LeBron James was not about to let teammate Kevin Love’s flubbed attempt at a driving, two-handed dunk — the basketball smacked off the front of the rim — happen without some ribbing.
The NBA trade deadline looms on Thursday, but it’s been quiet over the past couple of years and figures to be again this season. Let’s take a look back at some of the biggest (though not always the best) trades made on deadline day in league history.
Mixing Broadway and basketball, this NBA All-Star Game was a West Side Story.
Here are the top five moments from this year’s game and a few that weren’t so great.
There’s a certain irony to having the NBA All-Star game in New York City. For more years than we New Yorkers care to admit, both NYC and MSG have been basketball mausoleums, places where hoop dreams go to die.
DeMar DeRozan hit a tiebreaking jump shot with 12 seconds left and the Toronto Raptors headed into the All-Star break on a winning note, beating the Washington Wizards 95-93 on Wednesday night.
In the past three weeks we’ve seen Steph Curry go for 51, Kevin Durant have his 43rd career 40 point game and Klay Thompson pour in 37 in one quarter. These kinds of performances are what we like to call “Stop and Watch games.” As in stop what you’re doing right now and get to a television immediately.
John Wall fell one point shy of his first triple-double of the season, Marcin Gortat had 14 points and 14 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Orlando Magic 96-80 on Monday night to sweep the season series.
Let’s take a look at five events in sports over the last year more surprising than Beck’s shocking GRAMMYs Album of the Year win.
In just over a week the biggest stars in the basketball world will begin to converge on the New York area for the NBA All-Star weekend.