Every year, NBA rookies enter the Rookie Transition Program—a mandatory multi-day seminar with interactive workshops, counseling sessions and guest appearances from current and former NBA athletes. As with anything, there are rules that must be adhered to when in attendance. Sometimes, however, those rules are broken. In 2008, Mario Chalmers and Darrell Arthur were thrown out of the program—and subsequently fined $20,000 each—for getting caught with women and marijuana in their hotel room. This year, the lot fell to Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Shabazz Muhammad,
Once again, Stephen Curry (31 PTS, 7 AST, 3 REB, 4 STL) exceeded all expectations. If he isn’t named an All-Star, it’s a traveshamockery. David Lee (22 PTS, 12 REB) showed no sign of his ankle injury, Klay Thompson added 19 points and the two-man bench of Jarrett Jack (9 PTS, 8 AST, 3 REB) and Carl Landry (20 PTS, 7 REB) helped the Warriors beat another top team.
We have some good news and some bad news today. The good news is, we are only days away from the start of training camp, where all the madness of an NBA season will begin for our pleasure. The bad news? Some players are already down and out due to injuries – the buzzkill of the sport (of any sport). See why a couple of Grizzlies players are out for a while, who is likely to miss some or all
The correct answer to last week’s edition of The Bernucca List required a photo finish. Reader Henry posted his answer at 11:03 a.m., followed by Brendan Hoover just a minute later. Both had some phrasing of the correct answer of “Coach of the Year winners who have only coached one franchise.” Henry is the official winner, although Brendan rates a mention. Good job, gentlemen. Now see how you do with this week’s list below. Know the answer? Post it in
Action never waned in the NBA on Wednesday night as the LA Clippers knocked off Miami in overtime and LeBron James’ late-game issues continued. That drama may carry over to Thursday when the New York Knicks open TNT’s doubleheader in Memphis against the Grizzlies. After knocking off top-seeded San Antonio in last year’s playoffs and with the return of Rudy Gay, Memphis (3-6) was supposed to be a contender this season. But injuries have sidetracked the Grizzlies, who are desperately missing forwards
The Philadelphia 76ers have made a trade before playing a home game. On Wednesday, the Sixers – who become the last team to play their home opener when they entertain Detroit on Friday – sent little-used forward Marreese Speights to Memphis as part of a three-team deal. Here are the details, according to ESPN.com: “The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed in principle to the terms of a three-team trade with New Orleans and Philadelphia that will bring 76ers center Marreese Speights to the