Among professional sports in America, the National Football League reigns supreme, but one would like to think that playoffs for any of the other major sports would be more important than the first round of another league’s draft. Apparently not. ESPN, which holds the broadcast rights to Thursday’s NBA playoff games, also hosts the NFL’s draft. Guess which show got top billing? Football’s offseason. Game 2 in Miami will be broadcast on ESPN 2, while 32 former college athletes will sit around
The game was supposed to be just about over. The Houston Rockets were supposed to force a Game 7 against the Portland Trail Blazers after Chandler Parsons gave them the 98-96 lead on a put-back layup with just 0.9 seconds left in the game. At worst, they should have prevented a 3-point shot so that the game would go into overtime if the Blazers converted any other shot. Unfortunately for the Rockets, Damian Lillard hit the shot of his life at
With much of the national discourse centering on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the reality of the matter is that a lifetime ban and a $2.5 million fine is the limit to what NBA commissioner Adam Silver is capable of doing. The rest falls on the shoulders of 29 team owners, as they—according to the NBA’s Constitution and By-Laws—must vote with a 3/4′s majority to force the sale of the team. Players, media pundits and people all across the nation
Monday morning Hall of Fame head coach and NBA broadcaster Dr. Jack Ramsay, 89, died. The cause of death was immediately known, though he had endured a long battle with cancer and had been recently diagnosed with a marrow syndrome. Ramsay, a permanent fixture around the NBA, began his professional career in Philadelphia with the 76ers as their general manager, taking the team to an title. He later became their head coach, staying with the Sixers for four years. He had later
Click on this banner to sign up for DraftStreet’s two-day NBA playoff fantasy leagues The price tag on LaMarcus Aldridge has risen since yesterday, with the Portland Trail Blazers forward going from $18,940 to $19,421. That’s what’ll happen when an astounding 52 percent of the entrants in DraftStreet’s two-day playoff fantasy tournament snatch up the player who had the most productive Game 1 of any NBA player. Aldridge went off for 46 points and 18 rebounds in Portland’s
If you were watching the Houston-Portland game late Sunday night, you may have thrown something at your television set in disgust when Dwight Howard’s sixth foul was called. Yes, even if you are a Trail Blazers fan. The call was so egregiously wrong, it was heinous. Well, today, the NBA has owned up to the mistake — marking the second time in as many days that the league office has issued a statement acknowledging a grievous error.
Adidas announced a contract extension with Portland Trail Blazers All-Star point guard Damian Lillard Monday. The deal, as reported by many news outlets, could be worth up to $100 million plus incentives. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Darren Rovell reported the $100 million potential of the deal. The deal, which can extend to 10 years, could be worth up to $100 million including incentives and options … It’s believed to be the largest shoe deal since Derrick Rose signed a 13-year deal in 2012 that could
Portland Trail Blazers superstar point guard/ @ Dame Lill-ard/ continues to drop rhymes hard. It’s #4BarFriday, and this time around/ as the NBA regular season winds down— He’s illin’ on some W-W-E stuff/ wreckin’ the beat like he’s wreckin’ the Heat/ his lyrics are tough! #4BarFriday, sure not to bore ya’/ Rest In Peace Ultimate Warrior! … My apologies. In honor of #4BarFriday, I thought it’d be fun to start with a rhyme. I leave you with Damian Lillard, he’s much better than I.