It is too early in the season to start ranking the MVP candidates. Or is it? Hey, how many chances to you get to say the Grizzlies and Raptors are on course to meet in the NBA Finals? It would be like one big Canadian reunion. There will be Vancouver nostalgia columns run amok. (The Grizzlies moved from Vancouver to Memphis in 2001). Well, if that is going to be the case, we may as well beat everyone to the punch. My
After a day of ugly basketball on Sunday, November 16, the NBA returned with significantly better action on Monday, November 17. 18 teams took part in nine high-octane games, with upsets, statement wins and legendary feats stealing headlines. Here’s how it all transpired.
We knew there would be some bumps and bruises along the way, but going 1-3 in their first four games is not what anyone envisioned when the Cleveland Cavaliers acquired LeBron James and Kevin Love in the offseason. Unfortunately for them, that’s exactly where they are after losing to the Utah Jazz 102-100 on Wednesday thanks to a game-winning buzzer-beater from Gordon Hayward. The offense for the Cavaliers is very much in the infant stages, and David Blatt has yet to
The Utah Jazz may not have many highlights this season, but they had one Monday night. The team signed five-year-old cancer patient JP Gibson to a one-day contract for the team’s scrimmage at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake. He was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2012. It was mid-way through the third quarter when the crowd started to cheer. If you wanted to know why, you looked down. Rocking his full uniform and wristband, JP trotted on the court like
New Cavs head coach David Blatt has amassed his fair share of European hardware. The NBA has plenty of Euroleague athletes among its teams’ rosters. Now, it has its first head coach. Last year, as the Boston Celtics began searching for a replacement for Doc Rivers, who was essentially traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, Blatt was mentioned by some reputable basketball writers—including our very own Chris Sheridan—as a possible candidate. However, the job went to Butler coach Brad
The San Antonio Spurs have made their way into the NBA finals thanks to a sensational victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The game, held on Saturday, May 31st, saw the Spurs winning 112-107 in overtime, setting up a rematch for the Spurs and Miami Heat in the finals. One person who could not have seen this coming, apart from shocked bettors, was Kevin Durant. While there is some solace for the gamblers who can have their bet online reviewed in detail,
The NBA made the controversial decision recently to ban Los Angeles Clippers CEO Donald Sterling after a string of allegations made against him concerning racist remarks which were later published in TMZ. The search has now begun for a new CEO to take Sterling’s place, with team president Andy Roeser moved out of his role on Tuesday. Many high profile figures in the public eye are rumored to be interested in the role, including television journalist Oprah Winfrey, boxer Floyd Mayweather
Could the LA Clippers Win the NBA Championship? On March 17, playing against the Denver Nuggets, the L.A. Clippers saw their 11-game winning streak come to an end. Blake Griffin scored 20 points, and Chris Paul scored 29. However, the team failed to score at all in the final 3:31 of the game. Still, when you bet on the NBA championships, don’t count the Clippers out. The San Antonio Spurs, another Western Conference rival, are the only other team that has a