Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $22,048
25%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 25% is IN!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: nba

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Hamidou Diallo declares for draft before playing his first game for Kentucky

    04/24/2017 8:30:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 23, 2017 | Jeff Eisenberg
    Kentucky may have produced its first none-and-done. Heralded shooting guard Hamidou Diallo announced on Twitter on Sunday evening that he is declaring for the NBA draft without ever playing a game for the Wildcats. The 6-foot-5 wing is not hiring an agent, so he’ll have until May 24 to withdraw from the draft and return to school if he chooses.
  • The debate over resting NBA players: It's the fans who get hurt

    04/01/2017 10:58:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 1, 2017 | Paul Coro
    NBA commercials, billboards and game tickets promote its star power. The spectacle of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook squaring off is mentioned more than the teams involved. So, it’s no surprise that the absence of a superstar has drawn debate, surprised television viewers and disappointed game goers in recent weeks. Visiting baseball players can skip a night and still be seen on another night of the series. Football players gear up for only 16 games, normally with six days of rest. Golf and tennis stars play in or withdraw from tournaments at their discretion. In the NBA, a news cycle...
  • NORTH CAROLINA BOYCOTT HARDLY A SLAM DUNK FOR ACC

    03/23/2017 6:58:21 AM PDT · by fwdude · 30 replies
    Barbwire ^ | 23 March 2017 | Tony Perkins
    The good news for North Carolina is starting to sound like a broken record, but based on the latest business reports, HB 2 might have been the best thing that happened to the state! Tourism is thriving and the economy is expanding — which is exactly the opposite of what liberals predicted. In a great Washington Times piece today, Bradford Richardson and Valerie Richardson are quick to point out that whatever “boycott” the Left had unleashed on the Tar Heels wasn’t nearly as powerful as they thought it would be. Financial indicators released for 2016, they write, “show that the...
  • LeBron James To LaVar Ball: ‘Keep My Family Out Of This’

    03/22/2017 4:01:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Big Lead ^ | March 21, 2017 | Ryan Phillips
    LaVar Ball has done it again, he's ticked off yet another NBA superstar. This time, it's LeBron James firing back at the irritating father of UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball. On Tuesday, James responded to LaVar saying his kids were in a better position to succeed long-term than LeBron's. James was having none of that and fired back:
  • Shaquille O’Neal says the Earth is flat, we’ve been lied to and he doesn’t care if you disagree

    03/20/2017 6:22:06 AM PDT · by kevcol · 135 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | March 20, 2017 | Samantha Chang
    Shaq, a college graduate, defended Kyrie, saying: “It’s true. The Earth is flat. Listen, I drive from coast to coast, and this sh*t is flat to me. You mean to tell me that China is under us? It’s not. The world is flat.” One of Shaq’s podcast co-hosts refuted his assertion by saying, “We’ve seen the Earth from satellite imagery.” Shaq replied by saying that could be manipulated. To buttress his statement, Shaq pointed to the inaccuracies taught in school, such as the theory that Christopher Columbus had discovered America.
  • Iguodala fined $10,000 for ‘master’ comment

    03/13/2017 9:47:24 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 10 replies
    KNBR ^ | 3/13/17 | Kevin Jones
    OAKLAND — The NBA has fined Andre Iguodala $10,000 for racially charged comments he made after Friday’s loss to Minnesota. The comments came about when Iguodala was asked if Steve Kerr informed him if he and other star players would be sitting out Saturday against the Spurs. “Nope, no clue,” Iguodala replied. “I do what master say.” Kerr downplayed the cryptic comments Saturday in San Antonio, telling reporters on site, “You just got Andre’d.” Iguodala was asked to clarify the comments Monday at practice. “It was probably the wrong time to express myself,” Iguodala said. “We all have our own...
  • Homeland Security Rationing Ammo to Agents in the Field

    03/13/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    WND ^ | March 12 2017 | STEVE PEACOCK
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a “limited amount” of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract. [ ] The apparent role poor planning, or another agenda, played in the issue came to light when ICE said it would have run out of 9mm ammo by June 2017 in the absence of a modified contract with its supplier, Vista Outdoor Inc. So, the agency last month approved a $363,307 ceiling increase to contract No. HSCEMS-11-D-00002....
  • Why the skyhook isn't a part of today's game

