Being in great physical shape isn’t an issue for most NBA players, but it has always been one of the bigger obstacles for Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger. Sullinger, who is listed as 260 pounds, was criticized by Danny Ainge for not being in better overall condition in late April. It was reported that he would change his habits and work on getting in better shape heading into next season as he enters his fourth year in the league. [Read more…]
Expression through art work in the form of tattoos is a big thing for NBA players. In fact, more than half the players in the league represent themselves with ink in some way. Some keep it to a minimum like Stephen Curry, while others go all out the way J.R. Smith did. Most don’t appear to have much regret about getting decorated, but Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas would apparently take it back if he had the chance to: [Read
It appears playing with Kobe Bryant still carries some perks. The 36-year-old Bryant, of course, has developed a reputation in his final years of being a turnoff to younger players. (Just ask Dwight Howard and Jared Dudley.) Fortunately for the Lakers, their No. 2 pick D’Angelo Russell doesn’t seem bothered. [Read more…]
The NBA formally announced its 34-player roster for the 2015 USA Basketball minicamp, where coach Mike Krzyzewski will begin the process of narrowing the field down to the final 12-man roster that will represent the US at the 2016 Olympics.Just Announced: @USABasketball Announces 34 Player Roster For 2015 #USABMNT Minicamp in Las Vegas! pic.twitter.com/GBzNjrTwGt — NBA (@NBA) August 6, 2015 The minicamp, to be held from Tuesday through Thursday of next week in Las Vegas, is a virtual “Who’s Who” of NBA stars.
Marcus Morris warned that his brother Markieff Morris would soon be out of Phoenix while getting into it with fans on twitter less than a week ago. Family knows best, and it appears the twin brothers knew that this was coming: it was reported on Thursday that Markieff Morris wants nothing to do with the Phoenix Suns organization and is looking to get dealt. [Read more…]
Most NBA players train year-round to be able to stay at the highest level in terms of physical ability, maintain strength and to help avoid injuries. You can always tell that some players go just a bit harder than others, though, by seeing their overall physical shape. Although a simple case of genetics plays a factor with some, players at the NBA level can mostly get in tip-top shape if they deem it necessary. Take Kyle Lowry, for example. The stocky point guard has
Remember when Klay Thompson set a record for scoring in a single quarter last season with 37 points in the third quarter against the Sacramento Kings? [Read more…]
The offseason is mostly an opportunity for players around the league to work on their games and improve in some way for next season (at least from a professional standpoint), but it’s also a time when players get to do things they have a passion for outside of the game of basketball. For Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard, who is now also known as Dame DOLLA (Different on Levels the Lord Allows), that other definitive activity is being a