Found April 01, 2013 on
San Antonio Spurs
Good luck digging yourself out of this one, David Stern.
On the seventh day, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers rested. That was precisely what their absences on Sunday amounted to, and not the injury-related DNPs the Heat claimed they were. Nine games remain in the regular season, making this the time when teams in comfortable playoff position begin to rest their stars for the postseason. James, allegedly nursing a sore right hamstring, and Wade, recovering from a sprained ankle, certainly were not too hurt to tackle their teammates in the hallway after Chris Bosh‘s game-winner.
Now Stern has a dilemma of his own making. The Heat’s opponent on Sunday was the Spurs, who infamously sent home Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green rather than play them in Miami in late November. The commissioner fined the Spurs $250,000 for doing “a disservice to the league and our fans,” according to the NBA’s statement, and prompted Celtics coach Doc Rivers to declare he wo...
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The San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat have different personnel and characters on their teams, but one thing that can't be denied is that they play a similar style on the basketball court.
We'll be seeing some of that Sunday when the Miami Heat visit the AT&T Center, but don't think that Heat's LeBron James is unaware of the similarities either.
Excellent analysis going back to LeBron’s Cleveland years in this piece by Kirk Goldsberry at Grantland on “The Evolution of King James,” a must-read for basketball fans and especially Cavs fans.
Which is all for today here. Hopefully we’ll be back tomorrow with a customary Tribe season preview.
Miami starters LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers will not play Tuesday night when the Heat host the New York Knicks.
James has hamstring tightness. Wade and Chalmers have right ankle issues. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says the trio will be re-evaluated Wednesday.
For the Knicks, center Tyson Chandler (back) was planning to take part in the shootaround, then decide if...
Taj Gibson caught LeBron James across the neck and shoulder on a foul in the fourth quarter.
April Fool's Day is really just an excuse for folks to pull a shenanigan with virtually no consequence for their actions.Well, the Plain Dealer cashed in on this dubious opportunity by running one of the most predictable LeBron James jokes imaginable Monday morning.The Cleveland newspaper ran a headline that read "LEBRON RE-SIGNS WITH CAVS," with a much smaller subheading...
Erik Spoelstra nearly pulled off the perfect April Fool's joke on Gregg Popovich Sunday night, it's just too bad that the game between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat happened one day too early.
Five months after Popovich famously sent home Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker on a Southwest Airlines flight out of Orlando and "rested" his star players...
Carmelo Anthony was on fire Tuesday night as he scored 50 points in stylish fashion, while leading the Knicks to their 9th win in a row a 102-90 past the Heat. As LeBron James didn’t play due to a strained right hamstring, I’m sure many will question how much stock this performance holds when talking about this match-ups come playoff time. Either way it was fun to watch.
Following Miami’s 108-89 win in New Orleans Friday, in which LeBron James scored 23 points in less than six minutes, former NBA player and current Hornets head coach, Monty Williams, was asked whether LeBron dominates games similar to how Michael Jordan did. Williams, who played against MJ, gave a fairly straight forward answer and dissed the league’s current players.
Greg Willard, a longtime NBA referee who worked more than 1,600 games before he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, has died. He was 54.
Willard died Monday night, according to the league. He was diagnosed with the illness during last season's playoffs and worked only one more game, a preseason matchup in October not far from his Huntington Beach, Calif., home.
Some NBA players...
(Eds: Updates with quotes, details. AP photos planned. With AP Photos.) By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer The moment will be seared into the minds of long-suffering Sacramento Kings fans forever.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and Kings owners Joe and Gavin Maloof standing together at center court, holding hands and raising their arms in triumph after both sides agreed to an...