October 10, 2013 |
Be careful what you say, especially if you're a famous basketball player and there are cameras near. A video featuring Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving that was apparently posted in 2011 is once again making its rounds on the Internet. In the video, a child asks Irving: "Are you going to leave us like LeBron left us?" Responds Irving: "That's a great question. No, I won't leave you. How could I leave you guys?" We'll see if Irving keeps his word down the line.
February 16, 2014 |
NEW ORLEANS - Defense won the NBA All-Star game. No joke. Well, maybe a chuckle is in order. The East wasn't exactly hand-in-the-face tough during a game that featured a record 318 points and zero blocked shots, but it did manage to stop the West when it needed to Sunday during the final minutes of a 163-155 victory. BOX SCORE: East 163, West 155 Carmelo Anthony's record eighth three-pointer was part of a game-ending 10-0 run at the Smoothie King Center that helped the East break the record of 155 points set by the West in 2003.
February 7, 2012 |
When: 4 PST. Where: Quicken Loans Arena. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 15-7, Cavaliers 9-14. Record vs. Cavaliers (2010-11): 1-1. Update: The Clippers broke a nine-game losing streak against the Cavaliers last season, beating Cleveland at Staples Center in March. Mo Williams is returning to Cleveland, where he spent two-plus seasons before he was traded to the Clippers last season for Baron Davis.
March 15, 2012 |
The Lakers have acquired a point guard to help them in their playoff push, trading for Cleveland's Ramon Sessions, according to an NBA official. The Lakers sent forward Luke Walton, forward Jason Kapono and their 2012 first-round draft choice to the Cavaliers for Sessions and forward Christian Eyenga. Sessions became expendable in Cleveland after the Cavaliers made rookie Kyrie Irving their starting point guard. Sessions, who turns 26 next month, was averaging 10.5 points and 5.2 assists for the Cavaliers.
December 26, 2013 |
Kobe Bryant is still a likely to be voted by fans to be a starter on the Western Conference All-Star team, according to an All-Star balloting update Tuesday from the NBA. Despite playing just six games so far this season while recovering from an Achilles tear and now a knee injury, Bryant leads all backcourt players in both conferences with 723,031 votes. Clippers guard Chris Paul is second in the west with 533,647, followed by Golden State's Stephen Curry (481,698). The top two vote-getters in each conference make the team, along with the top three frontcourt players.
February 15, 2014 |
NEW ORLEANS - The kids are taking over the place. You can't toss a string of beads in the French Quarter this weekend without hitting a wide-eyed NBA All-Star. The festivities have become one extended Rising Stars Challenge between the six players making their All-Star game debuts Sunday at the Smoothie King Center and the five back for a second appearance. At 20, Anthony Davis can't even enjoy one of those oversized fruity alcoholic drinks so popular on Bourbon Street. Generation Next includes first-timers Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard, DeMar DeRozan, John Wall, Paul Millsap and Davis in addition to second-time participants Joakim Noah, Roy Hibbert, Paul George, Kyrie Irving and James Harden.