    03/07/2017 7:24:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 6, 2017 | Chris Mannix
    FantasyNFL NBATHE VERTICALNHLNCAABMMAGolfMLBSoccerNASCARTennisNCAAFRivalsBoxingCyclingWNBANCAAWHorse RacingEsportsShopHelp NBA HomeFantasy BasketballScores/SchedulesStandingsStatsTeamsPlayersDraftAdrian WojnarowskiBall Don't LieOddsVideoTicketsShop NBA On Yahoo Sports Broken leg may end Andrew Bogut's season with Cavs just one minute after it started Why the skyhook isn't a part of today's game Chris Mannix The Vertical Yahoo SportsMar 6, 2017, 2:52 PM Kareem Abdul-Jabbar uses the skyhook against the Mavs' James Donaldson in 1988. (AP) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar uses the skyhook against the Mavs' James Donaldson in 1988. (AP) More Where has the skyhook gone? Don’t ask Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The master of the move is as befuddled as anybody as to why the weapon he...
  • Why the 76ers should be thanking Sam Hinkie

    03/02/2017 12:27:50 PM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 2, 2017 | Chris Mannix
    Philadelphia ruled out Joel Embiid for the season with a knee injury on Wednesday, and in the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t matter much. The Sixers are 22-38, 6½ games out of the last playoff spot and just traded away a key rotation player. Embiid’s surgically repaired foot is fine, and Philly will benefit more from adding lottery ping-pong balls than a few extra wins. Embiid will be back, a true franchise player joining a likely franchise player (Ben Simmons) and the now probable Rookie of the Year, Dario Saric, in an absurdly talented young frontcourt. The 76ers will...
  • Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game (55 years ago today)

    03/02/2017 10:06:50 AM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Wilt Chamberlain set the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association (NBA) by scoring 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169–147 win over the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962, at Hershey Sports Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania. It is widely considered one of the greatest records in basketball. Chamberlain set five other league records that game including most free throws made, a notable achievement, as he was regarded as a poor free throw shooter. The teams broke the record for most combined points in a game (316). That season, Chamberlain averaged a record 50.4 points per...
  • Kevin Durant has sprained MCL, bone bruise; will miss at least a month

    03/01/2017 9:05:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 1, 2016 | Adrian Wojnarowski
    Golden State Warriors All-Star Kevin Durant will minimally miss a month with an MCL sprain and bone bruise in his left knee, but is expected to return for the start of the playoffs in mid-April. After an MRI late Tuesday night, the Warriors announced on Wednesday that Durant suffered a Grade 2 medial collateral ligament sprain and a tibial bone bruise in Washington.
  • Magic Johnson debate turns into ESPN-on-ESPN racism claims

    02/24/2017 6:10:28 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 51 replies
    NYP ^ | 23 Feb 2017 | Hannah Wilthiam
    A handful of ESPN personalities bared their claws Thursday in response to radio host Dan Le Batard’s Magic Johnson takedown, which at least one of his colleagues believed to be racially motivated. Debating Johnson’s recent promotion to the Lakers’ president of basketball operations with co-host Jon “Stugotz” Weiner on his ESPN radio show Thursday morning, Le Batard sounded dumbfounded by the Lakers’ faith in their former star who, according to the talking head, hasn’t proven himself in any of his careers outside of basketball. “What you’ve got here, though, is a testament to the power of fame. And a testament...
  • Straight WNBA Star: Lesbian Culture Broke my Spirit

    02/22/2017 11:02:18 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 21, 2017 | Mark W. Sanchez
    Candice Wiggins was a college star at Stanford, the third pick of the 2008 WNBA draft and a 2011 champion. And at the mountaintop of her basketball career, her sexuality marred the moment. There is a “very, very harmful” culture running throughout the WNBA, she says, which saw her get bullied during her eight-year career because she is heterosexual. Wiggins, who last played in the league in 2015, said she retired prematurely to leave a league that she estimated — wildly — is 98 percent lesbian, and which is played in such isolation that it weighs on the people on...
  • L.A. LAKERS Fire Mitch Kupchak, Remove Jim Buss MAGIC JOHNSON IN CHARGE

