Nov 5, 2010, 11:03 PM EDT
Andre Iguodala’s 252-game starting streak is in jepoardy. Iguodala strained his right Achilles tendon during the first half of the Sixers loss to the Cavaliers Friday night and did not play in the second half. After the game coach Doug Collins said that the injury was not serious. However, Iguodala’s status for Sunday at the…
Nov 5, 2010, 5:55 PM EDT
Somewhere between Nike Basketball’s fantastic LeBron James “Rise” spot and Reebok’s mind-numbingly awful John Wall/Zigtech campaign is this commercial from Jordan Brand and Carmelo Anthony: . . I’m not sure I quite understand how the current slogan, “DO WHATEVER IT TAKES,” ties in (I guess it’s because in this game, Melo has to literally do…
Nov 5, 2010, 5:42 PM EDT
The San Antonio Spurs announced that they have decided to release forward Bobby Simmons and sign point guard Chris Quinn. The 30-year old Simmons, who shot 35.9% from the field in New Jersey last season, had only appeared in two games for the Spurs. The 27-year old Quinn, who shot 35.7% from the field in…
Nov 5, 2010, 5:01 PM EDT[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/DAW9qyeiSRM?fs=1&hl=en_US" height="205" width="320" /]
This isn’t technically NBA-related, but it’s impressive anyways. In this video, Kansas Western is leading Baker University and inbounding with two seconds remaining. Kansas Western attempted to get the ball in by throwing a deep inbounds pass, but it was intercepted by Baker’s Sam Kenney, who heaved an off-balance baseball shot over a Kansas Western…
Nov 5, 2010, 4:21 PM EDT
Brandon Roy is averaging 40.5 minutes a game this season to lead the league. Team’s stars usually average 35 give or take a little. Pau Gasol is at 37.4 per game this season for the Lakers, Rudy Gay 39.2, Russell Westbrook 36.4, Paul Pierce 37.2. Then there are guys like Beno Udrh getting 36 per…
Nov 5, 2010, 3:09 PM EDT
Kevin Love averages just 26 minutes a game, and the world is outraged. How could Kurt Rambis leave an elite rebounder and promising young big man on the bench for the pitiful Timberwolves? How dare he play Wesley Johnson, Michael Beasley, and Anthony Tolliver — all lesser talents than Love at this juncture — instead…
Nov 5, 2010, 3:02 PM EDT
Seems somehow fitting to have Gilbert Arenas return to the game on a big stage. Arenas will make his return tonight at Madison Square Garden against the Knicks, according to the official Wizards twitter account. Arenas missed the end of training camp and the start of the season with a sprained ankle. Tonight marks his…
Nov 5, 2010, 2:47 PM EDT[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/_eOqcPNBNFQ?version=3" height="205" width="320" /]
In case you didn’t see Derrick Rose’s impressive throwdown against the Knicks — or were just too focused on the Knicks winning — here you go. Enjoy.
Nov 5, 2010, 2:13 PM EDT
Raymond Felton looked pretty good running the Knicks past the Chicago Bulls Thursday night. He’s starting to really understand how to be the point guard in the Mike D’Antoni system. But he’s no Steve Nash. Friday in the New York Post, Marc Berman tries to breathe life into the Nash to the Knicks idea, saying…
Nov 5, 2010, 1:20 PM EDT[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/NvgD9HNTMkM?fs=1&hl=en_US" height="205" width="320" /]
LeBron had to know this was coming, because: 1) He asked a question without answering it; 2) Clevelanders are still bitter. So here you go, the people of Cleveland respond to LeBron’s Rise ad.
Nov 5, 2010, 1:01 PM EDT
Fabricio Oberto has joined the long and storied tradition of Portland Trail Blazer big men who can’t play for them right now — Greg Oden, Joel Pryzbilla, Jeff Pendergraph. It’s not really funny, but if you can’t laugh about this run of luck you’d just be curled up on a corner of your bed crying.…
Nov 5, 2010, 12:23 PM EDT[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZB1JQ_tfbHM?fs=1&hl=en_US" height="205" width="320" /]
Kobe Bryant has a cameo in the new commercial for Call of Duty: Black Ops. The fact they have Kobe in a commercial like this one shows you how much money is in video games, but that’s a discussion for another day. For now, watch Kobe blow things up.
Nov 5, 2010, 11:46 AM EDT
Wednesday night against Minnesota, Mickael Pietrus played just three minutes. It was a blowout win and he could not get on the court. He was not happy about it and let coach Stan Van Gundy know, which led to a shouting match on the bench, according to the Orlando Sentinel. “MP was unhappy about when…
Nov 5, 2010, 10:58 AM EDT
“I’d love to see Charlie (Villanueva) and KG (Kevin Garnett) in the ring. I’d pick Charlie I’ve seen KG get his ass whupped. … He’s always barking, and when it’s time to get physical, he’s always been a little chihuahua…. I ain’t never seen him bark up a bear. He’s always being a little chihuahua.…
Nov 5, 2010, 10:38 AM EDT
James Johnson has found a bit of a place in Tom Thibodeau’s rotation in Chicago — Thursday night he got 8:16 off the bench. But the Bulls are exploring trading him to Charlotte, according to Mark Stein of ESPN. Exactly what they would get that they need out of this transaction remains unclear. Chicago also…
Nov 5, 2010, 9:53 AM EDT
Look at the comparison of two power forwards playing almost the exact same minutes per game: Player A is scoring 12.3 points per game, hitting 57.1 percent of his shots and getting to the line five times a game, pulling down 5.5 boards and has a PER of 21.7. Player B is scoring 8.5 points…
Nov 5, 2010, 9:12 AM EDT
Just when you were hoping the whole Kevin Garnett/Charlie Villanueva/”cancer patient” controversy had run its course, Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge jumps in the fay. Ainge has a weekly radio show on WEEI in Boston and — shockingly — backed his player Garnett 100 percent, as transcribed by ESPNBoston. “There’s one thing that I know…
Nov 5, 2010, 8:17 AM EDT
Lest you think the people of Seattle have forgotten, they have not. Oh, they have learned to live with the Sonics leaving for Oklahoma City, with owners who betrayed them. But don’t think they are over it. For example, the former Sonics mascot “Squatch” walked around Portland’s Rose Garden — with a “homeless” sign —…
Nov 5, 2010, 3:17 AM EDT
Knicks 120, Bulls 112: Bulls fans are going to get all over rookie coach Tom Thibodeau for not putting Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah back in when the team was on a run and pulled within nine late. Instead, the Bulls two best players sat the entire end of the contest. That was not where…
Nov 5, 2010, 2:51 AM EDT
Isiah Thomas may have been spurned by the Knicks, but he is not over her. He wants another shot at the relationship. We kind of knew that, but he misses her more than we thought. And like anyone spurned and wanting back in a relationship, he is a little bit delusional about what really happened.…
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