SH Blog: Horford to undergo season-ending surgery, Bledsoe wanted to run his own team

Al Horford

2013 has not been pleasant in terms of all the injuries accumulated in the NBA. Whether it’s Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant, Marc Gasol, Quincy Pondexter or J.J. Redick, players around the league have missed significant time already due to injuries. Add Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks to that list, who received the worst news possible regarding the injury he suffered last week. Find details on him and much more below. HORFORD OUT FOR THE YEAR: Horford suffered a tear of his pectoral


Sheridan’s MVP Rankings: Dec. 25 Edition — LBJ and Wi Tu Lo

Atlanta Hawks v Chicago Bulls - Game Two

First off, play this video. It is my Christmas present to y’all, and you are guaranteed to laugh at least once while going through this column. And never forget: Laughter kills the blues. You may end up shaking your head, too, because it is an extremely subjective thing to be ranking so many top-tier players who are currently having top-tier seasons. I’ve been saying through the first third of the season that this is a four-man race this NBA season, and the


UPDATE: Spurs rest Duncan and Ginobili but will not be fined

manu ginobili

The San Antonio Spurs are resting both Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili for Thursday night’s nationally televised road game vs. the Golden State Warriors, initially putting themselves at risk of another six-figure fine from the NBA. A release from Spurs media relations Thursday afternoon – titled an “injury report” – said both players were being held out of the game on TNT due to rest. It made no mention of injuries to either player. The release also said guard Tony Parker would


Sheridan’s MVP Rankings: Dec. 18 Edition — Aldridge Moves to No. 1

LaMarcus Aldridge

There comes a time each day when I need to take a break from basketball. On Tuesday night, there was no better time than after watching the battle between Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving in Cleveland, an absolute thriller of a game that ended with Lillard sinking his eighth 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds left to improve the Portland Trail Blazers to an NBA-best 22-4. So I shut down the telly, reached the for latest issue of Time Magazine, and learned that Pope


NBA Gambling: Notes from the Quarter Pole – Bet The Lakers!


The gambling life ain’t easy, folks — which is where today’s tale begins. But by the time you get to the end of today’s column, hopefully you’ll be amused by my personal adventures and enlightened by my leaguewide analysis. We are at the quarter-pole of the NBA season, and trends have emerged. First, to truly appreciate what it means to gamble on the NBA on a daily basis, you had to experience what it was like to bet on the Philadelphia 76ers


Bernucca: Is LeBron Better than Jordan? Read This Before Answering

LeBron Rose

Remember that streak of games hot-shooting LeBron James put together last February? Well, he’s doing it again. Much earlier in the season. And for a longer stretch. And if he keeps it up, it will become historic. Because since the ABA-NBA merger, no wing player or point guard has scored this much while shooting this well. Not Dr. J. Not even Michael Jordan. Yes, really. Through the first month of the season, James is third in the league in scoring at 26.2 points per


Sheridan’s MVP Rankings: Nov. 27 Edition — Viva Tony Parker


An extraordinary set of circumstances over the past week produced my first ever face-to-face encounter with a devoted supporter of the Insane Clown Posse, a fellow with red and blue face tattoos that made him look like the Joker from the most recent Batman movies. My buddy Chris G., who was alongside me for this episode of Random Bizzarro Encounter That Any Given Day May Bring, later explained to me that the fellow with the face tattoos was an officer in a