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  • Pelton Mail: Curry More Valuable to Golden State Than Durant

    06/18/2017 2:46:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | 6/18 | Kevin Pelton
    Ben's tweet was in reply to one of mine about Steve Kerr's post-championship appearance on the Lowe Post earlier this week. Discussing the topic of the best players in the league, Kerr told Lowe, "LeBron's the best player in basketball, and KD [Kevin Durant] is right there with him." The Warriors are NBA champions for the second time in three seasons. We have you covered with the latest news and analysis from Oakland. Finals » When Lowe followed up about mentioning Durant and not Stephen Curry, Kerr explained the choice. "Steph is one of the great players in the world,...
  • NCAA suspends Rick Pitino for five ACC games following sex scandal probe

    06/15/2017 11:23:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    SI ^ | June 15, 2017 | Scooby Axson
    The NCAA suspended University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino for the first five Atlantic Coast Conference games next season following an investigation into the program's basketball escorts case. Pitino's suspension is just one penalty levied against the program, which was put on probation. Former staffer Andre McGee was hit with a 10-year show cause penalty after the NCAA said Pitino failed to monitor McGee, a former director of basketball operations at Louisville.
  • One Warrior’s eyebrow-raising answer on White House visit

    06/14/2017 5:03:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | June 14, 2017 | Jon Becker
    Andre Iguodala made it clear that even if the Warriors wind up meeting with President Trump at the White House, he won’t be going. When asked by USA Today’s Sam Amick if he would accept an invitation from Trump, Iguodala said, “Hell nah.” The Warriors downplayed the potential presidential controversy Monday, saying in a statement, “Today is all about celebrating our championship. We have not received an invitation to the White House but will make those decisions when and if necessary.” The Warriors’ standout sixth man posed a possible scenario where he would join the team for a White House...
  • Dennis Rodman: Ex-basketball Star Makes Return Trip to North Korea

    06/12/2017 9:38:35 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 60 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 06/12/2017 | Cristina Corbin, Samuel Chamberlain
    Basketball Hall-of-Famer Dennis Rodman will travel to North Korea for his first visit to the communist nation in more than three years, a senior Trump administration official confirmed to Fox News. He is going as a private citizen, the official said. It's our understanding he hasn't landed yet.
  • Ex-basketball phenomenon Sebastian Telfair is busted in Brooklyn 'with a car [tr]

    06/12/2017 6:26:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2017 | Abigail Miller
    Former New York basketball phenomenon Sebastian Telfair was caught early Sunday morning in Brooklyn with a trunk full of contraband. The 32-year-old was arrested with another man, Jami Thomas, 18, in Bed-Stuy around 2.50am with a bulletproof vest and small arsenal of weapons during a routine traffic stop, police told the New York Post. Authorities found three pistols, a gas-operated submachine gun, extended magazines, ammunition and the ballistic vest in the vehicle.
  • LeBron James and co on brink of being swept as his Cleveland Cavaliers [tr]

    06/08/2017 4:37:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 8, 2017 | Regina F. Graham
    LeBron James and the Cavaliers are on the brink of being swept in the NBA Finals against the Warriors. The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-113 on Wednesday to take a 3-0 stranglehold on the NBA Finals and move to within one game of an unprecedented perfect run through the playoffs. With their 15th straight win, the Warriors have the longest postseason streak for any team in the four major professional sports.
  • Was that the stench of pot in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ locker room?

    06/06/2017 3:13:17 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 12 replies ^ | JUNE 06, 2017 | ROBERT RODRIGUEZ
    “Cavs locker room has a strong reefer aroma to it tonight. Hey, it’s Cali. You’re down 2-0 and it’s all about pain control. #NBAFinals.” Wise later clarified his tweet by saying it wasn’t clear what was causing the smell, saying it could have been a reporter, cameraman or whoever. “To be clear, I don’t know who was imbibing marijuana in the Cavs locker room – media that entered, player, etc. But it wasn’t a dead skunk.” Wise wrote.
  • Authorities identify seven people who threatened referee after Kentucky's NCAA tourney loss

    05/28/2017 1:14:15 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 27, 2017 | Jeff Eisenberg
    A two-month investigation by a Nebraska prosecutor has identified seven people who threatened referee John Higgins after Kentucky’s 75-73 NCAA tournament loss to North Carolina last March. Those seven people could eventually face charges from the FBI or authorities in their jurisdictions, Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov told the Associated Press on Friday. “Based on the investigation’s findings, our office has determined that no local charges will be filed and that pursuit of any criminal charges would be best served by deferring to authorities in the appropriate jurisdictions,” Polikov said in a statement. Kentucky coach John Calipari incited a firestorm...
  • Former Santa Clara, NBA forward Ken Sears dies at 83

