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Cavaliers held players-only meeting after David Blatt firing

The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly held a players-only meeting after former head coach David Blatt was fired last month, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe. LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love led the hour-long meeting, which followed GM David Griffin informing the team of the decision to fire Blatt and promote Tyronn Lue. From Windhorst and Lowe: A central...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Clippers think Blake Griffin could miss two months with broken hand

Blake Griffin’s altercation with a team equipment staffer could end up costing him nearly the entire remainder of the regular season. The Clippers reportedly believe that Griffin’s broken hand could cause him to miss the next two months, according to ESPN’s Zach Lowe. Such a timetable would keep Griffin out until about two weeks before the playoffs begin, which means the Clippers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Clippers suspect Blake Griffin could miss two months

After originally suggesting that Blake Griffin would only miss 4-6 weeks as a result of suffering a hand injury in an altercation with a team staffer, the Los Angeles Clippers believe their superstar player could miss upwards of two months. ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported the news of a lengthier recovery period in a wider discussion of whether or not the Clippers should trade Griffin...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jedi & Jerms Episode 52: Utah Jazz, Blake Griffin and Super Bowl 50

This week, we discuss Zach Lowe’s article on ESPN about the Utah Jazz rebuild and future. Blake Griffin’s situation in Los Angeles looks grim, plus other NBA notes. Then we give our predictions for Super Bowl 50. Jerms visits the Sundance Festival and shares his experience and then offers his thoughts on the new Michael Bay movie, 13 Hours. If you haven’t read Zach Lowe’s...
Via TornBySports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jabari Parker called out Antetokounmpo for laziness

    Here’s a pair of teammates NBA fans will be disappointed to learn may have some friction between them: Bucks forwards Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo. According to a report by Zach Lowe of ESPN on Monday, Antetokounmpo was benched by head coach Jason Kidd in a late April game last season after Parker criticized his lack of intensity in a team practice: Everyone...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Noah, Hoiberg at odds over who decided star’s bench role

Chicago Bulls first-year head coach Fred Hoiberg intimated earlier this week that Joakim Noah actually offered to come off the bench this season. The only problem with what Hoiberg said is Noah apparently doesn’t quite see it the same way. The Bulls opened the season with Nikola Mirotic in the starting lineup with Noah riding the pine at the opening tip. When asked about the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Thompson fires shots at Clippers: ‘Didn’t they lose to the Rockets?’

If the nuclear warheads for the Warriors-Clippers rivalry hadn’t been launched already, they sure as hell are airborne now. In a Lob City-themed piece by Grantland’s Zach Lowe that ran earlier this week, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers made an off-hand remark about the role that luck played in the Dubs winning the 2015 NBA...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Should Knicks look at trading Carmelo Anthony now?

Carmelo Anthony is still under contract with the New York Knicks for another four years and still the central player in the franchise, but the team may be getting closer to thinking about trading him. In an article for Grantland about Markieff Morris, Zach Lowe suggests the Kings and Knicks should pursue a trade for the forward. It’s in that context that and he says the Knicks...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets have killed off their ridiculous mascot

The Brooklyn Nets committed something of a mercy killing on Wednesday when the team announced that its much-maligned, completely ridiculous and absurdly cheesy mascot, BrooklyKnight, will not be returning next season. Grantland’s Zach Lowe was the first to break the sobering — but welcome — news on Twitter. Actual news: Nets have informed their mascot […] The post The BrooklyKnight...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Pelicans Are Redesigning Their Mascot, Pierre The Pelican, To Make Him Look Less Terrifying

The day before this past Halloween, the New Orleans Pelicans introduced their new mascot, Pierre, and he may have been the most terrifying mascot ever seen: Introducing your new mascot Pierre the Pelican! — New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) October 31, 2013 Pretty much the whole world asked itself “Who could possibly have signed off on that thing...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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