After meeting with doctors Thursday, Brandon Roy has decided to retire due to degenerative knees, per ESPN. Roy’s career, which already included three All-Star appearances and a Rookie of the Year award, will be cut well short and certainly be a blow to the Blazers, who lose their star shooting guard. Best wishes to Roy… Read More Brandon Roy to Retire
If you’re an NBA die-hard who can’t wait for NBA action to pick back up on Christmas day, you may be getting your NBA fix through NBA 2K12. One of the main selling points for me is the inclusion of the new rookie class. This year’s initial version of the game didn’t include Kyrie Irving,… Read More NBA 2K12 Rookie Update
Came across this video from the folks at The Basketball Jones that was too funny not to share. They ask for reactions from local Thunder fans at the ‘news’ that the team is moving back to Seattle as part of the lockout negotiations. TBJ Tour Video: Seattle gets back the Thunder from The Basketball Jones on Vimeo.
And with the NBA training camps opening December 9th, just one short week away, hopefully this means we will see some new releases from Panini in the near future. With five games now slated for Christmas day, the start of the regular season can’t get here soon enough. Until then, we get to occupy ourselves… Read More NBA Returns!
Again, not much action going on around the league with no end of the lockout in sight. This week I’ll highlight some of the top unrestricted free agents available at the forward spots. The forward positions are certainly better stocked with quality veterans than the guard spot. David West, NO: The top offensive player at… Read More Top Unrestricted Free Agents: Forwards
Headlining those being inducted tomorrow into the Basketball Hall of Fame: Dennis Rodman, 2-time NBA All-Star, 2-time Defensive Player of the Year, 5-time NBA Champion (2 with Pistons, 3 with Bulls), 7-time NBA Rebounding Champion, 22nd on All-Time Rebounding list, entering HOF on a Helicopter. Chris Mullin, 5-time NBA All-Star, 4 All-NBA Teams, Member of original Dream Team… Read More 2011 Hall of Fame Class
With not much action as far as league news, thought I would highlight some of the top unrestricted free agents in the 2011 offseason. Jamaal Crawford, ATL: One of the league’s best pure scorers, is capable of putting up serious points on any given night. Jason Richardson, ORL: Veteran shooting guard still capable of putting… Read More Top Unrestricted Free Agents: Guards
The NBA season is scheduled to kick off on November 1st with the Bulls and Mavericks. This is assuming that no games are lost due to the lockout. It’s hard to go wrong highlighting the NBA Champs and the top seed in the East in the opening game. Here are five early season matchups I am looking forward to:… Read More First Glance: 2011-12 NBA Schedule