The games are similar, basketball and soccer. Both are contact sports with little protective equipment; both have goals (or baskets) on the two sides of the field (or court) where a player must put the ball in to score points. Both have situations where a costly turnover could quickly turn into a counterattack or fast-break and cost a team points. Both games require elite athleticism, and players from both sports get paid tons of money to play their game at an elite level.
That’s where the similarities end between soccer and basketball, but that hasn’t stopped us from compiling a full soccer team with NBA stars. Read More »
Despite the NBA’s lifetime ban for Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the sale of the team by wife, Shelly Sterling, has been put on hold while a probate trial commences to determine whether Shelly acted properly in selling the team without his consent. Much like Clippers coach Doc Rivers threatening to leave if the team still remains run by Sterling when the season starts, star point guard Chris Paul has issued his own ultimatum to the league, where he mentioned to ESPN he — and some of his big-name teammates — will be sitting out if the issue hasn’t been cleared up by the start of training camp in October. Read More »
/ Jul 4, 2014 / 2:15 pm
As the 2013-14 NBA season has come to a conclusion, it’s never too early to look ahead to next year for fantasy owners. Finding value is crucial in keeper leagues and is a big part of building a championship roster. Drafting fresh each year becomes a daunting task of finding players who are ready to break out and have a bigger impact than they did the year before. Below is a list of 10 players who should be selected earlier than they probably went in your fantasy draft last year. These players had impact seasons this year and should take the another step next year to become big time fantasy studs. Read More »
/ Jun 16, 2014 / 5:45 pm
You might have caught this segment on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” where the host convinces celebrities to tape spots where they’re reading mean tweets about themselves then reacting. Find out how it goes for Paul George, Dwight Howard, Amar’e Stoudmeire, Jeremy Lin, Jalen Rose and more NBA stars and commentators.. Read More »
/ May 16, 2014 / 10:30 am
There aren’t many big men in the NBA who can pass as well together as DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin. The big-to-big connection was a large reason the Clippers pushed the Thunder so hard in the Western Semifinals. Despite getting eliminated last night, Blake and DJ showed off their telekinetic partnership yet again. Read More »
/ May 14, 2014 / 11:00 am
In the first quarter of last night’s game between the Thunder and Clippers, Thabo Sefolosha got the ball in the corner, drove to the rim, and surprised a few folks by elevating over DeAndre Jordan for a posterization.
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We saw some people mentioning Brandon Knight in relation to DeAndre Jordan‘s strong Game 4 slam over Serge Ibaka off the Chris Paul lob. We don’t think so, but the fact it’s even included in that conversation indicates how impressive DJ’s jam really was. Read More »
Not even the MVP is immune to flopping. On a night that saw him celebrate the award with his home crowd and then go out and completely obliterate the Clippers with a 32-point, 12-rebound, 9-assist masterpiece, Kevin Durant also made waves with a memorable flop. Read More »
Before the Thunder’s dynamic duo ran roughshod over the bruised and bloodied Clippers in Game 2 Wednesday night, DeAndre Jordan did his flying thing on an alley-oop late in the first quarter. Read More »