Being a restricted free agent sucks. The last two major pieces of free agency this summer have been stuck in a holding pattern because of restricted free agency. Potential suitors have been scared off of Greg Monroe and Eric Bledsoe knowing full well the Pistons and Suns are likely to match any offer they would […]
Houston’s James Harden is part of a team of NBA players who will be taking part in a charity event in Manila to help the Filipino men’s national squad get ready for the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain next month.
To promote the exhibition games set to kick off this week, Harden (along with a number of other NBA stars) was a guest on a Filipino TV show where one of the hosts asked Harden if he will be marrying any Filipino women while he is in town.
Talk about awkward!
Harden responded with a shaky, “No comment,” while the host simply laughed.
Check out the awkward moment (h/t Project Spurs) at the 4:00 point of the video below.
The contenders are going through their yearly turnovers, looking to find themselves and continue their dominance over the league. They are watching the other teams make moves to get closer to what they have. The Spurs and Thunder have stayed relatively quiet this summer as the Heat went through major changes and the Pacers saw […]
LeBron James‘ decision about where to sign his contract for free agency was about making something right that was wrong. It was also about winning. He looked at the landscape of the Miami Heat and the health of Dwyane Wade and was not convinced he had a chance to win. Yes, winning in Cleveland was […]
The Brooklyn Nets decided to put an end to their mascot, the Brooklyn Knight. The Brooklyn Knight was, how can I say this, a complete joke. It was a sad attempt by the franchise to capitalize on the wildly popular comic hero genre by creating a mascot complete with silver armor plating and a “B” […]
Making it to the “big show” of the NBA is nice. Everyone wants to stay there obviously. Life on the fringes does not make that task easy. Usually a young player just on the edge of falling into or out of the NBA has to prep up for a grueling tour through Summer League to […]
“In a twist, the NBA may look to split up the NBA Finals between the two media companies, so that the championship round games would air on channels belonging to both, the people familiar with the matter said. That could take various forms: The networks could alternate Finals coverage each year, or carve up the Finals—played as the best-of-seven—in a given year.”
The whole league is looking toward the end of the NBA’s TV contract with ESPN and Turner Sports and the potential financial windfall the league could make. Contracts are being signed with an eye toward the potential increase in the salary cap. And the NBA is salivating at it too.
There are already rumors the league is looking to split the NBA Finals or pit Turner’s apparent interest in getting at least part of the Finals from ABC/ESPN to increase the price during the exclusive negotiating window. Then there are FOX and NBC’s reported interest in getting national NBA broadcasts.
The bulk of free agency appears to be nearing its completion and Summer League is beginning to wind down. The next major event on the NBA calendar is the release of the schedule followed by the FIBA World Cup (formerly the World Championship of Basketball). Little news and nuggets of information will begin trickling out […]
Yep. After Lance Stephenson blew in LeBron James’ ear during the Eastern Conference Finals, it became an Internet sensation.
Something is a sensation, Drake has to get involved!
The ESPYs’ host is always one for jumping on the bandwagon and used his monologue to poke fun at the then-Pacers guard. Stephenson can blow his way all the way to the bank as he just signed a new four-year deal with the Hornets.