    04/29/2017 12:57:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 24, 2017 | Tom FitzGerald
    Ken Sears, an All-America basketball player for Santa Clara in the 1950s who later played eight seasons in the NBA, died Sunday in his hometown of Watsonville, the university announced Monday. He was 83. Mr. Sears played from 1951 through ’55 for the Broncos under head coach Bob Feerick and started as a freshman on their Final Four team of 1952. He was twice named the WCC Player of the Year, beating out USF’s Bill Russell for the honor in 1955.
  • Nike, Under Armour, Adidas not interested in deal with Lonzo Ball

    04/29/2017 6:14:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 28, 2017 | Darren Rovell
    An endorsement deal with Nike, Under Armour or Adidas is not in the cards for Lonzo Ball. Ball's father, LaVar, confirmed that the three shoe and apparel companies informed him they were not interested in completing a deal with his son. Sources with the three companies told that they indeed were moving on.
  • In tense political times, NBA heading to Israel this summer

    04/26/2017 8:01:35 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 16 replies
    KETV ^ | Apr 26, 2017 | JON KRAWCZYNSKI
    As the NBA prepares to bring its Basketball Without Borders program to Israel this summer, league officials hope that the first trip to the country can help bring children together during a time of increasing tension. Basketball Without Borders has visited cities across the globe since 2001, using the sport to promote cultural understanding and active living. The first camp was held in Italy, but brought together Vlade Divac and Toni Kukoc, teammates on the former Yugoslavian national team that grew estranged during the political turmoil that ensued as the country fractured. Now the NBA and FIBA are going to...
  • Russell Westbrook leaves court after losing series, no handshakes

    04/26/2017 3:36:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Larry Brown Sports ^ | April 25, 2017 | Larry Brown
    Russell Westbrook was not in the mood for postgame handshakes after his Oklahoma City Thunder lost Game 5 of their playoff series in Houston on Tuesday night. The Thunder’s season came to an end with their 105-99 defeat to the Rockets in Game 5 of their series. TNT, which televised the game, showed Westbrook marching straight into the tunnel and off the court immediately following the defeat:
  • 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.
  • Maryland president thinks UNC will receive death penalty for academic fraud

    04/12/2017 8:01:55 AM PDT · by safetysign · 24 replies ^ | 04/11/2017 | wire
    University of Maryland President Wallace Loh says he thinks the NCAA's current investigation into former conference rival North Carolina would lead to a shutdown of athletic programs at the university. Loh made the comments last week during a Maryland senate meeting last week.
  • LaVar Ball on UCLA losing in March Madness: 'You can't win no championship with 3 white guys'

    04/08/2017 4:04:32 AM PDT · by Enchante · 55 replies
    Business Insider UK ^ | Emmett Knowlton
    "Realistically you can't win no championship with three white guys because the foot speed is too slow," LaVar told The Orange County Register on Thursday. "I told Lonzo, 'One of these games you might need to go for 30 or 40 points.' It turned out that was the one game. Then once they get to the Elite 8, they're right there." This season, UCLA started three white players: TJ Leaf, Bryce Alford, and Thomas Welsh.
  • LaVar Ball: 'Slow white guys' kept UCLA from winning title, Lonzo played hurt in loss

    04/07/2017 7:46:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | April 6, 2017
    UCLA's season is done and Lonzo Ball is headed to the pros, but his dad has plenty more to say. In an interview with the Orange County Register, Ball discussed the Bruins' tourney exit, heaping the blame on UCLA's white players for being unathletic and revealing Lonzo apparently had a hamstring injury.
  • Georgetown hires former star player Patrick Ewing as coach

    04/03/2017 2:23:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 3, 2017 | Staff
    Georgetown has hired former star player Patrick Ewing to be the school's new head coach, the team announced. He replaces John Thompson III, the son of Ewing's former coach with the Hoyas, John Thompson Jr.
  • Gonzaga Beats South Carolina to Reach NCAA Final

    04/01/2017 7:56:10 PM PDT · by ZagFan · 42 replies ^ | 4-1-2017 | Karen Crouse
    Gonzaga, making its 19th consecutive N.C.A.A. tournament appearance, advanced to its first national championship final with a 77-73 victory against South Carolina at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Bulldogs will face either North Carolina or Oregon in Monday night’s championship game.
  • 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...
  • Mississippi State stuns UConn 66-64 in Final Four to end Huskies' 111-game win streak

    03/31/2017 11:31:17 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 55 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 31, 2017 | Doug Feinberg
    UConn's record 111-game winning streak came to a startling end when Mississippi State pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in women's basketball history, stunning the Huskies 66-64 on Morgan William's overtime buzzer beater in the national semifinals Friday night.