Found April 02, 2013 on
San Antonio Spurs
This is not some belated April Fools' joke. The NBA in March and April has become a farce in many, many ways on both ends of the standings.
At a time when the Playoff races are supposed to be heating up and teams are supposed to be hitting their peaks befor ethe Playoffs, the best teams are sitting stars and getting them healthy. Now that Miami's 27-game win streak is out of the way, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are taking their sabbaticals and taking selected games off, including Sunday's win over the Spurs (a sort of revenge game).
To avoid the kind of fines that the Spurs organization took when Gregg Popovich sent Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili home before a December game in Miami, Erik Spoelstra announced the team's starting lineup and who would be in and out of the lineup at the morning's shootaround. Not something a Pat Riley disciple would normally do.
The fact that this practice has gotten to the point where teams fear fines says so...
BEST OF MAXIM
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.
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...
Moroccan style theme for LeBron and his lady.
Wonder what the Iron Sheik is going to Tweet when he sees this.
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.
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...
Knicks (47-26) vs Hawks (42-33)
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Bravo Melo! Dropping 50 points against any team is an elite and celebratory feat. Critics may want to belittle it because LeBron James nor Dwyane Wade played, but I loved it even more for that exact reason. The sight of James and Wade looking helpless and pissed while Melo went on a shooting spree, on their court...
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...
The news article was written by our college basketball expert James Weber while commentary was supplied by Colin & Rohit.
What a difference 24 Hours can make. Rutgers University head basketball coach Mike Rice has been fired, after a whirlwind of support for his dismissal arose since an ESPN report surfaced earlier this week.
The ESPN program Outside the Lines (OTL) ran several...