KEVIN Martin went under the tutelage of some of the game’s best tacticians.
In truth, just before he retired a season ago, he was coached by one of the greatest minds in professional basketball, Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs.
But even after 12 years playing for the best coaches and alongside some of the best players in the NBA, the former Western Carolina standout still owes a debt of gratitude to the core of the “greatest show on court” and the main man at it’s helm.
Barnes was never supposed to be a Warrior.
Matt Barnes wasn’t supposed to be a part of this championship-winning Golden State Warriors lineup. He signed up to make money for a bad Sacramento Kings that didn’t sniff the playoffs. Yet he finished as a member of one of the greatest teams of all-time.
Barnes accidentally ring-chased with the Warriors when the opportunity hit him. Coincidentally, it happened to be with a team he had history with. It was a storybook ending to a career that ran full circle.
With Kevin Durant to miss at least four weeks with a sprained MCL and a bone bruise on his left leg, the Golden State Warriors have signed Matt Barnes as a potential fill-in, it was announced Thursday.
Durant suffered a hyperextended left knee Tuesday night at Washington, and the Warriors quickly reached out to Barnes, sources told ESPN.
Maurice Harkless is staying with the Portland Trail Blazers for the next four years. The restricted free agent has agreed to a $40 million contract with Portland, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports.
Dirk Nowitzki has signed his contract with Dallas, and a person with knowledge of the deal says it's worth more than the original agreement.
Dallas will decline its team option to offer Nowitzki a new deal, which is a strong indication he has more than one year left.
It sounds like Dirk Nowitzki has multiple good years left in him. The Dallas Mavericks will decline Nowitzki’s $25 million team option for next season with the intention of inking him to a new contract, possibly a multi-year deal, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. A two-year contract is one scenario, according to Stein.
DALLAS — After playing eight straight games without their veteran leader, the Dallas Mavericks gladly welcomed 13-time All-Star Dirk Nowitzki back into the lineup Wednesday night against the NBA’s best team record-wise.
Hosting the Los Angeles Clippers for an early-season matchup against one of the Western Conference’s powerhouses, the Mavericks looked to end their six-game losing skid in front of their hometown fans. The Mavs also reinserted Nowitzki back into his customary spot as the starting power forward after he worked his way back from a right Achilles strain that had him sidelined since Nov. 4. But not even the return of Nowitzki would be enough to help the Mavs keep pace with the high-octane Clippers for 48 minutes. And after suffering a lopsided 124-104 loss on their home floor, the Mavericks (2-12) fell to a seventh straight defeat.
THAT. JUST. HAPPENED.
Wow. Where do I start? I was writing the post mortem, as Dallas was down 4 with 21 seconds left. I was frustratedly typing out how f**king close the Mavs got to pulling this off.
Hello. Respect to all of the veterans out there. Let’s basketball.
CHICAGO -- Like many people around the NBA, New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony couldn't believe that Dwyane Wade actually decided to leave the Miami Heat and sign with the Chicago Bulls.
Grizzlies get another big game from the bench in sweet victory over the Clippers
Same places, new faces for the rivalry between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Memphis Grizzlies and when they squared off in Saturday’s matinee game, the Grizzlies defeated the Clippers 113-104, lead by Mike Conley with 22 points and Tyreke Evans with 20.
Memphis played exceptionally well in Utah as Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies to a big victory over a team ahead of them in the wild Western Conference.
The Memphis Grizzlies picked up a huge win for playoff seeding and their psyches as they defeated the Utah Jazz 102-95 Saturday night in Salt Lake City.
Meralco bolts survives blackwater elite 104-96, to advance to the semifinals round of the 2017 Governors cup vs Purefoods star
Dave King from Bright Side of the Sun takes on Portland’s 113-104 victory over Phoenix.
The Portland Trail Blazers powered past the Phoenix Suns in Game 4 of their 2017 preseason campaign tonight, led by Meyers Leonard shooting 5-6 from deep on his way to a team-high 17 points. You can watch highlights of the game in our Video Recap.
The Magic we’re up-and-down all night, but pulled out a close one against the Heat in Orlando.
Playing in their third preseason game of the season, the Orlando Magic welcomed their in-state rival Miami Heat to the Amway Center. Despite inconsistent play, the Magic snuck past the Heat, 93-90.
ONE of the teams prominently featured in the first-ever Filipino Heritage Week in the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Miami Heat are taking it with much excitement and feel privileged to be part it.
Currently ongoing until March 19, the Filipino Heritage Week has The Association celebrating Philippine culture with millions of Filipino fans around the world.
Washington Wizards' backcourt duo John Wall and Bradley Beal are in dispute. The pair is among the pillars of the team but couldn't get to agree all the time. Wall feels that his on-court relationship with Beal needs to be improved.
Westbrook also touched on unifying the community during his speech.
Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame late Thursday night with a ringing endorsement from NBA’s unanimous “GOAT,” Michael Jordan. In his comments, MJ praised the Thunder’s MVP candidate for his loyalty to the organization that drafted him.
"Another thing you guys should be proud of is the sense of loyalty this kid has shown," said Jordan, who owns a majority stake in the Hornets. “He could've easily come to Charlotte. But he decided to stay here in Oklahoma.”
Michael Jordan once said, "Republicans buy shoes, too." when asked why he wouldn't endorse a black Democratic candidate during a senate race in the 1990's. That statement set the tone for Jordan's entire career as a social activist.
Jordan believes Leonard may be the best player in the NBA right now.
San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard is one of the best players in the entire NBA. He can defend a team's best offensive player with his huge 6'7 frame while shouldering a lot of the Spurs' scoring load by himself. It’s up for debate where Leonard falls in the pecking order of the NBA’s best players, but Michael Jordan has him at the top.
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