Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Grizzlies sign guard Mike Miller

Memphis, Tenn. — Mike Miller had several teams interested in his 3-point shooting as a possible missing link for a long playoff run. It didn’t take him long to figure out where he wanted to be: Memphis.
The sharp-shooting Miller said Tuesday that the Grizzlies are “right there” when it comes to winning a championship with what he calls the NBA’s two best big men in Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph, an underrated point guard in Mike Conley and a lockdown defender in Tony Allen.
So one of Miller’s first calls after the Miami Heat decided to amnesty him was to the Grizzlies’ chief executive officer Jason Levien. Miller said the two had same idea, “It was a perfect fit and how can we make this work to get back here.”
The two got it done. The Grizzlies announced Tuesday morning that they had signed the best 3-point shooter in franchise history as part of their efforts to improve a team coming off its first Western Conference final.
Memphis did not disclose details of the contract.

NBA player Daniel Gibson accused of breaking man's jaw after he spoke to Gibson's wife, singer Keyshia Cole.

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson surrendered to authorities Monday on charges that he allegedly broke a man's jaw at a club in New Orleans in early July. Gibson, 27, husband of R&B singer Keyshia Cole was booked with second-degree battery, according to an Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office.
The incident occurred July 8 at a club in the 300 block of Andrew Higgins Street in New Orleans, according to court records. Gibson and Cole walked by the man, who allegedly thanked Cole for "keeping it real."  Cole had recently performed at the Essence Festival in New Orleans.
The man then turned to tell a friend something, and Gibson allegedly punched the man in the jaw, court records said. Bystanders restrained Gibson while the victim was escorted out of the club.
The man was taken to a local hospital, where doctors determined his jaw had been fractured, court records said. The victim later identified Gibson as his attacker in a photograph line-up.

Gibson, of Westlake, Ohio, surrendered to the New Orleans Police Department on Monday at 9:45 a.m. He was later released on a $20,000 bond. In a statement to TMZ, Gibson said, "Earlier this month during the Essence Music Festival, I was involved in an incident with other individuals while I was out with my wife. It's unfortunate that some see opportunity in taking advantage of people who work hard for what they have achieved."
Gibson told TMZ he looks forward to being vindicated when the facts come out.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Greg Oden could decide which team he'll make his comeback with by Monday.

Greg Oden could be ready to decide where he'll continue his comeback as early as Monday, according to's Steve Aschburner. Aschburner added that the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans were among the teams to watch Oden work out at his highly-publicized workout last week.

Pacers acquire Luis Scola from Suns for Gerald Green, Miles Plumlee, first rounder

Rumblings began to crop up late last night about the Indiana Pacers making a trade for Phoenix SunsPF Luis Scola, and it took the better part of the next day to get the deal finalized and the terms of the deal complete. The Pacers acquired Scola, the 33-year-old Argentine star who has had successful stints with Houston and Phoenix for Gerald Green, their 2012 first round pick Miles Plumlee, and a lottery protected first round pick in 2014, the protection sheltering the Pacers in the event everything that can go wrong does.
The move will not only give the Pacers additional cap flexibility for next summer with extensions for Paul George and Lance Stephenson,  looming, but will improve their chances this year with Scola. Larry Bird was quoted on, saying, "Luis will be a very important asset to our team and to our bench." Scola will rejoin a revamped bench with C.J. Watson and Chris Copeland, as well a hopeful return to form for Danny Granger and a bright draft pick in Solomon Hill.
Acquiring Scola is maybe the best move the Pacers have put together this offseason. Scola is excited to be a valuable piece on a championship contender and SB Nation's Tom Ziller believes this could be the move that puts the Pacers over the top in the east. But there's a lingering cough from Indiana's bench revamp last year that might cause a brief pause. So why are this year's moves better? Last year, the Pacers' additions were going to be excellent pieces for Indiana's success if: If Green can replicate his performance in New Jersey. If Augustin can be a Darren Collison-like acquisition with improved passing. This year, the additions are going to be excellent pieces because. With the exception of Copeland, Indiana swung for proven guys on good teams like Watson and Scola (and found an all-too obvious emergency upgrade with Donald Sloan).
Was it a high price to pay for Scola? When taking into account the cap implications of not having to pay Green and a future first rounder, then no. Scola's non-guaranteed deal in 2014-15 helps the matter even more because now the Pacers are in a greater position to retain their core beyond Paul George while not giving up any chance of winning now. The move to shore up Indiana's 2014 bench should also give Indiana a more realistic shot at landing at the top of the Eastern Conference, something the team will be searching for in order to get their potential Game 7's in Indianapolis. Of course, the Pacers won't be without their competition in an increasingly top heavy Eastern Conference, but there's no reason to believe Indiana can't beat any of them anymore.

