Archive for the ‘NBA’ Category

Kobe Bryant steals spotlight on historic sports day

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

[caption id="attachment_30884" align="aligncenter" width="601"] Christina House/Los Angeles Times[/caption] April 13, 2016: A night that deserves to live on forever in NBA lore. Kobe Bryant played the final game of his Hall of Fame career, the Golden State Warriors surpassed the 1995-’96 Chicago Bulls with their 73rd win, Steph Curry became the first ...

Report: NBA owners expected to pass rule to allow ads on jerseys for 2017-18

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

According to ESPN, NBA owners are scheduled to pass a vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season. If approved, the ads would be placed in a 2.5-by-2.5-inch patch on the left shoulder. During an interview last month, NBA Comissionor Adam Silver told ESPN's Rachel Nichols that the ads ...

ESPN’s Dan Le Batard: Lebron is lazier than ever

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

On Tuesday, Dan Le Batard said on his radio show that Lebron James a "lazier player now than we've seen in 10 years." Le Batard added that James simply "can't shoot anymore." The stats back up his claim. During the 2012-13 season in Miami, James shot a career-high 40.6 percent on his 3-point ...

Kobe Bryant pays homage to me with airballed skyhook

Monday, February 15th, 2016

I had no idea he knew, which makes it all the more flattering. In his final NBA All-Star appearance, Kobe Bryant paid homage to the worst shot ever taken in an organized basketball game by airballing a skyhook attempt.  

Lakers, Scott need to fully embrace youth movement

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

When the Los Angeles Lakers selected Ohio State point guard D'Angelo Russell with the second pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, it was clear they were looking ahead to the future. While they could have traded the pick as part of a package for veteran players, general manager Mitch Kupchak ...

Harlem Globetrotters drop Washington Generals as opponent

Friday, August 14th, 2015

The most prodigious losers in sports history are no more -- and no, that does not mean Indiana has dropped its football program. After more than six decades, the Harlem Globetrotters have dropped the Washington Generals as their primary opponent. The Generals' first -- and only -- win in the rivalry ...

Report: Griffin initially told Jordan to stick with Dallas

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

In a wonderfully detailed piece of reporting, ESPN.com's Ramona Shelbourne and Tim McMahon captured DeAndre Jordan's odyssey from committed future Dallas Maverick to guy hiding inside his house so he could avoid Mark Cuban and stay with the Clippers. There are plenty of interesting nuggets, but one in particular sticks out ...

Enes Kanter to sign max offer with Portland Trail Blazers

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

The Portland Trailblazers have been looking for a way to replace recently-departed All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge, and on Friday they may have found it. Reports claim the Trail Blazers have agreed to a max offer with power forward Enes Kanter worth $70 million over four years. Kanter is a restricted free agent ...