Found June 10, 2013 on
The NBA has fined three teams for tampering, according to an internal memo.
The Atlanta Hawks are one of the three teams, as the marketing department sent out a letter to season ticket holders mentioning Chris Paul and Dwight Howard by name.
The identity of the other two teams and the amount of the fine has not been disclosed.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Houston Rockets plan on pursuing Dwight Howard, but they will simultaneously go after Chris Paul as well.
"They are targets No. 1 and 1A," said a source.
Both Howard and Paul are free agents, but the former has expressed more interest in signing with the Rockets.
The Rockets need to complete a few moves to offer a max contract, something they feel is likely. Houston...
According to a report from Brian Kotloff of Sports Illustrated via Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicles, the Rockets are going all in when the free agent period gets underway, as they have targeted not only Dwight Howard as a possible acquisition, but also Chris Paul.
“They are targets No. 1 and 1A,” a source told Feigen.
While Howard has expressed interest in playing...
Much was made of Dwight Howard including the Golden State Warriors on his list of five teams that are on his wishlist to sign with in free agency.
It’s a major step forward for the Warriors just to be considered by Howard, one of the league’s best centers. A surprisingly successful season and a trip to the second-round of the NBA Playoffs has changed the landscape a bit and turned...
Just using common sense, it is highly unlikely that Howard will get another max deal after this one, let alone two. Doesn’t matter if he takes a four or five-year deal, this will be his last monster contract.
He has already peaked as a player, so the percentages say that he is only going to get worse as the years go on. For a long time he never got hurt, but lately his body has...
Dwight Howard and Shaquille O’Neal have never had anything nice to say about one another. Comparisons between the two because of their career paths come naturally, and neither big man seems to like being compared to his counterpart. Most recently, Shaq called Howard out for not being mean enough on the floor. “He’s too nice,” [...]
Shaquille O'Neal has criticized Dwight Howard in the past and did so again on Tuesday when he said the Los Angeles Lakers' big man has been too nice in his career and must stiffen up.
"He's too nice," O'Neal said. "I'm a connoisseur of giggling and playing and all that and making you laugh and playing with the fans, but when I cross that line,...
Dwight Howard's performance in the 2009 Playoffs is the lone Magic player that cracked Kevin Pelton's ranking of the greatest individual Playoff performances for ESPN.com coming in at No. 37. That does trail 2009 LeBron James, who according to Pelton had the greatest postseason from a player who did not win the championship.
Howard averaged 20.3 points per game and 15...
IN A TWITTER
The newest installment of Jimmy Kimmel’s “Mean Tweets” segment featured NBA players and broadcasters who receive Twitter hate. The Twitter vitriol included two accusations of bestiality, a valid question of Shaq’s Buick commercial and a link between Chris Paul and Michael Jackson. Some of the NBA personalities vehemently disagreed with the Tweets, while other begrudgingly...
Yesterday on ESPNLA, Shaq called his MiniMe, er Dwight Howard, “too nice.” It’s probably the best way anyone’s called him annoying. “I’m a connoisseur of giggling and playing and all that and making you laugh and playing with the fans, but when I cross that line, I’m ready to tear your face off…He’s just too nice.”
I gotta agree. Less nice Dwight. More hermit...
Kobe Bryant and the company that was to auction off his memorabilia have reached an agreement and his parents have apologized for their role in the dispute.
The Atlanta Hawks and two other teams have been fined an undisclosed amount by the NBA for tampering.
A league spokesman says a memo was sent to teams informing them of the penalties, but didn't say which clubs were punished or provide the amount of the fines.
However, the Hawks say Monday they were one of them, saying that they ''fully understand and respect the NBA...
Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh chatted post-game after game 2 of the 2013 NBA Finals, as Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard attend the Spike TV guys choice awards. Both athletes were looking pretty fashionable, whose look would you go for?
Chris elected to keep the attire business casual, as he clothed in a Waraire Boswell Bespoke chambray collar shirt, combined with a preppy...
Why yes. Yes he did.
Kobe Bryant, DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo, Andre Iguodala, Matt Barnes, Metta World Peace and Shaq take part in the hilarious Jimmy Kimmel segment ‘Mean Tweets’ which consists of celebrities reading mean tweets written about them on the popular social media site.