SH Blog: Kevin Durant blames Paul George injury for Team USA exit, Pau Gasol looks for orchestra

Durant USA

There are eight games on tonight’s NBA docket, including a showdown of the unbeaten Rockets and Heat. But the league’s top drama is set to unfold on HBO. In the Tuesday night debut of an hour-long HBO Sports documentary, “The Offseason: Kevin Durant”, the injured Oklahoma City superstar lets the world know exactly why he left the US national team this summer just before the World Cup. And despite his statements at the time, it doesn’t appear that fatigue or any other specific medical


PODCAST: Why Kobe Bryant Can (Will?) Win NBA Scoring Title


Prediction season is almost in full swing, and here is one from me: Kobe Bryant is going to compete for the NBA scoring title all the way into April, and he might just win it. In fact, if I had to pick a favorite, I’d pick the Mamba. With all due respect to Kevin Durant, no one has been more of a pure scorer in the NBA longer than Kobe. Yes, the guy is 37 and is coming off a major knee


Photo of the Day: DeAndre Jordan Flexing Off Cryotherapy

DeAndre Jordan

In the past year or so, cryotherapy has been gaining popularity in the NBA. Only a handful of teams use these futuristic cryo chambers, but players have apparently had positive feedback of the treatment. The Phoenix Suns were one of the first teams to have one at their facilities. When I hear the term “cryotherapy” or anything with “cryo” in the name, I can’t help but think of Austin Powers. That’s the huge machine that freezes and keeps someone in


Silver: New TV Deal “Will Have a Profound Effect” on Salary Cap


NBA commissioner Adam Silver said at a news conference in New York on Monday that the league’s new nine-year TV deal with ESPN and Turner “will have a profound effect” on the salary cap. By any measure, the new deal is a doozy. In years, it is the longest ever signed by the league, one year longer than the current deal. In money, it is $24 billion total and an average of $2.67 billion per season, nearly triple the $925 million


Photo of the Day: Matt Barnes Donates $10K to Teen Cancer America

Matt Barnes Feature

Thursday is always an interesting day for social media because you never know what you’re going to see for #ThrowbackThursday. NBA players and teams are among those posting funny, embarrassing, or serious photos from their past, and it’s always fun. Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes was among those with a fun #ThrowbackThursday post. In a photo he posted to his official Instagram on Thursday, he begins to make jokes about a picture of his family from the 1980s. [Read more…]


Photo of the Day: NBA Twitter Accounts Create Fast Food Parodies with Players

Fast Food Favors

Now that training camps across the NBA are getting ready to begin, teams and their social media accounts are making sure everyone who follows them knows just how soon the season gets under way. On Wednesday, though, numerous NBA teams took to their Twitter accounts to create a meme tying together basketball and food. Using the hashtag #NBAFastFood, teams like the Nuggets, Clippers and Jazz cropped some of their players – or an entire team – into popular fast food chain


Five Things To Watch: Los Angeles Clippers

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Talk about a fresh start … When the freshness starts in the ownership suite — or his courtside seat, as may be the case here, it is truly a new beginning. After a determined and gutty yet ultimately unsuccessful run in the 2014 postseason, the Los Angeles Clippers entered the offseason with a ton of questions regarding the future of their franchise. Although the Donald Sterling story died down a bit nationally a week or so after the initial TMZ audiotapes were released in