NBA Basketball News
According to Adam Silver, the commissioner of the NBA, the basketball league is considering introducing a mid-season tournament to spice things up. Silver said he’d like to make things more interesting for the fans and is talking about holding a soccer-style event such as the English FA Cup or League Cup. Silver spoke to the press recently down in Las Vegas, where the basketball summer league is being held.
He said the English Football Association (FA) holds a tournament each year in which all of the league’s teams participate in during the regular season. Some weeks the soccer divisions are put on hold while the teams compete in the cup tournament. The FA Cup is open to all types of soccer teams, even the non-professional clubs, while the League Cup is contested by England’s 92 pro outfits.
The San Antonio Spurs cooled off the Miami Heat in five games to win the NBA championship’s best-of-seven series. The Spurs wrapped up the title at home on June 15 with a 104 -87 win. The Spurs have now won the championship a total of five times in franchise history with two of the victories coming against squads with LeBron James on them. In fact, James has gone 5-11 against the Spurs in NBA final contests and is 6-6 against all other teams. With the win, San Antonio also avenged last season’s final series in which the Heat beat them in the seventh and final game.
Le Bron James of the Miami Heat may still arguably be the best basketball player on the planet, but his massive ego took a bit of a knock on June 2 when the All-Defensive Team was announced by the NBA and his name wasn’t on it. James was named to the first team every year between 2009 and 2013, but his streak has now been snapped at five consecutive seasons.
The top-10 defensive players in the league were voted on by 123 media members with each player earning two points for being named to the first team. Those named to the second squad received one point. When the voting was all said and done James had been named to the first team by 57 journalists. This was actually three first-team votes more than Serge Ibaka received and the same number that Andre Iguodala racked up, but while those two players made the team James didn’t since his overall point total was 134.
Things definitely haven’t been going too well for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lately. First he was banned for life by the NBA, fined $2.5 million and told he will be forced to sell the club. He has also found out he’s suffering from prostate cancer, and now to top things off, several brothels in the state of Nevada have also banned him for life.
According to Dennis Hof, he has banned Sterling from entering his Bunny Ranch brothel, which is located close to Carson City. But Hof didn’t stop there. He also banned him from transacting any business at half a dozen other establishments. Hof said a lot of NBA players head to the brothels to party and he’s banning Sterling out of respect to them.
- 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
- May 19th, 2014
NBA owner now banned for life from chain of whorehouses
- May 14th, 2014
Head coach Mike Brown fired by Cleveland Cavaliers
- May 7th, 2014
Kevin Durant wins the NBA’s MVP award
- April 30th, 2014
Los Angeles Clippers owner banned for life and fined $2.5 million
- June 14th, 2012
NBA Commish, Jim Rome Get Heated Over Draft Lottery
- May 31st, 2012
Twitter Fail: Michael Jordan’s Son’s Message to Porn Star
- May 4th, 2012
LeBron Owned by Knicks Fans
- April 19th, 2012
Andre Iguodala Pranks Lou Williams
- April 13th, 2012
Saints Owner Buying NBA Hornets
- April 11th, 2012
Vince Carter’s Finger Roll Air Ball
- March 6th, 2012
Kimura vs. Gracie Commemorated with New Mini-Doc
- January 12th, 2012
Tebow Voted America’s Favorite Athlete; Charles Barkley Calls BS