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It’s safe to say that no Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee has had a panel of welcome presenters like Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, longtime deputy commissioner Russ Granik, and Bob Lanier. Former NBA commissioner David Stern, though, isn’t the Hall’s typical honoree. In a gracious speech that belies his egotistical reputation, Stern accepted his Hall of Fame induction by highlighting the people and events that made his 30-year run as head of the league so historic. Read More »
Shaquille O’Neal‘s dislike of Dwight Howard has been on full display for years, so it’s only natural that The Diesel had something in the chamber for Dwight after DH officially decided to bounce for Houston.
O’Neal didn’t disappoint, dropping a quote that comes across as pretty belittling and patronizing of Howard. Read More »
Believe it or not, there were some other significant moves this offseason than what “SportsCenter” would lead you to believe. Steve Nash and Dwight Howard to the Lakers, Deron Williams signing with the Nets and Joe Johnson joining him and even Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan re-signing with the C’s and Spurs, respectively, were stories that we heard about all summer long. As we close in on the 2012-2013 season, it’s time to take a look back at 10 moves that didn’t get enough notice this offseason. Read More »
With word breaking that Rasheed Wallace is about to officially become a New York Knick, we had to quickly put together this video compilation of some of ‘Sheed’s greatest hits on and off the court.
Simply amazing (especially the clips from “MTV Cribs”): Read More »
The NBA isn’t done with Darko Milicic yet. The former No. 2 pick and cautionary draft tale is headed to his sixth team when the Boston Celtics sign him next week for the veteran’s minimum, CSNNE.com reported. Read More »
Dwight Howard has eaten up much of the offseason conversation, but it appeared that we were finally in a lull. Once free agency kicked off, our attention was diverted. But now it’s back, with two new teams in the Philadelphia 76ers and the Denver Nuggets facilitating Howard’s move to the Los Angeles Lakers. Read More »
Kenyon Martin has bounced around the League (and the world) the last couple of years, going from Denver to China and then to the Clippers in 2012. Martin is a free agent once again this offseason, hoping to find a home and some consistent playing time after helping the Clippers reach the second round of the playoffs. Now it seems Martin has narrowed his choices down two, with only the Lakers and Nets in the mix. Here’s more from SI‘s Sam Amick: Read More »
Two years ago, names like James, Wade, Bosh, Johnson and Stoudemire set the NBA offseason on fire and completely revamped what free agency was like. It created a boon of interest in the sport, and the residue effects are still being felt today. Not even last year’s extended lockout could do enough to damper the enthusiasm people have for this time of year, when there are more rumors and trade reports than basketballs being dribbled and dunked. This summer, we don’t have quite the star power of 2010, but we also don’t have the abbreviated offseason from 2011. Now, 2012 kind of feels like the best of both worlds. Read More »
In Boston the last five years there has been the old guard — Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen — complimented by a rotating cast of new faces. Whether it’s been guys who have come in and out of the roster, such as Jeff Green or Big Baby Davis or Kendrick Perkins, or players whose roles have ebbed and flowed, such as Rajon Rondo‘s, it was never a question whose team it was. In the middle of this was coach Doc Rivers, mediating the crossover point between the two sides in Boston’s basketball Venn diagram. What happens when the new overtakes the old? Turnover. The likes of which Rivers saw coming. Read More »