Archive for the ‘NBA’ category

Kobe Bryant Finds Wesley Johnson with Beautiful No-Look Pass Versus Rockets

October 28th, 2014
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard Kobe Bryant is back.In the second quarter of the Houston Rockets-Los Angeles Lakers season opener, Bryant drove just outside of the free-throw line before delivering a no-look bullet to teammate Wesley Johnson.Johnson finished the play with an easy bucket.Welcome back, ...

Mavericks vs. Spurs: Score and Twitter Reaction from 2014 Regular Season

October 28th, 2014
No Kawhi Leonard, no Tiago Splitter, no Patty Mills—no problem for the San Antonio Spurs. Especially if Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are still around to save the day. The Spurs' grizzled Big Three combined for 57 points and Chandler Parsons' potential game-winning shot clanged off the rim, as ...

Dirk Nowitzki Ends Up on the Floor Twice After Boris Diaw Drives to the Hoop

October 28th, 2014
Boris Diaw isn't known for his fleet feet, but maybe the weight clause in his contract is helping out. In Tuesday night's season opener between the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks, Diaw took Dirk Nowitzki off the dribble twice. Both times, Dirk found himself on the floor—not the best start for the Mavs' future ...

Spurs Championship 2014 Banner, Ring Ceremony Twitter Reaction and Highlights

October 28th, 2014
This is becoming old hat for the San Antonio Spurs. For the fifth time in the last 15 years, the organization opened its home slate with a celebration of the past.    On Tuesday night, Spurs players received their NBA championship rings and unveiled the banner for their 2013-14 NBA Finals win.The ...

Kemba Walker, Hornets Agree on New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

October 28th, 2014
What Michael Jordan wants, Michael Jordan gets. Hours after the Charlotte Hornets owner told reporters he wanted to sign point guard Kemba Walker to an extension before Friday's midnight deadline, the deal is done. ESPN's Marc Stein reported the Hornets and Walker agreed on a four-year, $48 million pact Tuesday evening: Stein ...

Dwight Howard Says He Didn’t Leave Lakers over Fear of Kobe Bryant

October 28th, 2014
Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant will forever be linked following the Los Angeles Lakers' failed superteam experiment, but it's the former's abrupt departure that continues to linger as a source of perceived tension.  According to the Los Angeles Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore, Howard is adamant that he didn't bolt for the Houston ...

Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

October 28th, 2014
The defending champion San Antonio Spurs beat the division-rival Dallas Mavericks 101-100 during the opening contest of the 2014-15 regular season. Tony Parker paced the winners with 23 points, knocking down 4-of-4 from behind the arc. Manu Ginobili chipped in 20 points and six assists, while Tim Duncan added 14 points ...

Who Is More Vital to the Warriors’ Plans, Harrison Barnes or Draymond Green?

October 28th, 2014
The battle for minutes in the Golden State Warriors’ rotation this season will focus primarily on two players drafted in the same year, who play roughly the same position and who have rewritten the expectations from when they were drafted. Harrison Barnes, since the moment he was winning high school titles ...

Iman Shumpert’s Future with New York Knicks More Complex Than We Think

October 28th, 2014
Attempting to gain insight into Iman Shumpert's future with the New York Knicks is a convoluted and futile endeavor. Knowledge-seekers would be better off trying to complete a 1,000-piece puzzle of perfectly paved blacktop using only their feet. There is no right or wrong answer when predicting what the months ahead ...

Tiago Splitter Injury: Updates on Spurs Forward’s Back and Return

October 28th, 2014
Already set to miss the San Antonio Spurs' season opener against the Dallas Mavericks with a strained calf, center Tiago Splitter is also dealing with an undisclosed back injury, head coach Gregg Popovich told reporters Tuesday night.   Jeff McDonald, covering the game for the San Antonio Express-News reported the news:Splitter, 29, suffered a strained ...