Just like his good friends and olympic counterparts LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Deron Williams, Tyson Chandler, and AmareStoudemire; free agents Chris Paul and Dwight Howard both have big "Decisions" to make this offseason. Arguably the two best players at their respective positions (and yes when Dwight's heathy I feel he's the best center in the NBA) are free agents this offseason and both have big decisions to make this offseason. With that said, I feel its a this is a good time for me to look at where I feel free agent Chris Paul should sign this summer.
Dan Snyder sure knows how to handle awkward situations, doesn't he? When confronted with the issue of his team's name, brought to the forefront for the nth time by a DC councilman attempting to pass a non-binding-resolution that would force the team to abandon "Redskins" in favor of "Redtails", he came out guns blazing – the Washington Redskins will never change their name.
For those who can't get enough hockey and particularly those who might consider it a future career, the upcoming Hockey Business Career Conference on June 29-30 at the Marriot Marquis hotel in Times Square is worth a visit.
These days it is very common for rookies to come into summer camps and find themselves competing for starting jobs or solid playing time. Many rookies over the past few seasons such as Cam Newton, Robert Griffin III, AJ Green, and Luke Kuechly have come into the league looking like star veterans from the beginning. This year’s draft figures to have some star rookie talent as well. I have broken down the draft round-by-round to predict which stars will have the biggest impacts this fall.
The NBA is rigged. Lifetime basketball fans know this. Deep down, they know. Everyone who understands basketball, who knows the rules, who has seen the right calls has watched a game go wrong. They have felt that turn in the stomach when they know, they just know, something isn't right...it's rigged.
The Portland Trailblazers finished 33-49 in 2012-13, well out of playoff contention, with a young lineup and a lack of star power compared to other Western Conference teams. Still, the future looks bright, thanks to Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard's play at point guard and LaMarcus Aldridge's steady contributions at the four spot. Before that, the Blazers had their share of NBA Finals moments, first with Bill Walton, then with Clyde Drexler and company (though they failed to win in 1990 and 1992), as well as years of controversy with the Jail Blazers lineup and a seeming curse when it comes to drafting centers first overall – LaRue Martin, Walton, Sam Bowie, and most recently Greg Oden. Here's a look at the Blazers' 43 years in the NBA.
In the BAA’s third season, the league would grow to twelve teams, thanks to the addition of four teams from the soon-to-be-defunct National Basketball League – the Fort Wayne Pistons, Indianapolis Jets, Minneapolis Lakers and Rochester Royals. With the exception of the Jets, all three teams are still in the NBA, and the Royals and Lakers were, in fact, big hits upon joining the BAA. This would also be the last year the BAA would be known as such, as the league would be renamed the National Basketball Association the following season, following the BAA-NBL merger. Here's the third – and "last" – BAA season at a glance.
Last week, we looked at the best remaining offensive players left – now, let's go to the defensive side of the ball and check out what players are left on that side of the ball.
The second season of the Basketball Association of America saw the league reduced from 11 teams to eight, as the Detroit Falcons, Toronto Huskies and Pittsburgh Ironmen – all of whom struggled in the inaugural season – folded ahead of the 1947-48 campaign. The Cleveland Rebels, who finished at an even 30-30 also folded, but another, the Baltimore Bullets, was brought in from the ABL to make it an even eight. Let's take a look at how things turned out as the NBA's predecessor remained in business and avoided a serious sophomore jinx.
The 2012-13 season was not the best of seasons for the Phoenix Suns, who had to deal with the disappointing play of Michael Beasley and MarcinGortat, not to mention an overall lack of star power. Still, the Suns have seen worse, with the usual expansion team struggles and even a few drug scandals in the mid-'80s. Here's a look at the Suns' 45-year history so far as we move on to the last few teams in our weekly NBA Trivia installments.
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