Golden State Warriors pull off another rally
Stephen Curry hits game-winning jumper in final seconds against the Dallas Mavericks.
Michael Jordan shoes auctioned for 4K
An auction company says Michael Jordan's shoes from the famous flu game of the 1997 NBA finals have sold for more than 0,000.
NBA Power Rankings: Detroit Pistons making steady progress after moving up to No. 16
After debuting at No. 14 in MLive’s NBA Power Rankings, the Pistons slowly faded before a four-game winning streak to start December help them climb back up the ladder.
Film review: The problems and promise of Tony Wroten
The struggle to shoot from the outside prevents Tony Wroten from realizing his full potential.
Jordanâ€™s Flu Game shoes sell for 4,765 at auction
Few ballboys have ever gotten a tip like this. Preston Truman — the Utah Jazz ballboy who scored Michael Jordan’s Jordans after his famous Flu Game in the 1997 NBA Finals — saw the autographed black-and-red kicks fetch 4,765 at auction Thursday morning.
James edging Durant after first All-Star Ballot returns
NEW YORK — LeBron James of the Miami Heat and Paul George of the Indiana Pacers top the Eastern Conference, while Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers lead the Western Conference after the first returns of NBA All-Star Balloting 2014 presented by Sprint. James, the reigning Kia NBA MVP and Finals MVP, is the overall leader with 609,336 votes, while Durant is second with 607,407 votes.
Michael Jordan shoes auctioned for 4K (Yahoo Sports)
An auction company says Michael Jordan’s shoes from the famous flu game of the 1997 NBA finals have sold for more than 0,000. The shoes were owned by a Utah Jazz ball boy who befriended Jordan when the Chicago Bulls visited Salt Lake City. Jordan was playing with what he thought was the flu, but still led the Bulls to a key victory in the NBA Finals. Preston Truman has said he asked for Jordan’s shoes after the game.
Utah Jazz mock Kobe Bryantâ€™s silly comeback video with one for Marvin Williams (video)
The Utah Jazz displayed a bit of snarky brilliance on Wednesday by openly mocking the ridiculous amount of pomp and circumstance that preceded Kobe Bryant’s long-awaited return to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. In case it was missed, here’s the over-the-top video that announced Kobe’s triumphant return to the hardwood: Post by LA Lakers. […]The post Utah Jazz mock Kobe Bryant’s silly comeback video with one for Marvin Williams (video) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.
Elderly New York Knicks â€˜dancerâ€™ shakes what the Good Lord gave her in disturbing fashion (video
Apparently, the New York Knicks, given that owner James Dolan unleashed his frustration with the team by putting the kibosh on any performances by the Knicks City Dancers during games at Madison Square Garden, trot out non-cheerleader types to pump up the fans. During a recent game, an elderly woman took center stage at center […]The post Elderly New York Knicks ‘dancer’ shakes what the Good Lord gave her in disturbing fashion (video) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.
Quiet Blake Griffin Transformation You May Not Have Noticed Yet
Despite boasting similar numbers to his career averages, Blake Griffin is discretely transforming into an even better player than he has been over his first three seasons in the NBA.
Putting up 20.6 PPG and 10.4 boards, Griffin is one of just nine players averaging a double-double in points and rebounds.
Top Choices to Build an NBA Franchise Around from Scratch
What if David Stern decided that the NBA wasn’t enough fun right now, so he blows up the league fantasy-draft style?
LeBron James is no longer on the Miami Heat. LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Love are still dominant power forwards, but they’re not tied to the Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves anymore. Kobe Bryant isn’t even on the Los Angeles Lakers, blasphemous as that may be.
After finalizing his decision as a going-away present to the league he’s led for so long, Stern hands you the keys to one of the 30 franchises and lets you take the first pick of the ensuing draft.
Bowl Schedule 2013-14: Highlighting Must-Watch Non-BCS Games
Most college football fans are aware of the matchups in the five BCS games. These games get the majority of the hype and press leading into bowl season. That doesn’t mean, however, that they will be the best games.
There are going to be some epic and memorable battles waged in some of the other bowls.
Fantasy Football Rankings Week 15: Top Studs at Every Position
The fact that we have reached Week 15 of the 2013 NFL regular season indicates that fantasy owners are likely in the midst of the postseason.
The emphasis on the rankings heading into Week 15 is through the roof. If owners are still alive in the playoffs and desperate to find out who the biggest fantasy studs will be in such pivotal matchups, look no further.
Here are my top five rankings at every position and the top studs to watch.
Golden State Warriors Aren’t Ready to Join NBA’s Elite Just Yet
When the Golden State Warriors are at their ball-moving, three-point-bombing best, this team seems destined for a prolonged postseason run or something even sweeter.
But this squad’s struggle with split personalities is serious enough to deny it membership from the NBA’s elite.
Truly elite teams have at least one consistent weapon in their arsenal. The San Antonio Spurs never lose their depth.
Recently Benched RGIII Featured on Redskins Game Ticket
Well, this is awkward.Recently benched quarterback Robert Griffin III is featured on the game ticket for the Washington Redskins’ final home game vs. the Dallas Cowboys on December 22. Thanks to Chris Chase of For The Win for the find.
Why Yankees Were Smart to Turn Down Brandon Phillips for Brett Gardner Trade
The New York Yankees made headlines by committing 9 million to the quartet of Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran and Hiroki Kuroda, but their wisest move of the winter thus far was turning down a Brett Gardner for Brandon Phillips trade offer from the Cincinnati Reds.According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman rebuffed a deal that made sense, in theory, for both teams.After losing Robinson Cano to free agency, the Yankees have a major hole at second base. With Shin-Soo Choo bolting Cincinnati for an impending huge payday, the Reds have a need for an on-base machine atop their lineup.
Heisman Candidates 2013: Odds and Predictions for Trophy Hopefuls
The Heisman Trophy race has taken a strange evolution throughout the season.
Several preseason favorites, including Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater and Clemson’s Tajh Boyd, fell completely off the radar after subpar seasons.
Oregon’s Marcus Mariota then seemed to be running away in the race only to stumble in the latter half of the season. Last year’s winner, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, suffered the same fate, as two poor performances late in the season ended his Heisman chances.
Arsenal Transfer News: Ryan Gauld Downplays Potential Move to Gunners
Rising star Ryan Gauld is already starting to generate buzz among clubs around Europe despite limited experience at the senior level with Dundee United. But the 17-year-old attacking midfielder downplayed links to Arsenal and other high-profile clubs.
The Scottish sensation was asked about a possible switch to a bigger club in the near future, as many players will be with the winter window approaching. Anthony Haggerty of the Daily Record reports that Gauld responded by saying staying with Dundee is probably his best option right now.
LSU Football: 5 Things We Need to See in Outback Bowl
It wouldn’t hurt to see a fundamentally sound LSU football team take on a mentally strong Iowa squad in the 2014 Outback Bowl.
Inspired play. Is it too hard to ask for these days? Judging by LSU’s torpid performances against the likes of Ole Miss, Furman and Arkansas this season, it might be.
So first things first, an aggressive LSU team must take the field against a well-coached Iowa bunch that executes assignments and wins football games.