Before he became public enemy number one, Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard used to be quite active on his twitter account. He frequently chatted with the fans and ran all kinds of various contests. Sometimes, he went as far as open up about very personal matters through direct messages. Howard uses the social networking tool far less frequently now, but he will still occasionally respond to a bunch of fans on any given day, as he did on Wednesday afternoon. In particular,
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Like three to make two, the 10-second violation and low-top sneakers, the $30 million NBA player may become a thing of the past. A handful of stars have approached and even crossed the magical monetary mountaintop, which is something when you consider that the collective bargaining agreement has a maximum salary restraint. Michael Jordan – who else? – was the first player to make $30 million in one season, negotiating about an 800 percent raise after the 1995-96 season. That was Jordan’s
It’s official: The NBA will be back. The 2013-14 season will be in full swing in just 84 days—that’s a little more than two-and-a-half months. [SH Blog: NBA Releases Schedule] The league released the new schedule Tuesday evening and the season opens with three games on October 29th, two of which are marquee match-ups.
It seems as if all we do these days is look ahead. On Tuesday, the NBA officially released its schedule for the upcoming season. Opening night will take place on October 29th which will kick-off the season with three games. We’ll warmup with the Orlando Magic visiting the Indiana Pacers on NBATV, then settle in for two of the better rivalries the NBA has to offer: Bulls/Heat and Lakers/Clippers in the nightcap on TNT.
The NBA’s popularity is on the rise, and the league isn’t wasting any time getting its fans engaged with the 2013-14 season. The season opens on Tuesday, Oct. 29 with LeBron James and the two-time defending champion Miami Heat getting their rings before hosting the Chicago Bulls in a game that should feature the return of Derrick Rose. James has won the MVP four of the last five years. The only time he did not win it in that span was 2011,
The Dwight Howard signing had a humongous effect on the futures market for who will win the NBA title. And then it started a trickle-down effect.
The majority of offseason moves this summer have been completed, and the general landscape of the NBA has settled as everyone prepares for the new season to start. For the most part, the traditional powers remain — Miami, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Chicago — while a few franchises will look to make the leap into elite contention — Indiana, Houston, Golden State, Brooklyn, New York, Los Angeles (Clippers). Once upon a time, the Dallas Mavericks were a part of this class.