BROOKLYN – King James beheaded the Brooklyn Nets during an epic gathering at Barclays Center, and it is now safe to say that royalty is a word befitting the Cleveland Cavaliers. With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sitting on one side of the court and America’s most popular couple – Jay-Z and Beyonce – directly across, LeBron James ruled with an iron fist.
In my latest SheridanHoops previews for the upcoming season I have the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks as playoff teams. What about the rest of the league? Can Kobe Bryant carry the Lakers to the playoffs with Steve Nash now out for the season? Is this the year the Chicago Bulls fulfill their potential and reach the NBA Finals? Are the Cleveland Cavaliers the title favorites with LeBron James and Kevin Love joining forces with Kyrie Irving? With that in mind, I joined FOX
If you’ve ever played basketball in a recreational setting, whether at the YMCA or the local city park outdoor court, you have probably experienced the inexplicable, near magical quality that old men often display when running the court. Some old guys have that unstoppable post game, anchored by an unfailing hook shot. Some have that mid-range jumper that never misses. Still, others school young guys in the lost skill of abusing the backboard with that timeless bank shot. In continuing his part
Congratulations to the New Jersey Brooklyn Nets for resisting the urge to relocate tonight’s opener to the Meadowlands, or to the Prudential Center in Newark, or to the Teaneck Armory (if it still exists) — all places they used to call home. Their super-hyped opener against the New York Knicks has been postponed until Nov. 26 because of the effects of Hurricane Sandy, which caused more devastation than New Yorkers and NewJerseyans are accustomed to handling. Fistfights at gas stations? Check. An inordinate amount
Uncle Drew is back, and Kevin Love and Bill Russell have joined Kyrie Irving for a second installment of the extended mockumentary commercial that went viral over the summer. Yes, Kyrie Irving once again spent several hours getting made up to look like a 70-year-old man, and the makeup folks apparently spent considerably less time adding a few years to Love’s look. As you will see below, this sequel can’t hold a candle to the original, which is shown below — underneath
I didn’t punch the wall…at all — Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) July 15, 2012 OK, Kyrie. Then how the heck did you break a bone in your hand? Perhaps Irving is taking issue with the word “punched.” Maybe he just slapped the wall. Either way, he now needs surgery but is expected to be healed in time for the start of training camp. (RELATED CONTENT: Kyrie Irving and Kobe Bryant go one-one-one for $50,000) (RELATED CONTENT: Irving dominating against Team USA point guards at camp in Las
After beginning training camp with a couple of five-minute scrimmages that were open to the media, U.S. Olympic coach Mike Krzyzewski has pulled the curtain shut. The last four days have featured games divided into four 10-minute quarters between Team USA and the select team, which consists of younger NBA players. Media has not been allowed to watch. Although statistics have not been made available, the message from those who are Coach K-approved is that there has been one player who has
If you haven’t seen this video yet, prepare yourself for 5 minutes of pure entertainment.