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Alonzo Mourning’s relentless defensive mentality sometimes led to unfortunate, life-threatening scenarios like this one, but when he had a split-second to decide between “I could turn the other way and save myself all potential embarrassment or stand my ground and potentially save two points,” he always chose the latter answer.Getting dunked on puts you on the wrong end of SportsCenter Top 10. It puts you on the shameful side of 1 million YouTube hits. It sometimes leads to your last name being part of a new verb, such as, “Damn, that son-of-a-***** got Mozgov’d,” or a trending topic, such as, “#KendrickPerkins.”But a shot-blocker doesn’t get my stamp of approval unless he’s willing to get dunked on at any moment. Greg Stiemsma chooses to protect his basket regardless of the chances that he might become the latest poster and the brunt of everyone’s jokes on Facebook and Twitter. He shrugs off the chances of infamy because he would rather have a chance to stop a bucket.Bill Russell, Stiemsma is not. But a 6-foot-11 shot-blocking menace with the right attitude, surprisingly nice touch on his mid-range jumper and a willingness to suit up every night even when he needs to leave the arena in a walking boot, can play for me any day.
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The Charlotte Bobcats have been extremely bad this year. So much so that even the NBA's official website has run out of nice things to say about MJ's club.
Paul Silas’s ’11/12 Charlotte Bobcats have stumbled their way through a season so disastrous that they find themselves just seven losses away from making history. Fifty-nine games into this lockout-shortened, 66-game campaign the Bobcats stand at 7-52 (.119). If they go on to lose out they’ll pass the nine-win 76ers of 1972/73 (.110) for the worst all-time winning percentage...
The dreaded day for the Bobcats is fast approaching: When Charlotte could earn the dubious distinction of becoming the worst team in NBA history.
Guard Matt Carroll warned his teammates about it two weeks ago. He knew then if Charlotte didn't win a game it would risk becoming an historic embarrassment.
If Charlotte loses its six remaining games the Bobcats will finish with...
Hall of Famer Larry Brown has agreed to take the head coaching job at Southern Methodist University, ESPN reported Tuesday.
The 71-year-old met with university officials at the Dallas school over the weekend, telling The Dallas Morning News Monday the visit went "great" and was "more than I ever imagined."
According to ESPN, sources said the school is attempting...
The last time Hall of Famer Larry Brown patrolled the sidelines for a basketball team, he was guiding the Charlotte Bobcats to a 9-19 record to start the 2010 season. Brown was fired after that horrific start in Charlotte and has been resting his mind and body in retirement ever since. But it looks like the 71-year-old will be once more roaming the sidelines. This time in the college...
Just two weeks after reporting that Michael Jordan would sell the Charlotte Bobcats in a few years if the team didn’t become profitable, The new York Daily news is now reporting that Jordan is looking to sell half of the franchise for $150 million. This doesn’t seem to be a far-fetched scenario. Very few teams [...]
The moral of the story: The Charlotte Bobcats are one of the worst NBA teams in history, and the Celtics — even without any of their three surefire Hall of Famers — aren’t.I haven’t watched the game yet due to outside work obligations, but when I get to it late tonight I look forward to observing the continued development of Avery Bradley’s offensive game.
ESPN unveiled a tremendous new commercial over the weekend about an everyday schlub who happens to share a name with one the world’s most popular athletes. I guess now we see why the guy who played Wallace on “The Wire” (and Vince on “Friday Night Lights”) goes by Michael B. Jordan.
And you’re probably thinking, Why not go by something else, like “Mike”? Well, to...
Hall of Famer Larry Brown has emerged as the leading candidate for the vacant head coaching position at Southern Methodist University, The Dallas Morning News reported.
The 71-year-old met with university officials at the Dallas school over the weekend, telling the paper Monday that the visit went "great" and was "more than I ever imagined."
According to Yahoo...
That statement is backed up by facts. Cold, hard facts.
Thank you NBA.com for the most honest assessment of the putrid Charlotte Bobcats I’ve ever read. The truth shall set you free.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Rajon Rondo had 20 points and 16 assists to help the Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Bobcats 94-82 Sunday night despite playing without three of their star players.
Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen were given the night off to rest and did not make the trip to Charlotte, N.C. to face the NBA-worst Bobcats. But the Celtics won anyway as Aaron Bradley...
Larry Brown((ht: espn.com/Jason King))Surely this has to be a record for most basketball coaching jobs held by one person in a career.It appears 71-year old Larry Brown is going to be named head basketball coach at SMU within the next couple of days.ESPN.com's Jason King reports Brown has agreed to take the job if long time friend and current Illinois State coach Tim Jankovich...
Boston Celtics (35-25) at Charlotte Bobcats (7-50)
Sunday, April 15
6:00 PM ET
Regular Season Game #61, Road Game #31
TV: CSNNE, SSO-CHA, NBA-LP 751(BOS)/752(CHA)
Radio: WEEI, WFNZ
Time Warner Cable Arena
Referees: Greg Willard, Brent Barnaky, David Guthrie
This is the 3rd and final meeting between these two teams. The Celtics lead the series 2-0, which isn&...
The Bobcats of Sumrall are expected to be one of southeast Mississippi's top teams in 2012. Coach Shannon White returns several playmakers on offense, namely quarterback Devontae Watts. Watts put together a solid junior season that has attracted the interest of a few college scouts.
The NBA’s official power rankings do a solid job of breaking down team’s strengths and weaknesses week after week. This week they took it to another fantastic level when detailing the Charlotte Bobcats.
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