There’s reasonable debate throughout basketball circles about which player truly is the greatest of all-time. Michael Jordan receives the nod from many, but the likes of Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Oscar Robertson and a laundry list of others are often referenced in debate. There’s not as much debate about who the most dominant player in NBA history is. There’s a very strong case that it’s Shaquille O’Neal, and some modern era fans will reference MJ or controversially call on LeBron James, but there’s
One of the greatest aspects of social media is that it’s become a platform for creativity. Whether serious or comedic, outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have enabled every-day people to speak their minds. Sometimes, it’s massive stars that show us their comical side. Sometimes, it’s NBA teams that out-do their millions of rivals in creating the most memorable posts. On Wednesday, August 20, the association reached new heights of social media mastery with a unique challenge: NBA movies. A very strong case could be made that the Milwaukee Bucks had
Few individuals are appreciated less for their contributions to the world of sports as referees. Their brilliant calls go unnoticed, their missed calls are overstated and their consistency is nothing short of under-appreciated. Throughout the NBA, few men with the whistle have done as much for the game as Dick Bavetta. Bavetta, 74, made his NBA debut in 1975. Since then, he’s been the referee iron man. Albeit with little recognition amongst casual fans, this earned him the reputation of one of
Fans who believe that Carmelo Anthony should have picked the Chicago Bulls over the New York Knicks can take solace in the fact that one of the best basketball minds of our time agrees with them. That would be the mind of Team USA assistant and head coach of the Syracuse Orangemen, Jim Boeheim.
As a member of Team USA’s national sports teams, athletes become more than just competitors. They become representatives of their country, both on and off the court. The U.S. men’s national basketball team will receive that honorable distinction when they represent their nation at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain.
While the NBA has dominated the headlines over the past few summer months, as tradition has it, things have gone stale in August while players take their vacations before training camp begins in the fall. Filling the void the NBA has left has been the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which has swept the nation by storm over the past few weeks, raising an enormous amount of awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also — and more commonly known — as Lou Gehrig’s
A year can make an enormous difference in the perception of an NBA team. Last summer, the Washington Wizards had the same backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal but they were faced with immense pressure of having to make the playoffs to save the jobs of head coach Randy Wittman and general manager Ernie Grunfeld. Before the season began, Grunfeld made what many perceived as a panicky move and sent its first round pick to Phoenix for Marcin Gortat, who was
Los Angeles Clippers president of basketball operations and head coach Doc Rivers will not be waiting patiently in regards to discussing a contract extension with the organization. It is believed that negotiations between him and the Clippers are set to begin soon now that it’s pretty much business as usual for the Los Angeles franchise. This report comes after the league announced that Steve Ballmer has officially gained ownership of the Clippers franchise. Rivers served as the voice of the Clippers team during the playoffs when