Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball/NBA’ Category

NBA preview: Golden State will win, but here’s why you should watch anyway

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

After an off-season that included multiple stars exchanging jerseys, one NBA constant remains: the Warriors and Cavaliers will almost certainly meet again in the Finals. Still, from the reloaded Rockets and Thunder to the frisky Sixers, there's plenty to be excited about.

Spurs coach Popovich calls Trump a ‘soulless coward’

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has called President Donald Trump "a soulless coward" in response to Trump's comment Monday that former President Barack Obama and other commanders in chief "didn't make calls" to families of fallen soldiers.

‘He’s gonna go’: J.R. Smith says LeBron James will play opener despite uncertainty

Monday, October 16th, 2017
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Following Cleveland's final practice before a season opener against Boston with playoff-level hype, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue still wasn't sure if LeBron James was playing Tuesday.

LeBron’s status for opener unclear after testing injured ankle in practice

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

LeBron James tested his injured left ankle during a portion of practice Sunday, but it's still not known if he'll play in Cleveland's season opener.

Apologies to Michael Jordan, but the NBA’s super team phenomenon isn’t going away

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Michael Jordan says NBA fans can expect to see "one or two teams that are going to be great, and another 28 teams that are going to be garbage" this season. But as for the talent gap and formation of super teams, former Toronto Raptors general manager Glen Grunwald explains why this isn't a new phenomenon or one that's likely to change.

Michael Jordan complains ‘super teams’ hurting NBA competition

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Hornets owner Michael Jordan says that NBA stars ganging up and playing for super teams will hurt competitive balance.

Hurting LeBron could miss opener vs. Kyrie Irving and Celtics

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
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LeBron James won't play again this pre-season, and there's a chance he'll miss Cleveland's hyped opener with Boston.

Andrew Wiggins, Timberwolves finally agree to $146.5M US extension

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed Andrew Wiggins to a new contract extension. Terms were not disclosed, but owner Glen Taylor said in August that he had offered Wiggins a five-year max contract.

Damian Lillard leads Trail Blazers past Raptors in pre-season play

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
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Damian Lillard led Portland with 16 points and eight assists in 26 minutes as the Trail Blazers beat the Toronto Raptors 106-101 on Thursday night in pre-season action.

Raptors’ Norman Powell signs $42M US contract extension: report

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Norman Powell will play for the Toronto Raptors for the forseeable future. Toronto signed the 24-year-old athletic combo guard to a four-year contract extension on Thursday. The deal is reportedly worth $42 million US and will begin in the 2018-19 season.