The NBA has grown exponentially in the past 25 years on multiple levels. On a macro level, by expanding their brand to a global audience and adding franchises. On a micro level, by implementing replays and allowing for zone defenses.
Russell Westbrook surprised us by returning to action this past Sunday as he was expected to miss at least two weeks. Well, it looks like he's not only back on the court but already in mid-season form, and I don't just mean his superhuman athleticism and rim-destroying dunks, but his off-court style.
Last year J.R. Smith was put on blast after a screenshot of a direct message he sent to a female fan was put online. The Knicks swing man asked her if she "wanted the pipe," to which she politely declined.
Now a Twitter user, @g0ldbluntz has posted a message she received from new San Antonio Spur, Marco Belinelli where he asked the young lady if she wanted to have something "big," "long and thick" to eat.
The Detroit Pistons gave fans a look at their new "Motor City" alternate jerseys this summer, which has the city's nickname scrolled across the front of the jersey in place of "Pistons" or "Detroit."
Last night in their 87-77 victory of the Celtics, the Pistons wore the new look uniforms for the first time. These are some of my favorite alternates out right now, and you can have a look at them in the gallery above.
This past weekend is when most NBA players dressed up for Halloween as the season hadn't started yet, and we saw some solid costumes from the Thunder, and the Spurs, but Jon Leuer and Quincy Pondexter may have stolen the show.
Prior to his debut in a Knicks uniform, Metta World Peace decided to touch base with his New York roots and ride the subway to Madison Square Garden.
Growing up in Queensbridge, where his brother still lives, Metta (or Ron Artest, as he was known then) took the F train frequently, and he had not taken it in a long time so he felt prior to his first Knicks game would be a good chance.
Metta had 4 points and 4 rebounds in just 17 minutes of action as the Knicks held on for the win.
One of the many joys of a new NBA season is watching talented up-and-comers blossom into stars, making what sports fans vaguely refer to as "The Leap".
It can come from many places and defines many things; sometimes a player reeks of potential and is destined for stardom (James Harden), there are those who exceed expectations when a teammate goes down(Paul George), still others (Jimmy Butler) come out of nowhere and force people to remember their name.
PHILADELPHIA – Calling it a "happy day" and the end of a "great ride," former Philadelphia 76ers great Allen Iverson formally announced his retirement during a news conference Wednesday afternoon in the Sixers' home arena, over three years after he played his final NBA game.
The 38-year-old Iverson, an 11-time All-Star, four-time NBA scoring champion and three-time All-NBA first-teamer, spent parts of 12 seasons with the Sixers, and played 14 years in all. He was the league MVP in 2001, leading Philadelphia to its most recent appearance in the Finals.
One of the main storylines going into this season is the return of Derrick Rose, as fans had waited nearly a year and a half from the time he injured his ACL and he played real meaningful NBA minutes.
We saw him look explosive and return to form during the preseason, but he hadn't really made a full comeback until he played a regular season game. One Chicago native that was hyped for D Rose's return was the President of the United States of America.
Taking to his Twitter account, Barack Obama officially welcomed the Bulls' point guard back.
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Speaking about his biggest rivals in the league today, LeBron James says there is no one individual rival for him.
Measuring the greatness of LeBron has shifted from putting him up against Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, and Paul Pierce, and is now about seeing how he stacks up against the all-time greatest players. Asked about who he considers his chief rival these days, James doesn't mention Derrick Rose in the East, or Durant out West, and says that he once considered Pierce his toughest rival when he was on his quest for his first championship.
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