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Westbrook Suspended One Game After Receiving 16th Technical Foul

Westbrook Suspended One Game After Receiving 16th Technical Foul

According to the Athletic, Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, has been suspended one game without pay for receiving his 16th technical foul of the 2018-19 season. Under NBA rules, a player or coach will be suspended without pay for one game once he receives his 16th technical foul of the regular season. For [...]

March 18, 2019 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Fan Who Told Dolan to Sell Knicks Gets Lifetime Ban

Fan Who Told Dolan to Sell Knicks Gets Lifetime Ban

New York Knicks owner James Dolan has permanently banned a fan from Madison Square Garden. This is the same fan who heckled him to “sell the team” after a loss to the Sacramento Kings on March 9th. Dolan publicly addressed the incident he had with a fan for the first time Tuesday on ESPN Radio’s [...]

March 13, 2019 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Durant Leaves Games Against Suns with Ankle Injury

Durant Leaves Games Against Suns with Ankle Injury

Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant went straight to the locker room with 6:34 remaining in the fourth quarter during Sunday’s 115-111 upset loss to the Phoenix Suns with an injured right ankle. In the fourth quarter, All-Star forward Kevin Durant was looking to pass the ball in the low post and collided with a pair [...]

March 11, 2019 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Vince Carter Hoping to Play 22nd Season

Vince Carter Hoping to Play 22nd Season

Atlanta Hawks forward Vince Carter, who is 42 years old, said he wants to return for a 22nd NBA season if teams are interested in him this offseason. When asked during an appearance ESPN’s Pardon The Interruption if he had an age in mind for when he wanted to retire, Carter said, “43.” “I think [...]

March 8, 2019 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Raptors and Rockets to Face Off in Japan

Raptors and Rockets to Face Off in Japan

The NBA has announced that the Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets will play two preseason games in Japan. The games will take place at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo on October 8th and 10th. “Bringing NBA preseason games to Japan will help accelerate the growth of basketball in a country that features a thriving [...]

March 5, 2019 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Auctioning 4 Championship Rings for Charity

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Auctioning 4 Championship Rings for Charity

Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is auctioning off four of his six championship rings along with hundreds of other pieces of memorabilia from his basketball career in order to support his charity – the Skyhook Foundation. The Skyhook Foundation is charity that helps kids learn about science, technology, engineering and math. The auction is [...]

February 27, 2019 admin Headlines, NBA 0

James Harden Rips ‘Arrogant’ Ref Scott Foster

James Harden Rips ‘Arrogant’ Ref Scott Foster

James Harden reached the 30-point mark for the 32nd straight game in Thursday’s loss to the Lakers passing Wilt Chamberlain for the 2nd longest 30 point streak, but that’s not what everyone is talking about. Harden fouled out late in the fourth quarter with referee Scott Foster calling out two of his four offensive fouls. [...]

February 22, 2019 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Michael Beasley to Play for a Chinese Team

Michael Beasley to Play for a Chinese Team

Michael Beasley is taking his talents to south China. According to ESPN, Beasley is signing a contract with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. The deal will have him spending two months with the team for a “significant” amount of money. Beasley has twice played in China, including before signing with the [...]

February 19, 2019 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Garnett: Team USA had $1M ‘Bounty’ for Dunking on Yao Ming

Garnett: Team USA had $1M ‘Bounty’ for Dunking on Yao Ming

For those who believed the 2000 Summer Olympics were relatively drama free, you were wrong! According to Kevin Garnett the United States men’s basketball team had a “million dollar bet” for whoever could dunk on center Yao Ming. The former Timberwolves star made the revelation during an interview with Yahoo Sports. “First of all, people [...]

February 18, 2019 admin Headlines, NBA 0

Giannis Antetokounmpo: There isn’t one guy who can stop me

Giannis Antetokounmpo: There isn’t one guy who can stop me

Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn’t think there’s any single player in the NBA who can stop him. He was asked after Milwaukee’s victory over Indiana on Wednesday about matching up against Pacers Thad Young. A reporter indicated Young has a reputation around Indiana “as a guy who could slow” Antetokounmpo. But the Bucks star wasn’t buying it. [...]

February 14, 2019 admin Headlines, NBA 0