The 2012-13 regular season is heading into the home stretch, and three of California’s four teams are neck deep in postseason intrigue (leaving only Sacramento, a city and franchise dealing with plenty of intrigue even without any playoff hopes). What does the landscape look like with about 20 games to play?
Dwight Howard sure did open up a can of worms when he called out his former teammates in a recent interview with Kristine Leahy, saying he led a group of guys that no one else wanted on their team. Didn’t Howard say he has learned his lesson when it comes to discussing matters of this nature with the media? It’s well known around the league that the big man simply wants to be liked by everyone. Newsflash: no one is going to
With 14 games on the NBA schedule Wednesday night, there was plenty to look out for and a lot to miss. No worries, SherdianHoops’ nightly feature Five Fast Facts has you covered. The Miami Heat looked to extend their franchise record 15-game win streak and the Los Angeles Lakers looked to get back to .500. Who went for 40 and who couldn’t buy a bucket? Let’s take a look at the facts:
The Miami Heat made franchise history Monday night with a 97-81 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Heat won their 15th consecutive game, a franchise record. Of all the great players in Miami’s young history – Alonzo Mourning, Tim Hardaway, Shaquille O’Neal to name a few – none have been able to string together a streak like this.
The Atlanta Hawks will have truckloads of money under the cap this season, and most believe that GM Danny Ferry has his eyes set firmly on Dwight Howard. But if you’re Mark Cuban, and Chris Paul let it be known that he wanted to come play for you and with Dirk Nowitzki, do you make a run at him? Or would you go out and try to use the available cap space on, say, Al Jefferson and Brandon Jennings? We don’t know
There are always two sides to every story. We saw Serge Ibaka chop down on Blake Griffin’s manhood on Sunday, and unless you have no sympathy towards any man that gets whacked in their jewels whatsoever, you would agree that Ibaka should probably have been thrown out of that game, and a suspension ought to be coming his way. Ask the Thunder forward, though, and he’ll tell you how innocent he was in the whole fiasco. John Rohde of The Oklahoman has
It was supposed to be over when Dwight Howard got traded to the Lakers. But the speculation over where Howard will ultimately wind up still hasn’t ceased.Today’s top story discusses the prospect of Howard reuniting with his AAU teammate, Josh Smith. Where? That is up to you, the reader, to figure out.