November 23, 2013
Now he gets it Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni , on what it's like to be around swingman Nick Young : "He has a great personality, he's fun and he's always laughing, he's always up. Plus he's playing defense, which even makes his jokes a little funnier. " A vintage whine Dallas veteran guard Vince Carter , on his exchanges with Houston's Dwight Howard about complaining to referees during the Mavericks' comeback victory over the Rockets: "He always talks about how I'm a crybaby.
April 3, 2013 |
A slightly less heralded Laker nudged his way into the spotlight Tuesday night alongside Shaquille O'Neal , Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson . His name is Earl Clark , and his fame in NBA circles is burgeoning. "You saw the game," veteran Dallas guard Vince Carter said after Clark helped the Lakers emerge with a 101-81 victory over the Mavericks at Staples Center. "He did everything. He was as big as their stars. " Clark had 17 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high five blocks, the forward reappearing in a big way after a string of mostly forgettable performances since his midseason breakthrough.
February 23, 2012 |
An All-Star lineup of current and former NBA stars is coming together tonight for an event that won't feature dunks, buzzer beaters or free throws. Instead, the group - which organizers said includes Magic Johnson , Alonzo Mourning and NBA Commissioner David Stern - will meet with President Obama for a $30,000-a-plate fundraiser at the (actual) home court of Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter in his Isleworth mansion. "We may see the president challenge Vince Carter to a game of H-O-R-S-E," said John Morgan , a Central Florida lawyer and Democratic booster who helped organize the event in Carter's home gym on the eve of the NBA's All-Star weekend.
January 5, 2011
Lakers tonight AT PHOENIX Time: 7:30 PST On the air: TV: Channel 9, ESPN; Radio: 710; 1330. Where: US Airways Center. Records: Lakers 24-11; Suns 14-18. Record vs. Suns: 1-1. Update: The Suns have struggled since shaking up their roster by trading Jason Richardson and Hedo Turkoglu to Orlando for Vince Carter and Marcin Gortat. The Suns have lost five of their last six games, including a 94-89 setback Sunday at Sacramento.
January 1, 2011
IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE Phoenix Coach Gentry on Clippers phenom Blake Griffin: "He's the best athlete in the league.... If guys are going to throw lobs and stuff like that, there's nobody that's even remotely close right now. "You have to make him into a basketball player. You have to make him make basketball plays, not athletic plays. " ALL WE NEED IS LOVE (CONT.) Denver Coach George Karl, on Minnesota phenom Kevin Love: "I think we made inquiries on [acquiring]
December 18, 2010
The Orlando Magic had every excuse in the world to fall flat. Pick any one of them ? they all fit fine for the Philadelphia 76ers. Lou Williams scored 24 points, Andre Iguodala had 21 and the 76ers beat the undermanned Magic 97-89 on Saturday night on a day Orlando made a pair of blockbuster trades that left the team severely short-handed for a night. Elton Brand finished with 20 points to help Philadelphia to a relatively easy victory over an Orlando team with only eight players available after two major trades.