There could only be one reason for a single game NBA schedule on a Sunday in February: the Super Bowl. So, like every other American and plenty around the world, NBA players were more than happy to spend a rare day off watching the biggest event of the year. The Seattle Seahawks absolutely thumped the Denver Broncos 43-8 in the most lopsided Super Bowl in league history. Peyton Manning threw for only 280 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in his second
Super Bowl Sunday featured just one NBA game, but that didn’t lead to any scarcity of headlines. A superstar reminded the basketball community that he’s still one of the game’s elite playmakers, while his team’s opponent reached new heights of putridness. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s game.
Only three coaches in NBA history have done what Erik Spoelstra is attempting to do in Miami. One is dead. One is approaching 100 while in assisted living in Minnesota. The third is off the grid somewhere, presumably in Montana. The Heat are trying to become only the fourth franchise in NBA history to win three consecutive titles. The Lakers were the last to turn the trick, winning three in a row from 2000-2002. They were coached by Phil Jackson, who also
BROOKLYN – Kevin Durant treated the league like a game of NBA 2K14 on a nightly basis in January. Durant is a 7-footer with the handle of a guard, the shooting ability of a sniper, the leaping ability of a kangaroo and the rebounding ability of a power forward. Basically, he’s the player we all created from scratch in a video game as kids with the ratings boosted as high as possible. Recently, Durant added “Slim Reaper” to his list of nicknames
It had to happen sometime and it was last night that the Thunder snapped their 10-game winning streak, falling to the Washington Wizards. Kevin Durant’s/OKC outside shot wasn’t working, so he responded by increasing his playmaking. But the Wizards would have none of it, as John Wall/WAS led an offense that hummed like a well-oiled machine. Fresh off a win over the Spurs, the Bulls interior players were neutralized by the Pelicans’ big men. Toronto fell behind by 19 in
With about two weeks from the All Star game, now is the time for the players that were selected to showcase why they were among the ones picked. In this particular case it was a chance for first time All Star selection Demar Derozan to demonstrate why he was among the chosen few. The Toronto Raptors found themselves in a highly contested game against the Portland Trail Blazers in the fourth quarter, after coming back from a deficit as high as 19
With just hours separating the world from Super Bowl XLVIII, the NBA stepped up with a night of memorable action. From All-Stars putting on world-class performances to a transcendent point guard ripping off a triple-double, there was no shortage of outstanding results and accomplishments. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action.
David Stern called it quits today. Over 30 years and billions of dollars later, it’s hard to deny the impact he had on the NBA. Stern grew the league to new heights. When he became commissioner in 1984, annual revenue of the league was $165 million, today it’s more than $5.5 billion. When he started, the average player salary was a mere $290,000, currently it’s $5.15 million. He had help along the way. Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant and LeBron