How expanded instant replay has hurt the NBA

Since the NBA instituted instant replay during the 2002-03 playoffs, basketball hasn't been the same. Its expanded use over time has changed the game as teams, players, and spectators used to know it.  Starting in 2007-2008, the referees were given the ability to review all player altercations; since 2008-2009 all questioned field goal attempts (whether a 2- or 3-point goal...
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Steven Adams suffered testicular contusion from Draymond Green kick

To say that Steven Adams is tough as balls would be a painfully understated assessment — although the terminology arguably is apropos — given that TNT’s Craig Sager reported Tuesday night that the Oklahoma City Thunder center suffered a testicular contusion after being kicked by Draymond Green earlier in the Western Conference Finals. Craig Sager says Steven Adams suffered...
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Adams dealing with ‘testicular contusion’ after Green kick

Draymond Green may not have been suspended for kicking Steven Adams in the groin during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, but the boot left a lasting impression on the Oklahoma City Thunder big man. Prior to OKC’s blowout win in Game 4, Craig Sager reported that Adams is dealing with what sounds like a painful injury. Craig Sager says Steven Adams suffered a testicular...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Mini Steven Adams doppelganger: Most adorable Thunder fan ever (pics)

Steven Adams has been an integral figure in these NBA playoffs for the Oklahoma City Thunder. And one needn’t look any further for how he’s become a fan favorite than a youngster who became a mini doppelganger of the New Zealand import by rocking a faux mustache and tattoo while sporting a “Lil’ Stache Bro” t-shirt. Yo this little girl going Steven Adams mustache/tattoo...
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Steven Adams says he will consider wearing a cup

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams isn’t ruling out wearing a cup for Game 4 on Tuesday night. Why would a basketball player consider wearing a cup, you ask? Adams has been knocked in the jewels once in each of the past two games against the Golden State Warriors, with Draymond Green being the culprit both times. A reporter asked him if he’d consider wearing a cup...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Suspension or not, Draymond Green’s kick may cost Warriors

Who would have thought that the outcome of the Western Conference Finals may hinge on a kick? In a series in which Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and Steph Curry are on the floor giving fans a nightly show, the deciding factor in the series may not fall on their world-class talents. Of all things possible, a kick has the probability of being the most important moment of the series...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA has history of suspending players for groin shots

Draymond Green claims there was no intent behind his kick to Steven Adams’ groin during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday, but that might not save him from being forced to sit out Game 4. As Sam Amick of USA Today reminds us, the NBA has a history of suspending players for groin shots. Perhaps the worst news for Green is that Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dahntay Jones...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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WATCH: Steven Adams kicked in groin by Draymond Green

Steven Adams has taken a beating during this year’s playoffs and it continued on Sunday during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. Adams injured his thumb during the series with the Spurs. Then, in Game 1 against the Warriors, he had a bloody nose and played with a a piece of gauze hanging out of his nostril. During Game 2, Adams briefly went back to the locker room with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Adams calls Warriors guards ‘quick little monkeys,' apologizes

Some unfortunate word choice by Steven Adams has resulted in a controversy that led to an apology. After his Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday night, Adams was interviewed by ESPN's Chris Broussard. The center, who was beat up during the game, was asked how challenging it is to guard the Warriors' guards...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs fan grabs Steven Adams’ arm on game’s final shot

One San Antonio Spurs fans tried his best to make sure Steven Adams didn’t get a rebound on the final play of Monday’s game against the Thunder. Patty Mills attempted a three-pointer with just a few seconds left in the game, and Adams went out to contest his shot. He wasn’t able to get back toward the basket to chase down the rebound, though, because a Spurs fan grabbed his...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

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