SH Blog: Chris Paul upset with Clippers, Pacers players call Battier dirty

Leave a comment

Chris PaulWell played, T.J. Simers.

It was reported late Thursday evening that Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul is very upset with the organization for linking his name to the firing of Vinny Del Negro. Chris Broussard of ESPN has details:

Chris Paul is upset with the Los Angeles Clippers organization because he is being widely blamed for the firing of Vinny Del Negro as the Clippers’ coach, according to a source close to the situation.

Pages: 1 2 3

SH Blog: Parker Keeps Promise To Duncan, Oladipo Soars Up Draft Boards, Celtics Likely To Buy Pierce Out?

Leave a comment

Tony ParkerOne year after falling two games short of the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs found redemption in the Western Conference Finals after sweeping the Memphis Grizzlies 4-0 Monday night.

Tony Parker, frequently lauded as the league’s most forgotten superstar, scored 37 points in the clinching game, which the Spurs won 93-86. Nobody believes he’s a star, but game-after-game, year-after-year, these Spurs are still riding him into the final days of May. 

Pages: 1 2 3

SH Blog: Bobcats to hire Steve Clifford, Howard “wide open” for Dallas

2 Comments

The coach searching for many teams around the league has been well underway, with plenty of notable candidates vying for a position for next season.

As usual, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports has details. Here is the latest word about the Milwaukee Bucks:

The Milwaukee Bucks are bringing back three candidates to interview a second time for the franchise’s head coaching job, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Atlanta Hawks coach Larry Drew, Houston Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson and Los Angeles Lakers assistant Steve Clifford will meet with Bucks officials this week in Milwaukee, sources said. Clifford will visit Milwaukee again on Tuesday, and Sampson and Drew on Wednesday, league sources said.

Pages: 1 2 3

The Evening News: Ujiri weighing offers; Clips after big names; Rockets now Dwight’s favorite

Leave a comment

Hello and welcome to the Evening News.

As the playoffs continue, we’ll keep you updated every evening. What’s happening today?

Here’s the latest from around the league:

SH Blog: Hornacek to coach Suns; Hibbert and James “blatantly obsessed with each other”

Leave a comment

Tonight is Game 3 in the Pacers-Heat series, and it looks like a pivotal one. The Pacers can show that they are a real threat to the Heat’s dominance, or the Heat can assert their dominance after two games where they were arguably the worse of the teams on the floor. If you’d mentioned this scenario five years ago, it would have been laughed at. Probably. But hey, five years ago LeBron James was a Cavalier, the Pistons and Hornets got the #2 seeds, the Heat finished 15-67, and the Thunder played in Seattle. The NBA can change… fast.

And if you’re tired of the playoffs and can’t wait for the real excitement, the Dwight Howard rumors, to start back up, or if you just care about where one of the NBA’s best players will be playing in the fall, then Jan Hubbard has got a column for you.

And if you just want the latest NBA news, well, that’s what I’m here for. Enjoy.

  • Henry Abbott of ESPN.com has a really interesting look at Roy Hibbert and LeBron James. Here’s a snippet: “Let me tell you about Roy Hibbert and LeBron James. On the basketball court, they are blatantly obsessed with each other. When LeBron has the ball, Hibbert often ignores his own man to better focus on James. And that’s not new. When other Pacer bigs sense a James drive coming and step into the lane to protect the rim, Hibbert has been known to physically shove a teammate or two out of the way in order to patrol that zone. The tallest player in the Eastern Conference (at 7-foot-2) does that because he knows James hates to try to score over him. James is an entirely different player with Hibbert in the game, to the unfathomable extent that James adds a weird-looking new shot to his arsenal — the teardrop — almost exclusively for use over the massive Hibbert. It’s such a rare move that James’ first attempt in Wednesday’s game — a miss — was greeted by commentator Steve Kerr’s observation, “That’s not part of his game.” Which is true — against most opponents.”

    Pages: 1 2