Archive for the ‘NBA’ Category

Los Angeles Lakers: Steve Nash out at least two weeks

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash will miss at least the next two weeks thanks to nerve root irritation in his back and hamstring. Nash saw a specialist on Monday and it was determined his back problems stem from nerve issues and not from any new impingement in his ...

Video: Steve Blake hits game-winner over Dwight Howard as Lakers top Rockets

Friday, November 8th, 2013

The Los Angeles Lakers blew a huge lead over the Houston Rockets Thursday night, in what was an epic meltdown. But the Lakers got off the mat and managed a late, comeback win over Dwight Howard and his new team, thanks to Steve Blake's game-winning three-pointer. After leading by as much ...

The New Orleans Pelicans mascot is truly terrifying

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

We at Rumors and Rants were in the minority that thought the New Orleans Hornets name change to Pelicans this offseason was awesome. A Pelican is actually something that can be found in the state of Louisiana — most notably on the flag — and harkens back to a time ...

Kobe Bryant says he’s still a few weeks away from returning

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Ever since he tore his Achilles' tendon, speculation has run rampant regarding when Kobe Bryant would return to the NBA. Now we have a clearer picture as to when he'll finally be back on the court. On Tuesday, Bryant confirmed that he was still two to three weeks of practice away ...

Los Angeles Lakers: Steve Nash could sit out games this season

Monday, October 28th, 2013

The Los Angeles Lakers have let it be known that they will monitor the minutes Steve Nash plays during the 2013-14 season. In fact, they have all but said the 39-year-old could sit out games this season to keep him healthy. The Lakers have 19 back-to-back sets this season and head ...

DeMarcus Cousins, Kings agree to four-year, $62 million extension

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Late Thursday night word came down that the Sacramento Kings and forward/center DeMarcus Cousins had agreed to a four-year, $62 million contract extension. The deal is also a full four-year deal and there is no opt-out clause after the third year. The agreement will keep Cousins in Sacramento through the ...

Steve Nash: Lakers may put point guard on minutes limit

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

During the 2012-13 season Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash never seemed like himself. Despite being back in head coach Mike D'Antoni's system where he thrived for years, Nash never got comfortable during his first season with the Lakers. As a result, reports have now surfaced that suggest Nash ...

Indiana Pacers, Paul George agree to five-year, $90 million extension

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

The Indiana Pacers and star forward Paul George are wasting no time in cementing their relationship. The Pacers and the 23-year-old have agreed to and are reportedly finalizing a five-year, $90 million extension, the maximum allowable amount under the NBA's collective bargaining agreement. George broke out during the 2012-13 season, averaging ...