A report that the Detroit Pistons might consider former Bad Boy Isiah Thomas as a general manager should be unnerving to fans. (Bradley Park, iccsports, Flickr)
Over the weekend, those who aren’t fans of what Joe Dumars currently contributes to the Detroit Pistons had to be slightely unnerved by the news coming from New York regarding the possible future of the team’s front office...
Birdman fly in any weather. This is the exact prototype image that my mind conjures any time the American Basketball Association (ABA) is mentioned. In 1971, Topps sets began including cards of ABA players and did so until the merger in 1976. The team depicted on the card is the St. Louis Spirits. The Spirits existed only for two seasons and were one of the teams that did not survive...
I saw the best fans of my generation manipulated into madness, iced over in below zero windchills, slogging themselves through the freezing streets at 6:00 PM looking for the solace and peace of a victorious fix. Angels each, starving for that purest connection to the primal snowflaked unblinking stars in those icy machine-gears… of Chris Grantland.
OUR PLAN WAS TO...
Bill Laimbeer was a dick. To take a line from the Sopranos, you didn’t have to like Bill Laimbeer (did anyone?), but you did have to respect him. He always seemed to be wearing that Phantom of the Opera nose guard, not because he was fragile, but because his opponents couldn’t resist popping the notorious agitator in the nose any time the opportunity presented itself. Laimbeer...
Maurice Cheeks was surprisingly fired as coach of the Detroit Pistons on Sunday after 50 games. Cheeks was 21-29 and was replaced by assistant John Loyer on an interim basis for the rest of the season.Even though Loyer is auditioning for the job himself it's doubtful that he'll land the job permanently. The job won't be filled until the off-season and here are a list...
Welcome to the NFL, Johnny Football. Oh how we have been waiting for you to arrive.Sure, the league has seen its fair share of draft day saviors over the past decade; RGIII, Andrew Luck, the Mannings, Cam Newton, Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush. Manziel is just but another of next shiny things to come out of the college player factory. But we haven’t had someone as… “Unpolished”...
The Bad Boys was an era in Detroit basketball, which took place in the 1980s. Although the new looking Pistons may not have John Salley, James Edwards, Isiah Thomas, Dennis Rodman, Adrian Dantley, Vinnie Johnson, Bill Laimbeer and Coach Chuck Daly, they seem to have a roster that is talented enough to compete in the Eastern […]
NBA Jam is one of the most popular sports franchises in video game history. And, apparently, the designers behind it were big fans of the Bad Boys.
In an interview with ESPN.com’s The Gamer Blog, lead designer Mark Turmell admitted to rigging Bulls-Pistons matchups to favor Detroit.
Did Scottie Pippen’s ratings in the game really drop when he played certain teams?
When Bill Laimbeer was a charter member of the Detroit Pistons’ Bad Boys era, he was one of the most hated players in the NBA. While he has found success as a coach in the WNBA, he has never been…Read more →
The New York Liberty stand on the cusp of elimination. A loss to the Phoenix Mercury at home Tuesday night would make it official.
The Liberty could also be eliminated regardless of what they do against the Mercury, and they'll be hoping to still be in the hunt at the end the night when they meet Phoenix for the second and final time this season.
Trailing fourth-place Washington...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2013
The New York Liberty's playoff hopes have taken a hit with one of their longest losing streaks of the season.
A matchup with the last-place Connecticut Sun would appear to give the Liberty a prime chance to end the skid, but they haven't fared too well in this series of late, especially on the road.
New York will try to snap a lengthy slide in Connecticut and avoid a season...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer was fined an undisclosed amount by the WNBA on Thursday for comments he made after New York's loss at Minnesota on Sunday.
Laimbeer was critical of the fact that Lynx star Maya Moore was still in the game late in the fourth quarter with her team comfortably ahead. Moore scored a season-high 28 points, making her last 3-pointer with...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore and friends didn't just revert back Sunday night to the form that once had them sprinting away from the rest of the WNBA.
The Minnesota Lynx and their MVP candidate had a former NBA star and colleague of their leader fuming, possibly to the point of regret, depending on the fallout -- if any -- from his postgame comments.
Maybe it was his team'...
