First it was Grant Hill who made waves with news of his retirement. Two days later, the man who shared Rookie of the Year honors with Hill in 1995 took his turn. New York Knicks point guard and NBA journeyman Jason Kidd has decided to hang up the sneakers after 19 seasons of professional basketball. [Read more…]
Hey, how about those road teams in the playoffs, hunh? It was a lost weekend that would have made Ray Milland proud. I spent huge chunks of Saturday and Sunday at an AAU tournament and missed several games. When I finally got home and turned on the TV, I wished I was back at the AAU tournament. If you didn’t watch the NBA playoffs this weekend, you didn’t miss much. All eight road teams lost Game 1, the first time that has happened
After Friday’s dispiriting home loss to the Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni could not take it any longer. D’Antoni went on a wide-ranging rant against his team, targeting its lack of commitment and effort on both sides of the ball. He said the Lakers were “messing with the basketball gods” and called their championship aspirations “laughable.” Although D’Antoni mentioned no one by name, very few wearing the forum blue and gold appeared exempt. [Read more…]
Over the All-Star break, news broke that longtime Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss had been hospitalized and was battling cancer. Monday, Dr. Buss passed away. [Heisler on Buss: As owners go, he stands alone] Many NBA players (former and current), owners and personnel sent their regards via Twitter. [Read more…]
Thanks to all 427 people who entered the Sheridan Hoops Freeroll last night. “Gph106” was on fire, amassing 313 points to win $100 cash. “TheCustodian” earned $60 for second and “rhcpfleadom” gets $30 for finishing third. [Read more…]
“Second free-throw, my goodness!” “I’m not sure what that was…Good Lord.” Not the most reassuring assessment of one’s free-throw shooting skills. Unfortunately for Appalachian State center Brian Okam, that is what happens when your shot falls 10 or so feet short of the basket. His shot made waves and is now viral. That wasn’t the case when New York Knicks guard JR Smith first sent out this tweet.
The Atlanta Hawks are full of surprises. Devin Harris, in his first action of the preseason, started at SG alongside Jeff Teague. Their two best players, Josh Smith and Al Horford, got the night off, while Anthony Tolliver (14 PTS) started at PF. Tolliver’s ability to stretch the floor might keep him in the rotation when the games matter. Louis Williams did his thing — 18 points in 26 minutes off the bench — and still has a chance to