Stephen Curry lives a charmed life. The guard was little-known when he went to Davidson aside from his famous last name and then caught the world on fire with a pair of NCAA Tournament runs. He quickly became a fan favorite in the league, an All Star, an elite player and, now, a key member […]
One of the summer’s big free agent pieces finally got moved leaving us with just Eric Bledsoe remaining before the offseason can officially close. Greg Monroe signed his qualifying offer last week ending his restricted free agency and taking one of the last big free agent names off the board. Monroe probably thought he would get […]
Charles Barkley will go down as one of the best the game of basketball has ever seen.
For his size and stature, he scored at will, rebounded like someone 8-feet tall, an played with a ferocity the game had never seen. And although he never won an NBA title, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and named one of the NBA’s 50 greatest players of all-time.
However, Chuck won’t go down as one of the best baseball pitchers ever.
Barkley threw out the first pitch at a recent Cubs game when the epic fail happened.
That’s one turrrrible pitching arm you got there Charles!
The New York Knicks are not likely to compete for an NBA title any time soon unless their superstar forward, Carmelo Anthony, can carry the team to the Finals. With limited cap space this past summer, the Knicks were unable to make any wholesale changes to the squad, instead tinkering with some parts and trying […]
He was part of the first wave of European players to make an impact in the NBA and now Peja Stojakovic’s jersey will be retired by the Kings.
Peja played 16 seasons in the NBA and was known for being one of the game’s most prolific outside shooters. He averaged 17 points, 4.7 rebounds, and shot 40 percent from the 3-point line in his career.
Not only that, he was a three-time NBA All-Star: 2002, 2003, 2004, a 2-time NBA 3-Point Shootout Champion: 2002, 2003, ranked fourth in NBA history in career free-throw percentage at .895, ranked ninth in NBA history in 3-pointers made with 1,760, ranked seventh in NBA playoff history in free-throw percentage at .900, ranked 11th in NBA history in 3-pointers attempted with 4,392 and was the first player in NBA history to start a game off by scoring 20 consecutive points for his team.
Sacramento drafted Peja 14th overall in 1996. With the Kings, he averaged 18.3 points and five rebounds. He is Sacramento’s leader for 3-pointers made (1,070) and attempted (2,687) and free-throw percentage (.893).
The majority of the NBA is black. Let us get that out in the open. There is no denying it. There is no avoiding it. There is no getting around it. Yet, for much of the NBA’s existence that is exactly what some have tried to do. When you look through NBA history — I […]
We hit the doldrums of September. With the FIBA World Cup ending, we will really have nothing to talk about. So, thank you Zach Lowe for ranking the NBA court designs and filling our days with something fun to talk about. Lowe went with the classic Lakers and Celtics courts as the best in the […]
“[There] ain’t nobody [who] would want to go there. At the end of the day, Atlanta … I think it puts Atlanta back even further now, from that standpoint.
Atlanta is a great city, a great market, great people, great atmosphere. But as far as the comments were made, I think it was uncalled for. From an owner, from a GM, those are not things you play with.
As a player, as an athlete, we’re looking for a job, we’re trying to find a place where we can move our family, we can make our family comfortable, where we can be comfortable in a comfortable environment, but those comments right there, we would never look at. I’m speaking on behalf of all athletes. We would never look at a situation like that, I don’t care what it is.”
–Carmelo Anthony to Tim Bontemps of The New York Post
At one point, DeMarcus Cousins was on the bubble to make the U.S. roster. No one really had any idea what to expect from the U.S. as they made their roster selections, but many believed they would elect to go small. It became clearer though that the U.S. was anticipating that matchup against big and […]
It is hard to argue that Adam Silver’s tenure as commissioner of the NBA since February has been anything but flawless. Since taking over for David Stern, Silver has shown a willingness to take on new ideas and approach longtime problems in the NBA with fresh ideas. He has been willing to listen to players […]
On Thursday afternoon, in their semifinal game of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Team USA destroyed Lithuania — with current NBAers Donatas Motiejunas and Jonas Valanciunas — by the score of 96-68 in yet another easy victory, the US’s eighth of the tournament. Kyrie Irving led the way with 18 points while James Harden and […]
Well this did not take long. By now everyone knows what is going on with the Hawks. Instead of dealing with a new season, they are dealing with allegations of racism among the team owner and general manager Danny Ferry. And now you can hear exactly what Ferry said (allegedly) in the audio below. Of course Ferry […]
It was thought to be another Team USA vs. Team Spain matchup for gold at the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Well so much for jumping to conclusions and dismissing other teams. Team France came into the tourney limping. No Tony Parker, Joakim Noah, Kevin Seraphin, Nando De Colo. They were counted out as legit threats […]
It is a bad news week for the Atlanta Hawks. This will likely not lessen that blow or keep the franchise from succumbing to the turmoil it is currently in. We can find one bright spot though. And we are going to celebrate it as historians of the game. The Philips Arena court is getting […]