One of my favorite holidays of the year is Halloween, but it may not be for the same reasons you enjoy it. See, while I enjoy seeing funky pumpkins, watching scary movies and eating a lot of candy, I get the most joy from scrolling through a blown up Twitter and Instagram feed of NBA players dressed head to toe in - more often than not - some ridiculous costumes.
The Washington Wizards have acquired Marcin Gortat, Shannon Brown, Malcolm Lee and Kendall Marshall from the Phoenix Suns for the expiring contract of veteran big man Emeka Okafor and a protected 2014 first-round pick to No. 12.
If all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, then no work and plenty of time on his hands due to the government shutdown means Amin plays.
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The two-point guard line up isn’t necessarily new. It was heavily employed by George Karl, first with
People always tell you not to make a big deal out of anything that happens in preseason, but I've seen enough from Giannis Adetokunbo over the last couple of weeks to fall in love with his game.
If basketball doesn't work out, Quincy Miller should pursue a career in miming.
There are some things that happen in this world that you just can't make up off the top of your head and this happens to be one of them.
Coaching in the NBA often requires balancing egos and nurturing team chemistry, turning what seem like obvious decisions into unsolvable riddles.
LeBron was very clearly never interested in any of the late game glory, or at least not in recreating the Jordan and Kobe clutch experience. He wanted to use his skills to manipulate the defense into giving his team a good shot. If that meant he took the shot so be it; if that meant he passed to a wide-open Donyell Marshall in the corner, that was okay too. Miles Davis was famous for his understanding of space and silence. There was no excess. The time between notes was just as important as the notes themselves -- the notes played equal to the notes left unplayed. For LeBron, the shots he did take have always been as important as the ones he didn't, both to him as a player, and us as fans. For whatever reason, it's been difficult for LeBron to get the general public to understand this approach. The shots he didn't take always stood out as missed opportunities and the ones he took and missed served as the miner's canary for his clutch-less soul.
New season. New team. Same old Dwight Howard. Well, maybe that last part isn't so true. After battling back and shoulder injuries all of last season, he is supposedly 100 percent again, which gives Rockets fans a reason to believe that the old Dwight will show up this season, not the decrepit Lakers Dwight.