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    Alert Lady Whistledown! Bridgerton has been renewed for season 2 Stocks Set Records on Bidens First Full Day as President The Nets new Big 3 appeared to dispel a common concern in their first game together © Jason Miller/Getty Images Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving. Jason Miller/Getty Images Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving played their first game together on Wednesday, a 147-135 double-overtime loss to the Cavs. Despite concerns about how the offense would function with three ball-dominant players, the Nets offense looked smooth and generated great shots. The Nets do need to revamp their defense and add some depth, but an awkward offense may not be the issue some imagined when they traded for Harden. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Brooklyn Nets' first game with their new Big Three did not result in a win, but it was encouraging, nonetheless....
    Prince Harry Made a Surprise Appearance on President Joe Bidens Inauguration Day Time, transparency needed as Biden inherits frazzled census NBA Ratings Surprisingly Up in the Early Days of the 2020-21 Season © Provided by The Big Lead Brooklyn Nets Big 3 | Jason Miller/Getty Images NBA ratings are up 34 percent this year. Or so the league says. The NBA PR team released Nielsen ratings for this season compared to the opening stretch of last year's games and things are looking up. Per Forbes: NBA viewership for nationally televised broadcasts on TNT, ESPN and ABC through the Martin Luther King Jr. Day tripleheader is up 34% over the comparable 27-game period from last season, an average of 2.0 million per game versus 1.49 million, according to Nielsen Media Research data released by the league on Thursday.As Andrew Marchand helpfully notes, however, this number is a bit misleading. ...
    Cole Anthony added a bright spot to an up-and-down rookie season with this epic buzzer-beater to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rookie guard Cole Anthony has struggled mightily with his shot to start his NBA career but things are looking up lately. A frantic buzzer-beating 3-pointer like he hit against the Timberwolves Wednesday night could be just the thing to get him on track. The Timberwolves led the Magic by as many as 20 points but a frantic fourth-quarter comeback helped Orlando close the gap. Anthony hit a 3-pointer with 34.6 seconds left to cut Minnesota’s lead to two. The Magic got a stop and a chance to win with an Aaron Gordon 3-point attempt that wouldn’t go down. Orlando then fouled forward Jarred Vanderbilt with 7.4 seconds left, hoping for a miss and one more chance. Vanderbilt did miss, both shots, giving Anthony a chance for this: THE ROOK CALLED...
    Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving. Jason Miller/Getty Images Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving played their first game together on Wednesday, a 147-135 double-overtime loss to the Cavs. Despite concerns about how the offense would function with three ball-dominant players, the Nets offense looked smooth and generated great shots. The Nets do need to revamp their defense and add some depth, but an awkward offense may not be the issue some imagined when they traded for Harden. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Brooklyn Nets' first game with their new Big Three did not result in a win, but it was encouraging, nonetheless. With Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving suiting up together for the first time, the Nets lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in double-overtime, 147-135. The Nets have a long way to go, and new groups of players will often...
    NBA : HOME • GR (Greek) • NBA news • Nets – Cavaliers 135-147: Sexton judged the “thriller” in the premiere of Durand, Harden & Irving! (videos) 2021-01-21T06:33:07+00:002021-01-21T06:33:07+00:002021-01-21T06:33:07+00:00. Stefanos Tatsios 21/Jan/21 06:33 Eurohoops.net Stefanos Tatsios The premiere of the great big three of the Nets ended in failure as after two overtimes they were defeated by the Cleveland Cavaliers with 147-135. The Eurohoops Team / info@eurohoops.net In one of the top games of this season at NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers without the injured Garland but with λη lunarized him Sexton at the peak night of his career won in their second overtime Nets with 147-135 in the first match that the Durand, Harden and Irving. Of course the top of the winners was Sexton who scored 42 points of which 20...
    Charles Barkley bet $100,000 that the Portland Trail Blazers would win the NBA championship this season. 14 games in, and he already wants a refund. At the start of every NBA season, we all give our predictions as to who will hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy at the end of the playoffs. Some are so confident in their picks, that they bet some serious money on them. Inside the NBA analyst, Charles Barkley had been a firm believer in the Portland Trail Blazers dating back to the league’s time in the Walt Disney World bubble this past summer. On Opening Night for the 2020-21 season, Barkley said that with his first bet on FanDuel, he’s putting $100,000 on the Trail Blazers to win the NBA championship this season. How’s that bet working out for Chuck? Well, after Portland lost 125-104 to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night, Barkley asked...
    Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal says the team is “fighting the league” about playing this Friday against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Washington Wizards have been out of action for the past week after six players and one staff member tested positive for COVID-19. After being held out by the NBA, the Wizards were permitted to return to practice on Wednesday. They also received news from the league that they are expected to play on Friday against the Milwaukee Bucks. After the practice on Wednesday, Bradley Beal said that the Wizards are “fighting the league” on whether they should play on Friday. Additionally, Beal said that he and Russell Westbrook will talk with Michele Roberts, executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, about the situation. Bradley Beal says the Wizards "are fighting the league" on whether they should play Friday. The Wizards, clearly, feel they dont have enough healthy bodies...
    This moment belongs to all of us: Black women exult as Kamala Harris walks into history From Keystone XL to Paris Agreement, Joe Biden signals a shift away from fossil fuels Phoenix Suns vs. Houston Rockets live stream, TV channel, start time, prediction, odds, how to watch the NBA The Houston Rockets will host the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday Night Basketball from the Toyota Center in H-Town. © Provided by For The Win The Rockets have struggled this season, winning just four of the first 12 games but have made some moves to send James Harden to the Nets with hopes that they are able to turn things around. As for the Suns, they have lost the last three of four games and are hoping to get back on track, look for Booker to come out hot with the help of the vet, Chris Paul. This should be a...
    The Brooklyn Nets are yet to employ their ‘Big 3’ on the court, and the moment will soon come to treat NBA fans. Kyrie Irving has been the missing piece in the puzzle, and his comeback will make the Nets a tougher force to reckon with!  James Harden and Kevin Durant have joined forces, and their impact is already taking the league by storm. However, fans are eagerly awaiting Kyrie to join his teammates and bolster the Nets’ offense.  Steve Nash comments on the return timetable of Kyrie Irving Kyrie Irving got off to an energetic start to the 2021 campaign, but things quickly turned wild. The 6-time All-Star is currently under scrutiny for his recent actions, but the Nets will soon have his services.  Irving has missed 7 straight games, and his extended absence is not going down well with the fans. The 28-year-old also received a fine for...
    New York City reschedules 23,000 vaccination appointments due to supply issues Notable moments from Bidens inauguration Grizzlies-Blazers becomes 16th NBA game postponed within first month of the season The NBA’s 2020-21 season so far hasn’t gone according to plan. The league began play on Dec. 22, and less than a month later, they’ve had to postpone 16 games thanks to teams not having enough players due to COVID-19 positive tests and/or contact tracing, with 15 of those postponements coming after Jan. 10. The latest there is the Memphis Grizzlies-Portland Trail Blazers game that was set for Wednesday night, but called off thanks to Memphis (coach Taylor Jenkins and guard Desmond Bane are seen above in Monday’s game against Phoenix) not having enough players available. Here’s more on that from Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press: © Provided by Awful Announcing Grizzlies' coach Taylor Jenkins and guard Desmond Bane in...
    The NBA reportedly has several new cases of coronavirus. According to Shams Charania, the league has 11 new cases of coronavirus among players after conducting 502 tests since January 13. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) 11 new NBA players have tested positive for coronavirus out of 502 tested since Jan. 13, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 20, 2021 The first question that always comes up with new testing data is whether or not people need to be concerned with the numbers. Let me go ahead and answer that one for you all right away. There’s literally no reason at all to panic about 11 new cases of coronavirus in the NBA. Allow me to repeat that. There’s no reason to panic at all.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Washington Wizards (@washwizards) ...
    12 New and Returning Netflix Series Were So Ready to Binge This February Jeff Bezos’ Most Outrageous Business Failures Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers live stream, TV channel, start time, prediction, odds, how to watch the NBA The Boston Celtics are on the road on Wednesday night to face the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center in Philly. © Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports 9. 76ers The 76ers played out their worst case scenario last year and were extremely disappointing, but they still went on a 48-win pace for the season and added a bunch of shooting alongside Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. They're going to be way better this year. The Celtics are coming off a 30 point loss to the Knicks on Sunday and will look for a bounce-back game against tonight. They’ll look to improve to 9-4 on the season but will also be without Jayson Tatum...
    Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps to $970 Million — and You Can Buy Tickets with This App Billionaire investor: Enjoy the bull market while it lasts Zion Williamson bounced a defender several feet into the air in a Derrick Henry-esque highlight © Rick Bowmer/AP Images Zion Williamson scores over Derrick Favors. Rick Bowmer/AP Images Zion Williamson on Tuesday made an impressive layup through contact over Utah Jazz big man Derrick Favors. Favors went up to challenge Williamson's shot, took contact in the air, and went flying back. Much of the NBA world was impressed by Williamson's strength, comparing him to Titans running back Derrick Henry. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Zion Williamson's strength and athleticism are on another level, even for veteran NBA defenders. Utah Jazz center Derrick Favors learned this the hard way on Tuesday. During the first quarter between the Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans,...
    Anthony Mackie says he cant watch Chadwick Boseman in Ma Raineys Black Bottom yet because hed be too emotional to enjoy the performance Premarket stocks: Trump is handing Biden a booming stock market Ex-NBA player Delonte West now has a job at the Florida rehab center he was admitted to after help from Mark Cuban © Getty/Christian Petersen Delonte West. Getty/Christian Petersen Former NBA star Delonte West is now working at the Florida rehabilitation center he attended last year, The Athletic reports. West was admitted to the Rebound Therapy Center in Florida with the help of Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Cuban picked West up from a Dallas gas station after troubling photos emerged online of the 37-year-old at an intersection. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Former NBA star Delonte West is now working at the same Florida rehabilitation center he attended last year, according to a reporter...
    NBA : HOME • GR (Greek) • NBA news • Kampatso: At the top of the Top 5 with INCREDIBLE assists (video) 2021-01-20T08: 30: 02 + 00: 00 2021-01-20T08: 30: 02 + 00: 00 2021-01-20T08: 30: 24 + 00: 00. Axilleas Mavrodontis 20/Jan/21 08:30 Eurohoops.net Axilleas Mavrodontis Facudo Cabasso magically found Morris and this assist from the Nuggets’s Thunder game deservedly earned him the top 5 spot of the day in the NBA. Her Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net The NBA program may have had only 2 games, but these gave us a lot of spectacle, with the incredible phase of all the incredible assists of Facudo Cabasso. The Argentine made a terrible no-look pop under his feet for Morris, with the latter scoring, thus completing the shocking phase, which was deservedly at...
    There are players destined to become superstars in the NBA. One of them ran as a teammate who trusts him, and wants to force him to become the new Russell Westbrook by converting to a three-double average. The menu is huge, but there is potential. The NBA is a league where there is no shortage of young talent … Luca Doncic For example, before the start of the season was seen as a potential MVP, Trey Young was placed at one point Among the top 5 players in the league, Jason Todd and Jaylan Brown coming out of a conference final with the Celtics… Plenty of examples. But there is a young man with more potential. Sometimes he is the player who shows that he can become the best on the planet Kevin Torrent, He looks different in the field. Also, this player is challenged by his teammates...
    VIRUS TODAY: US death toll from COVID-19 passes 400,000 Four points for Biden to make in his inaugural address Fantasy Basketball Week 5: News, notes, and updates from around the NBA By Nick Whalen, RotoWireSpecial to Yahoo Sports Week 5 of the NBA season will officially bring us past the one-month mark of the 2020-21 season. Thus far, it’s been a season marred by postponements, but the COVID-19 issues seem to have slowed down — at least, to some degree — following last week’s multi-team outbreaks. While a few notable names, including Jayson Tatum and Karl-Anthony Towns, remain sidelined, the Washington Wizards are the only team (at least for now) faced with enough cases to threaten additional postponements. Hopefully, that means we can return to focusing on what’s happening on the court in Week 5. In this week’s look around the league, we’ll dive into some noteworthy debuts, injury concerns in Portland and Indiana,...
    Getty Miami Heat veteran Udonis Haslem (R) keeps it real while discussing James Harden's trade deal. Rumors swirled for months that NBA star James Harden could possibly be traded to Miami in a blockbuster deal, but now that the eight-time All-Star has landed with the Brooklyn Nets, Heat star Udonis Haslem can’t help but breathe a sigh of relief. It’s not that Haslem doesn’t like or respect Harden, nor is it a knock on his undeniable talent. The 40-year-old veteran is relieved Harden didn’t join him in South Beach because he wouldn’t be able to keep up with former Rockets star off the court. While appearing on The Complex Sports podcast on January 19, Haslem says that at first he “couldn’t believe it” when Harden mentioned the Heat as one of his preferred trade destinations. “I dropped my damn phone.” “As much as I wanted it to work...
    After being reunited after eight years, James Harden and Kevin Durant are going off. Tonight, they registered a sensational victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. The game was close till the very last second, and it was KD who scored a cold-blooded dagger to the seal the game. Although Durant was the one to finish off the game, the Beard had another impressive game. He finished the game with a double-double courtesy of 34 points and 12 assists. Durant walked toe to toe with Harden as he was just a rebound shy of a double-double himself. The Harden and KD duo combined for 64 points to take care of business vs the Bucks. Following this scoring outburst, the duo entered NBA history books for scoring the second most points in their first two games for a franchise. They are second only to Wilt Chamberlain and York Larese, who hold the record...
    The foremost priority in the NBA right now is health, keeping everyone in the league and around the game as safe as possible while playing as the coronavirus pandemic still rages. The next priority for players: shining light on issues where they feel true equality doesn’t exist. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Basketball is a clear third. Games are still extremely important; the quest for wins and championships is why players and coaches get paid millions of dollars, some of them tens of millions of dollars, per year. But for the most part, there’s a sense of perspective around the league after nearly a year of turbulence — with the COVID-19 fight and struggle against the ongoing issue of racial injustice topping the players' to-do lists. It seemed like the annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life was different this year. Yes, there were many...
    Damian Lillard has passed Kobe Bryant on the list of the most 3-pointers made in NBA history. Damian Lillard is one of the most exciting players in the NBA and proved it once again Monday afternoon when he dropped 35 points against the San Antonio Spurs. His Portland Trail Blazers lost the game, but Lillard did make history and pass Kobe Bryant on an all-time NBA list in the process. Damian Lillard has passed Kobe Bryant on the all-time three-pointers list Dames now 17th ???? pic.twitter.com/RcqXrXMXpB — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 18, 2021 Dame passes KobeLillard entered the game with 1,825 made 3-pointers in his NBA career. That put him just two behind the late Bryant. The Portland star knocked down three triples in Monday’s loss, thus vaulting him ahead of Bryant into 17th place all-time in the category. He is also on the verge of passing Chauncey Billups to...
    The LA Clippers were the favorites to qualify for the NBA Finals 2020. If anything, they were at least sure to reach the WC Finals. But none of that happened because of the lack of leadership, the dent in their chemistry, and their choking under pressure.  It now seems as if the Clippers have left all that behind them. With the exit of Doc Rivers and the entry of Tyronn Lue, the Clippers are soaring high. They lost all three of their preseason games but began the regular-season campaign with two big wins. Today, they’re back at #2 in the WC rankings.  Is it safe to say that the Clippers are back? It is kind of too early to suggest anything like that. Last year they produced a 49-23 record, but things collapsed on the crucial stage. So they’ll have to show more character to win back that trust.  Paul...
    NBA : By Antigoni Zachari / info@eurohoops.net If at first, you don’t succeed, try again. With that in mind, AS Monaco hopes that this time its 7DAYS EuroCup season will not be cut off by anything that doesn’t let it keep its Turkish Airlines EuroLeague dreams alive. Based in the principality of Monaco on the French Riviera, the club started its EuroCup journey in 2018 and has yet to miss a Top 16 qualification, despite having a different head coach each season. Monaco is now looking for big things under the guidance of Zvezdan Mitrovic, who knows the club well from his more-than three seasons on its bench right before the team started playing in the EuroCup. “I feel at home in Monaco. After Montenegro, it is the place where I feel best. The ‘Roca’ team is the choice of the heart,” Mitrovic stated upon...
    When James Harden demanded a trade from the Houston Rockets, the Philadephia 76ers have immediately emerged as one of the heavy favorites to land the All-Star shooting guard. With Daryl Morey serving as the team’s president of basketball operations, most people believed that he would go all-in to bring “The Beard” to the City of Brotherly Love. Before he was officially traded to the Brooklyn Nets, rumors were circulating that the Sixers and the Rockets were in a serious negotiation regarding a potential blockbuster deal involving Harden. Unfortunately, the deal failed to materialize as Harden was ended up being sent to Brooklyn in a four-team megadeal involving the Nets, Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Indiana Pacers. In a recent article, Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer shared some interesting details about the Sixers’ failed attempt to acquire “The Beard.” O’Connor revealed that Philadelphia had already expressed willingness in sending Ben Simmons...
