In today’s lead NBA news item, the situation surrounding troubled free agent forward is far from clear.
NBA commissioner David Stern has been behind, and orchestrated, much of the drama that has filled the NBA over the last several decades. Most recently we have seen his fingerprints all over the bizarre Chris Paul veto, the NBA lockout, the Tim Donaghy scandal and implementing the dress code. But now, much like a Vince McMahon WWE storyline, Stern’s role in the show has taken a twist.
The 2013 NBA offseason began with news of two greats choosing to hang up their sneakers—Jason Kidd and Grant Hill. Two months into the summer, another marquee player is walking away from the league. Tracy McGrady has announced on ESPN’s First Take that he will be retiring from the NBA.
Condolences go out to the Meminger family and the Marquette family following the passing of Dean Meminger, a member of the Marquette NIT championship team in 1970 and a former New York Knicks. I had lunch with Dean in June at a Cuban restaurant in Yonkers, NY, and he was happy to take me up on my request to give a phone call to my dad, Bob, also a Marquette alum. We talked a little Warriors history, including how coach Al
The New York Knicks, compared to what they have been over the past decade or so, were a wildly successful team last season. They were the second best team in the Eastern Conference and had high hopes heading into the playoffs. Prior to the start of the season, they were written off as an old team that had next to no chance of beating the Miami Heat. Yet, they managed to beat the Heat in three of four regular season games.
It’s official: The NBA will be back. The 2013-14 season will be in full swing in just 84 days—that’s a little more than two-and-a-half months. [SH Blog: NBA Releases Schedule] The league released the new schedule Tuesday evening and the season opens with three games on October 29th, two of which are marquee match-ups.
The NBA’s popularity is on the rise, and the league isn’t wasting any time getting its fans engaged with the 2013-14 season. The season opens on Tuesday, Oct. 29 with LeBron James and the two-time defending champion Miami Heat getting their rings before hosting the Chicago Bulls in a game that should feature the return of Derrick Rose. James has won the MVP four of the last five years. The only time he did not win it in that span was 2011,