An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett
What we can surmise was the conversation inside the Harlem Globetrotters' war room leading up to the team's sixth annual player draft:
"OK, so C.W. Post alum Stefan Bonneau starts a fast break. He looks up, sees Usain Bolt flying down the wing, and hits him with a perfect bounce pass in transition. Bolt then throws a no-look pass to Iesha Davis -- likely No. 1 pick Anthony Davis' sister...Read more »
Brandon Roy, the former Trail Blazer who retired during the 2010-11 season at the suggestion of team doctors because of chronic knee problems, plans on returning to the NBA next season. And teams are reportedly already knocking at his door.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Bulls, Mavericks, Pacers and Timberwolves are all interested in signing the three-time All-Star.
Roy...Read more »
Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant will grace the cover of NBA 2K13, 2K Sports announced Tuesday.
The 2K Sports series returns to active NBA players after using legends on the cover the previous two years; Michael Jordan was on the cover for NBA 2K11, and Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Jordan were on separate covers for NBA 2K12.
Unlike last season, Rose, Durant and Griffin...Read more »
Cue the Allen Iverson "Practice" videos.
According to a report by Marc Berman of the New York Post, Knicks guard J.R. Smith missed 80 practices with his Chinese team during his stint in the CBA.
The Post cites a lawsuit filed with FIBA by Smith, demanding his former team, Zhejiang, pay the $1,078,500 they've withheld from his salary.
Zhejiang alleges Smith missed the...Read more »
No more than an hour after the Heat topped the Thunder 121-106 in Game 5 of the finals to win the NBA championship did I have my first "2012-13 Vegas NBA odds" in my inbox.
There weren't too many surprises in RJ Bell from Pregame.com's initial odds, with Miami listed as 3-to-1 co-favorites to repeat as champs with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Chicago (5-to-1), San Antonio (7-to-1)...Read more »
LeBron James got his ring, he got his piece of the Larry O'Brien trophy, and he got his Finals MVP. So what was the only thing missing?
A Nike tribute commercial, of course.
Nike gave one of the faces of its product the champion's treatment, airing a commercial moments after the Heat took down the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the Finals. The ad showcases James' high school career,...Read more »
The offseason awards keep piling up for point guard Jeremy Lin.
A breakout star in 2011-12, Lin was presented with "The Epic Award" at Wednesday night's NBA TV Social Media Awards for his 38-point performance against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers on Feb. 12, 2012.
"The Epic Award" was given to the game that fans voted to be the best of the regular season.
Lin also...Read more »
The NBA announced Thursday that Kobe Bryant's jersey is the best-selling internationally.
It was the first time the NBA released a comprehensive list naming the most popular jerseys outside of the United States, according to the league.
Bryant edged out Derrick Rose for the top selling jersey outside of the United States. Rose had the best-selling jersey in the U.S. this past year.
Following...Read more »
Russell Westbrook had a signature game Tuesday night against the Miami Heat. Unfortunately for Westbrook and the Thunder, it came in a loss.
The fourth-year point guard led all scorers with 43 points, connecting on 20 of 32 shots. He added seven rebounds and five assists, turning the ball over just three times.
As noted by @NBAHistory, Westbrook was the first player to connect on 20...Read more »
We may be just 40 hours away from the end of the "LeBron James has no rings" memes.
Despite debilitating leg cramps, James nearly finished with a triple-double in Miami's 104-98 Game 4 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. James totaled 26 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds to lead the Heat to a 3-1 series lead.
On the opposite sideline, Kevin Durant was overshadowed by a masterful...Read more »