Everyone in this world makes mistakes. Everyone has their demons—sure, they may vary in severity, but nobody is perfect. Fortunately for many, life has its second chances. Such is life for Lamar Odom. After a whirlwind swirl of media attention amidst a plethora of allegations and accusations ranging from drugs to infidelity and having experienced terrible off-court tragedies, his life fell to pieces in the national media—both on and off the court. Odom, a two-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers who began
Whew. What a long weekend? Of course, you may have guessed, the weekend in question was the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend which culminated in a record breaking, high scoring game Sunday night. Monday afternoon, a day after competing in the East’s 163-155 victory over the West in the All-Star Game, Miami Heat forward LeBron James took to social media to reminisce on how quickly time has flown by since he, teammate Dwyane Wade and New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony came into
Two days removed from a last-second Wednesday night loss to the Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli, like many other NBA athletes, decided to use the All-Star break to travel. His flight, however, may have had some unnecessary stress due to the pilot’s lack of tact. Some time prior to takeoff, the pilot addressed the passengers over the intercom and revealed some rather unsettling news while expressing his expectation to arrive at their destination faster than the time that they
Before the season, championship expectations were attached to both the Knicks and the Nets. The Knicks were coming off the team’s first season with at least 50 or more wins and a trip to the Eastern Conference semifinals since the 1999-2000 campaign, when Jeff Van Gundy patrolled the sidelines, Patrick Ewing wrapped up his final season in New York and Allan Houston was in the prime of his career. The Nets were coming off their first trip to the playoffs in six years
After dominating the Miami Heat in their first meeting in December, Stephen Curry showed once again on Wednesday that he is a rising superstar in the league. With the game on the line and his team down by a point with just 23 seconds left on the clock, the point guard drove past his defender for a layup and drew the foul for a 3-point play early in the clock. With the Golden State Warriors up 110-108, it appeared to be
Andrew Bynum is going to spend the next several weeks getting into shape and waving a towel for the NBA-leading Indiana Pacers, who have no plans to rush him into action after signing him last week. Is that a plan that makes sense? In this interview with Jody MacDonald of CBS Sports radio, we debated that question – and I weighed in with the opinion that it is better to have a third option at center behind Roy Hibbert and Ian Mahinmi than to sit
Only a week out from All-Star Weekend in New Orleans beginning on February 14th, there has been one looming question heading in: who will replace Kobe Bryant on the Western Conference roster? New NBA commissioner, Adam Silver, answered that question today. To nobody’s surprise he picked the hometown favorite, and well deserving Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans. More from USA Today’s Sam Amick:
It now seems only a matter of days before Mike Woodson becomes the first coach fired in the 2013-14 NBA season. As reported by our New York-based columnist, Michael Scotto, Woodson and his assistants are expecting to lose their jobs by the All-Star break, with Herb Williams taking over for the remainder of the season. What could prevent it from happening? It might take a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road Sunday to keep the axe from falling. Why is it happening?