    NBA : By Bill Oram, Translation: Arma Kaynar / info@eurohoops.net All rights to this translation belong to Eurohoops Ltd. Şti. And the unauthorized use of all or part of it is strictly prohibited. This article has been published and translated on .. Mitch Kupchak has always preferred being alone on draft nights. He was someone who wanted to create as calm an atmosphere as possible in the moments before he made a choice. Adam Filippi knew this too. He had gone through this process with Kupchak almost 10 times. However, on 28 June 2007, Kupchak had not announced what the team would still do when it was their turn to pick. 48. The Lakers’ observers, who were about to make ordinary choices, gathered at the door of Kupchak’s office. The 35-year-old international player scout of the Los Angeles team finally could not stand it and...
    Damian Lillard has passed Kobe Bryant on the list of the most three-pointers made in NBA history. Damian Lillard is one of the most exciting players in the NBA and proved it once again Monday afternoon when he dropped 35 points against the San Antonio Spurs. His Portland Trail Blazers lost the game, but Lillard did make history and pass Kobe Bryant on an all-time NBA list in the process. Damian Lillard has passed Kobe Bryant on the all-time three-pointers list Dames now 17th ???? pic.twitter.com/RcqXrXMXpB — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 18, 2021 Dame passes KobeLillard entered the game with 1,825 made three-pointers in his NBA career. That put him just two behind the late Bryant. The Portland star knocked down three triples in Monday’s loss, thus vaulting him ahead of Bryant into 17th place all-time in the category. He is also on the verge of passing Chauncey Billups to...
    Sony Playstation 5 : Sponsored content NBA 2K21 has been with us since September 4, the day we began to enjoy the best basketball simulator in PS4 to, months later, make the leap to PS5, Sony’s new generation console that premiered in Spain together with the work of 2K Sports, among other exclusives such as Demon Souls or Spider-Man: Miles Morales.dThe generation jump in the game is evident and in the version for PS5 of NBA 2K21 we can find many improvements, so many that it is a new title (that you can buy for PS5 by clicking here), something that is noticeable since we entered the court for the first time and began to play with our games. favorite NBA stars. Notable changes include obvious improvements to game or shooting physics as well as very satisfactory use of the Dualsense using both hepatic feedback and adaptive triggers that...
    NBA : HOME • GR (Greek) • NBA news • Durand: Player of the week in the East before the duel with John (photos) 2021-01-18T23:07:58+00:002021-01-18T23:07:58+00:002021-01-18T23:43:28+00:00. Evaggelos Papadimitriou 18/Jan/21 23:07 Eurohoops.net Evaggelos Papadimitriou Kevin Durand and Damian Lillard were named Player of the Week in East and West respectively. Her Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net The Nets welcome the Bucks in the early hours of Tuesday (19/1, 02:30), with Kevin Durand in a demonic state and… Player of the Week in the East. This is what the NBA decided, with the Brooklyn star being undefeated (3-0) this period with 34 points, 8 assists and 5.3 rebounds and now has in front of him the challenge of MVP Giannis Antitokoumbo. In the West, Damien Lillard led the Blazers 3-1, averaging 30.3...
    Over the years, Steph Curry has cemented himself as one of the best shooters in the league. After a crushing defeat at the hands of the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 NBA finals, Curry and the Warriors prepared themselves to endure a tough 2019-20 season. This was because the Dubs had already failed to re-sign Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson was suffering from a season ending ACL injury. Given the adverse circumstances, Warriors hoped that Curry would be the saviour for them. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after a basket against the Portland Trail Blazers during the fourth quarter for a career-high 62 point game for Curry at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Unfortunately for the Dubs, Curry missed the majority of the 2019-20 season with a gruesome wrist injury. This led to the Warriors having the worst record in the NBA last...
    Even nine years into his NBA career, Anthony Davis still is occasionally struck by how a childhood dream has played out. The Lakers’ big man was scrolling through Instagram on the bus to the arena before a playoff game last season when he came across a post about how many postseason records his teammate LeBron James has. He sent a message to James drawing on nostalgia and remembering another bus trip he took from Chicago to Akron as a teenager to attend James’ camp. “‘Seeing you for the first time, you’re such an inspiration to all of us, you might not know,’” Davis recalled writing on Sunday, sharing the message with reporters. “ ‘And it’s crazy how everything comes full circle to now we’re on the same team battling for a championship.’ ” Davis, James and the Lakers won that championship. Now sporting the league’s best record...
    NBA : HOME • GR (Greek) • NBA news • Luka Doncic: “Hidden” the ball, top phase in the Top 5 of the NBA (Video) 2021-01-18T12:10:42+00:002021-01-18T12:10:42+00:002021-01-18T12:10:42+00:00. Dimitris Minaretzis 18/Jan/21 12:10 Eurohoops.net Dimitris Minaretzis Luka Doncic has every way to pass and score. This time he “hid” the ball and climbed to the top of Top5. Tης Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net Luca was not happy with the triple double he achieved and this sounds perfectly reasonable and mature, since his team lost to the Bulls. However, his magical move to pass the ball behind his back first to avoid the opposing defender and then to pass behind the back again with Willie Colein Stein as the recipient, will remain in our minds for a long time. A...
    One of the best players in NBA history turns 39 tonight. Former fifth overall pick from the 2003 NBA Draft, Dwyane Wade is regarded as one of the greatest shooting guards of all-time, right behind Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. His closest friends from the league, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Paul, the Banana Boat crew, took to Instagram to wish him. They have been friends for over a decade now, and so unsurprisingly, they were the first ones to wish him. Wade is the oldest and also the only member of the crew who has retired. They got the Banana Boat name back in 2015 when they were spotted riding a banana-shaped boat in the Bahamas, and since then the name stuck. Although Anthony wasn’t in the picture, he was with the crew for the vacation. Dwyane Wade: One of the best to grace the NBA Because he...
    NBA : NBA. Regular season January 18 Boston – New York 75:105 (17:28, 18:20, 15:27, 25:30) Boston: Brown (25), Smart (10), Walker (9 + 5 losses), G. Williams (3), Thompson (3) – start; Green (8), Tice (7 + 7 rebounds), Ojeley (4), Pritchard (3), Waters (3), Nesmith (0), Teague (0). New York: Randle (20 + 12 rebounds), Barrett (19 + 11 rebounds), Bullock (11 + 7 rebounds), Payton (9), Robinson (8 + 7 rebounds) – start Quickly (17 + 8 assists), Toppin (12), Noel (5), Knox (3), Smith (1), Brazdeikis (0), Rivers (0), Pinson (0). Dallas – Chicago 101:117 (23:27, 29:40, 23:22, 26:28) Dallas: Doncic (36 + 16 rebounds + 15 assists + 5 losses), Porzingis (20 + 8 rebounds), Cowley-Stein (10), Ayvandu (9), Green (4) – start Johnson (10 + 5 losses), Burke (5), Terry (4), Maryanovich (2), Bay (1), Hinton (0). Chicago: Markkanen (29 +...
    Getty Not only did the Los Angeles Lakers win the NBA title last year, but they seem to be the front runners for the title again so far this season. Lebron James and the Lakers are 11-3 for the season and are also winning by more than any other team in the league. Golden State Warriors’ coach Steve Kerr isn’t surprised by this at all. With eight NBA championships under his belt – as both a player and coach – Kerr is aware of the slump that sometimes comes to a team after they win the title. In an interview during the Warriors’ practice on Sunday, Kerr made a comparison of the Lakers team so far to one of the greatest teams in NBA history that Kerr happened to be a part of.Kerr Compares the Lakers to His Own Team Getty Kerr believes that the Lakers are on track...
    NBA : HOME • ES (Spanish) • ACB • Follow the draw for the Copa del Rey LIVE from 11:30 a.m. 2021-01-17T22: 32: 11 + 00: 00 2021-01-17T22: 32: 11 + 00: 00 2021-01-17T22: 32: 11 + 00: 00. Alex Madrid 17 / Ene / 21 22:32 Eurohoops.net Alex Madrid Follow the draw for the Copa del Rey in Madrid live. Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net He WiZink Center Madrid, which will host the Copa del Rey from 2021 (to be held from February 11 to 14), also hosts the competition draw this Monday, January 18 from 11:30 a.m. Real Madrid, Barça, Iberostar Tenerife and TD Systems Baskonia, top seeds, will face Hereda San Pablo Burgos, Valencia Basket, Club Joventut Badalona or Unicaja in the quarterfinals. You can follow the full draw here: ACB Photo ...
