James Harden has been mixing up defenders all season long with his ability to handle the basketball, and his latest victim on Monday became Ricky Rubio. With time running out in the third quarter, Harden used a couple of crossovers on Rubio, who played him well by trying to force the lefty to go to his right, but got a bit too aggressive and fell right into Harden’s trap: Once upon a time, Ricky Rubio had 2 functional ankles… …then James Harden
It has been a long time since Jason Richardson last played in an NBA game, but the day finally came on Friday night when he was inserted into the starting lineup against the Indiana Pacers.
Chris Bosh’s season may be slowing to a halt as doctors suspect he may have a pulmonary embolism. Just days after participating in his 10th NBA All-Star weekend, Miami Heat center Chris Bosh is now out indefinitely. Bosh was said to have been suffering some pain over the weekend while on vacation with teammate Dwyane Wade and their families. When the pain continued into the week, he saw team doctors who sent him to the hospital on Wednesday for tests. Initial
The NBA trade deadline usually brings a lot of activity with it each year. Thursday, however, there was a surplus of trade activity. It almost seemed as if, if there was a deal to be done, it was done. If you’re looking for the details of the trades, our own Chris Sheridan broke down the trade deadline activity earlier this afternoon.. [Sheridan: Analyzing Thursday’s Trade Deadline Deals — Sixers Win] If you want to know what the players were thinking as the deals
Some major news broke on Tuesday when it was reported that Goran Dragic wants to be traded from the Phoenix Suns, and the team has agreed to meet his wish. Now the question is, where exactly is the coveted point guard going to end up? According to Sam Amick of USA Today, there are seven teams on Dragic’s wishlist. No one knows exactly which teams are on that list, but multiple reports are suggesting the Los Angeles Lakers are on it.
The weekend came, bringing with it the Saturday All-Star festivities, headlined by the Dunk Contest. There was a significant amount of hype for Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine heading into the Sprite All-Star Dunk Contest. Anyone that has seen him play knows that he has freakishly athletic hops. For those who have witnessed his athleticism, it came as no surprise that he would win the contest.
If you were sleeping, you probably missed it. Late Thursday night, while many around the world are sleeping for the Friday workday, Grammy award-winning rapper and Toronto Raptors team ambassador Drake released an unpromoted album. He announced the release of the new album on Twitter.
Aside from the expected festivities, the Dunk Contest, Three-Point Contest, Skills Challenge, BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge and the All-Star game, the NBA All-Star weekend brings with it ample time to either rest or stay busy with promotional opportunities. While many will be resting for the second half of the season, a number of NBA athletes are choosing the latter, opting to do a number various promotional activities. Atlanta Hawks power forward Paul Millsap stopped by the Samsung Soho Studio to meet