Veteran forward DeLisha Milton-Jones made her New York Liberty debut against the Washington Mystics on Friday night.
The 6-foot 1 forward was claimed by the Liberty on Sunday, two days after she was waived by San Antonio. Milton-Jones averaged 9.2 points and 4.9 rebounds in 15 games with the Silver Stars, down from her career numbers of 11.2 points and 5.5 boards.
Hard-nosed coaches Bill Laimbeer of the New York Liberty and Mike Thibault of the Washington Mystics complained their teams did too much standing around in blowout home losses in their last games.
Both clubs sound like they are in need of a wakeup call and not just because of the morning start for Tuesday's matchup at the Prudential Center.
New York (8-12) fell 88-66 to last...
Currently outside of playoff position in the Eastern Conference, the New York Liberty needed a strong start to the second half of the season. They used a strong inside game to get a much needed victory.
Kara Braxton scored a season-high 22 points, Cappie Pondexter had 11 of her 19 points in the fourth quarter and the Liberty again dominated the Washington Mystics in an 88-78 victory...
The Washington Mystics and New York Liberty have yet to meet, and four matchups over their final 16 games figure to be critical in determining whether they reach the playoffs.
Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer and Mystics coach Mike Thibault renew their sideline rivalry when their clubs meet Wednesday night in Washington.
Washington (9-9) is in third place in the Eastern Conference,...
Danielle Adams had 20 points and eight rebounds and the San Antonio Silver Stars defeated the New York Liberty 65-53 Thursday for Dan Hughes' 200th career victory.
Danielle Robinson added 17 points and six assists and Jayne Appel had 13 rebounds for San Antonio (6-12). The Silver Stars have won two straight while improving their home record to 4-5.
Cappie Pondexter had 20 points...
The defending champion Indiana Fever are surging and that's bad news for the New York Liberty.
The Fever have climbed into playoff position ahead of the Liberty, and these teams headed in opposite directions meet Tuesday night in Indianapolis.
Indiana (7-8) has won six of seven following a seven-game slide. The Fever had a 38-29 advantage on the glass and held Washington to...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2013
It’s Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday today, and few people know this but he’s an avid Bill Laimbeer fan. Or at least he was, back in 1989. That vintage jacket is money, as is the corduroy hat. Happy big one, Mr. Mandela. Celebrate like the baller we know you are.
RGIII Scandal Erupts
Mark Cuban Is Not Happy
Indiana coach Lin Dunn wasn't worried when her team was stuck in heavy traffic an hour before their game against New York.
Not with a veteran group that has been playing very well lately after a miserable start to the season.
After a back-and-forth first half, the Fever blew the game open in the third quarter, outscoring the Liberty 31-6 en route to the 74-53 victory Saturday...
After numerous injuries led to a disastrous start, the defending champion Indiana Fever are hoping a successful homestand helped them begin to turn the corner.
They just hope it's not too late to make their ninth consecutive trip to the postseason.
The Fever look for their fourth win in five games Saturday night when they visit a New York Liberty team that has lost five of...
Via AP on Fox
July 12, 2013
The New York Liberty and Seattle Storm each have been plagued by turnover problems recently and have been unable to overcome them during unproductive stretches.
New York looks to avoid a sixth loss in seven games Tuesday night as it hosts a Seattle squad that has dropped four of five.
The Liberty (5-7) are committing a WNBA-worst 18.5 turnovers per game and finished with 15 in...
Via AP on Fox
July 08, 2013
Still looking to fix their turnover troubles, the New York Liberty can't afford to be giving the high-scoring Phoenix Mercury extra possessions.
The Liberty will attempt to limit their mistakes Tuesday night as they look for their first back-to-back road wins of the season against the surging Mercury.
New York (5-4), averaging a WNBA-worst 19.8 turnovers, overcame 21 Friday...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2013
The New York Liberty haven't been able to solve the turnover troubles that have plagued them in the early going.
They also haven't been able to figure out how to win in Washington State throughout most of their history.
The slumping Liberty look to take better care of the basketball and snap an eight-game road skid against the Storm on Friday night.
New York (4-4), which...
Via AP on Fox
June 27, 2013