It’s always fun to discuss who the very best is in the league, and you’ll always hear plenty of different opinions depending on who you ask. The topic of interest heading into this season is the best backcourt duo. That’s quite understandable, given all the intriguing combination of talents around the league such as Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, John Wall and Bradley Beal, Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters, Chris Paul and J.J. Redick, Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe, Patrick Beverley
Lakers players make sure their feet hit the line while running suicide sprints. The Los Angeles Lakers have opened training camp and held their first practice under new head coach Byron Scott on Tuesday. Scott’s approach is markedly different from that of previous coach Mike D’Antoni. Scott is more disciplined and structured, and so, it seems, are his practices. Big difference in coaching style, D’Antoni kept it light, breezy & fun – Scott is establishing discipline, hard work &
Media Day for the NBA was well underway on Monday, and that meant plenty of team photos and talk of excitement about the new season from all the players around the league. Included in that long list of players who shared their thoughts about what’s to come was point guard Shaun Livingston, who signed a lucrative three-year deal with the Golden State Warriors in the offseason.
Monday saw more media days across the NBA, however the most important news seems to have come from a member of the NBA media. Reggie Miller, former Indiana Pacers All-Star guard, 2012 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee and current TNT on NBA analyst, shared the concerning news that his niece, Nikki Miller, has gone missing. Nikki, 16, is the daughter of Darrell Miller, the elder brother to both Reggie and Cheryl. She went missing from her home in Yorba Linda,
Athletes today have to be mindful of what they say to the media. Even if something was lightheartedly said or meant to be a joke, words could look bad if printed without context or little of it. It’s not clear if that’s exactly what happened to Mario Chalmers, but the Miami Heat point guard made headlines on Friday when he referred to his former teammate LeBron James as “that guy”.
Thursday night proved to be quite sentimental for long-time New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and baseball fans around the country. It marked the final game Jeter would ever play in pinstripes in front of his home crowd with the living legend set to retire after this season, and the captain did not disappoint. Your browser does not support iframes. He started the night off with an RBI double, then ended the emotional night on a game-winning single – a conclusion that seemed almost too
The Philadelphia 76ers will be entering the 2014-15 season without Joel Embiid, but that doesn’t mean his presence won’t be felt. The number three pick from this years draft has kept his name out there by embracing social media, having caused quite a stir on Twitter since being drafted. For the most part all of Embiid’s tweets can be chalked up to a 20 year old having fun. Like when he boldly predicted that he would lead the MVP rankings in the
Never one to mince his words, Bill Simmons has built a large following for himself — primarily as a writer and sports personality for ESPN — because he freely speaks his mind. The very brash, opinionated and honest traits that make him so popular became his undoing Wednesday as he received a three-week suspension from ESPN due to comments he made regarding NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on his podcast. At the heart of the issue is whether or not Commissioner Goodell