    James Harden was a subject of mockeries before his last game against the Rockets. There was a debate over his weight gain ahead of the match. However, as soon as he came out in the Blue Brooklyn Nets jersey, fans witnessed a transformational change in his physique. Before the game, he looked every bit fit and fantastic, amped up and pumped.  As the stars would have it, his opener for the new city was everything he had been signed for. He entered the court alongside Kevin Durant almost after a decade, and that worked absolutely well. The Nets defeated the Orlando Magic 122-115 in a game that ran neck-to-neck until the beginning of the 4th quarter. Jan 16, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) goes in for a layup in the third quarter against the Orlando Magic at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA...
    The Miami Heat have endured a poor start to the season. After reaching the NBA Finals last year, the Heat started the season on a losing note, going 4-7. Players that were performing high-level last year have dipped in their level. Tonight, the Heat put in another disappointing performance against the Detroit Pistons, the worst team in the NBA. And Bam Adebayo isn’t happy. Bam Adebayo slams the Heat After their loss to the Pistons, Bam Adebayo spoke to the press. Adebayo was extremely unhappy with how the Heat played against a weaker team. He believes that through the season the Heat have not lived up to the Miami Heat culture and are putting on poor performances that go against their mantra. He said, “We didn’t play to…the Miami Heat culture that we represent…We’re built on the culture. The culture is – take a bunch of guys, counted out, overlooked, and...
    Bow Wow Reacts to Backlash for Packed Club Performance Amid COVID-19 Pandemic Beautiful Victorian homes for sale across America Josh Allen Draws Roughing the Passer Call on NBA-Worthy Flop Josh Allen drew a weak roughing the passer call by flopping during Saturday night's AFC divisional playoff game between the Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens. It was far from the most egregious call we've seen this season, but this time it was Allen's sell-job that will be remembered. James Harden would be proud if he had the Internet. © Provided by The Big Lead Josh Allen's flop. Josh Allen out here flopping.... and getting the roughing the passer call LMAOOO pic.twitter.com/Z5osfg2Bno— ?? (@RespectDaBeard1) January 17, 2021Buffalo took advantage of the penalty and went on to kick a field goal and take a 3-0 lead. A flop and a three. Between that and Allen being listed at 6'5" an NBA...
    More from: Mike Vaccaro Knicks cant let Nets splash lead them astray James Harden trade will be epic disaster if Nets fail to win title Kyrie Irving is too complicated for us to easily figure out this mess DeVonta Smith presents Jets with NFL Draft dilemma At least the Knicks suffered in silence The first time Scott Tarter talked to George Carter, it did not go well. “He was very angry,” Tarter remembers. “Very bitter.” Carter had a terrific pro basketball career, playing all but one of his 478 career games across eight seasons in the old ABA, averaging 18.1 points. He was a star on the 1972-73 Nets, averaging 19.0 points and 6.2 rebounds, and his time here was bookended by history: Carter was acquired from the Carolina Cougars after Hall of Famer Rick Barry was ordered to honor his NBA contract with the Warriors; he was traded...
    Getty Former Laker Dion Waiters The Lakers have been fortunate so far this season to have mostly avoided the rampaging COVID-19 infections that have depleted so many NBA teams across the league and forced a slew of postponements. The only player who has been forced to sit out because of the league’s health and safety protocols is Alex Caruso, who was not infected with the virus but had some exposure. Caruso was out for nine days and missed five games, returning on January 7. ESPN Sources: Amid thinning rosters in the darkest days of the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA is progressing toward an expansion of regular season rosters: https://t.co/79MYSjcvU2 — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 15, 2021 But things have gotten bad enough in the NBA now that the league is considering allowing teams to add a two-way roster spot to their current allotment of two. ALL the...
    NBA : HOME • TR (Turkish) • NBA news • CLAIM: The Parties of James Harden of Houston drove Russell Westbrook away! 2021-01-16T18:51:11+00:002021-01-16T18:51:11+00:002021-01-16T18:51:11+00:00. Mehmet Bahadir 16 / Father / 21 18:51 Eurohoops.net Mehmet Bahadir There is no end to the allegations about James Harden. By Eurohoops Team / info@eurohoops.net As we think that James Harden’s mysterious stance in Houston Rockets is getting enlightened, another bomb is on the agenda … ESPN’s Kendrick Perkins made claims about Harden’s affair with former teammate Russell Westbrook on James Posey’s Posecast. According to Perkins, the real reason Russell Westbrook wanted to leave Houston Rockets was not the team or the organization, but because of James Harden’s party passion. Perkins said: “When there were days off, James was going to Cabo immediately by private...
    Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns announced Friday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 after losing seven members of his family, including his mother, to the virus last year.  Towns, 25, promised his niece and nephew that he 'will not end up in a box next to grandma' in a heartbreaking note posted to Twitter in which he revealed he prays 'every day that this nightmare of a virus will subside'.  His announcement came shortly after the NBA announced Friday's game between the Timberwolves and the visiting Memphis Grizzlies was postponed due to the league's COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The NBA said Minnesota didn't have the mandatory eight players available due to contact tracing within the team. Towns was distressed over his positive test because his mother, 59-year-old Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, died of complications from COVID-19 on April 13 after being placed on a ventilator for 19 days.   Minnesota...
    New York : Controversial NBA commentator Charles Barkley said NBA players should “skip the line” to be vaccinated for COVID-19 because they “pay more taxes.” That’s according to the brilliant logic of the former player. “I think they should allow NBA players and coaches to get vaccinated. That’s just my personal opinion “he commented during the broadcast of his show on TNT.The Hall of Fame member it also included athletes from other sports, arguing that higher taxes. Charles Barkley Wants NBA Players To Skip Line For COVID Vaccines, They Pay More Taxes! https://t.co/ZtwALbON9N – TMZ (@TMZ) January 15, 2021 “NFL players, hockey players, all the taxes these players pay, let me repeat, all the taxes these players pay deserve preferential treatment “Barkley said. Evidently, his broadcast partners Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith, like a large part of the audience of the Iside the NBA program who recriminated him on...
    New York : Controversial NBA commentator Charles Barkley said NBA players should “skip the line” to be vaccinated for COVID-19 because they “pay more taxes.” That’s according to the brilliant logic of the former player. “I think they should allow NBA players and coaches to get vaccinated. That’s just my personal opinion “he commented during the broadcast of his show on TNT.The Hall of Fame member it also included athletes from other sports, arguing that higher taxes. Charles Barkley Wants NBA Players To Skip Line For COVID Vaccines, They Pay More Taxes! https://t.co/ZtwALbON9N – TMZ (@TMZ) January 15, 2021 “NFL players, hockey players, all the taxes these players pay, let me repeat, all the taxes these players pay deserve preferential treatment “Barkley said. Evidently, his broadcast partners Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith, like a large part of the audience of the Iside the NBA program who recriminated him on...
    Towns plays off Valanciunas. at the Wolves-Grizzlies, Jan. 13. Hannah Foslien / . The positives for covid-19 and match suspensions occur during the last week in the NBA. A few hours before the scheduled time for the Minnesota-Memphis game to begin, the League notified that it was suspended. And a few moments later, the Timberwolves figure, Karl-Anthony Towns, announced that he had tested positive for covid-19. The case of Towns especially sensitive. His mother, Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, died at age 59 on April 13 from covid-19. The Wolves center then explained that six other members of his family also died from complications related to the coronavirus. The Minnesota players, including the Spanish Ricky Rubio, who tested positive in the summer, and Juancho Hernangómez, already included in the list of casualties before the game due to health protocols, had to be subjected to new tests of covid-19. The team had reported that...
    NBA : By Eurohoops Team / info@eurohoops.net Los Angeles Lakers hosted New Orleans Pelicans in the match played last night in the NBA. The last champion Lakers managed to overthrow their opponent with a score of 112-95. With this result, the Lakers improved their grade to 11-3 while Pelicans’s grade remained at 4-7. In the Los Angeles team, LeBron James was the most influential name with 21 points – 11 assists – 8 rebounds, while Anthony Davis played a versatile game with 17 points – 6 rebounds – 5 assists – 3 steals – 3 blocks. While Montrezl Harrell and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 16 points, Dennis Scroder contributed 12 points – 5 rebounds – 4 assists. Kyle Kuzma also managed a double-double with 11 points – 13 rebounds. In the New Orleans team, Zion Williamson had a double-double with 21 points – 12 rebounds, while...
