Harrison Barnes Received First Training With Jerry West Before Season

Harrison Barnes called upon Jerry West to receive training during last offseason. Barnes grew up idolizing Kobe Bryant, whom West acquired with the Los Angeles Lakers. "I had seen him at summer league my rookie year (in 2012 after he was drafted seventh overall out of North Carolina), and I would just jokingly say to him, 'Look man, when are we going to get some work in?'" Barnes...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron poised to pass West, Abdul-Jabbar in playoff record books

LeBron James had his 74th 30-point game in the playoffs Friday in the Cavaliers' 94-82 win at Atlanta, tying Jerry West for fourth on the career list. The only players with more are Michael Jordan (109), Kobe Bryant (88) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (75). James also had his 53rd playoff game with at least 30 points, five rebounds and five assists, extending his NBA record. He broke...
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Jerry West is taking Harrison Barnes under his wing

Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes entered the league with high expectations. Although he's steadily improved, he hasn't become the instant star that he was projected to be as the top high school player in the nation.That hasn't deterred Barnes from continuing to work on his game, or to look for help from those who have been stars in the league long before him.This offseason...
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Jerry West on Kobe and Shaq: 'Those two different personalities had to clash'

Jerry West has had a long-lasting impact on the NBA, both as a player and as an executive. Although he's one of the greatest players of all-time, West may be remembered most for putting together two of the most dominant forces basketball has ever seen: Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal. West spoke about bringing the two players together, and explained why Kobe and Shaq couldn't co...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry West thinks Charles Manson followed his Ferrari home back in the 1960s

NBA legend Jerry West has told a lot of stories in his time, but this one takes the cake. West did an interview with  Graham Bensinger that will air this weekend and made some off the wall comments. During the interview, West told Bensinger about the strange connection his has with convicted killer Charles Manson. Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry, the authors of the 1974 book...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors blow out shorthanded Grizzlies in Game 1

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Stephen Curry had 22 points and seven assists, and the Golden State Warriors wore down the undermanned Memphis Grizzlies in a 101-86 victory in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals Sunday. Klay Thompson added 18 points and Draymond Green scored 16 to help the top-seeded Warriors roll to their 21st straight victory at raucous Oracle Arena. They led by nine...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Russo went on a crazed rant about James Harden and Dwight Howard for some reason

Chris “Mad Dog” Russo is known to blow a gasket every now and again, and quite honestly, it’s been far too long since we heard a classic Dog rant.  We got it this week as he got insanely worked up over James Harden’s MVP candidacy and comparing him to Jerry West for some reason.  Then he got into dissing Dwight Howard.  Something tells me Russo isn’t a fan of today...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

There’s Lots Of Talent In This Photo Jerian Grant Posted From The College Basketball Awards

Last night was the ESPN College Basketball Awards in Los Angeles, and plenty of the sport’s top players were honored. It’s one of the few times most of the premier performers in college hoops are all in the same place, and it leads to some pretty cool photo ops, such as the one posted by Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant.   A Few Good Men #AllAmericanStatus A photo posted by...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Hot Rod Hundley, former Suns and Jazz announcer, dies

PHOENIX -- Hot Rod Hundley, the former NBA player who broadcast Jazz games in New Orleans and Utah for 35 years, died Friday. He was 80. The Jazz said Hundley died at his home in the Phoenix area. Hundley broadcast 3,051 Jazz games from 1974-2009. He joined the franchise before its first season in New Orleans in 1974-75 and moved with the team to Salt Lake City in 1979-80. "Hot Rod...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU basketball: Cougars emphasizing rebounding against towering Portland

Greetings from Las Vegas, everyone. Monday is a huge day for both BYU basketball programs in the West Coast Conference tournament semifinals at Orleans Arena. The fifth-seeded Cougar women take on top-seeded Gonzaga at 1 p.m. MDT, while the second-seeded BYU men take on sixth-seeded Portland at 9:30 p.m. MDT. Both games are at Orleans Arena. The BYU men got some good news Monday...
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March 09, 2015

LA Kings honor Luc Robitaille with statue outside Staples

LOS ANGELES (AP) Luc Robitaille is the latest Los Angeles sports great to be immortalized in bronze in front of Staples Center. The Los Angeles Kings' Hall of Fame left wing became the seventh sports icon honored with a large statue in front of the downtown arena Saturday night, honoring a prolific hockey career spent mostly in Southern California. The slow-skating forward with...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry West On Possible Return To Lakers: “I Wouldn’t Be Asked. Trust Me.”

