The No. 1 rated NBA Developmental League player on their “Prospect Watch” list, former Baylor standout Pierre Jackson set a D-League record on Tuesday when he poured in 58 points in a single regulation game.The single-game scoring record helped his Idaho Stampede to a 136-122 win over the Texas Legends in Boise. Read More »
Today is David Stern‘s last as the comissioner of the NBA. Deputy commissioner Adam Silver will take the reins starting next week, but in the mean time, lets take a look back at all that Stern has accomplished during his record 30-year run as the captain of the NBA ship. There aren’t many people that could have done such an amazing job promoting the NBA, and fewer still that could have survived and mollified the occasional hiccups that come while running a professional sports league over the last three decades. Read More »
Nate Robinson Puts on a Show for the Ages in an All-Time Playoff Classic; Kevin Durant Battles Houston All By Himself
Here’s the new reality: Do not make Nate Robinson angry; you will not like him when he’s angry. C.J. Watson got Nate angry in the first half of yesterday’s incredible triple-OT Bulls/Nets game with this altercation that very nearly erupted in an all-out brawl (and sent Robinson to the locker room to clean up a cut), sowing the seeds for an all-time Nate eruption later in the game: Read More »
Whoa. Sooo many crazy dunks and other highlights just flooding out of last night’s games. Here’s one from the the NBA Development League: Watch as Austin Toros 6-4 guard Chris Roberts smashes one on 7-5 San Antonio center Will Foster like it’s nothing. Read More »
So much of the attention paid to Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire this summer was on his training with post guru Hakeem Olajuwon. The pair’s workouts in Houston were dissected for improvements in the back-to-the-basket skillset of Stoudemire, long a forward more comfortable with a two-step running start than a traditional entry pass. It feels like deja vu now, five months later, to watch Stoudemire’s brief, newest workout tape to look for insight into his recovery from left knee surgery. This time, it’s not with a two-time world champion big man, though: It’s with the Erie BayHawks. Read More »
[We wanted to update our readers to let them know that there are still some openings at the Chicago and New York City NBA D-League tryouts. All the info you need is in the post below. Last week, there were more than 200 players at the sold-out Los Angeles tryouts...]
Can you play ball? We mean, can you really play? Here is your chance to show out: the NBA D-League, in conjunction with Boost Mobile, is holding official Boost Mobile NBA D-League National Tryouts in May and June. Read More »
Ricky Davis is back. Yes, he of great beards, lots and lots of shots, and cheating-to-get-himself-a-triple-double fame (watch after the jump) has returned. Sort of.
When the NBA Development League was first constructed 10 years ago, there were questions about just how beneficial it could be. Some weren’t sure it would really work and rightfully so. Basketball isn’t baseball, where there are enough spots and specific skill sets to warrant all of the minor league opportunities. Many figured the D-League would turn into a run-down, NIT version of the NBA, where teams might rarely make call-ups and only in the event of an injury. It’s safe to say that the league has exceeded expectations. Read More »
In case you missed it, here are the highlights from the D-League Dunk Contest this past weekend. NBA hopefuls Chris Johnson (LSU), Marqus Blakely (Vermont, 2010 NCAA champ), Derrick Byars (Vanderbilt) and defending champ Dar Tucker (DePaul) went at it, with the finals coming down to Tucker and Johnson. Brian Grant, Jerome Williams and Paul George were among the judges.
LeBron James says he’s “heartbroken,” but it has nothing to do with being Public Enemy No. 1 in every NBA arena not located in Miami. Instead, James is moved because one of his best friends on the Heat, rookie Dexter Pittman was sent to the D-League this morning. FoxSportsFlorida.com’s Chris Perkins spoke to both Pittman and James and got some (melodramatic) quotes from the pair: Read More »