Kyrie Irving played his first game after shattering his knee cap in last season’s Finals Everyone who follows basketball knows that it’s a very intense and demanding sport. The bursts of speed, the lock-ups in the paint and the sheer physicality of playing at a high velocity for even a few minutes are extremely taxing on the body. Add to that the fact that most NBA players are much larger than the average person, and you have a
Steph Curry and the Warriors are looking to start another winning streak. So now that the Golden State Warriors have lost a game, falling last Saturday to the Milwaukee Bucks, the real NBA regular season can begin. The Warriors are still holding down the top spot in the rankings, but the San Antonio Spurs have put the league on notice, with their continually improving offense, that they are right on the Warriors level. In the Eastern
The MVP Trophy EDITOR’ÂÂS NOTE: Ryan, you seem to have replaced the content for the Paul George slide with LJâÂÂÂÂs. With the NBA now in December, it is a good time to take a run through the league and see who the best players are and what the MVP candidates look like at this stage. As it stands now, we have some perceived MVP candidates who are struggling (Anthony Davis and James Harden), opening the
Toronto’s own Drake will be courtside for the first All Star game in his hometown With voting opening up last week for the All Star game, it is time to take an early look at who might be the 12 who represent the Eastern Conference in the game in February. The team will consist of two backcourt and three frontcourt starters. Position distinctions were dropped a couple of years ago, as well as seven reserves that can com
The jersey and kits for the NBA Eastern Conference All-Stars. Just a little over two months remain before the who’s who of the NBA fraternity descends upon Canada’s most important city of Toronto for the All-Star Weekend. Scheduled for February 14th, the 2016 All-Star Game is the 65th edition of its kind and is the first ever to be hosted by a non-American city. The NBA ballots are out and it's time for you t
There’s isn’t much numerical separation in the east, but the Cavs and the Pacers are a cut above the rest With a quarter of the NBA season past us, it’s time to take a look at the top 10 teams in the league. Because the NBA uses seven game series’ to determine the winners of each playoff round, there are only a few teams who truly have a chance to win the NBA title. Considering that, there isn’t muc
The Rockets’ deplorable start led to the exit of coach Kevin McHale The first six weeks of the NBA season have blasted by us like a blur. There has been chaos, and from that chaos – like a scrambled loose ball that somehow ended up in the hands of Stephen Curry – we have seen beauty like never before. So while Curry and the Golden State Warriors continue to make history in the league’s greatest-ever start, there
The Rockets, new head coach and all, were led by Harden’s 45 points to their first win in 5 games The 2015-16 NBA season is in full flow and with all it’s top superstars having picked up steam, electrifying moments that leave the ever-loyal fans screaming for more have not gone begging. Circus shots, rainbow shots, ankle-breakers and filthy dunks are part of the reason this incredible league has such a large and pass
Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson have been in starring roles for the Detroit Pistons this season. The new season of the NBA is now underway, and the Detroit Pistons have bettered their W/L record from their previous season (2-4) to 5-1 this season. The record speaks for the fact that they are on the rise in the Eastern Conference, though some would say that it is too early in the season to judge
When Magic Johnson signed a 25-year deal worth $25 million in 1981, it was the richest contract ever signed at the time. Since then, the NBA has grown and the contracts have bulked up due to the globalization and popularity of basketball. An NBA contract is lucrative and an athlete’s dream because it promises guaranteed money. Unlike most of the other professional sports, a basketball player earns the money pledged to h
Small Forwards Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard battling it out on the hardwood. Small Forwards (SF) are usually the ones who are responsible for scoring the most. They are the shorter, quicker and leaner versions of the Power Forwards and Centers. The Small Forward, along with the Shooting Guard, is an extremely versatile position in the game where they’re all over the court and assume multiple roles throughout the game.
Former Knicks and current Pacers forward Chris Copeland Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland and his wife Katrine Saltara were two among many injured by an attacker during an argument at 1 OAK club in Chelsea, New York, on Wednesday morning. A former New York Knick Copeland and his wife were rushed to Bellevue Hospital and are said to be in a stable condition. When the police tried to cordon off the area to set up a c
Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr. David Blatt, Head Coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Steve Kerr, Head Coach of the Golden State Warriors were named the Coach of the Month of March for the Eastern Conference and Western Conference respectively, the NBA announced today. With this most recent honor, Kerr becomes the first Warriors Head Coach since Don Nelson to win the Coach of the Month award twice in the same season.
David Harrison formerly played for the Indiana Pacers Washington, March 14 (IANS): Former Indiana Pacers centre David Harrison found a job at fast food chain McDonald's about two years ago after he helped Guangdong Southern Tigers win the Chinese domestic league and now is still struggling to make a living. The 32-year-old said almost all of his basketball salary is gone and he can not find a job. Two years ago, Harrison' credit car
The fan getting a sniff of Lavoy Allen’s jersey Sports brings out the best and worst behaviour in the fans. Sometimes the emotions get the better of fans, who tend to do silly things. It is one thing to do something ridiculously stupid but a whole other thing to get caught in the act. That is exactly what happened to a fan at the NBA game between Indiana Pacers and Brooklyn Nets two weeks ago. The Pacers’ fan was caugh