The Indiana Pacers are clearly not content with merely just scaring the Miami Heat in this playoff series – they came to play tonight. They lead by four (44-40) at halftime of a tough, physical game that will certainly only become more intense as the game and series progresses.
Check out this incident from the first half. Chris Andersen (Birdman! Birdman!) puts Tyler Hansbrough on the floor with some kind of hockey check, then proceeds to give him a two-hand shove to the chest. Andersen somehow just gets a tech and is not ejected, while Hansbrough, who never retaliates at any point, gets a T as well: Read More »
The opening season of Red Bull Midnight Run was a resounding success, bringing the best players from New York, Chicago, Boston, and Washington, D.C. to the Barclays Center to battle for ultimate bragging rights. [Watch highlights of the championship here]
Year Two of Midnight Run is coming, and it’s going to bigger and badder than last year with more cities, more players and even better competition. John Wall is here to preview Season Two: Read More »
The national backlash against the Miami Heat feels like it’s reaching the “The Decision”-era levels right now and it has nothing do with the circus nonsense that made LeBron James & Co. uber-Villains a few years ago.
This has everything to do with on-court behavior, specifically what is seen as the Heat’s team-wide dirty play. It’s hard to argue against the backlash, especially when we can easily put together highlight reels of LeBron’s Top Flops, Norris Cole taking groin shots, and this outrageous attempt at a flop from Dwyane Wade over the weekend.
And now one national sportswriter has had enough and is calling out Wade as the dirtiest player in the NBA. Read More »
Paul George is the real deal. Big. Time. Read More »
A quick survey of the media on Twitter after this Norris Cole low blow on David West in the second half seems to show a general “Norris Cole has learned from Miami’s veterans” consensus.
Not sure how West can still breath, let alone play basketball after this: Read More »
Through the first half tonight, the Indiana Pacers front line of Roy Hibbert (11 points, 4 rebounds) and David West (18 points, 3 rebounds) are beasting the Miami Heat.
In the first half though, LeBron James got Hibbert with an impressive block at the rim that was almost identical to the huge one that Roy put on Carmelo Anthony last week.
Watch it here: Read More »
Phil Jackson is currently on his book/”Hey! I’m Alive and Want to Run Your Franchise!” media tour, and was on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning” show this morning. He was asked about his reaction to the call informing him that the Lakers were going to hire Mike D’Antoni instead of him. Read More »