The hottest team in the Eastern Conference doesn’t have a three-headed monster like the Cleveland Cavaliers. It doesn’t have a scrutinized superstar returning from injury like the Chicago Bulls or a rapper sitting courtside at every home game like the Toronto Raptors. Heck, it doesn’t even have a national TV appearance, even though it plays in TNT’s backyard. But the Atlanta Hawks have won nine of their last 10 games, flying well under the radar toward the top of the conference. The Hawks
On Sunday night, Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan for third all-time on the NBA scoring list. On Friday night in a 112-110 overtime victory over the Spurs, Kobe scored 22 points, leaving him eight short of tying MJ and nine short of leaping him in the record books. He finished Sunday’s game with 26 points and a 100-94 win over the young Minnesota Timberwolves, passing Jordan with an exclamation point. In a season surrounded by uncertainty for the Lakers and Kobe’s future,
Earvin Magic Johnson has earned many great accomplishments over the span of his life; five NBA championships, three league MVP awards, three Finals MVP awards, 12 All Star appearances and induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, just to name a few from his playing days. Now, well into the post-playing stage of his career, he received yet another honor. Sports Illustrated honored him with the of 2014 Sportsman of the Year Legacy Award. The award puts him in
Various athletes gathered in Michael Jordan’s “The Steakhouse NYC” on a rainy Tuesday morning to promote a new form of collectibles released by Steiner Sports – leading producer of authentic hand-signed collectibles – called “In their Own Words”. When it comes to sports collectibles, we typically think of autographed memorabilia. Brandon Steiner, the C.E.O. of Steiner Sports, went further with the idea by having notable athletes describe an iconic moment in their careers – captured in photo – in their own
The Golden State Warriors decided a few months ago on their design for the new arena they’re planning on building. If anyone saw the renderings of the initially proposed arena, you had the exact same thought in mind as just about everyone else: a toilet with the lid down. The designs were mocked immediately, spreading across multimedia in an instant. The photos garnered a lot of negative attention and, thankfully, the Warriors took notice of that.
A fire sale could be poised to begin in Brooklyn, with former All-Stars Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez all available in trade discussions, according to multiple media reports on Tuesday.
The three best records in the NBA belong to the Warriors, Grizzlies and Blazers. What do all three Western Conference teams have in common? Continuity. Besides for some minor tweaks, (Shaun Livingston, Vince Carter, Steve Blake and Chris Kaman) Golden State, Memphis and Portland retained their core players and have been extremely successful over the first quarter of the regular season. For Portland, now at 16-4 after Sunday’s win over New York, this is the third season the LaMarcus Aldridge-Damian Lillard-Nicolas Batum-Wes
The streaking Golden State Warriors had a scare on Monday against the Minnesota Timberwolves when defensive anchor Andrew Bogut left just two minutes into the game and remained out for the remainder of the contest due to what the team called a “knee irritation”. Even without the best defensively rated player in the league, the Warriors easily got by the depleted Timberwolves 102-86, needing Stephen Curry to play only three quarters. The point guard ended his night with 21 points on 10-of-21