There are, undoubtedly, countless instances of NBA stat crews fudging numbers to give hometown players an extra assist, blocked shot or rebound to help boost a box score, but what happened in Tuesday’s game between the Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks was just plain bizarre.
I guess vape pens are the hot new thing at sporting events in Colorado and Washington.
The Denver Nuggets beat the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night, 114-109, in a game that saw Derrick Rose play only ten minutes before heading to the sideline with a hamstring injury (the same hamstring that kept him out a few games last week).
Lost in the “What’s wrong with Cleveland?”, “What’s wrong with Derrick Rose?”, “Omg, OKC is screwed”, “Wow, the Lakers suck”, and tanking talk early this season, the Golden State Warriors are quietly off to their best start in franchise history.
Before this season, Derrick Rose had missed all but ten of the previous 164 regular season games the Chicago Bulls have played, dating back to the beginning of the 2012-13 season — just months after his 2011-12 season ended due to an ACL injury.
We’re nearly one month into the NBA season, and teams not named the Oklahoma City Thunder are beginning to settle into their place in the league’s pecking order. Let’s get to some of the highlights and lowlights of the past week.
Last week, Hulk Hogan was spotted flexing on the sideline of the Cleveland Cavaliers-San Antonio Spurs game, getting the Cavs fans hyped for what was an eventual loss to the defending champions.
The hottest NBA compilation of last season was an eleven-minute tribute to James Harden, in which the Houston Rockets guard was seen acting rather lackadaisical on the defensive side of the ball.
Aww, that’s cute. While a three-pointer (from anyone) would have helped the 76ers’ cause Monday night, it still wouldn’t have been enough, as they lost 114-104 to the Portland Trailblazers. On the bright side, Philly fans get to enjoy some half-off Papa John’s pizza. Speaking of three-point shots, the Blazers had no problems finding their
Poor Evan Turner. Late in the third quarter of the Portland Trailblazers’ 94-88 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday, the journeyman guard found himself defending Steve Blake — a 34-year-old fellow journeyman guard — on the left wing. Although, we’re not really sure we can call it “defending” because Blake made him look silly
Because there is no God, the tanking Philadelphia 76ers still have 69 games left to play in this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad NBA season.
LeBron James’ feel-good return to the Cleveland Cavaliers has hit a rough patch as of late. The Cavs are on a four game losing streak and the team sits at a mediocre 5-7 record despite the addition of James and Kevin Love to a young and promising roster. On Monday, James took the heat for