Oct 31, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT
It’s been a funky, upset-heavy opening to the NBA season: Philly over Miami, the Lakers over the Clippers and the Suns won their opener as well. What is going on?
Matt Stroup of Rotoworld and I talk if these teams can keep it up, and what players impressed us on the first couple nights of the season — yes, Michael Carter-Williams makes the list.
- Kevin Durant knows you’re talking about his free agency but isn’t giving many clues. But he liked what LeBron did. 0
- Byron Scott makes ridiculous optimism sound reasonable 34
- Derrick Rose told Carmelo Anthony that if he came to Chicago “the game would be easy” 37
- LeBron James strips on stage, throws clothes into crowd (video) 20
- Is DeMarcus Cousins the big man Team USA can lean on? 18
- Lakers make it official — finally — and hire Byron Scott as head coach 13
- Derrick Rose: “I’ve become a smarter player, but I’m mad it took me seven years to learn it.” 29
- Shelly Sterling beats Donald Sterling in court, clears sale of Clippers to Steve Ballmer 69