The NBA fined Michael Jordan $100,000 today for comments he made last month about the lengthening lockout and Milwaukee Bucks Center Andrew Bogut. Damn, that’s a lot of scrilla for just speaking your mind. In an Aug. 19 interview with Australian newspaper The Herald Sun, the Charlotte Bobcats owner and Chicago Bulls legend spoke extensively... Read more »
He's one of the most iconic players in recent college basketball history, and the face of Illini basketball for half a decade. Dee Brown, an All-American, and winner of the 2006 Cousy Award (given to the nation's best point guard) was the cover boy for SI's 2005 March Madness issue. During that Final Four run, his "poppin your collar" move became a national trend. He didn't invent; he just brought it back and made it huge.
As accomplished a college basketball player as Brown was, his NBA career is a microscopic footnote as best. He did score 10 points once in a Utah Jazz 2007 playoff game alongside his Illinois running mate Deron Williams, but that was pretty much it. He's a fine overseas player, and he'll continue contributing in those leagues for awhile, but what coaching after it's all said and done...
Last night the New Jersey Nets Deron Williams played basketball in front of a crowd for the first time since a wrist injury shut him down ot end the season. After the jump check out this bounce pass dunk to himself (this is soon to be a YouTube sensation) that got the air conditioningless arena rocking...
One might be the first domino to fall in what could be a massive exodus of players heading overseas during the NBA lockout. The other was just looking for a chance to play professionally after not being selected in last month’s NBA Draft. Regardless of the circumstances, former Illinois Fighting Illini point guards Deron Williams... Read more »
Like we are currently seeing in the NFL, the 2011 NBA off-season is up in the air with a lockout looming. Free agency could be delayed and completely restructured depending on the new agreement reached by the owners and players. Still, The Sports Bank continues to break down all thirty NBA teams to see what... Read more »
Eventually, there’s an inconvenient truth that we all have to deal with- the very real possibility of a lost NBA season. Last week we discussed the gloomy forecast of the NFL labor issues. You remember the shortened season of 1999, and just how much that sucked? No one is true game shape, we had a... Read more »
Worried about the very real possibility of a NBA season lockout in 2011? Me too. Well, thank God we have this broad, banal, blah and boring blanket statement from the league and the players association today. It tells us absolutely nothing about the collective bargaining talks that occurred today: “Today the NBPA and the NBA... Read more »