NBA

  • 5 young NBA free agents who are shockingly still available

    These free agents show how tough the NBA free agency market has been in 2017.

    NBA free agency typically burns hot and fast. Normally, most key free agents ink deals between the stroke of midnight on July 1 and the end of that month. Some players in trickier contract situations wait it out until early August. An occasional free agent — often one under restricted status — will wait until September.

  • 7 definitive ways to decide LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan for good

    Why won’t anyone consider these very important, totally serious stats when arguing LeBron vs. Jordan?!

    Has LeBron James surpassed Michael Jordan? It’s a debate that has been raging over the past week now that James is headed to his seventh straight NBA Finals, a series that could potentially give him the fourth championship of his career. While he would still be two shy of Jordan, James and his overall body of work is growing more and more convincing.

  • 7 LeBron James trade ideas for the most untradeable player of all time

    These are very serious suggestions. We promise. (Fingers crossed.)

    During a quiet moment on a nondescript offseason night, NBA finals MVP Kevin Durant and advertising-copywriter-turned-moderately-successful-rapper Lil’ Dicky engaged in a casual conversation about the Cavaliers possibly trading LeBron James. It was civil, sincere, and engaging; a total rarity for Twitter.

  • A J.R. Smith-Aron Baynes PRESEASON fight ended in a MARCUS SMART ejection. Because of course!

    It’s the preseason, and we’ve already got fresh J.R. Smith and Marcus Smart beef. PRESEASON!

    Smith and Aron Baynes got into a scrap in the first quarter of the Celtics and Cavaliers preseason game on Saturday night. The two were battling in the low post and got tangled up and had to be separated after Smith shoved Baynes across the chest.

  • A ridiculous number of NBA records were broken in the 2016-17 season

    Triple-doubles, three-pointers, and a 70-point game. NBA offenses shattered records all over the place this year.

    For a year once thought to be a foregone conclusion—that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors would barrel through the other 28 teams on the way to the finals — this season has brought about some of the most inconceivable moments the NBA has ever seen.

  • ABA and Basketball Australia reject allegations of racist taunts before brawl

    THE Australian Basketballers’ Association (ABA) and Basketball Australia have rejected claims of racism made by a Filipino photographer.
    The allegation was made by photojournalist, Winston Baltasar, who told the ABC that he heard the word ‘monkey’ used by Australian players before the all-in brawl that saw 13 players ejected.

  • Adam Hanga will reportedly be joining the Spurs

    Looks like the team’s 2011 draft pick will finally be joining the club.

    Six years after being drafted by the San Antonio Spurs, EuroHoops has reported that Hungarian forward Adam Hanga will be coming to the NBA, .

    The 28-year-old was the 59th pick of the 2011 Draft, but decided to stay in Europe and had a very successful four-year career with Saski Baskonia in Spain, and is the reigning EuroLeague Defensive Player of the Year.

  • Adam Silver wants to fight tanking with his proposed NBA draft lottery reform

    Silver’s plan, if passed as legislation, would lessen bad teams’ odds at top picks.

    In an effort to de-incentivize tanking, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is aggressively pursuing draft lottery reform that could be instituted before the beginning of the 2017-18 season, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Silver, according to Woj, is a proponent of lowering the odds of the NBA’s worst teams to land the top picks in the draft.

  • Adam Silver: Seattle on the ‘short list’ of NBA expansion cities

    The commissioner didn’t give a timetable for when an NBA expansion is likely, but whenever it happens, Seattle will be near the top of the list.

    NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in an interview with C.J. McCollum — yes, that C.J. McCollum — that he’s considering the idea of an expansion at some point in the near future. And on the list of cities being highlighted as potential homes to NBA franchises, Seattle is near the top.

  • After going down 25 in Game 1 of 2017 WCF, the Warriors ended the series on a 477-388 run

    From down 25 to up 89 for the series is a 114 point swing! Whoa.

    With 7:05 left in the second quarter of Game 1 in the Western Conference Finals, the Warriors were in trouble. The Spurs, off to a blazing hot start, had come roaring out of the gates and slapped the Warriors in the face. A hard, meaningful slap. Right in the kisser. So, with 7:05 left in the second quarter, Kawhi Leonard was fouled by David West. He approached the foul line, sank the first shot. Sank the second. The Warriors were down by 25 points. At home. In Game 1.

  • AGM Robert Suelo Jr. nagkampeon sa Singapore Open Rapid chess

    by Marlon Bernardino
    SINGAPORE---NAGKAMPEON si Arena Grandmaster at Fide Master elect Robert Suelo Jr. ng Pilipinas sa katatapos na Asean Chess Academy (ACA) Rapid Open Chess Championships nitong Linggo, Setyembre 2, 2018 na ginanap sa Bukit Timah Shopping Centre dito sa Singapore.

