The Detroit Pistons’ Brandon Knight is ready to start his second season as Motown’s point guard. He didn’t flock to summer hotspots like Los Angeles or Las Vegas or Orlando for extended time, preferring to improve himself in Detroit, where few venture once the season is over. On the eve of training camps optimism is unbound everywhere, so what’s striking about Knight is that he makes no proclamations or promises. Read More »
Flopping is an art form like modern art is: Some people get it, and others think it’s pretty ugly. We are, always have been and always will be in the camp that considers flopping one of the very worst things about the NBA. Read More »
The signs have been promising, but you never want to get your hopes up after ligament tears in a knee. Still, we’d seen Ricky Rubio‘s road to recovery and then him shooting a little (Minnesota die-hards will cling to anything that projects hope with Rubio, and that late-night show’s skit qualifies). To complete the hope triangle, let’s add in a third reason to believe Read More »
Psy‘s “Gangnam Style,” like the “Cat Daddy” and “Dougie” before it, is the latest dance to go viral. At the time of this writing, the video has more than 144 million views on YouTube, and there are thousands more videos of others impersonating the dance on the web.
The question now becomes: who will be the first NBA player to bust out the “invisible horse” in-game? (Challenge issued, NBA players.) Read More »
The Celtics, as they were believed to be, were too old and slow for this Miami team, and maybe that’s still true in a larger sense of a series. Taken back to Boston, though, the Celtics’ Big Three coalesced around their biggest star â€” Rajon Rondo â€” and what we now have is a 2-2 tie in the Eastern Conference Finals. Read More »
The Celtics needed a win, and they got it thanks to Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. The two of them combined for 47 points as Boston held off a late rally from Miami. Boston did whatever they could, got contributions from whoever they could, and along with Rajon Rondo (even if he was back to air balling triples) going for 21 points and 10 assists, they survived in Game 3, 101-91 against the Heat. LeBron James dropped 34 and eight, but it was never enough. Miami fell behind big in the second half, and even a late run wasn’t enough to keep their heads above water. Read More »
I received a text from my mom last night. She was at the Boston/Utah game, but isn’t a huge NBA fan. Still, this play surprised her enough that she had to hit me up. Gordon Hayward, one of the most improved defensive players in the whole league this season, didn’t just block Keyon Dooling. He sent back Avery Bradley off the rebound as well. Read More »
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade & Chris Bosh (photo. David Alvarez)
Yeah, that guy we all saw last year wearing No. 6 for Miami in the NBA Finals? That guy wasn’t LeBron James. He was someone else, an impostor, a fake, a poser. LeBron says the real LeBron is back. Should we believe him? James says for the first time since he got to Miami, he’s back to the real him. More alive and ready to go. That’s good to know; We aren’t sure how anyone could deal with the amount of venom he had to take in last year. But still, the whispers about clutch failures, disappointments and lack of heart will only grow louder with each misstep. It’s a full-on disease for him now, and the only way to cure it is to win a championship and do it in a fashion that’ll have people forget about James’ past playoff struggles. Read More »
Why am I posting this when everyone in the world is talking about Chris Paul? Because Keyon Dooling and Ray Allen are now teammates. According to Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe, the Celtics have acquired Dooling in exchange for a second-round pick. And for those of you that don’t remember, Dooling (Magic) and Allen (Sonics) got into an infamous fight during a game in 2006.