Okay, sure, being the Houston Rockets general manager, Daryl Morey may have a strong bias when asking people to vote for his team’s players for the All-Star game. That’s a fair point of criticism. However, considering how often shooting guard James Harden is maligned for his defensive ability (or lack thereof), Morey makes a good case for his star guard.
Who is the most underrated point guard in the league? When this topic comes up, the first name that usually comes to most people’s mind is Mike Conley. That seems pretty fair, given what he does for the Memphis Grizzlies – the team with the second best record in the league (we’ll forgive him for getting away with this one) – and how little he is discussed in the media. Conley is one of those players who is solid all around.
Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez broke his hand in a victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. It is the first time he’ll sit out of an NBA game in nearly three seasons. He is, however, taking the injury in stride. He took to Twitter Tuesday to express his gratitude for all of the well-wishes and prayers and unveiled his plan for recovery.
Whether it’s the Philadelphia 76ers or Portland Trail Blazers, Gregg Popovich is unwavering in his ways. With the San Antonio Spurs playing on the second night of a back-to-back against the Trail Blazers on Monday, the coach elected to sit out four key players in the rotation in Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tiago Splitter. To be fair, Parker has been dealing with a hamstring issue, Ginobili was listed as out with a lower back contusion and Splitter was
Kobe Bryant will have to wait at least another game to reach the milestone that everyone is waiting on with much anticipation. Friday night’s game on the road for Los Angeles Lakers against San Antonio Spurs carried a potentially-significant moment in NBA history: Kobe Bryant needed 31 points to move into sole possession of third place on the all-time scoring list, which meant he would pass the almighty Michael Jordan.
Premium cable network Showtime has a collaborated with Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant to make a documentary that tells the story of how he became the man that he is today. The documentary is set to debut in February of 2015, but an early first-look trailer was released Friday to drum up some early hype. The 16-year veteran spoke with Variety about the documentary. People know me because of what I am, a basketball player. In ‘Muse,’ everyone will begin to
Who is the MVP of the young 2014-2015 season so far? It’s only mid-December, so it’s easy to say that this particular topic deserves a discussion further down the road. That said, the narrative of an MVP is a progressive thing. The league pays attention to how deserving players are by watching their performance on a month-to-month basis, so evaluating them a quarter of the way into the season is only natural. Having said that, there are only two true candidates for
Earvin Magic Johnson has earned many great accomplishments over the span of his life; five NBA championships, three league MVP awards, three Finals MVP awards, 12 All Star appearances and induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, just to name a few from his playing days. Now, well into the post-playing stage of his career, he received yet another honor. Sports Illustrated honored him with the of 2014 Sportsman of the Year Legacy Award. The award puts him in