The Los Angeles Clippers are Brooklyn Nets have always been treated like second-class citizens by NBA fans in their respective areas. The Clippers have long been the humorous alternative to the Lakers, while the Nets – whether in New Jersey or their new home – have been the running joke alongside the New York Knicks.
In the history of basketball, it’s only occurred once. The only man to ever shoot over 70% from the field for an entire season is Wilt Chamberlain, who made 5.2-of-7.1 field goal attempts, good for 72.7%, with the Lakers during the 1972-73 season, the finale of a statistically ludicrous 14-year NBA career.
It was the one-year anniversary of the eruption of Mount Stern, a moment when he made an unprecedented decision in the immediate aftermath of the settlement that ended the 2011 NBA lockout. Commissioner David Stern squashed a trade that would have sent Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers in a three-team deal with the New Orleans Hornets and the Houston Rockets.
Has LeBron James rid himself of his image as a villain? Jersey sales would certainly suggest that. The NBA released the top 15 selling jerseys from April through Cyber Monday, and James has reclaimed the top spot. James last had the top-selling jersey in April 2011, less than a year after he joined the Miami Heat via “The Decision” and before his poor performance in the NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks.
When Jeremy Lin came out of nowhere to dominate games for the New York Knicks last season, he captured the hearts of fans everywhere and was in many ways, inspiring. He was easily the story of the shortened NBA season. The story known as Linsanity ended some time ago, though, and what was once mostly praise has turned into slander and bitterness towards the young point guard, who has struggled this season and is trying to find his way in a new
Shabazz Muhammad BROOKLYN — Shabazz Muhammad of UCLA making his highly anticipated NCAA debut. Cody Zeller of Indiana battling a breathing problem in front of 50+ NBA scouts. Otto Porter of Georgetown proving his versatility at both ends is no fluke. Jordan Hulls of Indiana stealing the show and taking home the Legends Classic MVP honor.