Before getting into the filthy situation of Donald Sterling and the Los Angeles Clippers (and there is a lot to get into), we’ll start off with this: may the great Dr. Jack Ramsay rest in peace. The legendary coach passed away on Monday, making it a truly sad day for so many around the league. He was a basketball genius and an inspiration to the absolute best:
The NBPA announced this week that the current search for the new Executive Director has been canceled, and they will have a “do over.” After more than a year of secrecy and controversy, the selection committee led by Board President Chris Paul finally realized that the search in its current form had no realistic chance of having a happy ending. The players were in the dark, the agents were near revolt, and the process would taint either of the two finalists
An article on NBA.com crossed paths with former Phoenix Suns point guard and current Sacramento city mayor Kevin Johnson Friday afternoon. What was it about? Retired Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson recalled the tale of his first game against Mayor Johnson back on February 26, 1997. KJ made him cry.
Not unlike seasons of past, key players for many teams around the league have missed significant time due to a variety of injuries this season. It looked as though Nene Hilario would suffer a similar fate – and then some – when he went down with a scary looking knee injury against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. Some in the organization feared that it may have been bad enough to be season-ending. Lucky for the Washington Wizards, the power forward suffered nothing
Day 3 of the 2013-14 NBA regular season featured two games between second-tier title contenders in each respective conference. The Chicago Bulls survived the New York Knicks by a score of 82-81 in the East, and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Golden State Warriors 126-115 in a high-scoring affair that saw Chris Paul score 42 points and Stephen Curry drop 38. If you’re looking for impressive numbers, search no further than CP3′s legendary performance. Chris Paul’s Big Day If you’re even remotely
News broke Monday that Shaquille O’Neal had bought a minority stake in the Sacramento Kings. While some may question the move, considering Shaq’s past battles with the Kings in the early 2000s, Los Angeles Lakers great Magic Johnson is onboard. Congrats to former Laker and 4x NBA Champion @SHAQ on becoming a minority owner of the Sacramento Kings! — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) September 24, 2013 Owner Vivek Ranadive , you brought in a great champion, leader and somebody who can bring the community
We’re moving out of the doldrums of the NBA calendar. Just nine more days of September, and then we get to October, when we’ll actually have real basketball games to dissect.
Tragedy struck in Washington D.C. Monday morning where a gunman, identified as Aaron Alexis, 34, first opened fire at Building 197—the headquarters for the Naval Sea Systems Command—in the Washington Navy Yard. 12 victims (not including the gunman, Alexis) have been confirmed dead, several others are wounded.