Skip to content

Brett Pollakoff

  1. Spurs appreciate Kawhi Leonard’s quiet confidence

    Jun 12, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs - Game Three

    SAN ANTONIO — Kawhi Leonard is in only his second NBA season, but he’s already an extremely important part of the Spurs and their championship aspirations. Leonard’s defense on LeBron James has helped limit the league MVP to 18 points or less in each of the first three games of the Finals, and when he’s…

  2. Tim Duncan on how the Spurs are slowing LeBron James: ‘We’re guarding him with five guys’

    Jun 12, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT

    SPO-BASKET-NBA-FINALS-SPURS-HEAT

    SAN ANTONIO — A day after LeBron James was held to just 15 points and didn’t get to the free throw line for a single attempt, Tim Duncan was asked to explain how in the world his team has been able to slow the league’s MVP to playing like a mere mortal for the third…

  3. LeBron says he ‘played like s—’ in Game 3, guarantees he’ll be better in Game 4

    Jun 12, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT

    BASKET-NBA-FINALS-SPURS-TRAINING

    SAN ANTONIO — The overriding theme for the Miami Heat at practice on Wednesday was to put the lack of effort they brought to their blowout Game 3 loss behind them, and focus on making the necessary adjustments to ensure the same thing doesn’t happen again in Game 4. LeBron James guaranteed that he personally…

  4. Tony Parker won’t speculate on his availability for Game 4

    Jun 12, 2013, 4:59 PM EDT

    BASKET-NBA-FINALS-SPURS-TRAINING

    SAN ANTONIO — The official word on Tony Parker on Wednesday was that an MRI confirmed a Grade 1 right hamstring strain that forced him out of Game 3 early, and that he was listed as day-to-day. That was about as far as he would go in discussing his status for Game 4 on Thursday. “Today…

  5. Spurs’ Green, Neal, Leonard have same amount of points as LeBron, Wade, Bosh through 3 games of the Finals

    Jun 12, 2013, 12:26 PM EDT

    SPO-BASKET-NBA-FINALS-SPURS-HEAT

    SAN ANTONIO — The Spurs and their “Big Three” have taken it to the Heat so far in this series, and it’s one of the reasons that Miami finds itself down two games to one in the NBA Finals. But it isn’t Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili who are keeping pace with LeBron…

  6. 2013 adidas Eurocamp: Day 2 recap

    Jun 10, 2013, 9:15 AM EDT

    Adidas Eurocamp - Day 2

    TREVISO, Italy — The camp’s second day was lighter on the competition for the older, draft eligible international prospects, and was focused instead on drills, coaching, and showcasing the younger teams in attendance. There was only one game featuring the event’s main attractions, and it was used by two Brazilian players to dominate the action.…

  7. Kenneth Faried talks changes in Denver, first round playoff exit at adidas Eurocamp

    Jun 10, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Adidas Eurocamp - Day 2

    TREVISO, Italy — Kenneth Faried was in attendance for Day 2 of adidas Eurocamp, and was used by veteran head coach and current Timberwolves executive Flip Saunders to demonstrate proper post techniques to the camp’s international players. Faried suffered an ankle injury near the end of the regular season that wasn’t severe enough to keep…

  8. Complete BAM testing results and measurements for all players at 2013 adidas Eurocamp

    Jun 9, 2013, 6:51 PM EDT

    BAM testing

    TREVISO, Italy — It’s important to the people in charge of the adidas Eurocamp operation to provide as legitimate a platform as possible for NBA teams to evaluate international draft prospects. That’s why both the way they measure players and the testing that they put them through in Treviso are not just similar to those done…

  9. Serge Ibaka says he ‘knows nothing about’ whether or not Kevin Martin will be back with the Thunder next season

    Jun 9, 2013, 11:24 AM EDT

    Adidas Eurocamp - Day 2

    TREVISO, Italy — A rumor surfaced recently that the decision of whether or not Kevin Martin would be back with the Thunder had already been made by either the team or the player, and it originated from something that Serge Ibaka said during an interview with a foreign media outlet. Martin replaced James Harden as…

  10. Lucas Nogueira says he’s flexible on developing his skill set either in Europe or in the NBA

    Jun 9, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Adidas Eurocamp - Day 2

    TREVISO, Italy — Lucas Nogueira performed well during the first day of adidas Eurocamp, and perhaps even a bit better than expected. The competition level is always to be taken into account, but he showed a maturity on the floor and a controlled athleticism that made it easy to see why he’s projected as a…

  11. 2013 adidas Eurocamp: Day 1 recap

    Jun 8, 2013, 5:08 PM EDT

    Adidas Eurocamp - Day 1

    TREVISO, Italy — Lucas Nogueira was the player most eyes were focused on during the first day of adidas Eurocamp, not only because of his seven-foot frame, but also because he is the only international prospect in attendance who is projected to be taken late in the first round of this year’s NBA Draft. Nogueira…

  12. Sarunas Marciulionis teaches guard play at adidas Eurocamp (VIDEO)

    Jun 8, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    Google ChromeScreenSnapz003

    TREVISO, Italy — Sarunas Marciulionis played seven seasons in the NBA, most notably from 1989-1993 as a member of the Golden State Warriors. He finished as a runner-up for the Sixth Man of the Year award in 1992 after his best season in the league, one in which he averaged 18.9 points on just 12.7…

  13. Mark Cuban is funding a study on flopping

    Jun 7, 2013, 1:39 PM EDT

    Mark Cuban,  Brian Forte

    The league’s anti-flopping policy that was put into place this season hasn’t exactly done a whole lot to curb the embarrassing effort of some players to exaggerate or invent contact to try to garner a favorable (if incorrect) foul call from the officials. David Stern said as much in addressing the media before the start…