Bulls, Clippers linked to Blair

If the Bulls are unable to acquire Camby, another potential option is Dejuan Blair. The former Spurs reserve is looking for a multi-year deal or a possible sign-and-trade from San Antonio, but he may have to settle for a one-year deal at the minimum. Chicago could offer such a deal.
The Clippers are another team who have expressed interest in Blair and they also can only offer the minimum.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

NBA-Struggling Bobcats name Lakers assistant as head coach

May 29 (Reuters) - The Charlotte Bobcats named longtime NBA assistant coach Steve Clifford as their head coach on Wednesday with hopes he can spark a turnaround in a franchise that has endured a string of woeful seasons.

Clifford, a veteran of 13 NBA seasons as an assistant coach, most recently with the Los Angeles Lakers, takes over from Mike Dunlap, who was fired in April after finishing his first season with a 21-61 record that was second-worst in the NBA.

"He brings a strong pedigree and a track record of success to our franchise," Rod Higgins, head of basketball operations for the Bobcats, said in a statement.

"He has built a reputation as an innovator, especially defensively, and has experience in multiple systems. We look forward to utilizing his knowledge as we continue to build this team."

Before joining the Lakers last season, Clifford spent five seasons as an assistant coach under Stan Van Gundy with the Orlando Magic, who compiled a 259-135 record and five straight playoff appearances, including a trip to the 2009 NBA Finals.

Prior to that, Clifford worked four seasons with the Houston Rockets as an assistant to Jeff Van Gundy after serving as an advance scout and assistant coach with the New York Knicks.

His first NBA head coaching job presents a big challenge as he takes over a team that has had just one winning season since joining the NBA in 2004.

In the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season the Bobcats went a woeful 7-59, which marked the worst winning percentage ever in NBA history. (Reporting by Larry Fine in New York; Editing by Frank Pingue)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I love this hire!!!!

Suns: Phoenix hired Jeff Hornacek, one of the most popular players from the franchise's past, to be its next head coach. Hornacek played the first six of his 14 NBA seasons with the Suns.

NBA: Indiana Pacers beat Miami Heat, tie Eastern Conference finals

Roy Hibbert finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds, Lance Stephenson added 20 points, and the host Indiana Pacers closed the game on a 16-6 run to pull away from the defending NBA champs for a 99-92 victory on Tuesday night.
Just like that, the Eastern Conference finals are tied at 2 and the pressure has swung back to Miami.
"We're never going to give up. We're relentless," Hibbert said. "All those guys in there, they believe we can win. No matter what all the analysts or whoever says anything, they count us out, those guys in the locker room were ready to play and we went out and played our hearts out."
Hibbert will get no argument from coach Frank Vogel, who challenged his team to bring it or go down swinging.
Indiana scored with punch after punch.
The Pacers revved up the crowd with an opening 11-0 run, got the Heat in foul trouble and answered every challenge Miami posed in a physical game that had bodies flying, tempers flaring and LeBron James stunned after fouling out of a playoff game for only the second time in his career.
Indiana players promised to treat Game 4 as if they were playing a decisive seventh game, and it showed. Paul George uncharacteristically smacked the floor after being called for a foul in the third quarter, leading to a technical foul on Vogel that seemed to get Indiana refocused. The defense continually contested shots by James and his high-scoring teammates. The four-time MVP finished

with 24 points but was only 8 of 18 from the field. And Indiana reverted to its more typical style, holding a 49-30 rebounding advantage and outscoring Miami 50-32 in the paint. The Heat now faces a stunning must-win scenario Thursday night in Game 5 or come back to Indy for Game 6 fighting for their playoff lives. Over the next 48 hours, the Heat will try to figure out what went wrong in a game full of oddities.
Chris Bosh crashed to the court clutching his right knee after a first-half collision. In the second half, he limped to the locker room after appearing to twist his right ankle on a foul call but returned a few minutes later trying to shake off the injury. Dwyane Wade limped noticeably during the first half and wound up in foul trouble, too.
Miami's three All-Stars were a dismal 14 of 39 from the field, even though James spent part of the night being defended by Stephenson because of George's foul trouble. Bosh finished with seven points, Wade with 16 and no Miami starter had more than six rebounds.

Still no Supersonics

Kings: The NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved the sale of the Sacramento Kings to a group led by TIBCO Software chairman Vivek Ranadive. The league said in a statement that the "transaction is expected to close shortly."
After owners blocked the move of the franchise to Seattle earlier this month, the Maloof family reached an agreement to sell a 65 percent controlling interest in the Kings to Ranadive's group at a total franchise valuation of $535 million.
Chris Hansen, who led the Seattle group, told KING-TV that he remains committed "to bringing the Sonics back" to Seattle.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Derrick Rose is a putz!

Man there was some good NBA games tonight. Love to see the Bulls beat the Heat. Absolutely love it. The Heat are not that good. I would rather have Steph Curry over Lebron! And who needs Derrick Rose when you have Nate Robinson. Even if Rose came and said I want to play now, the Bulls should say naw we are good, keep sitting. Derrick Rose is a putz. Ever since I watched the NBA all star weekend a couple years ago and he was in the Skills challenge. Each NBA player in the challenge had a little kid they were playing for and the NBA player that won got a 50,000 dollar scholarship for their kid. And Derrick Rose was just going through the motions. I could not believe how he appeared to not even be trying. I was like come on dude, at least try. Ever since then I have been not a big fan of Rose. I think all he thinks about is himself. I mean look at Nate Robinson. The past few games he has been playin sick and tonight he got six stitches. Teams are going to play according to the feel of the team. And with Rose the team don't feel to good. Love the Bulls without Rose. Also Love the Spurs and the Warriors! Great night of hoops!!!

