/ Oct 9, 2014 / 8:00 pm
Were you expecting anything different? In a poll of NBA general managers conducted by USA TODAY Sports, a vast majority of respondents answered LeBron James or Kevin Durant when asked what player they would choose to start a franchise. Nine votes separated the most recent MVP winners, and only two other players received consideration from league decision-makers. Read More »
Perhaps you didn’t know, but last summer Roy Hibbert traveled down to San Antonio to train with Tim Duncan. Last year his offseason exodus was the first glimpse we got of Hibbert’s new Hulk physique. Now comes word Hibbert also texts the San Antonio center to learn about the secrets to the Spurs’ success, specifically their ball movement. Read More »
/ Sep 30, 2014 / 2:30 pm
Now that Kevin Love has joined forces with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in Cleveland, NBA fans can rest easy that this season will not pass by (in fact, the real worry might be how many minutes can pass by) without hearing the words “The Big Three.” Read More »
When the San Antonio Spurs captured the fifth title of Tim Duncan‘s career this past spring, the thought of retirement flitted across his purview. Duncan, who will turn 39 in April next year, had just completed his 17th season in an NBA career where he’s achieved just about everything you can on an NBA hardwood. Still, with a chance to capture back-to-back titles for the first time in his career, Duncan wasn’t quite ready to say goodbye — though the idea stayed with him for some time, as he told reporters during San Antonio’s media day on Friday. Read More »
In LeBron James‘ chat with Rachel Nichols for CNN’s Unguarded — airing tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET — he already admitted to losing a few pounds, which could spell trouble for Cavs opponents. But James also talked to Nichols about his decision to come back home this summer, and how a return might have been delayed had the Heat not been thumped so severely by the Spurs in June. Read More »
When current embattled Hawks GM Danny Ferry — who is facing a lot of calls to end his tenure with Atlanta after his comments about Luol Deng joined the Spurs as the VP of basketball operations in 2010. Ferry had played the last three seasons of his career San Antonio and it was his interim home before he took over his current Hawks role in 2012. Consequently, former teammate Tim Duncan defended Ferry in a radio interview with The Hardline 1250 am on Wednesday, telling listeners, “he’s not a racist.” Read More »
/ Sep 16, 2014 / 2:00 pm
Tim Duncan once wore a knee brace with the logo of Marvel’s The Punisher on it. Now, the five-time NBA champion will appear in an upcoming issue of the Marvel comic series.
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With the release of basketball gaming king NBA 2K15 less than a month away, we project the ratings for the game’s top-20 players. Note that these rankings were gleaned from considering the final player ratings of 2K14 and simple player analysis, factoring in progression and regression. No exclusive knowledge nor personal bias was used in compiling them, either. Our projected rating follows the player’s name, with the difference between his final rating in last year’s game and our projection noted in parentheses. Read More »
The cover athlete for NBA 2K15 is 2014 NBA MVP, Kevin Durant. That much is certain, and his cover status is an honor for the 25-year-old 2K fanatic. But what if Spurs iron man Tim Duncan graced the cover? The good people at Pounding the Rock showed us. Read More »
David Robinson turns 49 today. To celebrate his birthday, we take a look back at the time he scored 71 points on the final day of the regular season to win the scoring title.
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