Team USA basketball is saying and doing all the right things heading into the Olympics. As part of the “Hoops For Troops” program, Team USA put on a scrimmage Saturday at the DC Armory. From the looks of it, I’d say it was something like, “AND 1″ on steroids. Chris Paul and Deron Williams pull out some sick moves. I’d have to disagree with Charles Barkley’s assessment that the 2012 USA basketball team’s point guards wouldn’t do anything. Their combination of speed, power and moves makes John Stockton look rudimentary and old. No disrespect to the Hall of Fame point guard, but the point guards of today’s game are so explosive and athletic.
Charles Barkley has never been one to hold his tongue and that is why he so beloved. But Dwight Howard might not feel the same after Barkley voiced his opinion about the Howard trade saga.
From the Los Angeles Times:
On Thursday, Charles Barkley went on Philadelphia radio station 97.5 and said, “I love Dwight Howard as a person and as a player, but he’s getting...
Hall of Fame power forward Charles Barkley understandably told Philadelphia radio station 97.5 that he is “sick” of Dwight Howard being a ***** on Thursday. Howard, 26, who the Orlando Magic took out of Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy first overall … Continue reading →
In a surprise move, Grant Hill has decided to join the Los Angeles Clippers over the Lakers and Knicks. Hill and the Clippers are still finalizing a two-year deal, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Hill, who will turn 40 in October will backup Caron Butler. Hill averaged 10.2 points on 44.6% shooting last season with the Suns, 3.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 28.1 minutes.
Last summer, it seemed feasible for a time that Dwight Howard and Chris Paul could end up on the same team. If the Magic had been interested in Lakers center Andrew Bynum and David Stern had not vetoed the three-team trade that would have sent Pau Gasol to Houston, there was at least an outside possibility that Howard and Paul could have been teaming up with Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles...
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