Despite losing to the Washington Wizards 122-103, there is nothing that could of taken the emotion away from the Philadelphia 76ers. After a day that saw the people of the NBA world honor the legacy of Allen Iverson, the respects certainly didn’t end there. Some of the best players that the NBA has to offer continued to express their feelings toward #3, including his own Class of 1996 Draft mates. The Sixers have now lost 13 games in a row, but for
LeBron James has been all over the internet for the past 24-hours. Thursday night, as he and the Miami Heat hosted the New York Knicks in what became a 26-point home victory, the internet was all abuzz over the carbon-fiber mask he wore to protect his broken nose. The mask drew comparisons to all sorts of popular characters: Zorro, Hannibal Lector and, of course, Batman. The mask garnered so much attention that someone started a Twitter account for it. There were tons
The old adage has always been that “it’s great to be the King.” However, for some, it is great simply to be around and next to the king—as would be evident by being teammates of King James. He has helped in leading his team to three-straight NBA Finals and two-straight NBA championships. He is a benevolent king. Not only does Miami Heat star LeBron James get great gifts for himself, he rewards his team with great gifts of their own. Wednesday afternoon he
This keeps happening: I watch the Knicks lose, then I switch the channel and marvel at an ex-Knick leading his team. It happened again Monday night, when New York was losing to Dallas on Dirk Nowitzki’s lucky bounce at the buzzer, and one click of the remote control brought me to Clippers-Pelicans, where Jamal Crawford was burying another seven 3-pointers. Crawford was once a Knick. So was David Lee. And Zach Randolph. And Channing Frye. Any of those guys might make a nice
The 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend is well behind us, in the rearview mirror as we streak away towards the end of the regular season and the NBA Playoffs. For some teams the playoffs may be out of reach. The New York Knicks, for instance, are only six games back of the 8th-seed with 25 games remaining. However, with only two wins in their last 10 outings and the team in effective disarray—Raymond Felton facing gun charges, Metta World Peace being released,
All season, the Indiana Pacers have maintained that homecourt advantage for the Eastern Conference playoffs, and their chemistry will give them a great chance to dethrone the two-time NBA champion Miami Heat. Are both slipping away? In the last two weeks, Indiana’s grip on the East’s best record has loosened considerably. And the Pacers’ big move at Thursday’s trading deadline, acquiring Evan Turner, illustrated that their belief in chemistry may have been overstated.
Miami Heat All-Star forward LeBron James has been all over the media the past few days. From his exclusive All-Star interview with Steve Smith for NBA TV to his recent comments regarding his basketball Mt. Rushmore, if you’re reading sports news, you’re likely to hear about something that he said to someone. Early Wednesday, ESPN Dallas writer Calvin Watkins and fellow ESPN writer Michael Wallace put together an article detailing a conversation between James and perennial media pariah and Dallas Cowboys quarterback