  • Aldridge and Leonard lead Spurs over Bulls, 119-100

    The Spurs won their fifth Christmas Day game (out of 11 in franchise history) and their first since 2008 (over the Phoenix Suns) as they took care of the Chicago Bulls on Sunday afternoon in the AT&T Center.

    The two biggest stars on the team carried the bulk of the load for San Antonio as Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge had efficient nights while the team as a whole played well and shared the ball. The team finished with 30 assists on their 48 buckets.

  • All hail Manu Ginobili, the trickster god of the NBA

    Manu Ginobili has retired from the NBA after 16 incredible seasons with the San Antonio Spurs. While Ginobili flirted with retirement for years, it didn’t seem the day would ever actually come. And even as his career reached it’s final stage, he had fleeting moments of success making it still beautiful watching him play.

    Why do we love watching Ginobili? Some of it is nostalgia, of course. He’s 40 years old and has amassed a large number of accolades and highlight reels, so half of the joy of watching him now is recollecting those glory days. It’s not that the Ginobili of today lives in the shadow of his former self. He is more of an afterimage that we use to access the emotions that the younger Ginobili made us feel.

  • All-NBA Teams 2017: Russell Westbrook, James Harden, LeBron James make first team

    Russell Westbrook edged out Stephen Curry for first-team honors after a record-breaking season. Meanwhile, Paul George missed out.

    The NBA announced its All-NBA first team on Thursday, and it features the players you’d expect to stand atop the league’s totem pole.

  • All-Star starter spot “I should be a starter,” Thomas

    On the eve of the announcement, Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas has a fresh batch of motivation after missing out on a starting spot with the Eastern Conference All-Star team when he lost a tie-breaker to DeMar DeRozan.

    Thomas wasn’t bashful when asked if he liked his chances to earn a starting role. “I should be a starter,” Thomas said. “But I can’t control that.”

    Thomas leads the East in scoring and is fourth in the NBA, averaging 28.7 points per game. Thirteen times this season he has scored at least 30 points. Not only is he leading the NBA in fourth-quarter scoring, but his average of 10.1 points per game in that frame is the best mark in the NBA over the past two decades.

  • An Amazing pass from Westbrook to Oladipo, Thunder wins 123 - 102.

    The Oklahoma City guard had 24 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds for his 34th triple double of the season, as the Thunder roared past the Raptors 123-102 for their fourth straight win.

    Westbrook, who took less than three quarters to notch his triple-double, now needs just seven more to beat Oscar Robertson's single-season record.

  • Andre Iguodala, Warriors agree to a 3-year, $45 million deal, per report

    Iguodala played hard to get, but he’s back like we all thought he would be.

    Andre Iguodala will end back up with the Golden State Warriors after all. After several weeks where Iguodala drops not-so-subtle hints that he might leave the team, Iguodala has agreed to a three-year deal worth $48 million, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania.

  • Andrew Wiggins, Timberwolves expected to agree to 5-year, $148 million extension, per report

    Minnesota is moving to lock up Wiggins long-term.

    The Minnesota Timberwolves and Andrew Wiggins are expected to finalize a five-year, $148 million extension by Saturday, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has told Minnesota-based ABC5’s Darren Wolfson. The extension would begin next season in 2018, since Wiggins has one year remaining on his rookie deal.

    It’s possible that Taylor is being overly optimistic, but this report appears to be as sound as they come. The Timberwolves begin training camp on Saturday, meaning both sides have incentives to finalize an extension by then.

  • Another ‘dirty’ play for Dion Waiters? Foul on Andre Drummond draws scrutiny

    Waiters injured Rudy Gobert on what the Utah big man called a “dirty” play Friday

    If Dion Waiters isn’t dirty, then the only players with worse luck than him the past two games are the guys on the receiving end of his fouls.

    A game after sidelining Utah’s Rudy Gobert on what Gobert said was a “dirty play,” Waiters found himself on the giving end of a questionable foul on another big man -- Detroit’s Andre Drummond.

  • Antetokounmpo's marketing rise could land him big sneaker deal

    The 2016-17 season was a milestone one for Giannis Antetokounmpo. In February he played in his first All-Star Game, in May he was named to the All-NBA second-team, and in June he earned the league's Most Improved Player trophy. While racking up honor after honor, the Milwaukee Bucks forward was being paid by Nike to wear the company's sneakers. His take on that deal? A mere $25,000.