    02/21/2017 10:52:02 AM PST · by RummyChick · 35 replies
    tmz ^ | 2/21/17 | tmz
    MASSIVE SHAKE-UP with the L.A. Lakers ... Jeanie Buss just FIRED General Manager Mitch Kupchak and booted her brother, Jim Buss, from his role as Exec. Vice President of Basketball Operations. Magic Johnson is the new President of Basketball Operations. YOU HEAR THAT? MAGIC JOHNSON IS CALLING THE SHOTS!!!! Jeanie -- the Governor of the Lakers -- explains, "Today I took a series of actions I believe will return the Lakers to the heights Dr. Jerry Buss demanded and our fans rightly expect." "Effective immediately, Earvin Johnson will be in charge of all basketball operations and will report directly to...
  • Sources: Kings agree to trade DeMarcus Cousins to Pelicans

    02/20/2017 5:05:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 19, 2017 | Adrian Wojnarowski
    After promising DeMarcus Cousins privately and publicly that he wouldn’t be moved prior to Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, the Sacramento Kings unloaded the three-time All-Star center to the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told The Vertical. New Orleans will send guard Buddy Hield, 2017 first- and second-round picks, and guards Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway to Sacramento for Cousins and forward Omri Casspi, league sources told The Vertical.
  • NBA All-Star Game Ticket Prices Plunge: Location Change to Blame?

    02/19/2017 7:05:35 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Fox Business ^ | February 17, 2017 | Thomas Barrabi
    Ticket prices are plunging as this weekend’s NBA All-Star festivities kick off in New Orleans, six months after the league relocated the annual showcase event from its original site in Charlotte in protest of North Carolina’s controversial transgender bathroom law. As of Friday morning, the cheapest available seat for Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center cost $184, according to data compiled by TicketIQ, a resale market ticket aggregator. That number is a 71% decrease from last year in Toronto, when the cheapest ticket on the Friday before the game cost $644. The plunge may not be over...
  • NBA joins NFL in warning Texas over proposed 'bathroom bill'

    02/17/2017 6:04:51 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 17, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The NBA is warning Texas over a proposed "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people that is similar to a North Carolina law that prompted the league to move the All-Star Game out of that state. The NBA on Friday joined the NFL in suggesting that Texas will be overlooked for future big events if lawmakers pass a bill requiring people to use bathrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificate. NBA spokesman Mike Bass says an environment where people are treated "fairly and equally" weighs heavily when the league chooses host locations. Texas has three...
  • NBA joins NFL to warn Texas over transgender bathroom bill

    02/17/2017 2:08:59 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 85 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | February 17, 2017 | By Lauren McGaughy
    AUSTIN - Put the NBA on the growing list of sports organizations warning Texas over its proposed transgender bathroom bill. In a statement to the Houston Chronicle last week, Spokesman Mike Bass said the NBA weighs a number of factors before choosing where to hold major events, including how fans and athletes will be treated. "We consider a wide range of factors when making decisions about host locations for league-wide events like the All-Star Game — foremost among them is ensuring the environment where those who participate and attend are treated fairly and equally," Bass said. The NBA has come...
  • The NBA, tourists, and Mardi Gras are here, so gunplay will not be tolerated in New Orleans

    02/17/2017 6:18:45 AM PST · by tekrat · 12 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 2/17/2017 | Tim Morris
    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Police Superintendent Michael Harrison have made the city -- or at least certain tourist-friendly parts and for a limited period of time -- safe again from ill-intentioned gunfire. How did they achieve this? They have declared "zero tolerance" for anyone bringing illegal firearms to Carnival parades, to the French Quarter, and to all activities connected to this weekend's NBA All-Star Game. "Do not bring firearms to the French Quarter or parades," Harrison said at a City Hall press conference Wednesday (Feb. 15). Not yet equipped with radiation scanning devices, NOPD will deploy plainclothes officers...
  • Steph Curry acted fast when Under Armour CEO praised Trump

    02/10/2017 10:27:51 AM PST · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 8, 2017 | Hannah Withiam
    Under Armour could have lost one of its most popular clients hours after CEO Kevin Plank sang Donald Trump’s praises. Stephen Curry, who has built a strong partnership with the sports-retail brand over the years since he ditched Nike in 2013, heard Plank call Trump an “asset” for supporting American businesses in an interview with CNBC Tuesday. So Curry trimmed a few letters to fit his beliefs. “I agree with that description,” Curry told Mercury News, “if you remove the ‘-et’ from asset.” Curry, who quietly supported Hillary Clinton in the election, opened up on Wednesday about the frantic aftermath...