The NBA, arguably better than any major sport, has made extreme efforts to become a global league. While it’s not reported on consistently in the media, both the NBA and the NFL have an eye on London as the hub of a new international team.
SH Blog: Gasol Stands His Ground In LA; Attorney Claims Perkins Is Innocent; Beasley Punches Self In Head
There is hope that Kobe Bryant will return early this season, but at age 37 and coming off a torn Achilles, the Black Mamba returning as his former self is no certainty.
So as Gasol enters the final year of his contract with the Lakers, that precarious question has been asked: will Gasol take less money to help the Lakers improve next year?
We know who the best players are.
The best teams, in due time, surface to the top.
But occasionally, maybe once a year, a player comes from out of nowhere and puts together a breakout year. It’s impossible to predict at this point, but after the preseason opened this weekend, Xavier Henry of the Los Angeles Lakers has at least put his name on the ballot.
With all eyes on Derrick Rose this weekend, as he prepares to play his first game in 500-plus days, this familiar ethos can’t be how the former MVP approaches his return to the court.
The last time we saw Rose play he was 23 years old and one season removed from becoming the NBA’s youngest MVP.
Rose turned 25 today.
SH Blog: Garnett All In With Brooklyn; J.R. Smith Delayed Surgery For Contract; Can Kyrie Be the Best?
Yes, that’s the sweet smell of fresh NBA news.
It’s finally October and training camp has officially started. The wait is over, so let’s get right to it. Here’s the latest from a big day of NBA news.
We’ll start in Brooklyn, where the Nets are focused on finishing nowhere short of an title.