LATEST STORIES FROM BEYOND THE BUZZER

J.R. Smith Takes Blame For Knicks 3-1 Hole Vs. Pacers

J.R. Smith, who has shot 18-64 (28.1%) in his last 4 games, is shouldering the blame for the Knicks being in a 3-1 series hole against the Indiana Pacers, a hole so deep only 8 teams in NBA history have overcome it to win a series. According to the NY Post: “I take the blame for this whole series,” Smith said. “I’ve been letting my teammates down, I’ve been letting my coaches...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: All Of Stephen Curry’s NBA Record Setting 272 3-Pointers

Want to watch every one of Stephen Curry’s 272 made 3-pointers which set an NBA record this season? Of course you do:
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Woman Files Lawsuit Accusing Nick Young Of Date Rape

A California woman has filed a lawsuit against Sixers guard Nick Young accusing him of drugging her and proceeding to have non-consensual sexual intercourse with her in the summer of 2011. According to CBSLA.com: The suit also states that the plaintiff knew Young from two prior meetings. “Plaintiff accepted and consumed a champagne beverage that had been offered to her by …...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

2012-13 NBA All-Rookie Teams Announced

Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard headlines the 2012-13 NBA All-Rookie Team selections as the only player unanimously voted to the First Team. According to the NBA: Lillard was the lone unanimous First Team selection (58 points, 29 First Team votes), while the Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal and the New Orleans Hornets’ Anthony Davis totaled 57 points each, including 28 First...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Iman Shumpert To Have Sore Left Knee Examined By Knicks Surgeon

Iman Shumpert has sat out all practices since Saturday’s Game 3 loss to the Pacers with left knee soreness – the same knee he had surgically repaired after suffering a torn ACL in last season’s playoffs.  Shumpert says the soreness is the result of a fall in Game 3 and not related to the prior injury. Both Mike Woodson and Amar’e Stoudemire say they are concerned about the...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Paul Pierce And Those Close To Him Do Not Expect A Boston Return

The final year remaining on Paul Pierce’s $15.3 million contract can be bought out for $5 million, and according to a report, Pierce and those close to him do not believe the 35-year-old will be brought back to Boston for the 2013-14 season. According to Jay King of MassLive.com: Those close to Paul Pierce believe he will not return to the Boston Celtics next season, according...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Jerry Sloan Meets With Bucks About Coaching Job

The Milwaukee Bucks reportedly met with former Jazz coach, Jerry Sloan, about their head coaching position and are strongly taking him into consideration. According to Sam Amick, USA Today Sports: According to two people with knowledge of the situation, the former Utah Jazz coach who resigned abruptly in Feb. 2011 has already met with the Milwaukee Bucks about their vacant coaching...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA Announces 2012-13 All-Defensive Team

The 2012-13 NBA All-Defensive First Team consists of guards Tony Allen (highest votes – 53) and Chris Paul, forwards LeBron James (second highest votes – 52) and Serge Ibaka, as well as both Tyson Chandler Joakim Noah whose votes tied for the center position. The NBA All-Defensive Second Team consists of guards Avery Bradley and Mike Conley, forwards Tim Duncan and Paul George...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace Says Dwight Howard’s Joking Nature Bothered Him At First

Metta World Peace joined ABC 7 for their postgame show following Game 4 between the Warriors and Spurs on Sunday afternoon where he discussed the past season with the Lakers and adjusting to new teammate, Dwight Howard and his humorous approach on the basketball court. According to ABC 7 and transcribed by Lakers Nation: “At first it did. When I first met Dwight in our first practices...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony Unaware Of Tyson Chandler’s Comments About Knicks Playing As Individuals

Carmelo Anthony was unaware and confused by the critical comments Tyson Chandler made following the Knicks Game 3 loss to the Pacers in which he called out the team for not sharing the ball enough and playing too much as individuals. According to the NY Post: After Monday’s early practice, Anthony said, “I don’t want to go back and forth with that. I don’t know exactly what...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Luol Deng And Kirk Hinrich ‘Most Likely Out’ For Game 4

Luol Deng (illness) and Kirk Hinrich (bruised left calf) have yet to play in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Miami Heat, and they will ‘most likely’ not make a debut in Game 4 on Monday night. According to the Chicago Tribune: Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich are “most likely out” for Monday’s Game 4 against the Miami Heat...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith & Kenyon Martin Miss Knicks Practice

Knicks guard, Iman Shumpert, sat out Sunday’s practice with a sore knee which could be worrisome because it was his surgically repaired left knee, though he vows to play in Tuesday’s Game 4. J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin also missed practice due to the flu and are gametime decisions. The Knicks are down 2 games to 1 in the series. According to Frank Isola, New York Daily News...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron James: ‘I Don’t Flop’

