/ Aug 7, 2014 / 11:30 am
In the summer of 2005, when the rest of us were lining up to see Batman Begins for the 42nd time, newly named Cleveland Cavaliers GM Danny Ferry had his work cut out for him. Ferry, once the Cavs’ poster boy for transactions-gone-wrong when the team traded guard Ron Harper for the Duke standout way back in 1989, took over a roster with a lot of promise. He had, after all, a player named LeBron James, who had just wrapped up a sophomore season that saw the 2003 first overall pick average 27.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game. Read More »
/ Sep 13, 2013 / 1:30 pm
It’s been a long time coming. Well, 35 years to be exact. That’s how long this drought has lasted. To put it into perspective, the nation’s capital has not had a NBA championship since Jimmy Carter was the POTUS.
Despite the recent history, the Wizards/Bullets organization has not lacked in the talent department, whatsoever. A total of 11 players who have donned the Bullets/Wizards jersey have entered the Hall of Fame… names like Unseld, Hayes, Monroe, Malone and King. On top of this, a slew of past All-Stars as well like Jeff Malone, Michael Adams, Juwan Howard, Chris Webber and Gilbert Arenas. Read More »
Today marks the end of the NBA’s self-imposed moratorium, which means all the rumored signings and trades can now become official. (July 1 marked when teams could start talking to free agents and come to terms on handshake deals.) Free agency is one of the most exciting parts of the NBA offseason; fans watch anxiously to see what new players may soon suit up for them. Read More »
Make no mistake, I’m a Larry Hughes fan, and I want to see him back in the League. Hopefully this helps. Delux Magazine based out of St. Louis decided to give the 12-year NBA veteran the cover of their November issue. With that, watch as he shows you his house, tattoos and ridiculous car collection.
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/ Oct 27, 2011 / 5:30 pm
I’m staring at an ad in a magazine right now. It’s a two-page spread, a perhaps two second clip of a man approaching a basket and then dunking. It’s broken down so you see five of him all at once. There’s the dribble, the gather and finally he’s in the air, elbows at the rim, sneakers exposed. Oh yeah, at the bottom is a logo. All caps. A sort-of backwards Nike sign crowning the top. AND 1. The date on the front of the magazine, which is stuffed into a corner, whimpering beside a close-up of a frighteningly angry Mark McGwire, is 5.17.99. Back when AND 1 was rollin. Back when they packed the house. Back when… Larry Hughes was a pitchman? Read More »
/ Aug 9, 2010 / 2:30 pm
Nothing hurts like getting beat in a video game when someone like Richard Jefferson goes off for 14 dunks in one game. It’s a continuous, unending slap in the face. Being at the receiving end of a Kobe Bryant 65-point game is one thing. But losing because your opponent discovers the sweet spot for some scrub three-point shooter is worse than jury duty.
In real NBA games, coaches want certain guys doing certain things and everyone has a role. In the gaming world, if you want Kwame Brown to drop 25 a game, you could probably make it happen (he actually catches passes). Read More »
/ Aug 6, 2010 / 12:02 am
All due respect to T-Mac and A.I., but the 2010 free agency rush is over. After Shaq signed with Boston for the monetary equivalent of his yearly Fuddruckers budget, at this point we’re beating down sources and constantly refreshing NBA rumor sites just for items like, “Cartier Martin is getting interest from the Bobcats, Heat and Blazers.” In other words, not exactly “The Decision” … Kobe Bryant‘s squad inked the player who is probably the last significant piece to fall into place for next year’s championship picture — since Orlando, Miami, Boston and San Antonio have filled their rosters — re-upping with Shannon Brown on a 2-year, $4.6 million deal. Read More »
/ Aug 5, 2010 / 10:30 am
It appears as more pieces fall into place, Larry Hughes‘ landscape is becoming clearer. Two weeks ago, we reported that Hughes had narrowed his list to the Heat, Lakers, Celtics and Bobcats. You know, three shots at a ring, and one shot at significant playing time. Well, now that the Heat and Lakers have basically filled out their rosters, it’s down to Boston and Charlotte. Read More »
/ Jul 22, 2010 / 12:03 am
Monty Williams and Byron Scott are gonna have a lot to talk about the next time they cross paths. Around the same time ex-Hornets coach B-Scott walked into a job with the Cavs thinking (maybe) he had LeBron James — only to watch him take off for Miami — new Hornets coach Williams was thinking he had Chris Paul on his side. But maybe not for long now. CP3 reportedly wants to be traded ASAP, and would prefer to go to Orlando, New York or the Lakers … Money-wise, Paul has two years left on a deal that pays him about $15 million per, so whoever tries to get him likely won’t be doing it for spare parts. Read More »
/ Jul 20, 2010 / 11:00 am
Remember when Larry Hughes signed a five-year, $70 million contract with the Cavs to provide to play Robin to the Batman of LeBron James? Well, that didn’t really work out. But maybe now he can be the Casey Jones to somebody’s Ninja Turtles. According to Bill Ingram at HOOPSWORLD, Hughes has reportedly narrowed his team search down to the Heat, Lakers, Celtics and Bobcats. Three shots at a ring, and one shot at significant playing time. Read More »