The separation between talent and skill is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts for people who are trying to excel. In life and in sports. Either way, talent is natural. You either have it or you don’t. Skill is different. Skill can only be developed by hours and hours of working on your craft. Hours. And hours. And hours.
The NBA has often had its share of comedians. Hall of Fame center Shaquille O’Neal was one of the funniest, leveraging dance maneuvers, random self-made nicknames, eccentric charisma and many silly antics to make fans laugh. This generation of NBA stars has been dominated by the comedic antics of one Blake Griffin. He has been featured prominently in quite a few comedic advertising campaigns. His hilarity, however, is not to be outdone by his Los Angeles Clippers teammate, DeAndre Jordan.
It was quite the day for NBA superstars from the mid-2000s. Making headlines, the Lakers updated the public on Kobe Bryant’s rehab, the Clippers consider taking a flyer on Gilbert Arenas and Tracy McGrady takes to Twitter to campaign for a workout with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Kobe still expected to miss preseason Mike Breshanan of the Los Angeles Times reports Kobe Bryant continues to excel in his rehab assignments. Regardless, the 15-time all star is still expected to miss the entire preseason
It seems like it was years, not weeks ago that Doc Rivers forced Boston’s hand and was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. While many believe it was a poorly handled situation by Rivers — and it was — that does not mean he left with hard feelings toward Boston. After all, everyone follows the track, some are just better at hiding the trail.
In a rather humdrum day in the NBA, here’s what’s making news: Lamar Odom was officially charged with DUI, the Warriors tweeted that Andrew Bogut is finally 100% healthy, and Lithuanian sensation Jonas Valanciunas shining in Eurobasket ’13 games. (We have a fresh update on Eurobasket ’13 from international editor A.J. Mitnick, who reports on a bunch of Eurostash players and Euroleague stars, along with who is sitting pretty (Italy, France) and who is not (Croatia, Greece — although they
In today’s NBA news, Carmelo Anthony says he’s staying in New York and the Black Mamba is unsure if he’ll be ready for opening night.
This is how you know your star transcends the universe where it was created. LeBron James – two-time defending champion, four-time MVP, best player on the planet – was the topic of three different stories Tuesday. And none of them were about NBA basketball. Not one, not two … Three.
In today’s news out of Los Angeles, Lamar Odom is building quite the legal team to defend his DUI arrest from last week. Also, rumors out of Dallas suggest that the Mavericks explored the possibility of reacquiring J.J. Barea earlier in the summer. Odom hires O.J. Simpson’s lawyer TMZ.com reports that Lamar Odom has turned to O.J. Simpson’s lawyer, Robert Shapiro, to negotiate a plea deal for last week’s DUI arrest in Los Angeles. Odom was arrested early Friday morning after driving