Lance Stephenson got a technical for taunting. Seriously?
This stuff is common in streetball. And more importantly, how different is this compared to a crossover. It’s a basketball move to deceive the defender.
Stupid NBA officiating.
So you know those “bleeding” uniforms Under Armour gave Northwestern that caused a stir? Apparently they’re doing it for basketball too and Stephen Curry unveiled the shoes to honor the veterans for Veterans Day. Since the Warriors aren’t playing until Tuesday, I think that’s when he plans to debut them.
These shoes from a design standpoint is simple. But the choice of black and green reminds me of night vision goggles. Add onto the fact that the sole looks like a target for a missile crosshair of some sort, I don’t actually know if the design is that good. I mean, you target something or someone you intend to kill, right? I’m not sure I am comfortable with the shoe depicting that.
I suppose there’s a consolation that nobody will see the sole when the shoe is worn.
I’m all for honoring our vets, but I still have a hard time finding these inspired equipment and uniform designs that actually depict the act of violence. Maybe I’m old school. Or maybe Under Armour once again took it a little too far.
Shout to SBNation for capturing this. To avoid shooting free throws (because he’s only making half of his attempts), Dwight Howard ran away from defenders to avoid being fouled.
What a pathetic player. How about you just learn how to shoot free throws better?
You can tell I don’t like him. This just proves my point why I was elated he wasn’t joining the Warriors.
He ran away from his problems and his team lost. Justice.
UPDATE, 6:54 PM: ESPN's Paul Lukas has confirmed that these pictures are in fact what teams will wear on Christmas Day.
Originally published, 11:16AM: This is a picture from an eBay listing. It seems to jibe with the previous reports we've heard about: sleeves, with the player's number on the left sleeve. Also, I had heard from a source that the front of the jersey would feature an enlarged logo, not a wordmark like I originally suspected.
Last night was my first time ever at Staples Center for an NBA game. I had been there before for two hockey games, but this was a first for me.
The experience was quite unique. Since it was a Clippers game, it wasn’t all “showtime” or anything. The place had loud music, fans were walking around (without much enthusiasm) and it was just a nice atmosphere. I got a free shirt upon arrival, so it’s nice to have a free rag.
What really caught me was that the Clippers identity is unknown still. There was a lot of flashy lights and hip hop music played. Even the player introductions video was rapped by the players. I couldn’t stop laughing.
Allen Iverson will announce his retirement in Philadelphia on Wednesday to coincide with the Sixers' season opener against the Heat. When SlamOnline.com reported in August that Iverson's official retirement was expected soon, the news was met by guffaws in some corners, mostly because he hasn't appeared in an NBA game in more than three years. That was unfortunate, because there was true genius to what Iverson did well.
With the NBA season starting up tonight, here are some things I look forward to seeing.
We all know that Mark Jackson is a preacher and he knows what kind of influence he has on many people. So it comes to no surprise that his biggest outlook as a head coach is not what happens on the court, but what happens with the men he works with.
Great coaches in our generation and those of years past can be attributed to their success on court, but so many of them have also been great mentors off court. That’s what Jackson is all about.
There’s a greater value in positively impacting the lives of men than just winning basketball games. This reply tweet reminds us that basketball is important, but as coach knows, he isn’t just a coach to them. There’s a bigger responsibility.
But as you can see from the above tweet, it appears they’re changing the center court design to their primary logo.
But wait, there’s a slight change to it. The ball has been rotated (and darkened) and the logo features a new armor-like design. Expect for the mace, the entire logo is completely changed by this new design. It kind of reminds me of Rutgers’ helmet.
It’s a nice design and I am OK with it. But if they are going with the armor look, the rest of the court should feature it too. However, judging by the photo, it appears that the only change is at center court.