Mar 20, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT
Heat need healthy Wade to contend.
Mar 20, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT
In 1997, The Washington Bullets became the Washington Wizards (though not directly due to the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, as many believe). Wizards, a corny nickname with no local significance, hasn’t really caught on among the city’s passionate basketball fans. But it won’t change back to Bullets for two main reasons: 1. Most fans have…
Mar 20, 2014, 12:08 PM EDT
Timofey Mozgov, most famous for getting dunked on by Blake Griffin, can dunk a little bit himself. Just ask Josh Smith. This wasn’t totally Smith’s fault – who was Greg Monroe defending on that pick-and-roll? – but there’s no coming back from that. Smith was ejected later in the game.
Mar 20, 2014, 11:41 AM EDT
Mike D’Antoni reverses course on Nash’s prognosis.
Mar 20, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT
Rockets replacing Rick Adelman with Kevin McHale caused friction.
Mar 20, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT
On working for a once-great coach who’s now team president: “I started working with Pat 19 years ago. For two or three years, he didn’t even know my name.” -Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, who began his career as a video coordinator. Presumably, Phil Jackson will better know his next coach from jump street.
Mar 19, 2014, 11:51 PM EDT
BOSTON – Dwyane Wade had barely crossed halfcourt when Udonis Haslem streaked past him and all the way behind the defense. Wade tossed the ball toward the rim, and Haslem grabbed it and dunked, hanging on the rim an extra beat. The Celtics called timeout, on their way to a 14-point deficit midway through the…
Terrence Ross says Kevin Garnett NBA’s best pick-setter ‘because he sets illegal screens but he never gets caught,’ wants Nets in playoffs
Mar 19, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT
Maybe Garnett will fight him. Ross is a guard.
Mar 19, 2014, 1:51 PM EDT
The last summer Derrick Rose played for Team USA, he won a gold medal and then, in the ensuing NBA season, became the youngest MVP of all-time.
Mar 19, 2014, 11:46 AM EDT
Now engaged, Phil Jackson and Jeanie Buss have dated since 1999. Their relationship surely got awkward at times during the 11 years Jackson worked for the Buss family business, the Los Angeles Lakers. With Jackson coaching and Jeanie Buss working in the front office, there definitely could have been conflicts of interest. There surely were…
Mar 19, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT
There are a lot of incredible stats about the Lakers’ historic greatness, but this one is my favorite: Between 1949 and 2010 – a 62-year stretch – the Lakers appeared in half of all NBA Finals. Half! That is just astonishing. And for the second half of that run, Jerry Buss owned the franchise. Sometime…
Mar 19, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Mar 19, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT
This is what Phil Jackson must contend with.
Mar 19, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT
The Knicks’ targets that summer: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Amar’e Stoudemire
Mar 19, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Jackson’s real job begins today.
Mar 18, 2014, 10:57 PM EDT
Zarar Siddiqi of Raptors Republic has another angle, and I count 4.5 revolutions around the rim. That’s a tough miss – especially considering the game’s result. Toronto lost to the Hawks, 118-113, in overtime. Obviously the butterfly effect has an impact, but had Ross’ shot fallen, maybe the Raptors would have won in regulation. Instead,…
Mar 18, 2014, 10:39 PM EDT
LaBron deserves more respect from franchise he took so far.
Mar 18, 2014, 9:33 PM EDT
Iguodala suffering from knee tendinitis
Mar 18, 2014, 8:36 PM EDT
Probably won’t catch Wilt
Mar 18, 2014, 7:49 PM EDT
Bye, bye Mike Woodson
Mar 18, 2014, 6:33 PM EDT
A vehicle registered to former Pistons great Ben Wallace – who also played for the Cavaliers, Bulls and Wizards/Bullets – was involved in a crash in Virginia last month. According to a witness, the SUV hit a residential fence, and a tall man angrily hit wood against the fence then left the vehicle behind. Now,…
Mar 18, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT
If only it weren’t for Kevin Durant and LeBron James…
Mar 18, 2014, 1:21 PM EDT
But for how long?
Mar 18, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT
Not that Dirk is having a great season or anything.
Mar 18, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT
So World Peace gave Knicks a break on his salary, because that makes sense.
- Derrick Rose sits out another Team USA practice, not likely to start Wednesday 20
- DeMarcus Cousins practices with team USA Tuesday, says he’s 50-50 for Wednesday game 2
- Jim Boeheim says of Carmelo Anthony, “it would have been better to go to Chicago” 30
- Steve Ballmer screams like a maniac at Clippers rally 26
- Thibodeau calls Team USA “perfect setting” for Derrick Rose to make return 6
- What four players left likely to get cut from Team USA roster? Things don’t look good for Andre Drummond. 19
- John Calipari says he was not close to going to Cleveland. LeBron or not. 12
- Report: Shawn Marion commits to play with Cavaliers, LeBron James 47