Today is David Stern‘s last as the comissioner of the NBA. Deputy commissioner Adam Silver will take the reins starting next week, but in the mean time, lets take a look back at all that Stern has accomplished during his record 30-year run as the captain of the NBA ship. There aren’t many people that could have done such an amazing job promoting the NBA, and fewer still that could have survived and mollified the occasional hiccups that come while running a professional sports league over the last three decades. Read More »
Life is good when you’re part of the Roc Nation Agency Family. Remember a few weeks back when we told you that Jay-Z signed Skylar Diggins as one of his first clients for his new sports agency?
Apparently, being one of Jay’s clients comes with perks. Check out Skylar’s new gift: Read More »
If you really care about the drama surrounding Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve and the fallout following her meltdown during the Lynx/Fever WNBA Finals game on Wednesday night, you can read all about it here.
If you would rather just watch Reeve lose her mind and throw her coat at an assistant coach so hard that she hurt her right shoulder and had to see the training staff after the game, wtach the video after the jump: Read More »
One guy who refuses to even think about overseas options is Jason Terry. The newly-minted champion wants to wear that belt loud and proud, and isn’t planning on playing anywhere else than in Dallas, defending the team’s title. While the JET believes some delay could definitely happen, he doesn’t expect the season to cancel. We hope not either for the Mavs’ sake. We guess if you’re a Dallas fan, you could look at that one of two ways: first, it just means you can celebrate longer and prolong the parades. Read More »
Apparently the Celtics and Heat are in a competition to set the record for having the most players in training camp and under contract. Yesterday the Celtics extended camp invites to Mario West (Hawks), Stephane Lasme (UMass), Chris Johnson (LSU) and Jamar Smith (Southern Indiana), bringing their preliminary roster count to approximately 47. It’s gonna look like ABCD Camp the first few days before Doc Rivers starts making cuts … With every new guy Boston brings in, Luke Harangody has to be getting more nervous. He’s likely going to be the slowest, least-athletic guy in camp, which is bad if you’re 12th in line, but worse if you’re 20th in line. Read More »
When it comes to women’s basketball, it doesn’t get any better than Diana Taurasi. She wins, she scores and she’s the fiercest competitor out there. Basically, she’s the female equivalent of Kobe Bryant. Averaging 22.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and a career-high 4.7 assists per game (including a 30-point, 10-assist performance on August 1), Taurasi led the WNBA in scoring for a record fourth season, while also managing to become the fastest player in league history to record 4,500 points, 1,000 rebounds and 900 assists for her career (224 games).
So what could go wrong for the league’s reigning MVP? Nothing. After Taurasi indicated earlier this summer that she might take next season off, the seven-year veteran re-signed with the Phoenix Mercury yesterday, right before she leads her squad into the postseason for the second consecutive season and the third time in the last four years. And remember, those last two trips ended with championship trophies. Read More »
As an eight-time NBA All-Defensive pick and Defensive P.O.Y. (’87) who won five ‘chips in an era where he guarded the likes of Jordan, Dumars, Iceman and Drexler on a regular basis, Michael Cooper had to be intense.
In his post-playing career, most notable for his title-winning stint coaching the WNBA’s L.A. Sparks, Coop hasn’t changed. In his first season as head coach of the USC women’s team, he made headlines for his intensity following a recent win over crosstown rival UCLA. Read More »