This season might be the Mamba’s last Basketball is an exponentially popular sport with a massive global following. It’s foremost professional league, the NBA, has basked in that popularity for a long time and will continue to do so. The league has been bringing together the best basketball players from across the globe for over six decades and given its longevity, it isn’t surprising that the stars leave colossal legacies.
The Lakers past, present and future all sitting alongside each other on the bench. The new NBA season is three weeks old but there seems to be nothing new about the Los Angeles Lakers so far. Through eleven games, the team has finished victorious only twice- one win came against a floundering Brooklyn Nets while the other was a hard fought gritty performance against the Detroit Pistons. If we consider Pau Gasol leaving to sign with the Chi
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
Tim Duncan rejecting a Russell Westbrook shot. Tim Duncan sets franchise block record With his fifth block in his five block outing against the Philadelphia 76ers, Tim Duncan etched his name San Antonio Spurs record books for most career blocks registered. He passed Hall of Famer and former teammate David Robinson who had 2,954 blocks in a 14-year career spanning 957 games. With 5 blocks Saturday, Tim Duncan (2,955) passed @DavidtheAdmir
Hedo Turkoglu. Former Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu called it quits on Friday, laying rest to a 15 year career playing for teams such as the Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers. Having tasted the most success with the Magic, the Orlando franchise has announced it will honor and recognize the Turkish national during a special ceremony to be held on December
End of an era? “How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”. Dr. Seuss summed it up perfectly. My, how the times have changed. It seemed like the men who have defined greatness in this era of the NBA would never see the sun set on their careers. But now, it seems like it’s a matter
Rick Carlisle is one among only five active Head Coaches in the NBA that have a championship to their name. The Dallas Mavericks franchise have decided to go long term with current Head Coach Rick Carlisle. Late on Thursday, both parties have said to have agreed to a 5-year extension worth 35 million dollars. The Mavericks had a team option on Carlisle’s contract for next season, which they have exercised given the big bucks offered t
Are they the greatest? Being the high intensity team sport that it is, basketball requires each man on the hardwood to pull his own weight. But as with every team, each outfit has its mainstays. Be it a single player, a duo or a trio, these are the ones who the others look to for direction, drive the team with their consistent brilliance and make the clutch plays to turn games around when all looks lost. The NBA has had many a fabled
The Spurs’ Popeye, Mad Hatter, Super Mario and Buzz Lightyear at their Halloween Party October 31st is celebrated as Halloween worldwide wherein traditionally kids are supposed to dress up as scary characters while they go trick or treating door-to-door in the neighborhood. However, today we see grown-ups taking Halloween costumes to a whole new level and the NBA players are the best at it. Extremely tall, muscular men make f
The Oklahoma City Thunder bring down the San Antonio Spurs (112-106) It’s always great to see two championship-caliber teams face off. Full of All-Stars, these teams are eager to establish themselves in their first game of the season in order to shut down all the doubts from the rest of the league and gain temporary bragging rights. The Oklahoma City Thunder closed down the San Antonio Spurs in a 112-106 victory today. Thunder star P
The Death Valley 5 Death Valley in American sports is usually reserved for the home of the intimidating American football teams. They are hostile, gigantic, intimidating and it is difficult to survive - let alone win a game. It will demolish rosters, end careers and coaches get fired after a game at Death Valley. The South West division of the National Basketball Association comprises of San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets, Dallas
Reigning Champions Golden State Warriors The season starts tomorrow but we all already have our predictions towards who could defeat the Warriors this time to win the championship. The Warriors played extremely well last season getting the best win:loss ratio but we cannot let go of the fact that they didn’t have to face the Spurs or the Clippers in the playoffs. Not saying that the Warriors couldn’t have defeated either of those
Never fear, Pop’s here USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo made an official announcement today that veteran San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will be handed the reigns as head coach of the USA men’s national basketball team for the quadrennium 2017-2020. Popovich, or “Pop”, as he’s known, will take over from Mike Krzyzewski after the 2016 Rio Olympics. Krzyzewski, nicknamed “Coach K”,
The Power Forward position, also called the post position, is generally filled by one of the two biggest men in the lineup. The role of a Power Forward (PF) is similar to the Center in terms of playing with their backs to the basket and posting up on the offense and positioning themselves under the basket in a zone defense to get blocks and rebounds. Some PFs have even extended their game and developed their three-point shooting in order to sprea
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.