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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3 days ago  |  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...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
22 days ago

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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23 days ago  |  Discuss

15 Best Nicknames in NBA History

The NBA is as competitive a sports league as the world has to offer, but everybody has to have their fun. It seems that if you’re a somebody in the basketball world, you have a nickname that is your trademark. There have been some creative nicknames, and other that define a players career. Sit back and enjoy the NBA’s best 15 nicknames of all time!   #15 – Charles ‘The...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Buckeyes' Russell named finalist for Jerry West Award

Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell has been named to the watch list for the inaugural Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award, released Thursday by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Russell is 6-foot-5 and averages 19.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists for the Buckeyes, who are 19-7 heading into Sunday's game at Michigan. He was one of 16 players named to the...
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February 19, 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

The Life and Times of the Cavs’ Luke Witte and Jim Brewer

By Season 4, the nascent Cleveland Cavaliers were beginning to enjoy the fruits of the player development they’d begun in 1970. Third year star shooting guard Austin Carr would lead the team in scoring at 22 points per game. Strong forward Bingo Smith and power forward Dwight Davis would average in the teens, while Davis and center Steve Patterson would pull down about eight rebounds...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Vlade Divac makes half-court shot for $90k to charity (Video)

Former Lakers center Vlade Divac had a wonderful homecoming on Tuesday at Staples Center. The 16-year NBA pro, who started and ended his career with the Lakers, got a chance to shoot the MGM Big Shot for charity between the third and fourth quarters of the Lakers-Warriors game. Inspired by Jerry West aka Mr. Clutch...Read More
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Elgin Baylor x Snoop Dogg x Jerry West Illustration

LA Lakers legends Elgin Baylor, Snoop Dogg and Jerry West just chillin’ in an alternate universe. Art by Karmo Ruusmaa. The post Elgin Baylor x Snoop Dogg x Jerry West Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
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November 29, 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

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

Paul Pierce needs a ghostbuster for his 17th season

Woke up and saw the basketball after life ghost in my room this morn they tried to suck me n I said no deal headed to the gym for the 17 yr — Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) August 13, 2014 Our friend Ben Rohrbach at WEEI reminds us that the Truth will likely pass some major names and crack the top 20 on the all-time NBA/ABA scoring list this season; Jerry West, Rick Barry, Reggie...
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August 14, 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

Kobe Bryant is the Best Player in Lakers History

The Los Angeles Lakers have won 16 championships and 31 conference titles. This organization has only retired 9 jerseys. The following players have their jerseys hanging at the top of Staples Center: Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Gail Goodrich, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal, James Worthy, Jerry West and Jamaal Wilkes. Here are five of […] The post Kobe...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hip-Hop Feuds That Go Down in History

There have been some notorious rap battles but nothing compares to the hip-hop beefs that have gone down. They stem all the way back to the 90′s, when feuding was part part of the genre. The feuds usually start with subliminal jabs but escalate quickly, friends get involved and fans take sides. While most of these feuds have ended with friendships, others remain a tragedy. Take...
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July 08, 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

Projected Finals MVPs from 1947 to 1968

With the Finals over, now is the time for reflection and historical queries. The NBA Finals date back to 1947 when the league was called the Basketball Association of America. Kawhi Leonard etched his name into history, but the Finals MVP has only existed since 1969. Fortunately, I built a Finals MVP model to predict the winners, and this can be used retroactively to fill in the...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Moves Logo To Back Of Jersey, Could Pave Way For Uniform Ads

There was more to the Charlotte Hornets’ uniform reveal than teal and purple. The Hornets’ newly unveiled jerseys, in addition to a full overhaul of the color scheme, also feature the NBA logo on the back rather than the chest, a move the league confirmed Thursday will be applied to all teams beginning next season. The seemingly minor alteration will have a greater impact...
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant’s gives classic response about scoring 30 points when he was 17

After 17 years in the NBA, the legendary Kobe Bryant has scored 30 points many, many times. However, before he entered the league, he took part in a summer league, full of people older than him. Ryan West, son of Jerry West, is the Lakers assistant director of scouting. He recalls how intense Kobe was during pre-draft workouts and during those summer league games. However, Bryant...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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