While all but two other high-profile NBA draft prospects run drills in Chicago for the 2014 NBA Draft Combine, Kansas Jayhawks freshman phenom Andrew Wiggins has found his own way of creating buzz heading into this year’s draft. The internet. Doing standard fitness drills for P3 Applied Sports Science, Wiggins vertical leap results were quite impressive. A photo, posted to Instagram, has since drawn all sorts of reactions on the social media sphere.
A great many people in this world dislike, perhaps even loathe, their jobs. Some people enjoy their jobs; some enjoy them a little too much. Around the NBA, the latter is far too common—especially among those who work for NBA Game Time on NBA TV. In anticipation for Diesel’s Dunks, the top-10 dunks of the week segment, hosts Shaquille O’Neal, Dennis Scott and Vince Cellini seemed to be having a blast off camera—as can be seen from their Instagram videos.
NBA All Star weekend never fails to disappoint with its fair share of shenanigans. Whether it was the snow holding half the TNT staff hostage at Atlanta-Hartsfield airport or Kevin Hart swearing that if he won the MVP award for the 3rd time at the Celebrity game, he’d strip naked and do wind sprints, the parties are only HALF the fun that is NBA All Star Weekend. It’s an honor to get to GO, let alone be responsible for the
This winter has been disastrous—if you live in the south and are unaccustomed to snow, ice and temperatures below freezing. The polar vortex has been causing cold fronts that have been much more intense than any in recent years past. Pax, the most recent winter storm to pass through the east coast and make its way to the southern states, has hit hard. There is less snow in some areas than the last storm, but more ice. The ice has caused
When the deadline for contract extensions came and went Thursday night, point guards Eric Bledsoe and Greivis Vasquez didn’t get paid. But don’t shed any tears for them. Because when the summer rolls around, they will get their money. And it might be GMs Ryan McDonough of Phoenix and Pete D’Alessandro of Sacramento who are crying. As reluctant as McDonough and D’Alessandro may have been to pony up for point guards with plenty to prove, they should have done so. Both GMs are
Thursday brought with it Halloween, possibly most children’s favorite day of the year. While it isn’t recognized as a national holiday of any sort—people still have to work and pay taxes, it is a day of fun for nearly everyone. For most families, this means dressing kids in costumes and parading around the neighborhood searching for candy. For NBA players (active and retired), it’s no different.
The NBA announced Friday the teams and participants for the Shooting Stars competition, which annually kicks off All-Star Saturday Night. Here are the teams, which are made up of an NBA player, a WNBA player and a former player: ATLANTA: Joe Johnson, Lindsey Harding, Steve Smith NEW YORK: Landry Fields, Cappie Pondexter, Allan Houston ORLANDO: Jameer Nelson, Marie Ferdinand-Harris, Dennis Scott TEXAS: Chandler Parsons, Sophia Young, Kenny Smith Atlanta is the defending champion, but the New York entry appears to be the favorite because the event