As our own Max Ogden reported in Monday night’s SH Blog, the Denver Nuggets and forward Kenneth Faried recently agreed on a five-year, $60 million extension that guarantees him no less than $52M. Thursday, in lieu of said extension and in response to #TBT (Throwback Thursday), he reminisced on his first contract in the NBA by sharing a 2011 draft photo on Twitter.
Everyone on the internet loves A.M.A.s (“Ask Me Anything” question-and-answer sessions). Who doesn’t want to get to know more about their favorite celebrities? Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Paul George took to Twitter to engage his fans Friday night. He opted to take 10 questions, most of which help to paint the picture of what he likes. From his favorite NBA players while growing up to his current celebrity crush, the subjects were pretty broad.
The doldrum of summer is upon us. The only remaining hot topic of discussion in NBA news cycles is the back-and-forth battle for Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star power forward Kevin Love. The Chicago Bulls have thrust themselves back into the picture with a strong offer. Sheridan Hoops publisher and editor-in-chief, Chris Sheridan, has the scoop if you’re thirsty for details. [EXCLUSIVE: Bulls have offered Gibson, McDermott and Mirotic for Love] [PODCAST: More on Bulls’ Big Trade Offer for Kevin Love] If you’re looking for
Twitter blew up Monday. TMZ broke a story early Monday morning unveiling surveillance footage obtained from the Standard Hotel’s elevator after the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala a week earlier. The video shows hip hop mogul and former Brooklyn Nets minority owner Jay-Z, his wife Beyonce, her sister Solange Knowles and another man—presumably a body guard, entering the elevator, wherein Solange appears to have words with the rap icon before abruptly throwing punches and kicks at him.
Beats Electronics enthusiast LeBron James seen with co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Andre (Dr. Dre) Young. Hip Hop has had a longstanding relationship with basketball dating back to the 90s. Between the fashion trends, music and relationships often forged between the two industries, the two seem to go hand-in-hand culturally. Many NBA athletes have tried their hands at making rap albums: Chris Webber, Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant, Ron Artest, Tony Parker, Stephen Jackson, Troy Hudson, Joe Smith and Iman
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.
Almost everyone has a favorite song. Most people listen to music while driving. And, many people enjoy singing along with their favorite song while they drive. The same is true for professional athletes—even three-time NBA champions like Miami Heat star shooting guard Dwyane Wade, who posted a video of himself singing to one of his jams in the car. Wade gets a good laugh at his own expense.
Tuesday night the Charlotte Bobcats put the clamps on the Dubs shooters—holding the team to a pitiful 31.2-percent from the floor—in a 16-point blowout win. It was the team’s worst shooting percentage since 2004, when they shot 27.5-percent against the Memphis Grizzlies. Point guard Steph Curry shot 8-of-18 (44-percent) from the floor in the loss. The most efficient scorer on the team—not named Curry—was Jermaine O’Neal, who made his return from wrist surgery, having shot 2-of-5 (40-percent) from the floor en