Last week we chronicled the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge as it it began to sweep through the NBA. Well, the challenge is still going strong, with many of the league’s top stars (like LeBron James) having participated — both in getting splashed with icy cold water and giving money to the cause. There are a number of players still taking on the challenge even today. Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard took the challenge in stride, facing it like few have before. He
If there was a discussion to be had about who the top two MVP candidates would be for the next couple of years, the names to come up on most people’s lists would be quite predictable: LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Even the most casual fans will have trouble coming up with a case against that one. Ask Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid to name his candidates, though, and you will get a response that only he could come up with. Clearly,
Less than half a day removed from WWE SummerSlam where former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar pummeled John Cena to capture the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the Staples Center hosted a joyous event for the fans in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Clippers welcomed their new owner Steve Ballmer with a fan rally.
While the NBA has dominated the headlines over the past few summer months, as tradition has it, things have gone stale in August while players take their vacations before training camp begins in the fall. Filling the void the NBA has left has been the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which has swept the nation by storm over the past few weeks, raising an enormous amount of awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also — and more commonly known — as Lou Gehrig’s
Other than watching Derrick Rose play in a scrimmage game with fellow USA teammates back in the beginning of August, it has been quite some time since anyone has seen the point guard play in a meaningful contest. After missing much of last season due to a torn medial meniscus in his right knee, Rose has been itching to show the world and his haters that he looks to be back and better than ever. He has also been showing off
The newest craze to hit social media everywhere — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube — is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. What is the Ice Bucket Challenge? Well, assuming you haven’t heard of it yet, it is a choice, whereby someone either donates $100 to the ALS Association or they accept the challenge and dump a bucket of ice water on their head. Many people are opting to do both, making a donation and taking the proverbial plunge. The purpose of the challenge is
It’s no secret that former NBA star Stephon Marbury is not a fan of Mike D’Antoni after “playing” for him in his final season with the New York Knicks. To make a long story short, the point guard felt betrayed by D’Antoni after being told that he would have a clean slate with the team in the 2008-2009 season if he came to camp in shape – which he did – only to be publicly humiliated by being benched in favor
If you hadn’t heard already, troubles in Iraq, Gaza and Ukraine aside, there is an extreme amount of unrest here within our own American shores. In the small city of Ferguson, Missouri, an unarmed 18-year-old young man, Michael Brown, was shot and killed by a police officer over the weekend. In the days since his ill-fated and untimely death, no charges have been filed against his shooter. If you’re looking to catch up on the events in Ferguson, USA Today has a