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The NBA’s All-Defensive Team was announced yesterday, rewarding LeBron James, Chris Paul, Tyson Chandler, Joakim Noah and Tony Allen as standout floor-slappers (Allen led the voting). Notice anyone missing? How bout the league’s Defensive POY? Marc Gasol was left on the 2nd team. Raising the question…..um, what?
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When asked about his teammate and NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies All-Star forward Zach Randolph told ESPN’s Ramona Shelbourne, “we crack jokes sometimes about what he used to [look like] in high school.” So here’s Marc Gasol in high school: Photo from Memphis Commercial Appeal It’s good to know that even the NBA’s Defensive Player of...
Marc Gasol may need some clarification regarding the recent award he just won. For the second consecutive year, the Defensive Player of the Year did not make the NBA All-Defensive First Team. Okay…now, go back and read that again.
In a league where the postseason is seemingly just as long as the regular season, the NBA announced their All-Defensive Teams today. The first...
LeBron James is the second highest earner amongst professional athletes in the United States in 2013, finishing behind Floyd Mayweather.
James is projected to earn $56.5 million with $39 million in endorsements.
James is the first team-sport player in the top two on the list since Shaquille O’Neal in 2004.
MEMPHIS -- The Grizzlies battled back from an early 17-point deficit and survived what may have been the Thunder's best shot Monday night and seized a 3-1 series lead with a 103-97 overtime victory in Game 4 of the Western Conference semis. Memphis is now 4-0 at home this postseason. Game 5 is Wednesday night in Oklahoma City.
Here are three observations from a game the Grizzlies...
LeBron James’ tendency to act on the court during situations of contact was heavily debated over the past week.
James was shoved by Bulls backup center Nazr Mohammed during Game 3 of the Miami Heat-Chicago series and seemed to sell how forcefully he was pushed. Nate Robinson and Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said they felt James flopped on the play. After being scrutinized, James responded...
After the Chicago Bulls lost game three of their series against the Miami Heat, Tom Thibodeau and Nate Robinson both shared some words about Lebron James. They were talking about an incident where Nazr Mohammed shoved Lebron causing him to “fall” down. Heres what they said: “From my angle, I just saw a guy basically [...]
If you looked at the 2011-12 and 2012-13 NBA seasons in a vacuum, you’d swear on your life that LeBron James was the greatest basketball player and leader the game has seen since the days of Michael Jordan and the Miami Heat the most formidable collection of talent since the dynastic teams of the 1970s [...]The post The Reorganization Of The Miami Heat’s Big 3 appeared first...
Tom Thibodeau spoke his mind about the NBA’s refs, and in return, the Bulls’ head coach’s wallet will be a little lighter on Sunday.
The NBA fined Thibodeau $35,000 for comments that were critical of the refereeing in Game 3 of the Bulls-Heat series, according to the league’s official release. Thibodeau wasn’t happy with a call that got Nazr Mohammed ejected from the game...
The suggestion that he's a flopper drew a grin as wide as his wingspan from LeBron James.
Miami's superstar shot down the accusations from the Chicago Bulls, saying they reminded him of the days when some claimed he was overrated and questioned his ability to lead a team to a championship.
''It's kind of the same (as when) I heard people say I was overrated...
Andrew Wiggins is widely considered one of the best high school basketball players we have seen since LeBron James, so you can imagine there were plenty of anxious folks waiting to hear where he would be attending college. Andrew made his announcement on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. pst that he will be playing ball next year for Kansas University.
As soon as the announcement was made, Twitter...
I don’t think Dwight Howard would help the Mavericks that much. They would make the playoffs, but if they are talking about making another run to the Finals, I think Chris Paul is the player they want to focus on.
Dirk just wants any type of help he can get, here is what he had to say about CP3 and Dwight courtesy of Pro Basketball Talk.
We’d love to get one of those two. We’d...
A lot of comparisons to LeBron James and that is a big burden to carry on your back.
We will see if Wiggins lives up to the hype.
Announcement at 12:09 pm that he will be going to Kansas with Bill Self and Kurtis Townsend.
— Grant Traylor (@GrantTraylor) May 14, 2013
In a bit of a surprise the number one basketball player in the country Andrew Wiggins is headed to Kansas to play his college basketball. Most experts thought Wiggins was headed to Florida State, where both of his parents went to school. The other two schools that were finalists for Wiggins were Kentucky and North Carolina.
Wiggins is a 6’8” small forward with freakish athletic...
Five-star phenom Andrew Wiggins committed to Kansas yesterday and has been called the most dominant high school player since LeBron James. The 6’7” superstar was on Syracuse’s radar last fall, but the Orange never even offered a scholarship to the Huntington Prep small forward. Why didn’t Jim Boeheim didn’t make a hard push at the nation’s top hoops recruit?
Los Angeles Lakers: Season Review and Awards
By Brandon Hartman: Hoopstuff Senior Writer
Record: 45-37- 7th in the West
Review: After the great “deal or no deal” trade drama following the Chris Paul fiasco, the Lakers were finally able to land that great star they were looking for, in Dwight Howard. The franchise’s great expectations were revived once again, as Superman arrived...