Some veteran players get angsty towards the end of their careers for the one thing that’s eluded them since they came into the league: a championship ring. Whether it’s the bad luck of suffering through a string of awful teams, or the ball not bouncing right in the postseason, some players just never get over that final hurdle for a Larry O’Brien trophy. That’s why some will go ring chasing. Read More »
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The NBA’s All-Star weekend tipped off Friday night with the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. Team Chuck bested Team Shaq by a score of 163-135 — and it wasn’t really that close. Read More »
Why is Don Nelson in the Hall of Fame if he never even coached a team to the NBA Finals?
Donald Arvid Nelson was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. this past Friday. As with all inductions over the last few years, there’s a surrounding debate (ameliorated by the communal effect of technology) about the legitimacy of an inductee’s inclusion. Read More »
If you’ve been watching NBA TV at all this summer – and I’m sure you have if you’re like me – you must’ve noticed how often they play Game 3 from the 1994 first round series between Phoenix and Golden State. I’ve seen parts of that game probably four or five times. It was Chris Webber’s first taste of the postseason and one of the final bites in the prime of Charles Barkley’s career. C-Webb seemed at times, for all of his Fab Five-ness, a respectful young kid. But he crossed the line with his infamous regular season dunk over the reigning MVP. You know the one: catch it on the break, flick it around the back for no reason other than because he can, and then shove the ball down Barkley’s throat after stepping off his Flight No. 4. Read More »
Although I’ve personally been boycotting NBA TV since the lockout started, I will have to tune in for this. Run TMC: The Power of Three premieres Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
We seem to be talking a lot about video games lately. There was the return of GoldenEye that we had the chance to check out. Then there is the constant flow of news out of the NBA 2K12 camp. I don’t get to play video games as much as I did when I was younger. Now we have things like work, responsibility, waking up early, stuff like that. But, video games will never totally be out. Read More »
Almost two decades ago, three ball players from the Golden State Warriors captivated the NBA with their fast-paced, high-scoring and most importantly unselfish style of play. The trio of Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, and 2011 Hall of Fame inductee Chris Mullin punished defenses and thrilled the Bay Area in their two seasons together. They would forever be known simply as Run TMC. Read More »
When we look back at the record books of the modern NBA era, the 1999 season will have an asterisk. That year the league played a shortened season of 50 games due to a lockout.
The 1998-1999 season would also coincidentally mark the end of one the greatest eras in basketball: the 1990s. That winter’s apocalyptic work stoppage would serve as a bad omen for many of the era’s greats and usher in a new crop of NBA talent. Read More »
When people talk about the greatest trios in NBA history, they oftentimes forget to mention Run TMC. Comprised of Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin, these three Warriors made high-octane, up-and-down basketball their trademark. And the basketball world couldn’t get enough of it. Now, continuing their signature “Dynasty” series, UNDRCRWN gives you a chance to own a piece of history. Read More »
The NBA Celebrity Game has evolved into an All-Star Weekend staple, like it or not. Sure, most fans really only look forward to All-Star Saturday Night, maybe the Rookie Challenge on Friday, and of course the main event on Sunday, but the Celebrity Game definitely flies under the radar as a must-see.
With the festivities this year being in L.A. — the hub of everything celebrity — the NBA had no choice but to incorporate a star-studded lineup. And does it really get any bigger than Justin Bieber, who apparently is an avid baller? Read More »