Before capturing the 2012 NBA title over the Oklahoma City Thunder, the media eviscerated LeBron James on an almost-daily basis for failing to win a ring despite his explicitly prodigious talent. It took him nine seasons, but ‘Bron finally captured a title and then duplicated that success last season against the Spurs. When recently asked when Kevin Durant would start to feel title pressure from the media, LeBron said when he retires. Read More »
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The 63rd NBA All-Star Weekend will take place in New Orleans, bringing some of the biggest stars in sports and entertainment together. It is a time for players to have some down time and fun from their grueling schedules while fans get the opportunity to watch some of their favorite players on the same court.
What sets the NBA apart from other major sports that have All-Star events is that there is constant entertainment and events provided. The weekend ignites with a glimpse of the future stars of the league in the Rising Stars Challenge Friday night. All-Star Saturday night is perhaps the most entertaining venue throughout the whole weekend. The Shooting Stars Competition, Skills Challenge, Three-Point Shootout and the Slam Dunk Contest are all events that make up the night. All the parties, festivities and concerts Saturday night lead up to the game on Sunday. Read More »
The All-Star Game is just four days away and we are poised to witness the world’s best basketball talent take the court in what is predicted to be an entertaining, back-and-forth contest. From LeBron James to Kevin Durant to Chris Paul, there is no shortage of stars to see. Either the Eastern Conference or Western Conference will emerge victorious and only one player can earn the prestigious Most Valuable Player honor. Who will it be? Read More »
The All-Star break is looming and there is a clear picture of which players have been living up to their standards and which have not; which players have burst onto the NBA scene in surprise and which have flopped under the pressure.
At the end of each season, the NBA honors the best players by naming them to the All-NBA Teams. There are three teams: First Team, Second Team and Third Team. Each generally consists of five players: two guards, two forwards and one center, voted on by a group of sportswriters and broadcasters. Read More »
A little more than halfway through the year and we, the NBA fanbase, have been subject to a few surprises and disappointments we surely didn’t see leading into the 2013-14 season. As far as how the season has gone thus far, a majority of it has been expected. The teams we expected to be at the top of the East are there, and the same goes for most of the West, with the exception of Portland, stunning opponents with some incredible shooting. Read More »
Kevin Durant scored 41 points on just 22 shot attempts this Sunday when the Knicks were in town. He also limited Carmelo Anthony to less than half his own scoring total, and got a couple early blocks on ‘Melo to set the tone. But the whole Thunder team made it rough on ‘Melo and KD was one assist short of a triple-double in the win. Read More »
For only a half season, the NBA’s best players have put together some historic performances.
Already we have witnessed three 50-point games this year. We only witnessed two all of last year–Stephen Curry scoring 54 in the Garden and Carmelo Anthony scoring an incredibly difficult 50 in Miami.
It’s no easy feat, but these high scoring outputs are happening less and less frequently. The 62-point game by Carmelo was the first 60-point game in nearly five years, yet it occurred five times in a three-year span between 2004 and 2007. Read More »
I remember hearing this earlier this season while watching a Clippers-Timberwolves game on TV, as Kevin Love and Blake Griffin were locked in an old-school 1980s battle where neither guy could guard the other, both on pace for 40-plus points as they fiercely exchanged buckets.
“What a game we have here, two NBA superstars going back and forth!” The commentator shouted. Read More »
This week, Nike introduced a new hat collection taking inspiration from the signature sneaker lines of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant. For the first time ever, the collection will incorporate and connect the players’ signature sneakers, drawing creativity from the designs, colors and stories behind the shoes. Read More »