Skip to content
  1. Quote of the day, Dan Gilbert is his own man

    Jun 9, 2010, 11:27 AM EDT

    “He is a basketball player and a great one and his interests are aligned with our interests. But this concept that this franchise has been handed to a player who is running it and making the decisions is just completely and totally false” –Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, refuting stories that LeBron James is making…

  2. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game 3: Bynum "tweaks" knee, says he is "questionable" for Game 4

    Jun 9, 2010, 10:57 AM EDT

    Andrew Bynum has been key for the Lakers this series, occupying and scoring some on Kendrick Perkins on offense (so Perk isn’t pushing Pau Gasol around) and protecting the rim on defense. He is the key reason the Celtics are shooting below 50 percent at the rim — on layups and putbacks — in the…

  3. NBA finals Lakers Celtics: Putting Ray Allen's dismal night in context

    Jun 9, 2010, 10:25 AM EDT

    0-13 from the field, 0-8 from the three point line. Whew. There’s really no way of getting around that. That’s a pretty terrible performance. It’s so bad, it deserves some cliches. Here are a few for you to use around the office today! “Ray Allen couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat!”…

  4. Amar'e Stoudemire confirms he will opt out, seek max deal

    Jun 9, 2010, 10:02 AM EDT

    Lest there was any remaining doubt, let it be known that Amar’e Stoudemire wants to get paid. He told the kids at his basketball camp in Phoenix yesterday that there is “no chance” he would exercise his $17.5 million option for next season. He will become a free agent if the Suns don’t re-sign him…

  5. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game 3: Talking Derek Fisher's makes, Ray Allen's misses

    Jun 9, 2010, 9:25 AM EDT

    Phil Jackson sounds like most coaches after one of his players goes one on four — good thing he made it. Doc Rivers sounds frustrated and you could tell the Lakers won because Kobe was back to using full sentences in his press conference.  

  6. Monty Williams wants Hornets to get out and run

    Jun 9, 2010, 9:07 AM EDT

    The Hornets have one of the best open-court decision makers and scoring forces in the league in Chris Paul. Yet the Hornets did not run under Byron Scott. They played at the 28th fastest pace in the league (of the 30 teams) Scott’s first year. After that their pace ranking still was never fast: 21,…

  7. Harlem Globetrotters offer LeBron James, Dwyane Wade ownership to come play

    Jun 9, 2010, 8:37 AM EDT

    Well, there’s one offer Mikhail Prokhorov or Dan Gilbert can’t make. The Harlem Globetrotters have already reached out to LeBron James and made him an offer — part ownership of the team. Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported this via twitter. In a serious effort/marketing move, the Harlem Globetrotters are making a pitch…

  8. NBA Finals, Lakers Celtics: KG returns to form in Celtics loss

    Jun 9, 2010, 2:13 AM EDT

    Before game one of the NBA Finals, Lakers coach Phil Jackson said that the matchup between power forwards Pau Gasol and Kevin Garnett would be the key to the series. With all due respect to one of the greatest coaches of all time, games two and three of the finals have not been kind to…

  9. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game 3: Derek Fisher does what Derek Fisher does and the Celtics pay

    Jun 9, 2010, 1:17 AM EDT

    Here is the basics of the scouting report every team gets on Derek Fisher: Don’t let him catch and shoot, particularly late in games. Make him shoot off the dribble, hit pull up jumpers, do that and he will miss. So what did Fisher do in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA…

  10. NBA finals Lakers Celtics Game 3: Blogbook had as many field goals as Ray Allen

    Jun 9, 2010, 12:28 AM EDT

    A collection of thoughts on Game 3 between the L.A. Lakers and Boston Celtics: So here’s the trick. I need to somehow convey that the Celtics and Ray Allen didn’t fail tonight necessarily without sacrificing the respect the Lakers’ defense earned in defending Jesus Shuttlesworth. You see, to say the Lakers shut him down would…

  11. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game 3 halftime: Lakers 52, Celtics 40

    Jun 8, 2010, 10:32 PM EDT

    If you told Celtics fans before the game that Kevin Garnett would have 15 first half points, they would have thought they would be destroying the Lakers and started celebrating. But the Celtics are down a dozen at the half, 52-40. Outside of Rajon Rondo (4-7) and KG (7-9) the Celtics are 5 of 24…

  12. Cavaliers GM Grant talks coaching search

    Jun 8, 2010, 7:48 PM EDT

    Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant talks about the team’s coaching search, which has nothing to do with what LeBron James wants. Nope. Not a thing. Don’t think that for a second. In the first few seconds he dances around the Tom Izzo question like a pro.  

  13. P.J. Carlesimo to be an extremely well-paid assistant

    Jun 8, 2010, 7:18 PM EDT

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, newly hired Toronto Raptors assistant coach P.J. Carlesimo will make the princely sum of $650,000, along with perks, next season. It does look like a lot of money for an assistant coach, but if Carlesimo can have any significant effect on Toronto’s porous defense, he will be well…

  14. NBA Finals, Lakers Celtics: Lakers must slow down Rondo by cutting down on mistakes

    Jun 8, 2010, 6:59 PM EDT

    Rajon Rondo can be something of a mystery. In game one, Rondo looked like a relative non-factor. He only grabbed six rebounds, went 6-14 from the field, and totaled a good-but-not-great eight assists. He had his moments, but for the most part it looked like the Lakers had solved the Rondo riddle. In game two,…

  15. Haddadi may not play for Iran this summer, will stay in Memphis instead

    Jun 8, 2010, 6:29 PM EDT

    While the world’s top national teams — including Team USA — are focusing on Turkey this summer and the FIBA World Championships, there are a number of other events drawing other teams. Like the 2010 Asian Games. Iran will be taking part in that, playing basketball, but they may not have their best player, Hamed…

  16. Here's what Derek Fisher thinks of Paul Pierce's comments

    Jun 8, 2010, 5:23 PM EDT

      Well, there you go. Fisher has always been known as one of the NBA’s true class acts, but that certainly doesn’t mean he’s a guy you want to mess with. When asked about Paul Pierce’s comments that the Celtics “won’t be coming back to LA,” Fisher’s facial expression told the whole story.  We’ve all…

  17. Mannix: Winter deserves Hall of Fame spot

    Jun 8, 2010, 5:16 PM EDT

    Even though Tex Winter’s career record as an NBA head coach is 51-78, he’s one of the true NBA coaching legends to emerge in the past couple of decades. When Winter took over as the coach of Marquette as a 29-year old in 1951, he was the youngest head coach in major college basketball. By…

  18. Don Nelson staying in Maui, not involved in Warriors draft preparation

    Jun 8, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    Don Nelson is in Maui right now. For the record, I wish I were in Maui right now. I’d be a much better blogger in Maui. Or at least I’d have the best tan of any NBA blogger. Which really is a pretty easy honor to achieve. But I am not the coach of an…

  19. Heat give Wade a giant check to sign

    Jun 8, 2010, 3:58 PM EDT

    Generally speaking, I’m not the biggest fan of these free-agency “campaigns.” The top free agents this summer are grown men making an important decision for themselves, their families, and the franchise they will end up playing for. Fans acting like their city deserves a player’s services because they put together a website or cute little…

Featured video

Wizards playing spoiler in East
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. A. Jefferson (3034)
  2. K. Durant (2697)
  3. D. Wade (2563)
  4. L. James (2516)
  5. J. Noah (2510)
  1. D. Rose (2494)
  2. K. Bryant (2291)
  3. D. Howard (2089)
  4. N. Hilario (2084)
  5. A. Bogut (2067)