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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Thinks League Will Change Hack-a-Shaq Rules

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Thinks League Will Change Hack-a-Shaq Rules

The NBA has had enough of Hack-a-Shaq. No, seriously, it has. Talk of change has been prevalent for a while, but nothing was done over this past offseason to address the tactic that entails teams intentionally fouling poor free-throw shooters. But it looks like something will be done this summer. As commissioner Adam Silver said, [...]

February 5, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Will Barton, Andre Drummond, Aaron Gordon, Zach LaVine Headline NBA Dunk Contest

Will Barton, Andre Drummond, Aaron Gordon, Zach LaVine Headline NBA Dunk Contest

Meet those who will revive the NBA dunk contest. Or something. Sources gave Cleveland.com’s Chris Haynes a preview of next Saturday’s dunk-contest lineup, and he was kind enough to share his intel: The field for the NBA Slam Dunk Contest scheduled for Feb. 13 in Toronto is set, according to league sources. The defending champion [...]

February 4, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0

NBA’s Review of Blake Griffin Punching Incident Nearing Its End

NBA’s Review of Blake Griffin Punching Incident Nearing Its End

It’s almost over. The league’s investigation into how the Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin fractured his hand, which reportedly happened during an altercation with the team’s assistant equipment manager/Griffin’s friend, is nearing a conclusion. That’s what NBA commissioner Adam Silver told USA Today‘s Sam Amick on the A to Z podcast: The NBA’s investigation into [...]

February 4, 2016 admin Headlines, Hot Seat, NBA 0

Rockets, Celtics Are Apparently Talking About a Dwight Howard Trade

Rockets, Celtics Are Apparently Talking About a Dwight Howard Trade

Dwight Howard? On the Boston Celtics? Surely not. Or maybe so. From the New York Daily News’ Frank Isola: Meanwhile, the Celtics have engaged the Houston Rockets in talks about a possible deal for Dwight Howard, the Daily News has learned. Howard can opt out of his contract this summer, and considering his back and [...]

February 3, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Warriors May Be Emerging As Front Runners To Land Kevin Durant

Warriors May Be Emerging As Front Runners To Land Kevin Durant

I know every single NBA fan just re-read that headline three of four times as their eyes got bigger and then they made the Home Alone face… According to a recent report from NBA information breaker extraordinaire Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports in his “The Vertical” podcast, the Warriors are not only in the mix [...]

February 2, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Phoenix Suns Name Earl Watson Interim Head Coach

Phoenix Suns Name Earl Watson Interim Head Coach

The Phoenix Suns have a new head coach. Temporarily, at least. After firing head coach Jeff Hornacek on Monday, the Suns have decided to hand the reins to Earl Watson, per Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports: Suns have promoted assistant coach Earl Watson to interim head coach, a source told Yahoo Sports — Marc [...]

February 2, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Stephen A.: “Big Possibility” Lakers KD and Westbrook

Stephen A.: “Big Possibility” Lakers KD and Westbrook

When Billy Donovan left the University of Florida to coach the OKC Thunder, he landed in one of the best coaching gigs in the league. But in just a few years, it’s possible that it could be one of the worst. Kevin Durant becomes a free agent this summer and Russell Westbrook the year after. [...]

February 1, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Video: Jason Maxiell Chases Opponent After Hard Foul in China

Video: Jason Maxiell Chases Opponent After Hard Foul in China

Like many NBAers whose shelf life expires, Jason Maxiell is now earning his basketball money overseas in the Chinese Basketball Association. Apparently, if there’s one thing we should know about Maxiell, it’s that he doesn’t like being fouled hard. Watch as Maxiell chases an opponent the entire length of the court after a hard foul. [...]

January 29, 2016 admin Balltribe TV, Headlines, NBA 0

LeBron Not Happy With Being Labeled a “Coach Killer”

LeBron Not Happy With Being Labeled a “Coach Killer”

David Blatt’s removal in Cleveland more or less means that LeBron James will be labeled a “coach killer.” That may not be fair to LeBron, but given the circumstances, that’s the general consensus. And as you can imagine, LeBron is none too pleased with this label. It’s amazing how it feels like the wheels have [...]

January 28, 2016 admin Headlines, Hot Seat, NBA 0

Gregg Popovich Trolls Hard Again, This Time at Expense of Blake Griffin, Clippers

Gregg Popovich Trolls Hard Again, This Time at Expense of Blake Griffin, Clippers

I have something I must get off my chest. I love you, Gregg Popovich. You’d probably hate me, most definitely humiliate me for sport if we ever met, but I love you, and you’re awesome. Allow me to catch you up. Popovich first trolled the Cleveland Cavaliers’ decision to fire head coach David Blatt after [...]

January 28, 2016 admin Headlines, NBA 0