SH Blog: D’Antoni blasts Lakers’ effort, refers to their play as “Muppet time”

Mike D'Antoni

How concerned should the Los Angeles Lakers be right now? One day after edging out a win against the Brooklyn Nets, the team went into Arco Arena on Wednesday and lost to the Sacramento Kings – the team with the worst record in the Western Conference. You can’t blame the loss on Kobe Bryant, who continued his torrid pace on offense – scoring 38 points on 11-of-20 shooting – despite playing on a sore foot.


SH Blog: Kyrie Irving out four weeks with finger injury, Marcin Gortat blasts everyone on the Suns

kyrie irving

Some days are simply filled with bad news, and Monday turned out to be that day. A number of players around the league got news about the status of their respective injuries, and it was all bad, starting with the unexpected extent of Kyrie Irving’s finger injury sustained during Saturday’s game against the Mavericks. See which players will miss an extended period of time, along with some very interesting quotes from Dwight Howard and Marcin Gortat below:Kyrie Irving will miss four weeks


SH Blog: In early stages, remade Celtics emphasize big picture


BOSTON — From the beginning of the 2007-08 season until the final horn sounded after Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Hea last June, the Boston Celtics were encapsulated by the Big Three +1  of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo. If anyone needs a refresher course on what was lost when Ray Allen decided to head down to Miami to team up with Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, last night’s performance by the Celtics


SH Blog: Kobe and Nash show great promise against Warriors, Howard wants to be “Iron Man”

Steve Nash

In Sunday night’s preseason game between the Lakers and the Warriors, we witnessed something that may take a while to get used to: Steve Nash was running the floor alongside Kobe Bryant in a Lakers uniform. If you’re not a Lakers fan, what we saw was bad news because Nash – as he always does – made the game look so darned easy for everyone else. The Warriors actually blew the game open for a 110-83 victory and showed promising


SH Blog: Knicks and Nets talk championship, Tyreke Evans and Blake Griffin talk jump shot


Media Day is in full swing for a number of teams, which means we will be flooded with quotes in the next few days or so about championship desires, expectations of making the playoffs (even if your team has no shot at it) and players claiming they can shoot the ball now. We’ll have plenty of that and more in today’s blog. But first, be sure to check out some news on the knee situation of a couple of very important


SH Blog: How much will ‘Sheed help Knicks? Tyreke for Lowry was “never discussed”


If you’re someone like me who takes great joy in finding under-the-radar players and watching them rise up the ranks, then you should definitely check out Tommy Dee’s list of eight NBA training camp invitees who could make Opening Night rosters. Most camps open Tuesday, and Monday is media day. We’ll have you covered from different hotspots around the country. Already in the bag are Dallas (championship aspirations in a grand experiment), by Jan Hubbard, and LeBron James’ quest to reach the


Morning News Roundup


Here are this morning’s top NBA news stories.“Gilbert Arenas considering China,” by Marc Stein of “Celtics sign Milicic,” from “ESPN sets sights on ex-Knicks GM Isaiah for TV role,” by Phil Mushnick of The New York Post. “Warriors’ GM dishes on team’s centers,” from the San Francisco Chronicle. “Lakers sign Ronnie Aguilar,” from “Step by step, Wolves’ Rubio resumes basketball career,” by Jerry Zgoda of Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “Nene’s status in doubt for start of Wizards training camp,” by Gene Wang of the Washington Post. “League’s answer to floppers might run foul