What a leader encompasses is up for debate, but you can be sure Rajon Rondo‘s tussle with Kris Humphries in last night’s Nets-Celtics game wasn’t it. Was Rondo’s retaliation on Humphries misguided loyalty and a sign he’s not yet ready to assume his role as the Celtics’ on-court leader, or is it just another reminder Rondo isn’t like everyone else? Read More »
Okay, so let’s recap. First, Chris Paul was going to be a Laker, to team up with Kobe and start a domino effect that would eventually land Dwight Howard in Hollywood and reconfigure the world. Then Dan Gilbert donned his five-year-old cap again, David Stern took the advice of Stu Jackson – only the worst basketball GM ever – to cancel the deal, and it was voided. Then the Clippers came swooping in with the best offer you could possibly hope for to get a 26-year-old point guard who already has knee issues. Read More »
In case you missed it, Andrew Bynum was suspended for two games without pay for his flagrant foul against Michael Beasley on Friday night at the Staples Center. But according to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times, the NBA actually considered suspending Bynum for three games. When asked how he felt, Kobe Bryant said, “I’m proud of him. He earned his stripes.” Check out the play below and read what Stu Jackson, the NBA’s Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, had to say about it.
Trust me, this didn’t happen overnight. Since the NBA Development League was founded in 2001, it has long been the goal of the NBA’s official minor league to try things out there before bringing them to the Big Show. Whether it’s talent (developing 20 percent of current NBA players as well as numerous coaches, referees and front-office staff), jerseys (testing the new adidas-developed NBA Revolution 30 uniforms for this season) or equipment (playing with various versions of the official Spalding game ball), the D-League has always served as the perfect conduit to change. Now let’s add some rules to the list. Read More »
If I were Kenyon Martin or Kevin Garnett, I would be attending an anger management class as soon as possible. According to reports from ESPN, the NBA is cracking down on players who plan on arguing calls. The referees are receiving a whole new set of rules to follow when it comes to issuing technical fouls.
Players are going to have to think twice before they decide to argue with the refs. Here are the new rules regarding what can constitute a tech: Read More »