Archive for the ‘NBA’ Category

Wizards name Tommy Sheppard GM, part of front office redo

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard is losing his interim tag as part of an organizational restructuring that includes hires from outside the NBA. Changes announced Monday are part of the new leadership team for Monumental Basketball, a fledgling collective composed of the Wizards, Washington Mystics, Capital City Go-Go and Wizards District Gaming. Sheppard, a 25-year veteran of the NBA, had been serving as the Wizards' interim GM after president Ernie Grunfeld was fired late in the regular season, overseeing the team's draft and free agency.

Ex-Patriots DE Richard Seymour tweets a little shade at Patriots in praising the NBA

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

Richard Seymour made news for his poker-playing prowess this week and, as he approaches the 10-year anniversary of his stunning trade from the Patriots to the Oakland Raiders, he drew a comparison to the hand he was dealt with at the time of his trade and the way the NBA's crazy offseason has unfolded. In one of the best examples of Bill Belichick's unsentimental way of doing business with his personnel, Seymour, a five-time Pro Bowl selection about to turn 30, was shipped to the Oakland Raiders on Sept. Seymour went from a team that had gone 77-19 and won three Super Bowls the previous six seasons to one whose glory days had faded in going 24-72 in that same span.

Why Trump Used a Megan Rapinoe Tweet to Go Off on the NBA

Friday, June 28th, 2019

On Wednesday morning, President Trump fired off a tweet thread that was ostensibly about U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe, who's currently competing in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France. Rapinoe had been asked if she'd attend the traditional White House coronation that comes after an American sports team wins a championship, and she forcefully responded that she would not. Trump answered back with the usual bluster, but his tweet also contained a peculiar, unrelated nugget: that the NBA dropped the term "owner." The origin of that random aside has a bit of a winding history.

Gayle Benson has no plans to stop referring to herself as an NBA and NFL “owner”

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

As with any word, phrase or expression, interpretations can be perceived differently,” Gayle Benson said in the statement. That is in many ways why diversity, inclusion and openness is so important to companies and society. As with any expression, my intention and the intentions of the organization I am responsible for is never to be insensitive or insulting.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Augusta National patrons have proven for decades to be a different breed from fans at any other sporting event, providing a sort of golfing oasis for the world's best players each year during the Masters. At Augusta National, where the Masters began on Thursday after three heavily-attended practice days, one might have better luck booking a tee time at the exclusive course than finding anyone doing things like shouting out of line or using a cell phone.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Boston College standout guard Ky Bowman announced Tuesday that he is bypassing his senior season and declaring for the NBA draft. Bowman made his announcement on his Instagram page. Cuba's Baseball Federation announced on Tuesday a first list of players authorized to sign contracts directly with Major League Baseball organizations, moving Cuban-U.S. cooperation in the sport forward despite tense broader bilateral relations.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Boston College G Bowman declares for NBA draft Boston College standout guard Ky Bowman announced Tuesday that he is bypassing his senior season and declaring for the NBA draft. Bowman made his announcement on his Instagram page.

Tuesday’s Sports in Brief

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

The NCAA Tournament selection show is returning to CBS and its traditional bracket-first format for revealing the field for March Madness. Last year, the Selection Sunday show aired on TBS for the first time since CBS and Turner became broadcast partners for the men's basketball tournament in 2011. The presentation of the 68-team field was tweaked, first showing the teams that had earned automatic bids in alphabetical order, and then revealing the 36 at-large selections in alphabetical order.

Adam Silver uses Patriots, NFL to make point about NBA’s competitive balance

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Every professional sports league aims for parity, where all teams have a fair chance to compete for a championship. The NBA is no different, and one complaint about its product in recent seasons has been a feeling that the outcome of the NBA Finals already is decided due to the dominance of the Golden State Warriors. NBA commissioner Adam Silver was asked Saturday at NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte about improving the competitive balance of the league, and he brought up the NFL, which has done a great job of creating parity.

Despite struggles, Knicks become first NBA team valued at $4 billion

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

The New York Knicks remain the highest-valued team in the NBA despite just two winning seasons in the last 18 years. Things have not been going well for New York Knicks fans recently to say the least. Already locked into their sixth straight losing season — their 16th in the last 18 campaigns — the Knicks also traded away their first home-grown superstar in decades with the hope of solving their issues through free agency.