Martin Luther King Day is more than a day of celebration and reflection for the NBA, which probably has done more positive things for race relations than any other sport in the Civil Rights Era. It also has become the unofficial midway point of the season. By the completion of Monday’s action, more than half of the league’s 30 teams will have played half their games. With that in mind, we present our midseason awards with this reminder from the bookie of hopeless
As if he ever left Twitter in the first place…with the New York Knicks coming off of a 105-101 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, Metta World Peace is now active on Twitter again. Twas yet another example of Metta being Metta on Twitter. He qualified his social media activity by suggesting that he can’t tweet when his team loses.
Advertisement The Western Conference is absolutely nothing like the Eastern Conference when it comes to championship odds. We have what I call a two-horse race in the East versus what I am going to call the six-plus team race in the West. In the 15 previous seasons, only four teams (the Lakers, seven times; the Spurs, five times, the Mavericks, two times; the Thunder, once) have won the Western Conference, which is a similar concept to what the Eastern
Zach Randolph wasn’t happy about the officiating in Thursday’s Grizzlies-Rockets game. The NBA wasn’t happy about Randolph’s opinion of the officiating. Randolph was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Friday for his postgame comments about the referees, whom he called “horrible” and “awful.”
We have quite the interesting post up today from Evan Abrams, known on Twitter as @Betropolitan, who lists the odds — and they are very long odds — on anybody other than the Indiana Pacers or Miami Heat emerging from the Eastern Conference. You can even get 40-1 odds on the Detroit Pistons, who have defeated both of those conference powerhouses. Those are the same odds listed for the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks, who both have major problems on their
For the Houston Rockets, a 111-98 win on Christmas day over the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center – the second one this season – proved that they are going to be a problem for the veteran team. For Chandler Parsons – who had a fantastic all-around game with 21 points, six rebounds and six assists – the game meant more for a different reason. If you saw the game on ESPN, you may have heard about the reason behind
Sunday only has three games on the schedule, nothing earth-shattering but there’s a few good matchups to watch.
Omer Asik has wanted out of Houston the moment Dwight Howard joined the team, and it appears he will soon get his wish. Much of the news from Wednesday was about all the trade discussions involving the coveted center, and the Boston Celtics are the front runners to acquire his services. As usual, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports was on top of the latest updates:The Boston Celtics have gained traction in trade talks to acquire Houston Rockets center Omer Asik, league sources told Yahoo