Last week we chronicled the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge as it it began to sweep through the NBA. Well, the challenge is still going strong, with many of the league’s top stars (like LeBron James) having participated — both in getting splashed with icy cold water and giving money to the cause. There are a number of players still taking on the challenge even today. Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard took the challenge in stride, facing it like few have before. He
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant made news today when he announced that he was withdrawing from Team USA. The United States basketball team has been preparing for the 2014 FIBA World Cup, and Durant was expected to be the veteran leader amongst the team this year.
Mark Cuban has never been one to bite his tongue, and in the wake of the devastating injury to Indiana Pacers star forward Paul George on Friday night, likely ruling him out for the entire 2014-2015 season, Cuban had some words for the public on the makeup of international play, namely the IOC:
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. [Photo by Keith Birmingham via Newscom]Very rarely do birthdays merit being Tweet of the Day. Today, however, one such celebratory day gets the nod. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, born in 1958, celebrated his 29th year today. That’s right, the math doesn’t quite add up.
Four players – three of them future Hall of Famers – took pay cuts of a staggering eight figures this offseason. Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol and Paul Pierce all took salary slashes of more than $10 million to extend their careers with contending teams. They head the list of the top 10 individual pay cuts this summer. Our list uses exact salary figures from last season. In some cases, this season’s figures are averages of multi-year deals received by players. For example,
Thankfully, the dominoes of the summer of 2014 have begun to fall into place for next season (and beyond). And even though it’s the middle of July, it’s never too early to think about the possibilities that lie ahead on the hardwood. Here are three offensive certainties that will make waves during the 2014-15 NBA season.
On Thursday, we brought back our Three-Man Weave, taking a look at some of the big picture questions for Eastern Conference teams that the offseason may or may not have answered. Today, we shift our focus to the Western Conference, where the player movement has been less dramatic and more subtle but entirely interesting and thought-provoking. Let’s take a look at some of the bigger issues. 1. Which team has taken the biggest step forward in the Western Conference?
The title of this podcast is the same as the question I was asked by Steve Somers of WFAN radio in New York. My answer will be revealed during this broadcast, and go ahead and click over to Chris Bernucca’s fantastic column on Nowitzki that was published earlier today. If you are a multitasker, you can read while you listen.