Nearly two years ago, March of 2012, Volvo decided to cash in on the growing popularity of then New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin. The central figure of the national Linsanity craze chose to sign with Volvo because their vehicles and branding were, as he described it, “high quality but … also affordable and relatable.” 22 months later, the now Houston Rockets guard and the Chinese-owned car company have paired up to create a comical ad campaign centered around a new
Thursday’s national doubleheader went according to plan: the Heat edged out the gritty Lakers and the Blazers rallied on the superb performance of LaMarcus Aldridge/POR and beat the Nuggets in a close game. Today, injuries are front and center again, as a slew of new ones will affect many NBA games tonight. Hardest hit are the Sacramento Kings, with two stars sidelines for at least a few games. Golden State is concerned about the uncertain status of two of their
Thursday, January 23, 2014 featured just two games of NBA action, but there was more than enough excitement for one night. Two stars responded to snubs from the All-Star Game starting lineups, and two championship contenders earned victories. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.
Somethings cannot be explained—except by the person doing them. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban often does—or says—things that he alone can explain. At times, the best way to explain something he has done is an indirect way of explaining nothing at all: Mark Cuban is going to do Mark Cuban things. Thursday brought with it another such moment when the Cuban took to Twitter to explain his acceptance and tolerance of the middle finger.
The 1997-98 Houston Rockets were a fun bunch. Since winning consecutive championships behind Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler, the Rockets had added a number of veterans to challenge the dynastic Chicago Bulls. The roster included Charles Barkley, Kevin Willis and Eddie Johnson, all thirtysomethings who been around the block a couple of times. In late February, the Rockets arrived in New York for a Sunday matinee against the Knicks. Despite sputtering near .500, they were in high spirits – probably a carryover
With a heavy slate of games with a lot of wide open play, the point accumulation at DraftStreet was unusually high. In many contests, it took over 300 points to finish first, and even cashing in double-up leagues required around 240 points. The Bobcats continued their impressive turnaround – this time beating the Clippers. Yesterday I told you that the mediocre Knicks were vulnerable and the Sixers shooter had a good day and pulled off the road win. The Spurs
Some of the NBA’s most powerful players and teams were at their best on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. A rising squad decimated the top team in the league, a superstar continued his historic stretch of dominance, and an under-the-radar star solidified his status amongst the rising elite. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.
If you watched the Blazers and Thunder battle you saw some highly entertaining basketball. Two superstars exchanged blows, with a pair of Kevin Durant/OKC dagger-like three pointers putting the game away. Elsewhere, the Nets continued to roll and the Heat gutted out a narrow win over a stubborn Celtics bunch. There are ten games on the NBA schedule tonight and DraftStreet has an assortment of contests for all tastes. The Sheridan Hoops DraftStreet Freeroll returns this Friday – you can