For the last three months, Emmanuel Mudiay hasn’t been able to cross the Guangdong Tigers’ locker room without first passing the cubicle of the team’s starting small forward, Zhu Fangyu. Zhu is the Chinese Basketball Association’s all-time leading scorer and a fixture on China’s national team for over a decade. He is also known as the authority figure within the Guangdong roster that sizes up new arrivals and decides if they are serious enough about playing for China’s most successful team. The
In a summer marred by racial controversy, the NBA community has managed to keep its focus on the usual topics of conversation. Few debates have captured the imagination of the masses as much as the oldest question in the book: Who is the best player of all-time? The answers have varied, but not as much as people may think. From Kevin Durant to Brandon Jennings, multiple big-name players have made the claim that Kobe Bryant is the greatest of all time. Some have
The Oklahoma City Thunder were supposed to come out in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs and show that they’ve made adjustments since getting blown out in their first meeting in Game 1. Instead, they tried to go one-on-one possession after possession, failed to complete defensive plays by allowing offensive rebounds, and ultimately suffered an embarrassing 112-77 loss – their most lopsided defeat of the season. The Thunder had only lost two games this season
Beats Electronics enthusiast LeBron James seen with co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Andre (Dr. Dre) Young. Hip Hop has had a longstanding relationship with basketball dating back to the 90s. Between the fashion trends, music and relationships often forged between the two industries, the two seem to go hand-in-hand culturally. Many NBA athletes have tried their hands at making rap albums: Chris Webber, Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant, Ron Artest, Tony Parker, Stephen Jackson, Troy Hudson, Joe Smith and Iman
You’ve heard the saying: “The kids are alright.” Well, these kids are more than alright. As the NBA’s ever-evolving landscape of perimeter-oriented and multifaceted skill sets take the basketball world by storm on a nightly basis, the youth who aspire to compete against their heroes (in 2015 or beyond, thanks to the one-and-done rule) have keenly paid attention to the changes in the game and what they mean for their own personal development as players. SheridanHoops caught up with nine of the 24
Everything is bigger in Texas. Including losing streaks. And the Philadelphia 76ers are on the verge of the biggest losing streak in NBA history. After a couple of relatively narrow losses in which they were more competitive and provided a smidgen of hope for their suffering fans, the Sixers are back to normal and getting clobbered again. Philadelphia is up to 25 straight losses as it prepares for Thursday’s game at Houston. Another loss will tie the 76ers with the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers for the
An article on NBA.com crossed paths with former Phoenix Suns point guard and current Sacramento city mayor Kevin Johnson Friday afternoon. What was it about? Retired Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson recalled the tale of his first game against Mayor Johnson back on February 26, 1997. KJ made him cry.
Despite losing to the Washington Wizards 122-103, there is nothing that could of taken the emotion away from the Philadelphia 76ers. After a day that saw the people of the NBA world honor the legacy of Allen Iverson, the respects certainly didn’t end there. Some of the best players that the NBA has to offer continued to express their feelings toward #3, including his own Class of 1996 Draft mates. The Sixers have now lost 13 games in a row, but for