Players taking discounts to stay in San Antonio has been an integral part of the Spurs’ incredible success over the past decade. Reigning All-NBA Second Team honoree and four-time champion Tony Parker is the latest Spurs star to continue that trend, agreeing a to three-year, $43.3 million extension that will keep him in San Antonio for the long-haul. Read More »
/ Aug 1, 2014 / 4:45 pm
There are many facets to a person no matter what walk of life they chose to undertake. Nobody is ever just one thing, bt when you are an NBA player, on-court performance is often the only thing you are measured by. It defines you and perception often becomes an unfair reality dowsed in hyperbole without the true nature of circumstance given its proper weight.
In some extreme cases, lofty statistics don’t seem to hold enough substance, especially if a lucrative contract is affixed to a player. This has been the reality for Carlos Boozer who holds career averages of 16.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists on 52 percent shooting from the floor. He’s been a productive player for 12 seasons and never averaged less than 10 points per game in his career. He’s a two-time All-Star, a gold medalist and one of the best teammates a locker room can possess. Read More »
The rosters have been announced for tonight’s USA Basketball Showcase. The White Team is highlighted by 2012 Olympic Gold Medalists and former Oklahoma City Thunder teammates Kevin Durant and James Harden, while the Blue Team is led by fellow 2012 alum Anthony Davis and former MVP Derrick Rose. Read More »
As Team USA prepares to take on the world during the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain starting August 30, Nike today unveiled their “lightest uniform” in brand history. The Nike Hyper Elite uniform took inspiration from America in Nike’s ongoing quest to tell a story. Read More »
/ Aug 1, 2014 / 2:30 pm
After the Sacramento Kings signed Darren Collison to a three-year, $15 million deal on the second day of free agency, then-restricted free agent Isaiah Thomas told Sactown Royalty’s Blake Ellington at his youth basketball camp this week, “I knew I wasn’t coming back.” An ensuing sign-and-trade sent him to Phoenix, and he’s since said he felt disrespected by the Kings. Now, he’s ready to “kill Sacramento” even while thanking their fans and his former coach for supporting him during his time in Sacramento. Read More »
When Dwyane Wade had dinner with LeBron James and attended his high school camp in Las Vegas in the days leading up leading up to The King’s decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, it spelled good things for the Miami Heat. The ensuing news that Wade was a guest on James’ charter flight from Vegas to South Florida was just another feather in the Heat’s free agency cap. But Wade’s time with James turned out to suggest nothing of LeBron’s intentions, a reality that hardly surprised him once the dust had settled. Read More »
Jeremy Evans (photo. officialjrjazz Instagram)
If you thought Aaron Gordon crossing-up a little girl was bad, just wait until you see what Jeremy Evans did. The former Slam Dunk Contest champion absolutely posterized a helpless kid at the Utah Jazz Junior Clinic yesterday. Read More »
/ Aug 1, 2014 / 12:30 pm
It wasn’t long ago that the Indiana Pacers were considered the best team in the NBA. Paul George and company opened the 2013-2014 season a scorching 16-1, leading some to wonder if they had a realistic chance at winning 70 games. But Indy’s dominant play early last season and the wild optimism accompanying it is a memory far, far gone. As 2014-2015 rapidly approaches, consensus is that the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers – led by a fully rehabilitated Derrick Rose and redeemed LeBron James, respectively – are favorites in a suddenly wide open Eastern Conference. George doesn’t disagree, either, recently calling James’ Cavaliers “front-runners.” Read More »
/ Aug 1, 2014 / 12:00 pm
The Milwaukee Bucks posted a video yesterday of Brandon Knight doing a 60 inch box jump. It was very impressive, and calls to mind a certain dunk that might have crushed the confidence of another player.
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This week, Chris Bosh officially inked a five-year, $118 million to remain with the Miami Heat. Yesterday, Bosh talked about how close he actually came to leaving Miami to join the Houston Rockets.
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