Kevin Durant is a great player. He deserves a great owner. Durant may not know it yet, but he is becoming this generation’s Jerry West: a fantastic talent and class act whose career was marked by finishing second. In 14 seasons, West twice finished second in scoring (also winning once). He never won an MVP award, finishing third once and second a record four times. And he lost the NBA Finals seven times before finally winning in his 13th season. In six seasons,
In today’s news, the Brooklyn Nets announced that they plan to retire their new head coach’s jersey, Marcus Camby reveals how he was lured back to Houston again, and Hakeem Olajuwon tells the media who he thinks would benefit the most from his tutelage. Jason Kidd’s #5 will be retired in Brooklyn The Brooklyn Nets will retire Jason Kidd’s number when the Miami Heat come to town on October 17th. Kidd, the franchise’s all time leader in assists, will become the sixth Net
We’re entering Year Six of Thundermania here in Oklahoma City, and the level of expectation surrounding the team is as high as it has ever been. But with that expectation comes a certain degree of uncertainty. After all the years of hearing about how the Thunder were an organization based around a true “team” concept, fans are now coming to accept that the Thunder are a two-headed horse. There’s simply no way that this team could hoist a championship banner without a
In today’s breaking news, Nets head coach Jason Kidd buys his ticket onto his organization’s ownership team. Kidd buys portion of Nets ESPN.com’s Darren Rovell reports that Jason Kidd will buy a portion of Jay-Z’s ownership share with the Brooklyn Nets. Though unusual, the NBA does not have a rule forbidding coaches from owning stakes in teams. Kidd, who hung up his sneakers at the beginning of the summer after 19 years of playing, is reportedly buying 1/6th of one percent ownership of the team
When you think about what Tracy McGrady used to be and what he is now, it’s generally considered a sad thing. McGrady, who many believed to be an equal to Kobe Bryant (or better, depending on who you ask) in his prime, just finished the previous season as a bench-warmer with the San Antonio Spurs at the age of 34. It just doesn’t sound quite right, does it? No one envisioned the superstar’s career to wind down in such an anticlimactic way, but
The 2013 NBA offseason began with news of two greats choosing to hang up their sneakers—Jason Kidd and Grant Hill. Two months into the summer, another marquee player is walking away from the league. Tracy McGrady has announced on ESPN’s First Take that he will be retiring from the NBA.
How does that old saying go? To become the best, you must learn from the best…or, something like that. Roy Hibbert has been doing precisely that. [SH Blog: Roy Hibbert Teams With Duncan For Offseason Workouts…] While perennial MVP contenders LeBron James and Kevin Durant have been in the headlines for the past couple summers for working out together, honing and improving their skills, Roy Hibbert has been working just as hard to improve his game.
One of the NBA’s top players may have a fallback career, if he so desires. Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant spent the latter part of Saturday morning driving around Brooklyn in his ice cream truck serving children and everyday commuters. Security holds back a crowd as Kevin Durant spends the morning in Brooklyn promoting his new shoe and handing out ice cream in his new truck. Durant was styling with his custom built ice cream truck that his