Tuesday night the NBA held its Draft Lottery to determine the top three picks in the forthcoming draft. Somehow, someway — conspiracy theorists have at it — the Cleveland Cavaliers won the top overall pick with only a 1.7-percent chance at it. This makes the second consecutive year that Dan Gilbert’s team has won the lottery, third time in the past four years. The results are in! The #Cavs hold the No. 1 pick in the upcoming @NBA Draft on June 26th.
Tuesday night is one of the few night’s during the NBA calendar year that is equal parts about the present as it is about the future. What more could we ask for? The Miami Heat have their backs against the wall as they try to even up their Eastern Conference Finals series in Indianapolis. But just before the Heat and Pacers tip, the NBA will hold its annual Draft Lottery to determine the first 14 picks in this June’s draft. Unlike the 2013
CHICAGO – If there was anything to be learned at the 2014 NBA Draft combine, it is that when discussing prospects, positions are somewhat blown out of proportion. Despite their size, a prospect must must become very well-rounded in order to reach true star status at the next level. “It’s not new to see guys playing multiple positions,” Tom Penn, an ESPN analyst, told the Wall Street Journal in 2012. “But we’ve never seen this many elite players play multiple positions at an elite
The 2014 NBA Playoffs continued on Monday, May 19 with Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. The Oklahoma City Thunder traveled to take on the San Antonio Spurs in a rematch of the 2012 Western Conference Finals. Unfortunately, this high-stakes battle transpired without star defensive player Serge Ibaka. Through all of the pre-game commotion, both teams ended up holding leads in the second half before one pulled away to take Game 1. Here’s everything that you need to know about last
Some performers transcend time. Their work is too great; too inspiring; too moving to ever be forgotten. Michael Jackson, otherwise known as the King of Pop, is one such performer. Sunday, the 2014 Billboard Music Awards invested loads of money into developing technology to showcase a hologram performance of “Slave to the Rhythm” by the King of Pop from his latest posthumous album, Xscape. Enjoying the new MJ album on a Monday afternoon drive, Toronto Raptors forward Patrick Patterson seemed to get into
Dear Coach Jackson, I’m sure you have been very busy in your new role as President of the New York Knicks and have been entrenched in recent days with the Chicago pre-draft combine, the excitement of this year’s NBA playoffs and the delicate process of selecting a new head coach. The task of choosing the right head coach for the Knicks is far from simple. New York, in any sport, is an environment in which any coach or decision maker is under
Basketball is finally back. After a two-day layoff, the 2014 NBA Playoffs returned for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Indiana Pacers hosted the Miami Heat in a rematch of the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals, and the level of intensity and tension was as palpable as one could’ve possibly imagined. Here’s everything that you need to know about last night’s action. [Read more…]
With no NBA action scheduled tonight, many folks looked for reasons to occupy their time. In fact, Beno Udrih of the Memphis Grizzlies decided to do one better and host his own trivia night through his twitter account this evening, as he gave away a pair of free sneakers to the winner. Not allowing himself to fall victim to boredom on a Saturday night, Udrih chose to keep himself entertained by delighting a select fan who had a strong sense of