/ Oct 24, 2013 / 1:45 pm
With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.
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/ Aug 20, 2013 / 5:00 pm
Whether fair or unfair, it’s safe to say that today’s athletes are judged foremostly upon their ability to shine when the stakes are the highest.
It’s the same in every sport: playoff greatness is simply far more significant than regular season success. Likewise, performances late in games are consistently put under heavy scrutiny, while a tendency to produce in the early stages of competition is often deemed irrelevant if one is unable to reach that same level when the outcome is on the line. Read More »
/ Aug 15, 2013 / 1:38 pm
There are a lot of ways NBA players invest their money. Some are good, and others are pretty bad. But former NBA player Junior Bridgeman might be one of the few that’s successfully transitioned into a lucrative post-NBA career despite the lack of the millions staked to other, less successful post-NBA business ventures. According to Nation’s Restaurant News, now Bridgeman is partnering with Pistons point guard, Chauncey Billups, to purchase 30 Wendy’s franchises in the St. Louis market. Read More »
/ Aug 5, 2013 / 2:30 pm
This season, we’ll see what feels like an unprecedented number of players and coaches reunited with their former teams. After a flurry of offseason moves, we’re taking a moment to celebrate some of the best “homecomings” of the upcoming 2013-2014 season. Read More »
/ Jul 30, 2013 / 1:45 pm
Since the 1979-80 NBA season, the three-point line has been a part of the game. From that year on players have attempted the long range shot to earn an extra point. Through the years, there have been a few that were able to knock it down more consistently than others, and these players earned cliche nicknames like sharpshooter, knockdown shooter and zone buster. Read More »
Finally the Dwightmare is over and players are settling in to new deals and homes. There are still plenty of free agents to be had, but with some major pieces landing in place, it’s time to assess some fantasy values. If you’re looking for the fallout of the deals made before free agency started, they’re featured in our fantasy guide to the NBA offseason. And if you’re looking for the 12 moves that altered the landscape of fantasy basketball, check out part one of our roundup. Read More »
Chuancey Billups will return to the Detroit Pistons, signing a two-year deal with the second year a team option, reports Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Billups will turn 37 years old in September, and he was looking for a multi-year deal to finish out his career. It makes sense he would want to return to the team he helped lead to a championship. Read More »
/ Jul 10, 2013 / 4:30 pm
Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith were at their bombastic best this morning when they were debating the heart of Blake Griffin on ESPN’s “First Take. Bayless, ever the provocateur, called him “soft” and “overrated,” while Smith recounted Griffin’s meek play against the Grizzlies’ Zach Randolph in the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs. Read More »
/ Jul 10, 2013 / 12:00 pm
We all have a hometown. Whether you loved it or couldn’t wait to leave it, it’s a part of who you are. There’s something about your hometown that just sticks with you, whether it’s the people you meet, the lessons you learn, or the sheer pride you might have for it. Read More »
How good of a point guard/manager is Chauncey Billups? Earlier today he was able to wrangle Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless into a semi-coherent conversation. So congrats on that, Chauncey.
In the midst of that interview, Billups also had some pretty interesting things to say about Blake Griffin when Stephen A. asked him if he though Blake is “soft.” His answers come on the heels of a postseason that saw Zach Randolph question Griffin’s toughness not once but twice, and while also taking him to the deck.
Here is Chauncey’s quote:
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