There have been a lot of surprises so far this season even though we’re still in the first month. One of them is the play of Monta Ellis, especially in tandem with franchise star Dirk Nowitzki. Dirk finally has a complimentary scorer to ease his offensive burden, and a terrific pick-and-roll partner. Read More »
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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has turned into the hardest sideline interview in the business, able to scoff and snark his way out of answering any question regardless of the discomfort coming from reporters just trying to do their jobs. Tonight, down double-digits entering the fourth quarter, Rick Carlisle did a fair impression. Read More »
There was a back-and-forth between former Mavs center Chris Kaman and Mavs coach Rick Carlisle before the Mavs-Lakers game on Tuesday night. Kaman went on the record about his time with the Mavs, calling Carlisle “uptight” after claiming his coach played head games. After a blowout Mavs win, Carlisle, shrouded in irony, said he was shocked Kaman didn’t get more minutes in the Lakers’ blowout loss. Read More »
With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.
There is a wide belief among sports fans that basketball would be the easiest sport to coach as a player. The assumption that a player could play major minutes on a professional basketball team while playing productively and controlling the ego of million dollar players does not seem like an easy thing for a person to do. This becomes incredibly important when you remember the amount of video that coaches watch to reinvigorate stagnant offenses and to keep defenses strengthened. Read More »
The Mavericks lost out on free agent Dwight Howard to their in-state rivals, Houston, this summer. But they did refurbish a backcourt that was trotting out journeyman Mike James as a starter towards the end of last season. The three guards the Mavs signed this summer as a result, Monta Ellis, Jose Calderon and Devin Harris, were formally introduced in Dallas today. Read More »
Yes, we know the season is still young. There are a lot of games left to be played in what should be a great year, but still, it seems there’ll be a surprise for us waiting around every corner.
This season has already given us some unexpected gut-punches in the first two weeks of the season. Even before opening week ended, we were treated to some moves that garnered a lot of attention and excitement, and I think the regular season will have the same compelling feel as the offseason did. Read More »
Even after Dallas avoided what could’ve been a knockout punch this summer (hint: Deron Williams) and instead netted some decent talent, I did not expect them to make noise in the West this year. Dirk Nowitzki was going to be out for an early chunk of the season. They had lost a handful of veteran leaders. And they were coming off yet another summer where they failed to land any big names. Mark Cuban‘s philosophy felt like it was in a tailspin, a forever cycle of Plan Bs that weren’t quite good enough. Read More »
The life cycle of Tom Coughlin and Greg Schiano‘s midfield feud Sunday over what is proper NFL end-game etiquette is just about over now. We’ve heard the defenses and the accusations and hashed out what exactly count as unwritten rules in football. The rarity of coaches tossing jabs at each other — I can think of just Jim Harbaugh vs. Jim Schwartz and Pete Carroll blasting Mike Bellotti — is still too good to let go entirely, though. Read More »
Shaquille O’Neal‘s movies make us want to wince (did you know he’s been in seven films?) but it doesn’t mean the big screen is out of his future. And we’re not talking about his cameo in “Grown Ups 2″ he’s got coming up. The Big Aristotle became The Big Projector on Friday when his newly renovated movie theater, the CityPlex 12, he co-owns in downtown Newark opened. Read More »