NBA Basketball News
A bit of an odd story out of America where two WNBA women’s basketball players married each other and have now been handed record suspensions for domestic violence against each other. The two women. Glory Johnson and Brittney Griner, become newlyweds back on May 8 when they exchanged wedding vows at a resort in Phoenix, Arizona with 75 guests in attendance. However, the pair of all-star players were both arrested and charged with domestic violence at their home just a few weeks before they were married.
Griner attended court and came to some kind of agreement with the prosecution and was sentenced to 26 weeks of counseling for disorderly conduct. The municipal court agreed to drop the assault charges if she completes the course. She released a statement to the media after the bust and said, “It is never OK for an argument to turn physical. This will never happen again, and I take my relationship and my responsibility as a role model seriously. I am committed to making positive changes and I plan to use what I have learned to set a good example and help make a difference in the world around me.”
A pair of high school girls’ basketball teams were given the heave ho from a recent tournament after they squared off against each other and both tried to throw the game. The contest was between Smyrna High School and Riverdale High School in the state of Tennessee and it was during a District 7-AAA regional tournament. The rules of the event stated that the loser would be placed in a different bracket than Blackman High School, which is one of the top teams in the nation. Unfortunately, the winning team would likely have to face Blackman somewhere down the road.
Both Smyrna and Riverdale had been beaten by Blackman earlier on in the season and neither team liked the idea of meeting them again. Therefore, they figured the best course of action would be to lose if they had any hope of making to the finals of Region 4-AAA. The game soon became quite a farce as neither squad tried to score. Both schools missed their free throws on purpose and numerous half court and 10-second violations took place.
And you think soccer’s boring? A recent high school basketball game in America ended 2-0 when Bibb County beat Brookwood in a thriller in the state of Alabama. What made the snooze fest even worse for the fans was the fact that the game’s one and only basket was scored after just 15 seconds of high-octane action. According to the American National Federation of State High School Associations, this was the lowest-scoring contest since 1977. However, it’s hard to believe there was another 2-0 game in high school history, but the records say that Durham Hillside of North Carolina beat Roxboro Person 2-0 back in 1977.
Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors was red hot for 12 minutes in his team’s 126-101 win over the Sacramento Kings on January 23rd and his play earned him a spot in the NBA record book. Thompson racked up 37 points in a quarter when he went 13 for 13 in shooting, and included nine three-pointers, which is also a new league record for a quarter. He also added a couple of three throws into the mix during the third-quarter outburst.
Thompson wasn’t too bad during the rest of the contest either as he finished it with 52 points, for his new career high in front of close to 20,000 fans at the Oracle Arena. The win improved the Warriors record to 35-6 on the season as the team proved once again that it’s one of the best in the league. The victory was Golden State’s 18th in a row at home, which sets a new franchise record. The club also became the 10th in league history to win 35 games by the halfway mark of a season.
- May 19th, 2015
WNBA newlyweds hit with seven-game suspensions
- March 1st, 2015
Basketball teams thrown out of tournament after trying to lose to each other
- February 16th, 2015
High school basketball thriller ends 2-0
- January 26th, 2015
Klay Thompson sets NBA record with 37 points in a quarter
- January 11th, 2015
Fan raising $600 million to buy Atlanta Hawks
- December 29th, 2014
NBA boss Adam Silver believes teams aren’t losing on purpose
- December 16th, 2014
North America’s top 20 sports cities in 2014
- December 16th, 2014
Kobe Bryant leapfrogs Michael Jordan on NBA’s all-time scoring list
- November 24th, 2014
Great athletes with bad career records
- November 11th, 2014
Steve Nash writes letter to angry LA Lakers fans
- August 12th, 2014
Becky Hammon NBA’s first female assistant coach
- August 12th, 2014
No 1 Draft Andrew Wiggins to trade with Kevin Love?
- July 21st, 2014
NBA considers soccer-style midseason tournament
- June 16th, 2014
San Antonio Spurs take NBA Crown
- June 3rd, 2014
Le Bron James’ NBA All-Defensive Starting squad streak snapped at five years