Josh Childress was waived earlier this season by the up-and-coming New Orleans Pelicans. He saw action in only four games and failed to score a single point. Still, he’s one of the biggest sneakerheads in the NBA, and going off regular shoe knowledge rather than dudes getting the scoop for free (easy to do when you’re an NBA player), he might be top three. That alone earns him some serious bonus points in our book. Read More »
/ Dec 18, 2013 / 3:55 pm
Josh Childress was recently waived by the up-and-coming New Orleans Pelicans after failing to standout off the team’s bench. This season, he saw action in only four games and failed to score a single point. Still, he’s one of the biggest sneakerheads in the NBA, and going off regular shoe knowledge rather than dudes getting the scoop for free (easy to do when you’re an NBA player), he might be top three. That alone earns him some serious bonus points in our book. Read More »
It’s no surprise that NBA players are some of the biggest sneakerheads in the world. You can see them rocking the most exclusive kicks on a daily basis, in part because they’re always around the culture and, more importantly, because they can get basically anything they want. And thanks to Instagram, we’re getting a better look now at what’s on their feet than ever before. Read More »
/ Sep 13, 2012 / 11:30 am
We all know the Nets made moves this summer â€” both literally and figuratively. Even those who paid just minimal attention are aware of the Joe Johnson acquisition, the re-signings of Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Gerald Wallace, and the big move to Brooklyn. What those who paid just minimal attention may not have noticed, however, is what the Nets were able to do between July 11th and September 11th. Read More »
/ Sep 12, 2012 / 12:02 am
It’s protocol for a team’s brass to anoint a new acquisition with all sorts of titles: He has untapped potential…he was underutilized for so long…he’s an even better person off the court…he’s so unselfish and can’t wait to finish out his career here. Politically correct answers often infect press conferences, fans get blown up with new expectations, and the resulting hype either consumes or electrifies. Mark Cuban isn’t shy at all about talking up his players. He went so far as to say his team in Dallas is better off without Deron Williams. Hard to believe. Read More »
Before Josh Childress left the NBA in the summer of 2008 and signed a three-year, $20 million contract with Greek club Olympiacos (the biggest deal in Euroleague history), he was a swingman who could start or come off the bench and give you 30 minutes, 15 points and five or six rebounds. He wasn’t putting you over the top, and he wasn’t winning any individual awards. But there were plenty of teams that could’ve used that, even if it seemed like none of them wanted to pay him. Since returning, Childress has played in 88 games with Phoenix and averaged a pedestrian 4.2 points a night. Because of his drop in production, even at 29 years old, he’s still a free agent searching for a team. He could have one soon. Read More »
The Phoenix Suns remain an offensive machine in the NBA, which makes the squad likable for fantasy purposes. However, with the face of the franchise is slipping into the sunset as he approaches the deep end of his 30s, it’s time for the emergence of new stars in Arizona. A certain hammer of Polish origin will lead the way for this new movement in Phoenix. Read More »
The trendy thing to do these days if you’re an NBA player is to publicly announce that you are thinking about playing overseas. All the cool kids are doing it. Dwight Howard said he was thinking of jumping to Europe or China and Kobe Bryant was reportedly nearing a deal with Turkey’s Besiktas basketball club – the same team that recently signed Deron Williams. And why not? Playing overseas seems like a pretty sweet gig: you get to hang in some awesome foreign country for a couple months while playing against solid competition.
But that’s only if you pick the right league. Pick wrong and you could end up freezing your ass off on a bus in Siberia traveling from one empty gymnasium to another. That’s why we’re here to break down the five best leagues for NBA players looking to get some burn outside the U.S. Read More »
It’ll be a long summer of He Said, She Said in the NBA. They’ll be rumors, confirmations, denials and breaking news, all of it centered around the viability of NBA players (superstars and role players) playing overseas. We’ll have players like Derrick Rose, who has already put to rest any question that he won’t be playing anywhere but the NBA. We’ll have players like Amar’e Stoudemire, who seems to change his mind nearly every day, while leaving his Twitter followers in his wake. And we’ll probably have some like Deron Williams, who will see an opportunity and go get it. Read More »
/ Mar 31, 2011 / 3:00 pm
In last night’s 18-point Suns debacle at the hands of the Thunder, a baffling exchange took place with 1:05 left in the fourth quarter when Phoenix guards Zabian Dowdell and Aaron Brooks were both ejected from the game by official Ken Mauer.
According to KTAR Sports Radio Talk Show host John Gambadoro, Mauer told Dowdell to “stop being a little bitch.” Read More »