    After months of serious negotiation, the Brooklyn Nets have finally acquired James Harden from the Houston Rockets, fulfilling their dream of adding a third star that would help Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving carry the team in the 2020-21 NBA season. However, the four-team blockbuster deal left the Nets with a shallow frontcourt depth, especially after they lost Jarrett Allen to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Luckily, though they could no longer afford to trade for an All-Star caliber center, there are plenty of quality big men that Brooklyn could get for a cheap price before the 2021 trade deadline. In a recent article, Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report named three centers that the Nets could target this season. These include JaVale McGee of the Cavaliers, Nerlens Noel of the New York Knicks, and Aron Baynes of the Toronto Raptors. “Noel is averaging 10.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per 36 minutes with...
    Getty Draymond Green #23 high-fives Andrew Bogut #12 of the Golden State Warriors during their game against the Dallas Mavericks. The Golden State Warriors wouldn’t be who they are today without the high quality of drafting they were able to do in previous seasons. Being able to land two-time MVP Steph Curry, All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson, and former Defensive Player of the Year Draymond Green is nothing to scoff at. Even more so, it’s a much harder task to then develop those players to become as good as they have been. Many high draft picks, even some that are currently Warriors players, don’t necessarily pan out to be as good as advertised. That was almost the case for one of the Warriors stars. After being the 35th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Green “was almost out of the league” according to one of his former teammates....
    (CNN)After already losing seven family members to Covid-19, the Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns has tested positive for the coronavirus.Towns made the announcement on his social media, saying he received the test prior to Friday evening's scheduled game against the Memphis Grizzlies, which has now been postponed."I pray every day that this nightmare of a virus will subside and I beg everyone to continue to take it seriously by taking all of the necessary precautions," Towns wrote. "We cannot stop the spread of this virus alone, it must be a group effort by all of us."Towns says he will immediately isolate and follow protocols. Last year, the NBA star lost his mother to complications from Covid-19, as well as his uncle. His father contracted the virus, too, but recovered."It breaks my heart that my family, and particularly my father and sister continue to suffer from the anxiety that comes along with...
    The NBA recently contacted coach Steve Clifford of the Orlando Magic to advise him to pay more attention to his mask use during games. Clifford’s answer was terse. “Yes sir,” he said. He did not argue. Know the rules and how important it is to follow them. It has been a rough week for the NBA, which has had to postpone 11 games since Sunday due to positive COVID-19 tests from some players and potential exposures determined by contact tracing that have prevented others from entering the court for several days. . The two most recent postponements were announced on Friday; Cleveland’s games in Washington on Sunday and Monday have been suspended because the Wizards would not have the minimum number of players on their roster. The league and the NBA players union this week tightened the protocols that players must follow during this delicate period, and coaches...
    Ever since the NBA world heard the news about Kobe Bryant passing away, there has been a plethora of favorite Kobe stories from NBA players, with accounts detailing how much he impacted them in his own way. Last year, Kobe passed away in a terrible helicopter crash that also took the lives of eight others, including his daughter, Gianna. The entire world mourned for the legend who changed the NBA’s entire outlook. He is the greatest basketball player to ever grace the court, and he might be gone but never forgotten. Not only did he bring bring championships to the Los Angeles Lakers, but he also formed friendships and relationships to last lifetimes. He found success even after his retirement in 2016. But he was a man who did not win hearts and accomplish things because of sheer talent. It also had a lot to do with his work ethic,...
    JFK’s inauguration was 60 years ago: Look back at the days history-making moments Merkel Starting to See Former Troublemaker May Be Chancellor James Harden trade reaction: Are the Nets winning the East? James Harden is now a Brooklyn Net, pairing him with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to form one of the greatest Big 3s we’ve ever seen in NBA history. © Provided by For The Win That said, it’s worth asking: can they win the East in 2020-21? That’s what we debated in an NBA roundtable — the Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics might be better, simply because it could take a little while for the three superstars to figure out who’s handling the ball, who’s taking the final shot in a close game and so much more, with a head coach (Steve Nash) in his first year at the helm. Click the video above to see...
    Charles Barkley thinks professional athletes should be among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine because, according to him, they pay more in taxes. The basketball Hall of Famer and television commentator generated buzz with his remarks during Thursday night’s Inside the NBA broadcast on TNT alongside his colleagues Kenny Smith, Ernie Johnson, and Shaquille O’Neal. ‘I think they should let the NBA players and coaches all get the vaccine,’ Barkley said. ‘That’s just my personal opinion.’ His personal opinion drew brickbats from his co-hosts and from people across social media, who accused him of elitism - and possibly even being drunk.  The former ‘Round Mound of Rebound’ said it's not just basketball players who deserve to cut the line: He said professional hockey players from the NHL and football players from the NFL should get priority service, too. The COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the United States has been considered...
    All-Star shooting guard James Harden may have already found a new home in Brooklyn, but there are still plenty of blockbuster deals that are expected to happen before the 2021 trade deadline or in the 2021 offseason. After “The Beard” got what he wants, disgruntled stars from losing teams could soon follow in his footsteps and find their way out of their respective organizations. According to Sam Quinn of CBS Sports, one of the superstars who could demand a trade next is Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves. No one would be surprised if Towns really expressed his desire to leave the Timberwolves. Despite the arrival of his close friend D’Angelo Russell last season and the addition of Anthony Edwards in the 2020 offseason, nothing has changed in Minnesota. So far, they still struggle to consistently win games in the 2020-21 NBA season, sitting at the No. 15 spot in...
    US coronavirus: More Covid-19 deaths reported in the past two weeks than any other 14-day period in the pandemic Promising Young Woman Starts with a Cathartic Blast. Then It Gets Bogged Down With Cynicism Charles Barkley says professional athletes should get the COVID-19 vaccine early because they pay more in taxes © via TNT Charles Barkley. via TNT Charles Barkley said that professional athletes should get the COVID-19 vaccine early because of the amount they pay in taxes. Barkley said the millions athletes pay in taxes should allow them to get "preferential treatment." There has been debate about whether professional athletes getting the vaccine early would encourage the public that the vaccines are safe, but leagues like the NBA and NFL have said they won't skip the line. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Charles Barkley believes professional athletes should receive the COVID-19 vaccine early because of...
    Internet researchers work to ID Capitol mob Florida man sued for not paying up after betting on Trump NBA Fact or Fiction: The fixed Sixers, Kyrie Irving retirement talk and Jerami Grants All-Star case Each week during the 2020-21 NBA season, we will take a deeper dive into three of the league’s biggest storylines in an attempt to determine whether the trends are based more in fact or fiction moving forward. [Last week: The Stephen Curry experience, Knicks magic and decision time for the Wizards]The Philadelphia 76ers are fixedWhether or not the actual framework of a trade was offered, the Houston Rockets could have gotten Ben Simmons from the Philadelphia 76ers for James Harden instead of Victor Oladipo and a Brooklyn Nets draft bonanza. That is pretty well-established at this point. I would lean toward taking Simmons, a 24-year-old All-NBA and All-Defensive talent signed through 2025, because he is...
    This year’s NBA trade deadline is still more than two months away, but we’ve already gotten a major blockbuster. The Nets kicked off trade season by acquiring James Harden from the Rockets as part of a massive four-team deal. Brooklyn is in title-or-bust mode after giving up three unprotected first-round picks and four unprotected pick swaps for the former MVP. Now the question is how much more action we will see amid one of the most unpredictable periods in NBA history. Most of the free agents signed during the 2020 offseason will become trade-eligible on Feb. 6, so the rumors should only pick up steam in the next few weeks. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the 2021 NBA trade deadline. TRADE GRADES: Nets go all-in on championship chase When is the NBA trade deadline? Date: March 25 Time: 3 p.m. ET The NBA trade deadline is Thursday,...
    The Brooklyn Nets recently made one of the biggest trades in NBA history. On Thursday morning, news broke that the Nets had traded several players and picks to the Rockets in exchange for superstar James Harden. The ‘Beard’ had demanded a trade prior to the start of the season as there were several changes made to the Houston Rockets organization. Chuck not impressed with the new trio in Brooklyn NBA legend Charles Barkley reacted to the trade and unlike most people, he is not very excited about the new trio of Harden, KD, and Kyrie Irving. He believes that other than KD, no one in the trio has proven that they care about the team over their own numbers. Furthermore, he is unsure about the trio sharing the ball efficiently. Barkley said, “The only one of those three guys who has proven to me he’s not selfish and not a ‘me...
    The former 2x NBA champion and kingpin, Lamar Odom, will enter the boxing ring later this year. He has signed a deal with Celebrity Boxing and is aligned for a fight already on June 12. The fight against a yet to be named opponent will take place at Showboat Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. However, he’s not the only NBA star to step inside the ring. A couple of months back, another NBA sensation, Nate Robinson touched gloves with the American YouTuber and boxer, Jake Paul. ‘The Problem Child’ staggered Robinson as he landed a vicious KO in just the second round of the fight.   Despite not having an opponent, Odom has already started spending quality training hours in the gym. At 41, he resembles a 20-year-old, who is hungry to make a mark in the boxing world. ‘Lam Lam’ retired from basketball in 2014 but attempted a...
