Josh Smith has been getting a ton of ink lately, though I guess that’s what happens when you’re looking at being potentially the top name on the free agent market.
When it comes to the Slam Dunk Contest, LeBron James is full of it. “I am more of an in-game dunker”, he says. “I am too old to be in the dunk contest”, he says. “Why don’t you take a poll and see if you think I have more to lose than gain?”, he asks. And then ever-so-casually during pregame warm ups, he goes and does this:
The official NBA Trade Deadline is on Thursday, at 3:00 P.M., EST. That means the clock is ticking for teams around the league, and rumors continue to circle around Josh Smith and company. In today’s blog, we’ll get straight to all the rumors, including the ones that appear to be shot down and ones that are still well in discussion. All of this, of course, means plenty of Woj “bombs” and reports are to be expected. Before we get to all the
When Jeremy Lin came out of nowhere to dominate games for the New York Knicks last season, he captured the hearts of fans everywhere and was in many ways, inspiring. He was easily the story of the shortened NBA season. The story known as Linsanity ended some time ago, though, and what was once mostly praise has turned into slander and bitterness towards the young point guard, who has struggled this season and is trying to find his way in a new
Here are this morning’s top NBA news stories:“NBA to change All-Star ballot. eliminating center,” by David Aldridge from NBA.com “Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak sees his window of opportunity,” by Mark Medina from the Los Angeles Daily News “Jennings isn’t worried about contract situation,” by Greg Woelfel from the Racine Journal-Times “Raja Bell’s agent disputes report claiming he said trade being pursued,” by Jody Genessy from the Deseret News “Jerome Jordan making case to stay with Grizzlies,” by Ronald Tillery from the Memphis Commercial Appeal “Gilbert Arenas near deal
We’re in full-on season preview mode here at Sheridan Hoops, and we’ve got some excellent stuff up today: Brian Geltzeiler’s “Shell Answer Man” column where he addresses several big questions regarding the NBA, and Adam Zagoria’s preseason NCAA Top 25.And here’s all the latest news from the NBA:Mikhail Prokhorov is guaranteeing that the Nets will make the playoffs, writes Tim Bontemps of the New York Post. That’s not going out too far on a limb, but he is standing by
Dwight Howard wanted the Magic fans to understand that he still has great appreciation for them, so he took out a full-page ad in the Orlando Sentinel’s Sunday edition to thank them for their support. It’s hard to imagine how the ad would matter, given his betrayal of the team and all the drama that surrounded him. See how Howard “botched” his departure from Orlando, along with other relevant news around the league:Dwight Howard’s full-page ad dedicated to Orlando received no
Just three seasons ago, shooting guard Brandon Roy, aka “The Natural”, was regarded as one of the most well-rounded players in the NBA. He was a natural leader for the Portland Trailblazers and displayed the type of game that was rarely seen in any player: a player with no distinct flaw. Roy could do it all, and he received the highest of praise from fans and players alike. Here is a direct quote from Kobe Bryant when he was asked to name