  14. NBA Finals Game 1 Micro-Movie (VIDEO)

    Jun 7, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT

    BKN-NBA-FINALS-SPURS-HEAT-GAME 1

    One of the many great things about the Finals is the folks at the NBA working hard to put together these micro-movies after each and every game. This one begins with footage of the first championship-level meeting between Tim Duncan and LeBron James back in 2007 to set the stage, and continues with highlights, sound…

  15. LeBron, Wade say fatigue was a factor in Game 1 loss to Spurs

    Jun 7, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

    LeBron James,Dwyane Wade

    The Heat had to play seven hard-fought games against the Pacers to reach the championship round. The Spurs, meanwhile, had 10 days to rest after taking care of the Grizzlies in just four games in the Western Conference Finals. After a rough fourth quarter for Miami led to San Antonio taking Game 1 on the…

  16. Nuggets reportedly parted ways with George Karl because he wasn’t listening to management

    Jun 7, 2013, 10:23 AM EDT

    George Karl

    When the Nuggets informed George Karl that they would be parting ways with the tenured head coach on Thursday, it was definitely surprising, but it wasn’t necessarily a complete shock. Karl earned the Coach of the Year award for guiding Denver to 57 regular season wins and the best home record in the league, but…

  17. Metta World Peace says he’ll defer to his agent regarding player option to stay with Lakers next season

    Jun 4, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Metta World Peace got better near the end of the Lakers’ injury ravaged season, but it’s unclear just how important he is to the team’s title chances moving forward. There will be plenty of changes to the roster in Los Angeles before next season, and some of them involving Dwight Howard and/or Pau Gasol could…

  18. Kobe Bryant says free throws he made after tearing his Achilles rank among the best shots of his career

    Jun 4, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT

    kobe free throw warriors

    If you were going to try to rank all of Kobe Bryant‘s best shots from his amazing 17 years in the NBA, it would be a massive undertaking that would last weeks to get through them all and sort them in order of degree of difficulty, overall meaning, or importance. As recently as this past…

  19. Roy Hibbert explains why he didn’t shake hands with Heat following Game 7 loss

    Jun 4, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT

    roy hibbert game 7

    The Heat had closed out Game 7 against the Pacers long before the final buzzer had sounded, putting together a solid performance that had them leading by as many as 28 points in the fourth quarter before all was said and done. Once it was over, most of the Pacers exchanged handshakes with the Heat…

  20. Roster is set for 2013 adidas Eurocamp

    Jun 4, 2013, 11:38 AM EDT

    adidas Eurocamp Day 2

    The roster is in place for this year’s adidas Eurocamp, the annual event where the top international prospects get the opportunity to practice, compete and interview with NBA teams and other professional leagues leading up to the NBA Draft. From the official release: “More than 45 early entries and NBA Draft-eligible participants, including projected 2013 NBA…

  21. Pacers’ David West on being a free agent: ‘I can’t see myself going anywhere else.’

    Jun 4, 2013, 1:43 AM EDT

    David West

    David West was an important part of the Pacers advancing as far as they did in the playoffs this season, but he’ll be an unrestricted free agent this summer, and there are already teams lining up with interest should he choose to seek employment elsewhere. Thankfully for Indiana, that doesn’t appear as though it’s going…

  22. Dwyane Wade comes through for Heat in Game 7

    Jun 4, 2013, 1:19 AM EDT

    Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade rouses the crowd before Game 2 of their NBA Eastern Conference semi-final basketball playoff against the Chicago Bulls in Miami

    After the Heat lost Game 6 to the Pacers in Indiana, Dwyane Wade came out and said that both he and Chris Bosh would need more touches offensively if the team was going to be successful. That was Miami’s formula for the majority  of the season, of course, but the two members of the Heat’s…

  23. NBA Finals schedule now set for matchup between Heat and Spurs

    Jun 3, 2013, 11:36 PM EDT

    Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade hugs the championship trophy next to team mate LeBron James on stage at a rally in Miami, Florida

    The Heat came through in a big way in Game 7 against the Pacers, and now the NBA Finals matchup is set. Miami will defend its title against a very tough San Antonio Spurs team, beginning on Thursday, June 6. Here is the Finals schedule in its entirety — all games will be nationally televised…

  24. Dwyane Wade says he and Chris Bosh need more touches in advance of Game 7

    Jun 2, 2013, 11:02 PM EDT

    Heat pacers Basketball

    After Miami dropped Game 6 in Indiana and managed to score just 77 points in the process, it’s clear that the Heat will need a much more comprehensive team effort if they’re going to be able to win Monday night’s Game 7. LeBron James led the way for the Heat just as he’s done throughout…

  25. Report: George Karl’s status in Denver up in the air following GM’s departure to Raptors

    Jun 2, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT

    George Karl

    The Nuggets finished with the best home record in the league last season, and won 57 games which was enough to get them the three seed in the Western Conference playoffs. They ran into a Warriors team that did what they do only better, especially after Danilo Gallinari, one of Denver’s two best offensive players,…

Featured video

Handing out NBA's postseason awards
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. D. Wade (4032)
  2. L. James (3903)
  3. D. Williams (3895)
  4. K. Love (3813)
  5. S. Curry (3657)
  1. C. Anthony (3575)
  2. R. Rondo (3301)
  3. R. Westbrook (3195)
  4. G. Dragic (3100)
  5. K. Durant (3063)