The cool thing about twitter is that at times, you really get a sense of what certain athletes think of situations of others around the league that you would otherwise never hear about. Some may express their opinions outright, while others reveal their thoughts in a more subtle manner – perhaps during a conversation with a friend. The latter form is how we now know that Stephon Marbury – the Michael Jordan of China – thinks the Golden State Warriors mistreated
NBA athletes like to look good while playing in front of large crowds. It makes plenty of sense, as their image is just as much a part of their brand just as the quality of their play is. Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is bolstering his image with his run with USA Basketball in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. After five games in the Group Phase, he has averaged 9.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 13.4 minutes of
When it comes to posting crazy photos of dead animals after a strong hunting session, no one does it better than Portland Trail Blazers center Chris Kaman. In fact, Kaman is probably one of the only NBA players out there who is publicly proud of the work he gets done in the woods. Sometimes, the photos are downright nasty.
With many of their best players resting, Australia fell short against Angola. Thursday, as the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup wrapped up the Group Phase, the Australian team faced Angola in its final game. With the Aussies trailing Slovenia by one game and having lost the head-to-head matchup between the two nations, they had nothing to gain from their final appearance in Group D. Their fate was destined to be the third best team out of their
Patrick Beverley and Chandler Parsons once sat side-by-side as teammates… What are they now? Are they friends? Enemies? Or, to borrow a teenage colloquialism, frenemies? One might consider that a valid question considering the tweet that Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley sent his former teammate Chandler Parsons. @ChandlerParsons r u excited to play us or scared??? — Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) September 4, 2014 Parsons left the Rockets as a restricted free agent over the summer after Houston general manager Daryl Morey
Who knew Brandon Jennings had so much interest about the history of the NBA? The Detroit Pistons point guard has been doing a lot of thinking this offseason, and he has not been shy about sharing some of those thoughts with everyone on twitter. First came a list of current NBA players who he believed would likely make it to the Hall of Fame. Then came his personal belief that Kobe Bryant is a greater player than Michael Jordan. On Tuesday, Jennings turned his
Free agent Jason Collins has yet to decide whether he will resume his NBA career. After making history last year as the first openly gay player to play professionally in any of the four major American sports leagues when he signed on to play with the Brooklyn Nets, he has since taken become a recognizable face in the ongoing battle for social peace and acceptance. In contrast, NFL rookie defensive end Michael Sam, who also publicly admitted to being homosexual just a
Team USA has been steamrolling through their competition in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup tournament. Its biggest competition, Spain, has been doing much of the same thus far, and was at it again on Monday as they coasted through an 82-63 victory against Brazil. Spain is now 3-0 in the tournament, and no team has come close to threatening them thus far. Pau Gasol was once again the star, scoring 26 points and grabbing nine rebounds in the contest. His teammates praised