The film “Selma”, which opened nationally on January 9th, details the Civil Rights efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the small city of Selma, Alabama, as he and his followers sought voting equality. The movie has achieved critical acclaim, even earning an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. Yet, for all the praise that the film has received, it is not without it’s critics — many of whom will cede that the film is good, but point out its failings. Count
The Madison Square crowd was in a frenzy. New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams had just called a meaningless timeout with 8.1 seconds left and his team down 99-92 to a New York Knicks team that had lost 16 straight games dating back to Dec. 12. New Orleans failed to score after the timeout, and the Knicks won at home for the first time since Nov. 22. A 2-3 road trip against Eastern opponents looks bad enough for a New Orleans Pelicans
Happy New Year everyone! It’s now officially 2015, and hopefully everyone had a safe and happy New Year’s celebration last night. It’s weird to think it’s 2015 already. Let’s start the new year off with a few pictures that I found today. It’s also College Bowl Season, with the first ever college football playoffs starting on New Year’s Day.
Now that Josh Smith is gone, what does the long-term future hold for Greg Monroe? A rival executive believes he will end up with the New York Knicks. “I could see $48 million for four years. I don’t think he’s a max (contract) guy, but he is pretty good. He might get more based on who is left on the board. I could see New York overpaying him,” the executive told SheridanHoops. Monroe has a trade veto after signing his qualifying offer
Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez broke his hand in a victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. It is the first time he’ll sit out of an NBA game in nearly three seasons. He is, however, taking the injury in stride. He took to Twitter Tuesday to express his gratitude for all of the well-wishes and prayers and unveiled his plan for recovery.
Indiana owner Herb Simon would approve of the team re-acquiring former Pacers guard Lance Stephenson in a trade, The Indianapolis Star reports.
The three best records in the NBA belong to the Warriors, Grizzlies and Blazers. What do all three Western Conference teams have in common? Continuity. Besides for some minor tweaks, (Shaun Livingston, Vince Carter, Steve Blake and Chris Kaman) Golden State, Memphis and Portland retained their core players and have been extremely successful over the first quarter of the regular season. For Portland, now at 16-4 after Sunday’s win over New York, this is the third season the LaMarcus Aldridge-Damian Lillard-Nicolas Batum-Wes
Kind of mad at myself this morning — for not winning enough. LeBron James, Gordon Hayward and Pau Gasol combined for 161.25 fantasy points, but the cheaper pieces they were surrounded with all disappointed.