One of the popular sports arguments in the Dallas area a few years ago was – as most of these arguments are – silly and pointless. In this case, the subject was trading one franchise for another and since that is not going to happen, why waste time? There are multiple answers to that not-so-great mystery: Newspapers and web sites have space to fill. Talk shows have time to fill. And besides, there is no greater tradition in sports than the
Like LeBron in 2010, Dwight Howard is 2013′s Biggest Prize Welcome to the summer of “The Dwecision.” Dwight Howard has waited his entire NBA career to be in this position, and he is going to relish it. He was jealous of LeBron James and Chris Bosh in 2010; he never got traded to the one team he most wanted to join – the Brooklyn Nets – and he is faced with the choice of re-signing with the Los Angeles
BROOKLYN — You know that scene in the Exorcist where Linda Blair’s head spins completely around? That was what it was like to be at the 2013 NBA draft. David Stern got booed, then cheered heartily. Nerlens Noel sat slumped in his chair as the second, third, fourth and fifth picks were called — and his name was not attached.
Let’s preface this scouting report with some harsh realities for Trey Burke: A point guard renaissance has taken over the NBA. The point guards whom we typically think of as “league average,” and who probably would have been considered league average several years ago, are actually something quite different these days. Take a player like Jrue Holiday as a prime example of how deep the position has become. I wrote a raving column about Holiday’s development in late March and prematurely anointed him as
It may not be the end of the world as we know it, but it certainly is the beginning of the end for the Boston Celtics as we currently know them. Their coach looked at the daunting reclamation project ahead of him and left for Los Angeles – the Clippers, not the Lakers. In his wake there is . . . what? A lot of questions and, as of now, no answers.
Donald T. Sterling Sterling World Plaza Beverly Hills, Calif. 90210 Dear Donald, I’m not worthy! I know you didn’t see “Wayne’s World,” but that’s what the kids say when they’re in the presence of greatness, falling on their knees and bowing. You just did the impossible… you neutralized yourself!
The 2012-13 NBA Finals were a sight to behold. Long. Epic. Utterly unpredictable from game to game, quarter to quarter. The door was seemingly slammed shut by San Antonio… yet somehow reopened and slammed shut by Miami. Here are five everlasting memories of the phenomenal basketball from one of the most inspirationally played championship series ever: 5. Game 6 and Game 7 won’t be forgotten / Spurs veteran trio not enough / Heat too hungry to contain: Game 6 won’t soon be forgotten. Neither will Game 7. Tim
Meet Giannis Adetokunbo, the next big European bust in this year’s NBA draft. With the NBA draft quickly approaching, Giannis Adetokunbo has been building up some hype as he finds himself predicted as a late lottery to late first-round pick in most mock drafts.