I don’t like the NCAA Tournament. I don’t like that college basketball’s regular season provides little postseason incentive. I don’t like that the coach is a bigger personality than the players. I don’t like that the games are played on neutral courts. I don’t like that one bad game or bad call or bad break can end a team’s season. I don’t like that “close” becomes a synonym for “well-played.” And I don’t like that poor play determines the outcome much
After March 1st had passed, most fans assumed there were no difference makers left to help NBA playoff teams. Those who follow the D-League would beg to differ.
Advertisement The Western Conference is absolutely nothing like the Eastern Conference when it comes to championship odds. We have what I call a two-horse race in the East versus what I am going to call the six-plus team race in the West. In the 15 previous seasons, only four teams (the Lakers, seven times; the Spurs, five times, the Mavericks, two times; the Thunder, once) have won the Western Conference, which is a similar concept to what the Eastern
Allen Iverson wants to finish his career in the NBA. So did Stephon Marbury. And Gilbert Arenas. All of them chose to continue their careers overseas. And when the Dallas Mavericks reached out to Iverson to gauge his interest in joining Delonte West, Rashad McCants, Sean Williams, Melvin Ely, Luther Head and Justin Dentmon (all NBA alumni) with the Texas Legends, “The Answer” had an answer. “No.”
Jeremy Lin in the D-League in 2011. Just for kicks, can we have one of the D-League teams schedule an exhibition against Jack Taylor and Grinnell College? I nominate the Iowa Energy. Justin Hurtt could take it as a personal challenge. I’d bet he’d put a little Hurtt on Mr. Taylor.
LOS ANGELES – D-League MVP Justin Dentmon scored a team-high 30 points to lead the Austin Toros to their first-ever NBA Development League Championship with a 122-110 victory over the Los Angeles D-Fenders on Saturday night at the Toyota Sports Center in L.A. The Toros led wire-to-wire for the second straight game in L.A., and overcame a Game One loss to beat the D-Fenders in three games. The team finished the 2012 postseason a perfect 6-0 in elimination games. Eric Dawson, the 2012
The Los Angeles D-Fenders and the Austin Toros will meet in the 2012 NBA Development League Finals, with each game of the best-of-three series televised nationally on NBA TV. The 2012 Finals tip off on Tuesday, April 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET, when Austin, the No. 3 seed in this year’s NBA D-League playoffs, hosts Los Angeles, the top seed, at Cedar Park Center in Cedar Park, Texas. The D-Fenders will then host the Toros for Game 2 on Thurs., April
Meet D.J. Kennedy, NBA player. The Cleveland Cavaliers today signed the former St. John’s guard from the Erie Bayhawks, making him the 58th player called up from the D-League this season. Kennedy will be in uniform Sunday when the Cavaliers play the San Antonio Spurs. He started all 44 games for the BayHawks, averaging 15.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.6 steals in 37.4 minutes, with eight double-doubles. He was a four-year player at St. John’s and went undrafted last June. When (if)