The NBA preseason is only a week old, and two stars — one old, one young — have already suffered injuries, although neither appear to be serious. Clipper forward Blake Griffin has a bone bruise after an MRI revealed no damage, and Steve Nash left the Lakers – Kings game after just 9 minutes with soreness in his left ankle. The NBA Gods are not listening to us. Read More »
Chicago Bulls fans have already prepared themselves for a season without their star guard, Derrick Rose. Rose on the other hand, is working hard and rehabbing to make a return to the team this season. He shared evidence of this to the public by tweeting out a photo last night showing him back on a basketball court. Read More »
Thanks to the folks over at Sportando, video of Blake Griffin’s knee injury has surfaced. As you can see, Blake went for one of his signature dunk-on-your-face throwdowns, but the defender was having none of it. Blake must have come down awkwardly on his knee, because he immediately bends to grab it. Read More »
Perhaps one of the saddest moments of the past season was Ricky Rubio suffering a season-ending injury that effectively dashed all hopes of a playoff spot for the Timberwolves. Rubio’s effervescent personality and brilliant point guard play were the unexpected surprise of the season, as his ability to seamlessly mesh into the NBA in his first year after playing in Europe was unpredicted. Read More »
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins had a partially torn groin muscle throughout the final three rounds of the playoffs. Talk about toughness. Groin injuries are terribly painful, and to bang down low on top of that with other NBA big men, including Tim Duncan, Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol, is nothing short of impressive. Read More »
As an athlete, there was nothing more interesting to me growing up than sports nutrition, weight training and staying healthy.
So with everything Dirk is battling through right now, here’s a chat I had with Dr. Bal Raj, a leading Orthopedic Fitness Surgeon and expert. Based in Beverly Hills, Calif., Dr. Raj is a Double (American & Canadian) Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in sports & fitness procedures. Read More »