There aren’t a whole lot of players that mess with Tim Duncan on the basketball court, mostly because he simply goes about his business without ever really looking for any kind of trouble. That’s never stopped Kendrick Perkins from trying, though, and the emotional center was at it again on Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. Back in early April, Perkins tried to initiate trouble with Duncan by giving him a shove from the back, to no avail:
Lance Stephenson made headlines after Game 3 when he claimed that LeBron James was showing signs of weakness by talking trash to him. James, of course, refused to make that into a story. Instead, he came out in Game 4 with a sense of urgency, and dominated throughout the contest, finishing with 32 points on 13-of-21 shooting from the field, 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals. Stephenson wasn’t nearly as good, as he struggled to an ordinary night with nine points,
Over the weekend, Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera and coach Dave Joerger apparently worked out their differences. Despite Joerger’s visit to Minnesota and Pera’s willingness to let him do so, the two communicated in a way they have not in the past, and the coach went as far as saying that the two are basically “married” at this point. So for the time being, it appears everything is back to normal for the Grizzlies with the exception of Jason Levien’s absence.
There are two well-known figures known as “Papi” in the sports world: the Big Papi (David Ortiz) and Papi from the show “Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable”. Papi has been involved in a countless number of interviews with his son Le Batard on ESPN, so most – especially athletes around the country – are aware of who Papi is. Below are some notable clips of him at his finest: PAPI TAUNTS CHARLES BARKLEY:
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With the NBA season over for all but four teams, most around the league are thinking about what to do heading into next season. Naturally, everything starts from the top, and that means the search for quality coaches is on. The Golden State Warriors moved quickly and acquired Steve Kerr on a multi-year deal, while the Detroit Pistons scooped up the much-coveted Stan Van Gundy. There are still plenty of teams around the league looking to fill the vacancy of the
The Oklahoma City Thunder were supposed to come out in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs and show that they’ve made adjustments since getting blown out in their first meeting in Game 1. Instead, they tried to go one-on-one possession after possession, failed to complete defensive plays by allowing offensive rebounds, and ultimately suffered an embarrassing 112-77 loss – their most lopsided defeat of the season. The Thunder had only lost two games this season
The Indiana Pacers looked to take a commanding 2-0 lead on Tuesday against the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Conference Finals. The duo of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade had other plans. Wade led the Heat with 23 points on an efficient 10-of-16 from the field to go with five rebounds and five assists, while James stuffed the stat sheet with 22 points on nine-of-18 shooting, seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and three blocks. The Pacers couldn’t get much going