The myth died for good only two years ago, but it seems more distant than that because it was so silly. It’s unlikely that it will return, but then again, people are still looking for Big Foot, the Loch Ness Monster, mermaids and flying saucers. So who knows? Maybe at some point, some basketball idiot will call Dirk Nowitzki “soft” again. That person would indeed have to be an idiot. But then, that was always true. Those who preached such nonsense
On Wednesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers, Kobe Bryant put on an absolute clinic in every sense of the word on both ends of the floor, playing every single minute of the game, as the Los Angeles Lakers played for its postseason life. If you don’t believe me, just take a look at his stat-line: 47 points on 14-of-27 shooting, 18-of-18 free throws, eight rebounds, five assists, three steals, four blocks and one turnover in 48 minutes of play. That’s
The off day of Final Four Weekend was dominated by the NBA. In addition to a nationally televised afternoon doubleheader that forced Chris Sheridan to temporarily embargo his weekly MVP Rankings, 60 Minutes had a feature on Jeremy Lin, approximately one year after the height of “Linsanity.” And before you delve into our collection of NBA news, check out the latest effort from columnist and resident historian/voice of reason Jan Hubbard, who sets the record straight on Mark Cuban’s interest in Brittney
Saturday played host to the Final Four and NBA players were spectators just like everyone else. The ninth seeded Wichita State Shockers played against the number one overall seed Louisville Cardinals in the early game. While the Shockers had the attention of the nation with their improbable Cinderella run, their play made an impression with many in the league. Dallas Mavericks star forward Dirk Nowitzki had his eye on the game.
For countless fantasy basketball owners, this is Week 1 of the head-to-head playoffs. Maybe your team has a bye (congratulations) or your league doesn’t use the most popular dates. For the majority of us, this week is sudden-death and tonight will go a long way toward deciding the result.