Thursday, May 2, 2013


OKC has no fire power without Russell Westbrook. Kevin Martin sucks. He has the ugliest shot in the game and it is so slow. Kevin Durant is Kevin Durant but he benefits greatly from Westbrook. I seriously think Scottie Brooks should be isolating Nick Collison. I think Collison has game, he just always has deferred his whole career. I just think Westbrook always got the blame. The bottom line is he is the best point guard in the game. I think his game is not what it could be if he didn't have a Durant on his team. Durant should be getting the majority of the shots. But Westbrooks mid range pull up is unstoppable!!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Thunder Passes Spurs for Conference Lead

Things are looking pretty good for that top spot.
In what set up as a must-win game of sorts for the Thunder to stay in the driver’s seat in its quest to finish first in the Western Conference standings, Oklahoma City marvelously rose to the occasion, crushing Golden State 116-97 on Thursday night inside a rowdy Oracle Arena.
With the win, the Thunder moved a half game ahead of San Antonio with three left to play. Both teams will be in action Friday night, the Thunder concluding this three-game trip at Portland, while the Spurs host Sacramento.

How Serious is Andrew Bogut’s Injury?

The playoffs are secure, a No. 6 seed is not quite so certain.
And suddenly neither is the status of center Andrew Bogut, who aggravated a sprained left ankle in the first quarter Thursday night and did not return in the Warriors’ 116-97 loss to Oklahoma City.
Bogut, who had microfracture surgery on the same ankle late last April, suffered the sprain in Tuesday’s playoff-clinching victory over Minnesota, according to a team spokesperson.
He aggravated it Thursday and exited the game with 2:55 left in the first quarter. He went to the locker room for the remainder of the night. It was not immediately clear whether his removal from the game was precautionary or indicative of something more serious.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

All Dork Weekend

I am a big fan of basketball. Have played it all my life. I could shoot by myself for ever. ( As long as I have a rebounder). But I find myself disliking the NBA more and more. The fact we have to watch the same stupid teams on National television. I am getting sick of watching Dwight Howard miss three throws. I would way rather have Pau Gasol! If the Lakers never got Dwight  Howard they would be a contender and that is a guarantee! All they needed was Nash. I also am feed up with everybody always covering and talking about the Lakers. ( I guess i am doing it to), it is like the league is appeasing the women fans. Not true basketball fans. Another thing that annoys me is Colin Cowherd. I used to kinda like the guy. Still kinda do. He is good with analogies and does make some good points. But they way he is in love with Lebron just makes me want to shut the radio off.  The only people he lets call in to his show agree with him. Have some balls and let people call in that disagree with you. Jordan was better than Lebron. PERIOD. Also did you see All Star weekend? If you did you saw Dwayne Wade wearing Leather pants with a suit coat. What is with the leather pants? Do they think that looks good? Kevin Durant with a bunch of plastic balls on his shirt. Russell Westbrook wearing glasses with no lenses. These guys are dorks. Dwight Howard is the biggest dork of all. All these guys are not likeable. Kevin Durant used to be the good guy. I just heard a clip where he said when the clock is running down he might take another dribble before launching a 3/4 court shot, so he gets it off after the clock expires. Just to save his field goal percentage. Are you freaking serious? The NBA is just not as likeable as it used to be. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013


I am so sick of watching the same teams play on National Television. It is ridiculous!! I am a big fan of basketball but I find my self not wanting to watch basketball. You can only watch so many Miami Heat games. You can only watch so many Laker games. The Lakers are not even good. It is like the NBA is appeasing the woman fans. Basketball fans don't want to watch the same players every night. I know how Lebron and D Wade play. I want to see other players. They are only hurting the game. It is a joke!! And have you ever heard the TNT crew call a game. Sometimes it seems like they don't know their on air. I enjoy them sometime but sometimes they are very annoying!! All I am saying is I would much rather watch a Toronto Raptors vs Minnesota Timberwolves. I would much rather watch players like Luke Ridnour, Ricky Rubio, Rudy Gay, Dion Waiters, etc. I am sick of watching the HEAT!! I am sick of watching Dwight Howard brick free throws!!!! I am sick of watching Steve Nash being a follower and having no confidence and just bow down to Kobe and company.

Fake High Five

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Dwight Howard sucks!

If the Lakers did not acquire Dwight Howard I think the Lakers would be a top three team in the West.

Why is Jimmer not playing?

For the life of me i do not understand why Jimmer Freddete does not play. Hopefully when they move to Seattle they will have new managment and somebody with a brain at head coach.