Trading you head coach is a ballsy move and a rarity in sports, but the Boston Celtics came close to dealing their head coach to the Los Angeles Clippers. Luckily for the Clippers this trade doesn’t appear likely.
A quick Google search led me to an ESPN article which had all of the head coaching “trades” from the MLB, NFL, and NBA. The list contained a total of seven “trades”; three in the MLB and NFL and one in the NBA.
No fan likes to hear their team is “rebuilding, but for Lakers’ fans, the time is nigh. Luckily they have been blessed with their best rebuilding asset, Dwight Howard, to accelerate the process. Question is, can they pull it off?
The Lakers have been lucky enough to draft a “Generational” superstar during their entire franchise history, George Mikan to Jerry West to Magic Johnson to Kobe Bryant, and have never had to worry about a full-blown rebuilding process.
On June 8, 2013, the term “camera angle” took on a whole new meaning when ESPN and the WNBA introduce the Referee Cam to the masses.
The camera was designed by Broadcast Sports, Inc who had previously tested their product in soccer and rugby games.
WNBA referee Lamont Simpson was selected to wear the Google Glass style glasses for the entire Indiana Fever-Phoenix Mercury game. Simpson said he the first half of the game adjusting to wearing the camera, but by the second half he got used to it. Continue reading →
The NBA has announced, in a league-wide memo, that three teams have been fined for tampering with soon-to-be free agents Christ Paul and Dwight Howard.
According to USA Today, the memo mentioned ”statements by a team employee to the media, a team email to prospective season ticket purchases, and articles posted online on a team website, each related to players who are currently under contract to other teams but who will become free agents this summer” as the reasons for the fines, but they did not mention which teams were fined. Continue reading →
When an athlete comes along who shows superior talent it’s easy to argue they are worth every penny to keep and Monta Ellis is one of those players, but with his ability to terminate his contract this summer, walking away from $11 million, the question has to be asked; Is he worth the money?
The Milwaukee Bucks obviously think Ellis is their main guy for the future after announcing they would offer him a three-year, $36 million extension on condition that he picks up his 2013 player-option. He would receive $11.8 million in 2014 and $13 million in 2015.
While the contract isn’t horrible, it begs the question of whether Ellis has shown enough since signing his original six-year, $66 million contract to warrant making more. Continue reading →
The King, no not Elvis, Lebron James was recently announced as the cover athlete for 2k Sports upcoming NBA 2K14. This will be James’ first video game cover of his career and he will no doubt be prominently featured throughout the game.
2k also announced a new game mode called “Pass to Greatness” which we can only guess will feature James in some role, possibly as a mentor. Seems to be a fitting title as James has completely reinvented his game over the pas three seasons to become more of a team player and less of a solo figure. Continue reading →
Flopping is somewhat of an art form in the world of sports as it takes years to perfect, however, it is also one of the more infuriating acts to watch. But could the unlikely duo of David Stern and Mark Cuban combine to put an end to flopping?
The issue of flopping has been commonplace in soccer since probably the beginning and is prevalent in the NBA today. I don’t think anyone knows when flopping became the norm in basketball, but this video shows it’s been around since Red Auerbach was coaching the Boston Celtics.
Every sports fan has heard of the Madden Curse, but how many have heard of the NBA Coach of the Year curse? Until I read about the Denver Nuggets firing George Karl today, who won the award this year, I had never heard of said curse so I decided to investigate.
First stop was Google to find more information about the curse. My search lead me to an article from Dime Magazine. What astounded me in the article was from 2005 to 2009, the four winners of COY were all fired from their respective teams within two years. Continue reading →
It’s hard for anyone to have an opinion in the age of social media, especially those in the public eye, but when one does they should stick to it.
This notion isn’t anything new, but in the past week it’s become a topic in the NBA. First were the comments made by Pacers’ Roy Hibbert after Game 6 vs the Heat, but more recently were the ones made by former Jazz star Karl Malone. Continue reading →