When LeBron James decided to leave the Miami Heat this summer, some still questioned if the Cleveland Cavaliers would be good enough to make serious noise next season with the current roster. James himself hinted a cast of doubt in his official letter, saying “we’re not ready right now”. Do they have the necessary veterans and role players it takes to be contenders? Can the young players on the team put aside their pride and mature quickly enough? The latter remains to be seen, but
Mark Jackson is out as coach of the Golden State Warriors, creating a plum vacancy. Jackson met Tuesday morning with management, and both the San Jose Mercury News and Yahoo! Sports reported he would be let go. The team later made it official. Jackson spent three seasons with the Warriors, his first coaching job of any kind after a successful run as an analyst for ABC/ESPN. Golden State made the playoffs each of the last two seasons under Jackson, its first consecutive
By now, we all know that the Indiana Pacers have some major issues on the offensive end. If you don’t, check out the previous blog. What exactly are they doing wrong and who is the main culprit for killing their offense? Our friend coach Nick of Bbballbreakdown gives his take on the situation, and it mainly involves Paul George and how badly he has fallen off since the beginning of the season:I’m sure Nick isn’t trying to say that George is
March Madness, the culmination of college basketball’s season, is finally upon us. The NCAA Tournament bracket has been set and Round 1 games will begin Tuesday. NBA athletes, many of whom played college basketball, are just as excited as the average fan, as can be seen by their recent tweets [Exhibit A; Exhibit B]. As the NCAA Tournament draws near, the Golden State Warriors will embark upon a tourney of their own—to determine the best three-point shooter in the organization. All-Star point
On the heels of Monday night’s 91-94 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats, the Boston Celtics have been hit with more bad news. Backup guard Leandro Barbosa injured his knee in the third quarter and had to be carried off of the court. An MRI on Tuesday revealed that he did, in fact, tear his ACL, and will now miss the rest of the season. Jared Sullinger, whose season ended recently after undergoing surgery on his back, tweeted words of encouragement to his teammate.
Fans of the game and teammates alike have always taken a liking to Brian Scalabrine. He’s embraced his place in the game, and people respect that. Whether it was fans yelling for the coach to put him in the game or just being featured through NBA Meme’s on Facebook, Brian Scalabrine has long been an entertaining figure. Today around noon, Scal decided to officially join Twitter.
It has been a couple of days now since the Thunder traded away a big part of their future in James Harden, but that hardly stopped anyone from still buzzing about it all. Who won the trade? Did the Thunder give up on their chance to contend after making it to the Finals last season over money? What does it mean for the Rockets, who suddenly look a whole lot more interesting? Our columnist Chris Bernucca was far from thrilled with the
Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson were, once upon a time, some of the most dominant players the league had ever seen at their respective positions. When you’re that good, sometimes it’s hard to let it all go no matter how old you become. This appears to be the case with O’Neal and Iverson, as both are in talks to play somewhere outside of the NBA in the near future. See the latest update on their situations, along with other relevant