Tweet of the Night: NBA players react to news on Derrick Rose’s injury

Derrick Rose

Is there another player in the NBA who has been as unlucky as Derrick Rose over the past few years in terms of having to deal with injuries? The guard has suffered one injury after another since tearing his ACL in the 2012 NBA Playoffs and has missed an astounding 184 games since. After going through some unexpected and disturbing off-court issues over the past summer, Rose was looking forward to moving past it all and renew his status as one of the


Bernucca: LeBron Doesn’t Need Any More Validation

Will this be the third time NBA fans are treated to this scene?

See that guy? That white silhouette inside the red and blue? That’s Jerry West. He’s the NBA logo and has been since 1969, when he was still playing. Jerry West’s nickname was “Mr. Clutch.” Former Boston Celtics radio announcer Johnny Most, who disliked every player not wearing green and white, used to call him “Gentleman Jerry.” To my knowledge, Jerry West and Julius Erving are the only visiting players who ever received polite applause upon entering the lion’s den known as Boston


Rising Stock: Biggest Surprise Performers of NBA Postseason

Courtney Lee

Over the weekend, we saw a trio of buzzer-beaters from Derrick Rose, Paul Pierce and LeBron James win NBA playoff games. All three were certainly fantastic moments that ended intense, exciting postseason games. But before we get too excited about them, let’s consider these two factors. 1. The shots by Rose and Pierce were lucky. Yes, lucky. The next NBA player who actually tries to bank in a straightaway shot will be the first. Was some experience and skill involved in finding