MVP Candidates Collide: Spurs Face Thunder

March 10, 2017

When the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Thursday night, it will be a matchup of two MVP candidates going in different directions when it comes to public perception. The Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard is picking up steam as fans and media seemingly are just discovering the talents of the sixth-year forward, who was recently named Western Conference Player of the Week after averaging 32 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.3…

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BREAKING: KAWHI LEONARD TO WARRIORS,KLAY THOMPSON TO SPURS

February 15, 2017

It’s now less than a week until opening night, but NBA trade rumors continue to dominate the basketball landscape. The latest from the rumor mill indicates a possible deal between two of the top teams in the league involving two of the best players in the NBA. Chatt Sports Net has published a report that discusses a rumored trade between the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs. The proposal…

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Three things we learned Monday: I’d like to order one Cavs vs. Wizards playoff series, please

February 7, 2017

While you were trying to come up with clever ways to get out of traffic tickets, the Wizards and Cavaliers were playing maybe the game of the year, so we have the takeaways from that and more around the NBA Monday. 1) If that’s what it’s going to look like, I would like to order a Cavaliers vs. Wizards playoff series. It was something I discussed during a recent PBT…

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Bruins fire head coach Claude Julien

February 7, 2017

Claude Julien has seemingly been on the hot seat for years, but he’s always managed to keep his job. Well, that changed on Tuesday morning, as the team announced that Julien had been relieved of his coaching duties. Assistant coach Bruce Cassidy, who is in his first year with the Bruins, has been named interim head coach. Julien was the longest tenured coach in the NHL before his firing. He…

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Jerry Krause says Michael Jordan “never came to me and asked for other players”

February 6, 2017

The weird battle between LeBron James and Charles Barkley has been a topic for what seems like forever. After LeBron’s comments that the Cleveland Cavaliers needed to improve their roster, Barkley publicly dragged on the Cavaliers star for the method in which he called for those improvements. It seemed as though the dust may have finally settled, with Barkley making a somber declaration of his right to an opinion even…

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Channing Frye on Kevin Love trade rumors: “He knows that we have his back”

February 6, 2017

Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love has been a rumored trade piece for some time, and it seems to have amplified thanks to the Golden State Warriors signing Kevin Durant and LeBron James demanding improvements to the roster. Love was even rumored to be the piece the New York Knicks were trying to swap with Carmelo Anthony. Yet teammate Channing Frye isn’t worried about all that. He knows Love’s value…

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Kevin Durant says his killer instinct matches Kobe Bryant’s, Michael Jordan’s

February 5, 2017

Kevin Durant is really good and started his career in the mid-2000s. That means, to a segment of fans, he’s living in the shadow of Michael Jordan and/or Kobe Bryant. No other context matters. There are people who will do nothing but nitpick how well someone compares to Jordan and/or Kobe (depending on the fans’ allegiances). One of the most annoying is claiming someone lacks a killer instinct on par…

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NBA TRADE: CARMELO ANTHONY TO CAVS, KEVIN LOVE TO NUGGETS, KENNETH FARIED TO NEW YORK SEVEN-ASSET DEA

February 5, 2017

The string of NBA trade rumors involving New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony won’t seem to slow down. FanRag Sports Network discusses Anthony’s desire to remain with the Knicks but also points out that “it’s understood” that Anthony would waive his no-trade clause for a chance to play with his good friend LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Another player who is rumored to be on the Cavs’ radar…

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Warm-up: India A 91/1 after Bangladesh declare at 224/8

February 5, 2017

India A put on a dominant performance as they raced to 91 for one after Bangladesh declared their innings at 224 for eight on the first day of their two-day warm-up match in Hyderabad on Sunday. Batting first after winning the toss, only two Bangladeshi batsmen — skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Soumya Sarkar — had decent batting practice days before the one-off Test against India. While Mushfiqur made 58 off…

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EPL: Jesus to City’s rescue in late win over Swansea

February 5, 2017

Gabriel Jesus scored twice, including a 92nd-minute winner, as Manchester City climbed to third in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory against a dogged Swansea City on Sunday. Jesus, preferred again to top scorer Sergio Aguero, poked home to break Swansea hearts in the dying seconds in what was another eye-catching performance from the supremely-talented Brazilian. It looked like City would be left to rue a host of missed…

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