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Ah, the summer of 1996 seems so long ago.
At this point it’s a footnote to a Hall of Fame career, but remember that Kobe Bryant was once (very briefly) property of the Charlotte Hornets. The story goes that the Lakers and Hornets worked out a trade the day before the 1996 NBA draft, and that Los Angeles told Charlotte to select Bryant with their first-round pick at the very last...
The Michael Jordan and LeBron James comparisons will probably follow the players throughout the duration of LeBron’s career. The players will be constantly asked their thoughts, regardless of whether or not it actually has merit. Remember when Jordan when Jordan did an interview with ESPN Magazine and shared his thoughts on how he would stop [...]
The Los Angeles Clippers decided not to bring back Vinny Del Negro as their head coach, and the upcoming free agency situation with Chris Paul may have a lot to do with it.
Paul, who completed his second season with the Clippers and finished fourth in league MVP voting, will be a free agent this summer. He reportedly supported a coaching change.
Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski...
Vinny Del Negro led the Los Angeles Clippers to a strong season by anyone’s standards, let alone what the franchise has traditionally become accustomed to.
Still, it was all but a foregone conclusion that their coach Vinny Del Negro was a dead man walking by the end of the season.
The rumors of superstar players such as Blake Griffin and Chris Paul disliking Paul had grown to...
March 2008 ushered in a new breed of basketball shoe as the Nike Hyperdunk debuted for the Beijing games. Kobe Bryant soared over a car in a viral film playing on the shoe’s minimal weight, while athletes, commentators, designers and sneakerheads marveled at the Hyperdunk’s futuristic, bold aesthetic.
Designed by Eric Avar, the original 2008 Nike Hyperdunk seamlessly fused...
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James Pallotta, president of the soccer team AS Roma and a minority owner of the Celtics, presented a Celtics jersey to Pope Francis at the Vatican Wednesday. Pallotta was there to represent Roma in the Coppa Italia...
The Los Angeles Clippers didn't just shed themselves of a head coach Tuesday who no longer fits the suddenly astronomical expectations of an organization once mired in failure. They reinforced their dominance over the Los Angeles Lakers in the most significant of ways: By better positioning themselves to win the future.
The news that the Clippers will not keep head coach Vinny...
In a Menudo exclusive, we have learned what Roy Hibbert was doing instead of guarding LeBron James in overtime last night. All on Frank Vogel’s orders. Here, we see Roy modeling fancy golf clothes.
Vogel Vs LeBron
Phil Jackson has coached four players whose places among the NBA’s all-time greats are undisputed. Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal all had sizable roles in bringing Jackson his 11 championship rings, and most of the “Who was better?” debates Jackson is asked to weigh in on revolve around Jordan and Bryant (or Jud Buechler versus Jason Caffey...
The Los Angeles Clippers may not look much different on the floor next season -- assuming Chris Paul re-signs with the club, which isn't a guarantee -- except for one notable exception. Vinny Del Negro will not be coaching the team. The Clippers, according to the Los Angeles Times, will not extend his contract, which expires June 30.
Del Negro inherited a 29-win team in the...