve Ballmer officially completed, many within the organization can finally breathe a sigh of relief. There had been plenty of rumors over the summer about the possibility of boycotting the season by the players – spearheaded by Chris Paul – if Donald Sterling wasn’t replaced before the season began. Even worse was the possibility of losing Doc Rivers, the team’s coach and President of Basketball Operations, who had seriously considered the
A shocking news rocked the nation on Monday when it was announced that iconic actor Robin Williams was tragically found dead in his home at the age of 63. Reportedly battling severe depression, Williams sadly appears to have taken his own life. Most of our generation grew up watching and enjoying the countless number of classic movies Williams has starred in, including Hook, Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Good Will Hunting and so many more.
If you don’t know who Coach Nick of Bballbreakdown is and you’re a fan of the NBA, you’ve been living under a rock. Simply put, Nick is the best out there in terms of breaking down what various teams around the league are doing both offensively and defensively. He’s the reason many casual fans have learned the definition of terms like “horns” and “ice” – common tactics used in the NBA. If you’re a player yourself and looking to improve that
When it comes to figuring out who deserves to make it to the prestigious Basketball Hall of Fame, the first thing to do is to understand the necessary criteria . Unfortunately, trying to figure out the criteria for that is like trying to understand what it takes to make it to the All-Star Game or winning a Defensive Player of the Year award – everyone has a general idea, but there is no handbook explaining what you need to do to achieve
When LeBron James decided to leave the Miami Heat this summer, some still questioned if the Cleveland Cavaliers would be good enough to make serious noise next season with the current roster. James himself hinted a cast of doubt in his official letter, saying “we’re not ready right now”. Do they have the necessary veterans and role players it takes to be contenders? Can the young players on the team put aside their pride and mature quickly enough? The latter remains to be seen, but
Former NBA player Vlade Divac had a scare over the past weekend when he was forced to go into an emergency stomach surgery. Details have been scarce about the incident, but according to Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee, the Serbian center reportedly had his spleen removed and looks to be in the process of recovering. Kings official told me Vlade Divac had emergency surgery to remove his spleen but is recovering and doing well. — Ailene Voisin (@ailene_voisin) August 6, 2014Get well
Third overall NBA draft pick Joel Embiid may not be ready to play basketball for the Philadelphia 76ers when next season comes around due to a broken bone in his foot That hasn’t stopped him from becoming an instant hit on twitter with his unique personality and public adulation of big stars like LeBron James, Kim Kardashian and Rihanna. While Embiid remains patient as he waits for his cast to come off, he continues to share bits and pieces about who he
What should have been a terrific night of scrimmage basketball for Team USA turned into a nightmare on Friday when Paul George of the Indiana Pacers suffered a gruesome leg injury in the third quarter after landing on the backstop of the basket. There was initially a great vibe to start the final Showcase game with much anticipation surrounding the activities of Derrick Rose, who did not disappoint. Airing live on ESPN, it was the first time everyone had the chance to