LeBron James and Stephen Curry will select the rosters for the NBA All-Star game after being named team captains under the new setup. The All-Star game format, which traditionally has been formed as Eastern Conference versus Western Conference teams,
Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo has been suspended for two games without pay for throwing a punch at the Minnesota Timberwolves' Nemanja Bjelica, the NBA announced on Thursday. Afflalo and Bjelica were both ejected with 7:28 remaining in the second
For the first time ever, this year’s NBA All-Star Game will feature two captains picking their respective teams from a pool of starters selected by fans, fellow players and media members. After all the votes were tallied, the league announced the captains on TNT on Thursday night, and the guys who’ll be choosing sides … well, you’ve seen a lot of them the last few summers. LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the top overall vote-getter in fan balloting, and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, who led all Western Conference players in voting, will act as the captains in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game next month in Los Angeles.
Matt Barnes played half a season with Austin Rivers on the Clippers. Guys who played with Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers just don’t seem to like the coach’s son, and that’s unfortunate. There was the time in June when Big Baby told Rivers, “Don’t say s*** to me.
BOSTON — There's no team in the NBA that seems to like a good comeback as much as the Boston Celtics. They come into tonight's game against Philadelphia having rallied from a double-digit deficit to earn a victory nine times — more than any other team
The Orlando Magic are the last team the Cleveland Cavaliers beat. The Magic have lost 27 of its last 32 games and snapped a seven-game losing streak Tuesday by beating the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Cavs, meanwhile, are a mess, considering their DNA and string of three consecutive Finals trips.
Just when all the video tribute controversy between Isaiah Thomas and Paul Pierce seemed to be dying down, Jalen Rose heated it right back up. Live on ESPN's "NBA Countdown," Rose called Pierce "petty" for his comments on the Celtics potentially holding a video tribute for Isaiah on Feb. 11 when Pierce gets his jersey retired. Thomas tweeted on Tuesday that he (again) declined the Celtics' offer to hold the tribute for him so it wouldn't interfere with Pierce's night.
Kyle Lowry and Ben Simmons were ejected from the Jan. 15 game with six seconds left in the fourth quarter. The Toronto Raptors are shaking off those nice Canadian stereotypes, proving that they’re not just the polite and friendly team north of the border. It’s no wonder the Raptors are playing with a chip on their shoulder.
There is not going to be a tribute video for Isaiah Thomas shown the next time the Cleveland Cavaliers visit the Boston Garden at the request of Thomas himself. Never has there been this much controversy around a tribute video: Thomas didn’t want it the first time the Cavaliers came to Boston because he would not be playing, so the Celtics said they would run it the next time Cleveland came to town, which turns out to be the night of Paul Pierce getting his jersey retired, and he didn’t want to share the spotlight.
There was no such thing as a minutes restriction when it came to Jo Jo White. "I remember Jo Jo in the triple-overtime [NBA Finals game against the Phoenix Suns], when he carried the team and played all of those minutes," Celtics legend and fellow Hall of Famer Tommy Heinsohn told the Boston Herald. Heinsohn was White's coach in that game as the C's guard scored 33 points and played 60 of the 63 minutes in Boston's 128-126 victory.