There are less than a dozen games left in the NBA regular season, and the most dramatic race still going on is a five-team scrum in the Western Conference for three playoff spots. Those five clubs – the Warriors, Rockets, Lakers, Jazz and Mavericks – are separated by five games in the standings.
Over the All-Star break, news broke that longtime Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss had been hospitalized and was battling cancer.
Monday, Dr. Buss passed away.
Many NBA players (former and current), owners and personnel sent their regards via Twitter.
When Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams was lost due to a severely sprained thumb back in Dec. 22, 2012, it looked as if the team would struggle to make the playoffs this season without a reliable backup.
Interestingly, Utah has stepped up to the challenge without its starting point guard, going 14-8 since Williams’ injury. In fact – and not to say that the Jazz are better off without him – the team has gone 17-9 in games where Williams has been in street clothes.
The big sports news story on Wednesday had nothing to do with basketball, yet it has become the hot topic among NBA athletes.
Thursday has seen many players weighing in on the Manti Te’o story.
While there may be ongoing investigations seeking to determine the truth of the matter, it has not stopped people on the internet from throwing around their opinions—many of which are negative.
Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star forward Kevin Durant spoke out on Te’o's behalf to ask his tweeps to leave him alone.