    Shaquille O’Neal didn’t hold back Thursday night with his feelings on Brooklyn Nets star James Harden. Harden was recently traded from the Rockets to the Nets, and it was one of the biggest trades in recent NBA memory. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Well, Shaq isn’t impressed with Harden and he let that be known Thursday night.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Brooklyn Nets (@brooklynnets) Shaq said the following while on TNT: When you say you gave the city your all, that ain’t true…You asked for Dwight Howard. We gave him to you. Didn’t work. You asked for Chris Paul. We gave him to you. You asked for some shooters. We gave it to you. You asked for Westbrook, your homeboy from little league. We gave him to you. It didn’t work out. And when you...
    NBA : By Sopan Deb, Translation: Arma Kaynar / info@eurohoops.net All rights to this translation belong to Eurohoops Ltd. Şti. And the unauthorized use of all or part of it is strictly prohibited. This article was published in the New York Times on January 2, 2021 and translated into adaptation. Somewhere there must be a mistake. There’s no way Detroit Pistons’ star forward Blake Griffin is playing his 11th year in the league. Bri went over the car and hit the Dunk Competition like it was yesterday. Griffin is the third-oldest player in the Detroit Pistons roster after Derrick Rose and Wayne Ellington, entering the 2020-21 season. “Everything went so fast,” said Griffin, who was chosen as All-Star six times in his career. says. “When I looked at our roster, I was looking at the actors’ birthdates. I realized I was the third oldest player...
    A building-sized billboard was erected in Times Square during the summer of 2010 large enough for any gawking tourist to spot. Mikhail Prokhorov, who’d recently bought the then-New Jersey Nets—a purchase that failed to put much of a dent into his Russian billions—posed next to fellow owner Jay-Z, though the rapper and mogul’s stake amounted to little more than a rounding error. Printed above their glowering, bespoke-suited mugs was the phrase: “the blueprint for greatness.” The goal behind the signage, it seemed, was to seize control of the massive New York media market, which was ripe for the picking given the Knicks’ decades-long stretch of comic ineptitude. How many diehards ended up being swayed by the pitch is unknowable, but it did irk one easily triggered failson: Knicks owner James Dolan, who reportedly got Jay-Z himself on the blower to whinge about the invasive advertising strategy. Three years later, the...
    Flint water crisis: Many residents say they still dont trust tap water Man seen holding Confederate flag among latest Capitol siege arrests, authorities say Charles Barkley, Shaq react to James Hardens trade to the Nets during NBA on TNT Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal had plenty of thoughts about the blockbuster trade that sent Houston Rockets star James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets.  The duo addressed the trade on “NBA on TNT” on Thursday night, and didn’t have much sympathy for Harden — especially after his exit.Shaq: ‘When it comes time to show up, he ain’t show up’Barkley kept it simple, issuing a perfect new nickname for Kevin Durant’s new teammates — who he doesn’t think can live up to Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. “KD went from the Splash Brothers to the Dribble Brothers” Chuck ???????? pic.twitter.com/QIy7SdcaHC— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 15, 2021 O’Neal then went in...
    The Nets’ blockbuster move to get James Harden has stunned the NBA and made them the betting favorites to come out of the Eastern Conference. Everybody from scouts to Las Vegas oddsmakers expect them to face the Lakers in the NBA Finals. But the move also left a bunch of questions that will need to be answered, some short term and some long. Q: Fans are having flashbacks of the ill-fated 2013 trade for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett that set the franchise back. Why is this different? A: The downside theoretically could be as bad, certainly. But the ceiling is much higher. Garnett and Pierce were a combined 72 years old, and both were far past their primes. Harden, 31, is coming off three straight scoring titles. Kevin Durant is still just 32 and Kyrie Irving is 28. Besides, that Nets team was never going to be a...
    More On: brooklyn nets What Nets’ Big 3 must do to become championship team Knicks can’t let Nets’ splash lead them astray ‘Disappointed’ Nets GM evades key Kyrie Irving question Rockets relieved to see James Harden traded: ‘Didn’t want to be here’ The Nets’ blockbuster move to get James Harden has stunned the NBA and made them the betting favorites to come out of the Eastern Conference. Everybody from scouts to Las Vegas oddsmakers expect them to face the Lakers in the NBA Finals. But the move also left a bunch of questions that will need to be answered, some short term and some long. Q: Fans are having flashbacks of the ill-fated 2013 trade for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett that set the franchise back. Why is this different? A: The downside theoretically could be as bad, certainly. But the ceiling is much higher. Garnett and Pierce were...
    Charles Barkley made sure to get a shot in at Kevin Durant regarding James Harden being traded to the Nets. The Brooklyn Nets made the bold decision to mortgage their future in exchange for James Harden. It will all be worth it if they can win a championship. The present concern is making sure all the big personalities fit together. Kevin Durant and Harden were teammates in the past, but Kyrie Irving is a wild card in the dynamic. Charles Barkley decided to chime in with a shot of his own regarding this new trio in Brooklyn. “KD went from the Splash Brothers to the Dribble Brothers” Chuck ???????? pic.twitter.com/QIy7SdcaHC — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 15, 2021 Barkley brings up a good pointDurant, Harden and Irving represent a trio of ball-dominant players who will try to work together to win a championship. As of right now, the main concern...
    Biden’s Relief Plan; Global Deaths Near 2 Million: Virus Update Biden seeks $1.9 trillion for relief in first economic plan The stakes are significant if Brooklyns all-in gamble on James Harden doesnt work Across his nearly five years as general manager of the Brooklyn Nets, Sean Marks’ peers in the NBA front offices saw him as a patient, process-oriented, culture-building executive. It made sense for a guy who took over a 21-win team devoid of draft picks and salary-cap space. There could be no easy fix.  A return to relative respectability – playoff appearances in 2019 and 2020 – showed solid work. As such, there has been a measure of surprise as the league has watched Marks lay down on of the greatest gambles in recent NBA history, betting the future of both the franchise and multiple careers that the uber-talented triumvirate of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James...
    Fearing specter of extremist violence, governors plan for National Guard at home Joanne Rogers, wife of Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, dies at 92 Jimmy Butler isnt over the Heats Finals loss: We still think that we should have won The 2020-21 season is off and running, but Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat are still — at least a little bit — hung up on how last season ended inside the NBA bubble at Walt Disney World. Their loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals, Butler said Thursday, wasn’t how the championship series was supposed to go down. “We still think that we should have won — and we were down a couple of guys,” Butler told GQ.Butler: ‘I am where I need to be’In his defense, the Heat were significantly shorthanded during the Finals.  Both Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic missed a significant chunk...
    Charles Barkley is one of the most famous personalities in the NBA. Barkley earned the nickname of ‘Chuck’ during his playing career, and the reason behind its inception is quite interesting!  Charles Barkley got his nickname on his first day with the Phoenix Suns! Barkley’s close peeps hardly refer to him as Charles, and he often goes by his nickname. ‘Chuck’ is also one of the most loved household NBA names too!  Charles Barkley was an outstanding player in his prime and was named the league’s MVP in 1993 when he was with the Phoenix Suns. Now, the surprising part is that his Suns Head Coach Paul Westphal gave him the name ‘Chuck!’  Barkley didn’t have the nickname until he joined the Suns in 1992, and the 11-time All-Star recently revealed how the late Paul Westphal first called him by a nickname!  MORE- WATCH: Shaq and Barkley Joke Around with...
    This off-season one of the biggest headlines was when Houston Rockets’ star James Harden demanded a trade. A lot was reported here and there, but nothing concrete came out of it, until today. After making a public mockery of the Houston Rockets, the team was also keen on trading him away. The team understood keeping him on was only adding misery to the side. He hardly played well and his words demotivated his teammates, including Demarcus Cousins. Because of these comments, the rumor mill was in full swing and it seemed like a matter of time before Harden was being traded. After a long wait, the Beard has finally been granted his wish. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the NBA when he reported that Harden had been traded to the Brooklyn Nets. Harden now joins forces with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to form a Big Three. The Nets were already...
