/ Oct 3, 2013 / 10:45 pm
On the north shore of San Francisco Bay, sits San Quentin State Prison. Earlier this month, Warriors head coach and former NBA point guard Mark Jackson joined another former NBA player, assistant coach Brian Scalabrine, who â€” along with Dubs general manager Bob Myers and others â€” played against a select team from the state prison, the San Quentin Warriors. Read More »
If you’re going to make it in the NBA, you need a wide repertoire of skills. That’s why players spend endless hours mastering their footwork, spin moves, balance and overall body control. I’m talking, of course, about their dance moves. Read More »
/ Jun 24, 2013 / 11:00 am
NBA championship teams are built around franchise players, Hall Of Fame coaches and close-knit team chemistry. While superstars are necessary for getting buckets and making plays, a championship team would not be complete without the guys who ride the pine all year long. Read More »
/ Jun 14, 2013 / 11:15 am
The NBA Finals have given us a lot. Spectacular finishes. Legendary performances. Bill Russell. Magic Johnson. Tim Duncan. But it’s not always the big trophies and the ESPN specials that we remember. What about the lighter moments? Read More »
/ Oct 30, 2012 / 10:45 am
Brian Scalabrine isn’t the only one predicting Rajon Rondo will win this year’s MVP (stay tuned on that one). Rondo’s maturity, and the state of the Celtics, is a topic of discussion across the league. Most believe this is the year Rondo officially takes over the team. In this video, watch the White Mamba compare his former point guard to Jason Kidd, and break down why he thinks Boston’s best player will be the league’s most valuable. Read More »
/ Sep 11, 2012 / 3:00 pm
God Bless Brian Scalabrine.
What is it about Brian Scalabrine that drums up so much wide-spread acclaim that’s in no way related to his output on the court? His highest scoring average for a season was 6.3, and he barely ever started or played big minutes. He never scored more than 339 points in a season, so why was he so popular both in the online world and on the court, where fans would go ballistic when he was subbed in late in blowouts? Read More »
/ Sep 6, 2012 / 9:53 pm
Chris Webber will forever be known as the best underwhelming NBA player ever. He was one of the greatest power forwards of this generation, and yet, it always felt like he should’ve been more. That dates back to his early feuds in Golden State with Don Nelson, one of the first instances where everyone realized this Generation X of players had way too much power. Read More »
/ Aug 28, 2012 / 11:00 am
Brian Scalabrine, after 11 years and countless memorable quotes and moments later, might be trading one place on the bench for another. Sources told Comcast Sports in Chicago that one of the most mocked and celebrated players in NBA history could join the Bulls’ coaching staff as an assistant to Tom Thibodeau because of the departure of assistant Rick Brunson. But, stop: Don’t do it. It’s not worth it to make a White Mamba joke. The 34-year-old has been in on it the whole time during his career while quietly stashing away four NBA Finals trips and, not-so-quietly, a ring in Boston. Read More »
I’m partial to Allen Iverson‘s 10-year-old “practice” press conference moment as the best ever as an NBA fan â€” but I’m not blinded by the hardwood to know it’s but one of the stars in the press conference’s stellar history.
The default recipe for a memorable press conference is a surly person behind the mic prodded by a question from the press that raises the coach or athlete’s ire. Rare are the jovial press conference memories, but they exist in here, too. Read More »
/ Jan 27, 2012 / 1:30 pm
There’s something purely Americana about the hometown kid making good in front of the hometown crowd.
Whether it’s David Freese blasting home runs to lead his St. Louis Cardinals to a World Series title, or Chauncey Billups going from prep legend to college superstar to NBA bust back to NBA superstar in Denver, or even Jerome Bettis winning a Super Bowl in Detroit in his final NFL game while playing for another team, we like these stories. In a sports culture where free agency and stressed-out GMs eager to trade make it increasingly tougher for fans to claim one group of players as “our guys” for any length of time, hometown ties remain nearly impossible to break. Read More »