With the Los Angeles Lakers currently experiencing their worst season in franchise history, some fans of the team would like to see the purple and gold bring back the legendary Jerry West to try and get things headed back in the right direction. West, who is now a consultant with the Golden State Warriors, was the architect of many championship Lakers teams, and he famously managed...
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN2 will be airing a college basketball awards show in April

If there’s one thing that the sports world does *not* need, it’s another awards show. Unfortunately, we’re getting one. On April 10th at 8 PM, ESPN2 will be airing a new, one-hour college basketball awards show live from Los Angeles. It will be hosted by Rece Davis, with both Jay Bilas and Jay Williams on site, and is presented in partnership with the Los Angeles Athletic Club...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

I Am Boston, featuring the world's greatest fans: Ray Quimby

The Boston Celtics boast a rich history that began in 1946 and has continued with seventeen championships and millions of memories.CelticsLife's "I Am Boston" offers a closer look at the individuals that make up the most loyal and supportive professional sports fans in the world.Profile: Ray Quimby, 64 year old from Midcoast Maine (second student from left in photo of Sam Jones)I...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Week 7 in Review: Counting the Days

In a week, Kobe Bryant has passed Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list while Duncan silently passed Jerry West. Golden State has looked like the next great team, while Oklahoma City surges forward, hoping to take at least the last playoff spot — we could be headed toward a mammoth first round series. But we’re still stuck in December, trigger-happy about who will be MVP...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Black hat doesn't necessarily fit West Virginia coach Bob Huggins

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – The villain has a bit of a limp. He lurks in his castle, which overlooks the forest, not far from the mountains. A fireplace, turned off now since it’s a perfect late-summer morning in the Great Appalachian Valley, divides his office in half. It’s less office than throne, really, modeled after the thrones of the other kings of his profession. “This office...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Warriors, Jerry West Agree To Two-Year Extension

The Golden State Warriors have locked-in Jerry West until the 2016-17 season. West admitted that he considered retiring prior to his contract extension. The Warriors, who won 51 games last season, are only expected to get better as Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, David Lee and Andrew Bogut gain more experience with... The post Warriors, Jerry West Agree To Two-Year...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry West, Warriors Agree Upon Two-Year Extension

Jerry West and the Golden State Warriors have agreed upon a two-year extension through the 16-17 season. West had one year remaining on his original deal with the team and this new deal will be tacked on, for a total of a three-year commitment from this point. West recently told associates he was considering retring for good. According to multiple sources, West, along with coach...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Myers Signs Three-Year Extension With Warriors

Bob Myers has agreed to a three-year extension with the Golden State Warriors that will run through the 17-18 season. Myers, whose deal was due to expire at the end of the coming season, has been the team's G.M. since April 2012. With Myers and Kerr locked up long-term, the Warriors also are believed to be discussing an extension with executive board member Jerry West, whose contract...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama's Saban faces boyhood team, West Virginia

Growing up in West Virginia, Nick Saban would peek through the rails at the old WVU Fieldhouse as Jerry West played basketball far below. Watching West Virginia play football, meanwhile, ''was like the highlight of my year,'' Saban said. When Saban leads No. 2 Alabama against the Mountaineers in Atlanta's Georgia Dome, his priority as always on fall Saturdays will be to win a football...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonnie West Named Santa Cruz Associate GM

The Golden State Warriors have promoted Jonnie West to associate general manager of the Santa Cruz Warriors. West, 26, is the youngest son of Jerry West. West has lived with his parents in Los Angeles, but he expects to move to San Francisco in September. At West Virginia, Jonnie played in 77 games and earned letters in 2008, 09, 10 and 11 under Bob Huggins. He had been redshirted...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings News: Luc Robitaille is Getting a Statue

Hail to the King, baby.#450587572 / gettyimages.comWell, one of them anyway on March 7th, 2015 with the Pittsburgh Penguins in town."Lucky" Luc Robitaille will be honored with a statue, the Los Angeles Kings announced, in Star Plaza at the STAPLES Center as part of the Kings' Legends Night Series. The players will also wear a special vintage jersey each night, the only three nights...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings to honor Robitaille, Granato, Melrose at Legends Night Series

Luc Robitaille is getting a statue. The Kings' president of business operations will be honored, along with Tony Granato and Barry Melrose, during the Legends Night Series in the 2014-15 season. Robitaille, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, will have his statue unveiled on March 7 prior to the Kings-Pittsburgh contest. The statue, created by renowned sculptors/artists Julie Rotblatt...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kerr, West Voice Opposition To Warriors Trading Away Thompson

The Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves have stalled talks on a trade involving Kevin Love. The Warriors have an "organizational split" on whether to trade Klay Thompson in a package that would acquire Love. Steve Kerr and Jerry West have voiced opposition to surrendering Thompson and a first round pick for Love. Others in the organization are more willing to trade away...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Lakers’ Rebuild: Are We There Yet?

Exploring past Lakers rebuilding projects, and how they compare to the team’s current rebuild. The Los Angeles Lakers have been one of the most successful franchises in NBA since the league’s inception. They have won 16 championships, 31 conference titles and only 13 losing seasons in 66 seasons.  Of these 13 losing seasons, all of them came during a definite rebuilding stage...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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