    NBA : 14 / Jan / 21 19:04 14 / Jan / 21 19:04 January 14, 2021 Kostas Ioakimidis 14 / Jan / 21 19:04 Eurohoops.net Kostas Ioakimidis Eurohoops represents the top seven shots from behind the arc in the Euroleague this season, and is the only one with 50% or more conversion rates. John Rammas / irammas@eurohoops.net Maybe not all of the players on this list fit the description of “classic shooters”, but they all try their best to get the maximum points from the throw, which in 1984 was introduced into international basketball, first from 6.25 meters, and then in 2010 distance was increased to 6.75 meters. # 6 SERGEY MONYAKhimki | 5.2 points | 50.0% from beyond the arc Sergey Monya is one of the most experienced players in...
    The NBA world was rocked on Wednesday after the Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets. LeBron James has finally responded.  While NBA fans all over the country were taken aback and celebrated the James Harden trade to the Brooklyn Nets, LeBron James had other things on his mind. The future Hall-of-Famer was too busy trying to get ready for the Lakers’ showdown with the Oklahoma City Thunder. James and LA went on to win 128-99, improving to 10-3 on the year. When James was asked about his reaction to the Harden news, he played things incredibly cool. You think he’s going to worry about Brooklyn? No chance. "Trades happened today and I couldnt allow myself to indulge in that knowing that we had a game that we had to play tonight." LeBron James remained locked in on the Lakers mission after the James Harden trade. ???? (via...
    Is it defamatory to falsely claim someone is gay? N.Y. court weighs in SpaceX Starship SN9 test-fires ahead of next high-altitude flight The Cavaliers created a roster mess (for now) by getting involved in the James Harden trade It was kind of a curiosity to see the Cleveland Cavaliers involved in the four-team NBA blockbuster that sent James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets. © Provided by For The Win Their rebuild — with a burgeoning back-court in Collin Sexton and Darius Garland, along with 3-and-D rookie Isaac Okoro — seems to be going nicely. So while I do like acquiring young, cheap talent in Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince, it’s a little strange to send away a 2022 first-rounder (the Bucks’ pick, which won’t be high but it’s still a first!) and a 2024 second-rounder. It’s also created kind of a weird roster situation, as Cavaliers vet Andre Drummond...
    James Harden is officially a member of the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets announced the trade Thursday morning. Brooklyn acquired Harden from the Houston Rockets in a four-way trade that also included the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Indiana Pacers. Harden reunites with former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Kevin Durant and NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "Adding an All-NBA player such as James to our roster better positions our team to compete against the league’s best," Nets general manager Sean Marks said in a statement. "James is one of the most prolific scorers and playmakers in our game, and we are thrilled to bring his special talents to Brooklyn. While we are excited to welcome James and his family to the Nets, we also want to thank the players who are departing. Caris, Jarrett, Rodions and Taurean were instrumental to the team’s success and have...
    The James Harden saga is set to end. Harden will reportedly swap the Rockets for the Nets in a mega trade, reuniting with Kevin Durant and teaming up with Kyrie Irving. The 76ers were reportedly front-runners to prise the former NBA MVP to the City of Brotherly Love, but Daryl Morey refused to part with franchise pillar Ben Simmons and others. Instead, the Nets reportedly sent Caris LeVert — later traded to the Pacers as Victor Oladipo was dealt to the Rockets — and four first-round draft picks, plus four pick swaps, to Houston, in a deal also involving the Cavaliers. The Nets also gave up Taurean Prince and talented center Jarrett Allen, who were sent to the Cavaliers, and Rockets-bound forward Rodions Kurucs. MORE: James Harden trade grades It puts an end to a messy divorce between Harden and the Rockets, after the disgruntled eight-time All-Star made no secret of his...
    Some private school basketball programs are testing the limits of murky pandemic restrictions US activists who helped flip Georgia call for more progressive state policies A reminder: The Nets last big trade -- for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce -- was a disaster The Brooklyn Nets are gambling with their future with the James Harden trade — and they’d better hope it doesn’t blow up in their faces like the last big deal they made involving future draft picks. © Provided by For The Win Because if their new Big 3 turns out like their other trade, it’s going to destroy the franchise for years to come. ESPN+ Fantasy Tools: Play Like an Expert, Even If You Aren’t SIGN UP NOW Ad ESPN+ Back in 2013, on the night of the NBA draft, the Boston Celtics agreed to send Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, D.J. White, a first-rounder...
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. On Tuesday night, James Harden told the world he had done everything he could for the Houston Rockets but that he thought the situation couldn’t be fixed. On Wednesday, the Rockets granted the face of their franchise his wish, shipping him to the Brooklyn Nets in a four-team blockbuster deal. Loser: Jarrett AllenJarrett Allen went from playing for a title contender in Brooklyn and looking ready to supplant DeAndre Jordan to joining a Cavs roster that already has Andre Drummond, Kevin Love, Larry Nance Jr. and JaVale McGee in the frontcourt. Cleveland probably isn’t done making moves, but the Cavs certainly aren’t making any noise in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Take a moment to join me in a moment of silence for...
    (CNN)Trinity Rodman, a rising star on US soccer youth national teams, was selected second overall by the Washington Spirit in Wednesday's National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) draft. Rodman, 18, is the daughter of NBA legend and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member Dennis Rodman. "This has been my dream forever, I've been playing soccer since I was 4 years old," she said in an interview shortly after being drafted, with mother Michelle celebrating by her side.Rodman was due to play as a forward for Washington State University, yet her freshman collegiate season last fall was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. She has familial ties to the university; her brother, DJ, is a sophomore on Washington State's men's basketball team. Natalie Portman and Serena Williams are among investors in NWSL teamShe said because of the pandemic, the timing worked out for her to turn toward her professional career. She...
    Michigans ex-governor charged in criminal probe of Flint water crisis Aides had to convince Trump not to go the impeachment vote in person to defend himself, report says The Brooklyn Nets and their new Big 3 could still fall flat This is the online version of our morning newsletter, The Morning Win. Subscribe to get irreverent and incisive sports stories, delivered to your mailbox every morning.  © Provided by For The Win The Brooklyn Nets finally did something on Wednesday afternoon that all of us saw coming for a while and were just waiting for it to happen – they traded for James Harden, adding a third star to a team that is now a championship or bust squad. The Nets sent a ton of draft picks and multiple players to Houston to get Harden, who pretty much said farewell to the Rockets in an awkward press conference after Tuesday night’s loss...
    More than a dozen NBA players reportedly have coronavirus. According to Shams Charania, 16 more players have tested positive for coronavirus in the latest round of testing since January 6. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) 16 new NBA players have tested positive for coronavirus out of 497 tested since Jan. 6, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 13, 2021 Okay, while I’m sure some people might want to panic over this number, I’m really not sweating 16 new cases. After all, logic would seem to indicate these players are all only on a couple of teams judging from the recent postponements.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Washington Wizards (@washwizards) The NBA has roughly 400 players in the league. A total of 16 players testing positive is far from ideal, but it’s also...
    Mississippi runs out of coronavirus vaccine as state expands eligibility FBI urges local police to share threat intelligence in run-up to Biden inauguration These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft The Highest Paying Cash Back Card Has Hit The Market Ad Microsoft 17 Ways These $20 Lights Will Upgrade Your Home Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/30 SLIDES © Sam Wasson / Getty Images Many brands and corporations have expressed their support for the Black Lives Matter movement...
    Washington Shuts Subway Stations for Security: Inaugural Update Impeachment: How Democrats fast-tracked incitement of insurrection charge against Trump New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets live stream, TV channel, start time, prediction, odds, how to watch the NBA The Brooklyn Nets will host the New York Knicks from Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night in NBA action. The big news coming out of Brooklyn this afternoon is that James Harden will be coming to the rescue after the four-team trade that happened today. © Provided by For The Win The Nets are playing a back to back tonight after taking down the Nuggets last night 122-116 and will look for a win to get back on the right side of .500. Meanwhile, the Knicks are coming off a 109-88 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Monday and will look to get to .500 with a win tonight. ESPN+ Fantasy Tools:...
    Washington Shuts Subway Stations for Security: Inaugural Update Impeachment: How Democrats fast-tracked incitement of insurrection charge against Trump Biggest winners and losers of the James Harden trade The move everyone has been waiting for. James Harden has been traded from the Houston Rockets to the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster four-team deal that shakes up the foundation of the NBA as we know it. © Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Brooklyn now forms a super team in the truest sense of the term with Harden, Kevin Durant and the embattled Kyrie Irving. The Rockets start anew with four future first-round picks. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers made out big time by acquiring stud young center Jarrett Allen in the deal. These are among the biggest winners and losers from Wednesday’s mammoth James Harden blockbuster trade to the Brooklyn Nets.Winner: Cleveland Cavaliers make out like bandits with Jarrett AllenCleveland general manager Koby...