In response to Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau accusing LeBron James of flopping on the shove from Nazr Mohammed that sent the MVP down to the hardwood, James says that while he will do whatever it takes for his team to win, he is not a flopper and never has been. According to NBA.com: “I don’t need to flop,” James said. “I play an aggressive game. I don’t flop. I’ve never...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Tyson Chandlers Says Knicks Have To Stop Playing As Individuals

After the Game 3 loss to the Pacers, Tyson Chandler challenged his teammates, without mentioning names, to play more within the game and less as individuals. According to the NY Daily News: “Honestly, we’re doing it to ourselves,” Chandler said on Sunday. “I watched the tape myself and there are open looks. We have to be willing passers. You have to sacrifice yourself sometimes...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau Fined $35K For Criticizing Refs

Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau was fined $35,000 on Sunday in regards to his comments on the officiating in Game 3 against the Heat. ”I see how things are going, I watch very closely, we’re not going to get calls, that’s reality,” Thibodeau said in his postgame comments. He also called LeBron James’ fall to the ground after being shoved by Nazr Mohammed a flop. According...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau Says LeBron Flopped On Shove, Nate Robinson Says He’s A Good Actor

Tom Thibodeau and Nate Robinson came to the defense of Nazr Mohammed and his two-handed shove on LeBron James which knocked him down and resulted in a Mohammed ejection in the Bulls Game 3 104-94 loss to the Heat on Friday evening. According to Yahoo! Sports: Nate Robinson told Yahoo! Sports, “You see LeBron in a lot of commercials, a lot of good acting.” And Thibodeau flatly...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Robinson Blocks LeBron James

5’9 Nate Robinson got the crowd on their feet during the third quarter of Friday night’s Game 3 when the Bulls guard blocked 6’8 LeBron James on a drive to the basket.
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah Cheers On Argument Between Chris Bosh & Mario Chalmers

Teammates Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers were getting into it during the third quarter of Friday night’s Game 3 in Chicago when Joakim Noah, being Joakim Noah, came over and started enthusiastically cheering on the argument.
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah Picks Up Technical For Shoving Birdman

Bulls’ Joakim Noah picked up a technical foul late in the first quarter of Game 3 Friday after shoving Miami’s Chris “Birdman” Andersen. As Birdman went up to block Nate Robinson’s shot on a drive to the basket, he fell on top of Robinson, which Noah took exception to. The Bulls center walked over and shoved Birdman off of Robinson, which resulted in the referee holding...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss
GETTING PHYSICAL

Nazr Mohammed ejected for shoving LeBron

Bulls backup center, Nazr Mohammed, was ejected in the second quarter of Friday night’s Game 3 between the Bulls and Heat after shoving LeBron James to the floor.
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Timberwolves Release Brandon Roy

The Timberwolves are reportedly finalizing the release of Brandon Roy after a failed comeback for the sixth-year shooting guard, playing just five games this season for Minnesota after signing a two-year/$10 million contract with the team over the summer. This could be the end of his career after saying he was at a crossroads in his career earlier this season, however the former...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith Fined $5K For Flopping In Game 1 Vs. Pacers

J.R. Smith has been fined $5,000 for flopping in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Indiana Pacers on May 5. In the fourth quarter with 3:21 to play, Smith flailed on a screen set on him by Pacers’ David West who was called for the offensive foul.
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Taj Gibson Fined $25K For Verbal Abuse Of Referee

Bulls’ Taj Gibson has been fined $25k for verbal abuse of a game official during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Miami Heat on May 8. Gibson was ejected after receiving his second technical foul of the game for arguing a fourth quarter call and spewed profanity at referee Scott Foster before leaving for the showers.
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge Anticipating Both Rivers And Garnett Will Be With Celtics Next Season

Though Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge will give Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett as much time away from the game before making a decision on their respective futures, Ainge anticipates both to return for the 2013-14 season. According to ESPN Boston: Pressed further on what he believes Rivers will do next season, Ainge added, “I think Doc will be coaching the...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Pelicans’ Eric Gordon Undergoes Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery

Eric Gordon underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his ankle, the New Orleans Pelicans announced Friday. According to the New Orleans Pelicans: The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that guard Eric Gordon underwent a successful arthroscopic procedure yesterday in his left ankle to alleviate pain caused by particles of scar tissue. The procedure was performed by Dr. Richard Ferkel...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss
SITE INFORMATION
Beyond The Buzzer
NBA news and rumors as they happen. We don't miss a beat.
Related Yards
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.