Amid the showers of thanks and gratitude for our nation’s war veterans and those currently serving in the military, a single tweet crossed the wire remembering one of the founding members of the Sugarhill Gang. Henry “Big Bank Hank” Jackson, 57, passed away early Tuesday of complications from cancer. Big Bank Hank, along with Wonder Mike and Master Gee, all of whom hailed from Englewood, New Jersey, were assembled by producer producer Sylvia Robinson. Their 1979 hit, “Rapper’s Delight,” was the
The NBA season is only 10 days old, but there’s been a lot to take in and observe. The “Big Three” in Cleveland have a big three losses against one just one narrow win. The Sacramento Kings didn’t get the memo about returning to the lottery. The Los Angeles Lakers are finding out that winless and glamorous usually are mutually exclusive. The New York Knicks look like a different team from game to game. Here are five things I’ve learned so far
Chandler Parsons seems to be enjoying the short amount of time he’s spent in Dallas as a member of the Mavericks. Even though he’ll be paying for dinner on their road trips, he’s been fitting in quite well in his new digs. Parsons, along with Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis, has Dallas starting off the season on the right foot, who sit at 3-1 on the year after the one-point loss to San Antonio on the first night of the
If somebody told you Kyle Korver would begin the season by making 8 of his first 10 3-point attempts, you’d probably shrug your shoulders and say: “Yeah, he could do that.” But if someone told you Korver’s 80 percent shooting from long-range would only leave him second in the league’s 3-point shooting statistics behind Tony Parker, you’d say — in your best French accent — “Excuse Moi?” Parker has opened the season 6-for-6, and he’ll match his marksmanship against Korver’s
The NBA season got started in a big way last night. Anthony Davis absolutely dominated the Orlando Magic, putting up 26 points, 17 rebounds, two assists, nine blocks and three steals, in which the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Magic 101-84. The San Antonio Spurs hung their fifth title banner since 1999 and flashed their championship rings as they took on Dallas at home. The Spurs, playing without Tiago Splitter and Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, outlasted the visiting Mavericks by a
The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. NBA basketball is back. After a long, incredible offseason for the league and many teams, Tuesday night kicks off the first real action since the San Antonio Spurs routed the Miami Heat in five games in the Finals. So, what better way to bring back basketball than having those same Spurs present their title and the rings they earned, and to hang the franchise’s fifth NBA Championship banner. The new-look Mavericks
After months of waiting and a summer full of roster change and player movement, the dawn of the 2014-15 NBA regular season is now upon us. Play begins with three games Tuesday night. The New Orleans Pelicans host the Orlando Magic at 8 p.m. (EST). The game will air the local Fox Sports affiliates — FSNOLA and FS Florida, otherwise, you can find it on NBA League Pass. Meanwhile, the NBA on TNT crew will host a doubleheader, starting with the
Game 1 of TNT‘s season-opening doubleheader on Tuesday is headlined by the businesslike Spurs receiving and celebrating their championship rings in front of Mark Cuban and in-state rival Dallas. Game 2, on the other hand? That one, appropriately for the network, is all about the drama.