    Getty Miami Heat center Precious Achiuwa scored Joel Embiid trolls a lot of people both on the basketball court and off it. He’s a master agitator. Precious Achiuwa got his first taste of the Philadelphia 76ers big man on Tuesday and held his emotions in check for 48 minutes. The Miami Heat rookie center kept his composure after the game, too. Achiuwa, a first-round pick (20th overall) out of Memphis, said all the right things about Embiid while talking about the “learning process” in the NBA. Meanwhile, the man known as “The Process” scored 45 points and pulled down 16 rebounds in a dominating performance, single-handedly willing the 76ers to a 137-134 victory over the Heat. The confident Nigerian could do little to contain Embiid on the defensive end, but he did make him work on offense where he scratched and clawed his way to 17 points and...
    Metro to close 13 stations for a week amid threats of inauguration violence Capitol investigators try to sort real tips from noise The Brooklyn Nets Are Playing With Fire Emojis The Brooklyn Nets went and did it. They have now assembled three of the most mercurial and emotionally volatile superstars in the NBA and put them together in one locker room. Not content to manage the perpetually discontent Kyrie Irving and honestly-pretty-chill-by-comparison-but-still quite-demanding Kevin Durant, New York City's only relevant NBA franchise made a blockbuster trade for James Harden, who essentially pouted his way out of Houston. © Provided by The Big Lead Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images They will either win NBA titles or create spectacularly arresting documentaries together. Or both. This could be the greatest on-court trio even assembled if they are healthy or engaged or the biggest foreseeable disaster since well ... no politics here, right? Hours...
    FBI, Justice Department leaders stay out of sight after riot Navajo Nation, New Mexico reach multi-million dollar settlements over mine spill NBA Power Rankings: Is there a real threat out there to the Lakers? The NBA is being ravaged by the coronavirus — six games postponed since Sunday — and it is keeping teams from finding and maintaining their rhythm. Results are a little all over the map — unless you play the Lakers. They are on top for a reason, and LeBron is clowning the league. Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad   © Provided by NBC Sports Lakers small icon 1. Lakers (9-3 Last Week No. 1). Here’s the scary thing for the rest of the league: The Lakers haven’t come close to playing their best basketball yet. They have shown flashes, L.A. will put together a strong third or fourth quarter to...
    In this week’s NBA Power Rankings, Tyrese Maxey has energy and the idea of Bradley Beal squares off with his reality. Our new look NBA Power Rankings are back, a non-traditional structure for a non-traditional era of professional basketball. The world is no longer just about wins and losses and teams are no longer the primary crucible of basketball power. So each week we’ll be dissecting how basketball power is presently distributed — between players, teams, friendships, diss tracks, aesthetic design choices, across leagues and whatever else has a temporary toehold in this ever-changing landscape. Who has the power in this week’s NBA Power Rankings? 5 Tyrese Maxey has energy By all accounts, the James Harden situation will be resolved in the next few hours after this is published and there’s a good chance rookie Tyrese Maxey is in the middle of it, either as a high-value piece headed to...
    Getty Zach LaVine is becoming one of the league's most prolific scorers and could garner trade interests. Chicago Bulls veteran Garrett Temple declared back in December that Zach LaVine is a “budding superstar” in the NBA. The 11th year veteran wasn’t just blowing smoke either. He knows what it takes to be a superstar in the NBA, playing with the likes of Tracy McGrady, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, John Wall, Bradley Beal and Demarcus Cousins. LaVine has proven Temple’s assertion true 11 games through the season as he’s the league’s second-leading scorer behind only Bradley Beal. But just as it appears the Bulls have their first superstar since Jimmy Butler, a question has arisen. Follow the Heavy on Bulls Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!Is it Time to Trade Zach LaVine?Chicago Sun-Times beat reporter Joe Cowley acknowledged a crossroads the Bulls have found themselves with...
    Man in Camp Auschwitz shirt, photographed at U.S. Capitol riot, has been arrested Feds: Man who arrived in DC with 2,500 rounds of ammunition texted threats against mayor, Pelosi Stephen A. Smith: Kyrie Irving Should Retire From the NBA Right Now "Where in the World Is Kyrie Irving" has become the storyline that has dominated the early days of 2021 in the NBA. Irving has not played a basketball game since January 5. Each game since has listed Irving as out for personal reasons. Nobody knows what those personal reasons are. Nobody knows when he'll be back. Steve Nash did not give a resounding vote of confidence when asked if he thought Irving would be back this season. © Provided by The Big Lead Stephen A. Smith Nets coach Steve Nash was asked if he's confident Kyrie Irving will be back this year. He replied, "sure."— Michael Scotto...
    U.S. Supreme Court probes FTCs approach to seeking ill-gotten gains Biden names ex-US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power to lead international aid agency The NBAs new COVID-19 protocols are being mocked as the pandemic season starts to spiral out of control © Elsa/Getty Images New York Knicks players sit on the bench wearing masks. Elsa/Getty Images The NBA's season outside of the bubble is off to a rough start. Seven games have been postponed in the first 24 days, while several teams have played with only eight players available. The NBA introduced new protocols to slow the spread of COVID-19, and they were mocked by players and analysts alike. The NBA is reportedly determined not to pause its season, but the situation may become untenable as the pandemic worsens. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The NBA, like MLB and the NFL before it, is attempting...
    New York Knicks players sit on the bench wearing masks. Elsa/Getty Images The NBA's season outside of the bubble is off to a rough start. Seven games have been postponed in the first 24 days, while several teams have played with only eight players available. The NBA introduced new protocols to slow the spread of COVID-19, and they were mocked by players and analysts alike. The NBA is reportedly determined not to pause its season, but the situation may become untenable as the pandemic worsens. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The NBA, like MLB and the NFL before it, is attempting to conduct its 2020-21 season outside of a bubble. The early results are not encouraging. Seven games have been postponed through 24 days of the season, including two Tuesday night and one on Wednesday, due to teams not having enough players between injuries and COVID-19...
    Apple announces latest efforts for $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative We did a bad job: Florida child welfare chief vows reforms after USA TODAY investigation LeBron James is Playing Less Minutes Than Ever and the Lakers Have the Best Record in the NBA © Provided by The Big Lead LeBron James | Carmen Mandato/Getty Images LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers have the best record in the NBA at 9-3, a .750 winning percentage. You could point out it's very early in the season, but if James Harden has seen enough to say the Rockets don't have it this year, there's certainly enough existing evidence that the Lakers do. Sheesh. pic.twitter.com/PidwFwMKDz— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) January 13, 2021The most troubling part of all of this for the rest of the league is LeBron's participation in these games. Danny Green suggested that LeBron and others might skip early-season...
    Check out an app that finds the best performers at different stats (points, rebounds, assists, etc.) by their dimensions (i.e. their height, weight, and age). Who does the most at their dimensions? Ask 10 basketball fans to name the best pound-for-pound scorer in NBA history, and at least nine will respond with Allen Iverson. He’s as good an answer as any — the 6-foot superstar used a dizzying array of dribble moves to turn all-NBA defenders into traffic cones throughout the early-2000’s. All that said, this app is a lot of fun to play around with, and I encourage you to give it a whirl and see what interesting things you can come across on your own. Finally, I want to give shout outs to Andrew Patton, whose Pareto app was the inspiration for this project, and Todd Whitehead, whose advice helped me make this app usable and whose work...
    No tolerance whatsoever: Justice Department warns against efforts to disrupt Biden inauguration House poised to impeach Trump for second time: Incitement of insurrection The NBA’s new Covid-19 restrictions won’t be good enough Adam Silver knew it was going to happen when the NBA decided to bypass forming another bubble to instead return the league’s teams to their home arenas for a planned 72-game season. The commissioner watched MLB and NFL teams lose an unwinnable fight against Covid-19 that led to positive tests and postponed games even in the best case scenarios. Before the season’s opening tip, Silver called a similar outcome in the NBA “inevitable.” © Photo by Harry How/Getty Images Covid was always coming for the NBA, and in the last week it has fully arrived. The Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat, and Chicago Bulls are all dealing with outbreaks within the...
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. Keldon Johnson has played a grand total of 28 NBA games in his career. In fact, among players 6-foot-7 or shorter, Johnson ranks fifth in the entire league in rebounding at 7.4 boards per game. His offensive board late in OKC Tuesday night sealed another win, which helped the Spurs finish 4-1 on their road trip and return home with a winning record despite starting the season 2-4. The advanced numbers are far from kind for San Antonio’s sophomore; the Spurs are minus-57 in his time on the court through 11 games, and their Net Rating with him on the court (minus-8.7) compared to when he sits (plus-11.4) is striking. Part of that is the ongoing struggles of the starters and playing against high-caliber competition;...