What’s holding you back from pursuing your dream? Is it the fear of the unknown? The overwhelming weight of expectation? The harsh reality that failure is an option? For Scott Odom, the answer is as simple as it is complex: nothing. Not cancer. Not depression. Not a snub from the NBA and one of its most prominent owners. Not the jealousy of teammates. Not even the loss of his right leg.
The NCAA tournament has given us plenty to talk about after its first weekend. We’ve been treated to six overtime games (the tournament record is seven), big time upsets (Duke, Syracuse and Kansas all failed to win more than one game) and memorable finishes (ask THE University of Dayton). But between all of the madness that has commenced this week, one game has managed to stand above the rest: No. 8 seed Kentucky vs. No. 1 seed Wichita State.
Phil Jackson was officially introduced as president of the New York Knicks on Tuesday during a press conference held at Chase Square just outside of the newly renovated Madison Square Garden. Jackson was introduced by the enigmatic James Dolan, who both offered a great deal of insight and explanation into how this power relationship materialized, from which we learned began a few months ago.
Determined to single-handedly revive the dreadful season of the New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony has been on a scoring tear since last Wednesday, pouring in an average of 41.3 points over his last four games. Only one of those games have resulted in a victory for the Knicks, though, and the trend of losing despite a huge scoring output from Anthony continued on Monday against the Dallas Mavericks. Anthony scored 44 points on 14-of-29 shooting from the field and added nine
You could be forgiven for not thinking too much about basketball today. With the Super Bowl taking all of the sports-related attention, and only one game (and that Orlando-Boston) on the schedule, it’s one of the quietest days of the NBA season, right up there with Christmas Eve. I, on the other hand, would not be forgiven if I didn’t think too much about basketball, because it’s my job to bring you the latest news from around the NBA every weekend.
Somethings cannot be explained—except by the person doing them. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban often does—or says—things that he alone can explain. At times, the best way to explain something he has done is an indirect way of explaining nothing at all: Mark Cuban is going to do Mark Cuban things. Thursday brought with it another such moment when the Cuban took to Twitter to explain his acceptance and tolerance of the middle finger.
Hours after it was reported that Mark Cuban would be receiving a fine from the NBA, the Dallas Mavericks owner took to Twitter to voice his thoughts on the matter. Never one to bite his tongue, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Cuban chose to comment on the issue. As he took to social media upon hearing of the $100,000 fine, Cuban hinted that this would not be the last time he would be getting penalized by NBA officials.
Mark Cuban said he wanted to get fined one more time by commissioner David Stern before the old man steps down. Mission accomplished. The NBA socked the Dallas Mavericks owner with a $100,000 fine Saturday for confronting the officials and directing inappropriate language at them following the Mavericks’ 129-127 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Staples Center. Cuban has been fined 20 times, including 14 for criticizing officials. The penalties have added up to nearly $1.9 million, and