An active NBA summer in 2014 is drawing to a close with the FIBA World Cup starting today in Spain with only two weeks until training camps after it draws to an end in September. Despite all the movement, the NBA’s all-time leader in made three-pointers, Ray Allen, has yet to make up his mind about whether he’s going to retire, or where he’ll continue his first-ballot hall-of-fame career. A recent report from ESPN’s Marc Stein has the defending champion Spurs joining a crowded group for the marksman’s services. Read More »
The 2013-14 Miami Heat made it to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight season. They did not, however, capture a third straight title, and the focal point of their dominating four-year run, decided to head home after opting out this summer. Despite the loss of LeBron James, let’s take a look back at the final season with Miami’s big three of Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and James. Read More »
/ Aug 11, 2014 / 12:30 am
On Saturday, we relayed the report Ray Allen had decided to forestall his retirement and a future plaque in Springfield to play next season. Former Heat mate LeBron James and the new-look Cavs were supposed to be frontrunners to land his shooting services. Except, in an email to reporters, Allen’s agent, Jim Tanner, denies the story and says Allen is still undecided on his future. Read More »
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ dream offseason just continues getting better. According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, free agent marksman Ray Allen has decided to play in 2014-2015, and the Cavs are frontrunners for his services. Read More »
The games are similar, basketball and soccer. Both are contact sports with little protective equipment; both have goals (or baskets) on the two sides of the field (or court) where a player must put the ball in to score points. Both have situations where a costly turnover could quickly turn into a counterattack or fast-break and cost a team points. Both games require elite athleticism, and players from both sports get paid tons of money to play their game at an elite level.
That’s where the similarities end between soccer and basketball, but that hasn’t stopped us from compiling a full soccer team with NBA stars. Read More »
Seven years ago today, the Minnesota Timberwolves agreed to trade Kevin Garnett to the Boston Celtics. It ended a disappointing era in Minnesota, and reignited Garnett’s career and revived the Celtics franchise.
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After LeBron James joined the Cavs this off-season, Mike Miller turned down more lucrative offers to come aboard and James’ own favorite shooter — who was often buried on the bench under Erik Spoelstra in Miami — James Jones also signed. Now it seems future hall-of-famer and the NBA’s all-time leader in three-pointers, Ray Allen, might forego retirement to lace ‘em up one more time with the Cavs in what would be season No. 19 in the NBA. Read More »
The Cleveland Cavaliers just agreed to a three-team trade that frees up the requisite cap space to sign LeBron James to a maximum contract. Now, they’re after his sharp-shooting friends. ESPN’s Chris Broussard reports that Cleveland is pursuing Ray Allen and Mike Miller, each of whom won a title with James in Miami. Read More »
The 2014 NBA Draft is a week away, and one of the more intriguing choices surrounds 2014 Naismith College Player of the Year, Doug McDermott. The high-scoring four-year senior is expected to go in the first half of the first round, and we picked his brain about the transition and a whole lot more. Read More »
With his team on the brink of elimination, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra made an adjustment to his starting lineup for Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Ray Allen will start in place of embattled point guard Mario Chalmers, who has scored just 14 points on 5-18 shooting in the series’ first four games. Read More »