This is the December 30, 2013 news archive. View today's NBA rumors and news.
It looked like another feather in the clutch cap of Damian Lillard on Monday night at New Orleans Arena. That is until Tyreke Evans answered with his own game-winner. After another huge three-pointer by Lillard to tie the Blazers-Pelicans game at 108-al…Upvote Share Tweet
Greg Monroe Goes Coast-To-Coast For The Facial Slam On John WallPistons forward Greg Monroe took advantage of a poor pass from the Wizards’ John Wall in the first quarter on Monday night. After coming up with the steal, Monroe took it coast-to-coast and violently threw down the hammer on Wall to complete the fastbre…Upvote Share Tweet
Heat's Cole leaves game vs. Denver with facial injuryThe Miami Heat's Norris Cole left Monday night's game at Denver midway through the third quarter after taking a fall at the end of a driving layup attempt and hitting his face on the floor.Upvote Share TweetLeBron James is back in the Miami Heat's starting lineup against the Denver Nuggets after missing the previous game because of a groin injury.Upvote Share TweetHawks center Al Horford will have season-ending surgery on Tuesday to repair his torn right pectoral muscle.Upvote Share Tweet
Wade fathered baby, not with fiancee UnionMiami Heat guard Dwyane Wade confirmed reports on Monday that he fathered a child to a woman other than his fiancee, actress Gabrielle Union.Upvote Share Tweet
Raptors going to Drake-inspired black and gold?Rapper Drake (center) is the Toronto Raptors’ global ambassador. (Ron Turenne/Getty Images)Upvote Share TweetJosh Smith's recent benching revealed a rift with Maurice Cheeks that could sink Detroit's season.Upvote Share TweetLos Angeles Lakers guard Xavier Henry will be out for at least a week after bruising his right knee during a loss to Philadelphia on Sunday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Kings trying to change mindset amid lossesFirst-year Sacramento Kings coach Michael Malone gathered his players following a two-day Christmas break last week and asked them one question: What type of season do they want to have?Upvote Share TweetPau Gasol underwent a full practice Monday and will play Tuesday against the Milwaukee Bucks after missing three of the Lakers' past five games with an upper respiratory infection.Upvote Share TweetJ.R. Smith tweets of betrayal after brother is cutUpvote Share TweetSan Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker apologized Monday for a newly surfaced photograph that shows him making the same gesture with anti-Semitic connotations that French footballer Nicolas Anelka displayed while celebrating a goal this weekend, creating a…Upvote Share Tweet
5 Teams That Will Resurrect The Eastern Conference Next YearThe NBA’s Eastern Conference is in need of immediate assistance because outside of the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers, there are 13 other teams that are on life support. The Atlanta Hawks are the only other team in the East with a record above .500 and t…Upvote Share Tweet
The Zen Master Goes To LA: How Phil Jackson Started A Lakers Dynastydeadspin.com Dec 30, 2013The following is excerpted from Lord of the Rings, the new Phil Jackson biography by Peter Richmond. The text is accompanied by footnotes from the author, who also did an interview on The Stacks last week.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Phil Jackson have differing opinions regarding Andrew Bynum’s love of the gameyahoo.com Dec 30, 2013It wasn’t surprising to hear that the Cleveland Cavaliers were set to part ways with Andrew Bynum on Saturday morning, the oft-injured center has been up and down during his cameo appearances with the team, and Cleveland plays far better without him on …Upvote Share Tweet11>The New York Knicks have decided to waive Chris Smith, according to sources close to the situation.Upvote Share Tweet
Bosh, Durant named Players of the WeekThe Miami Heat's Chris Bosh and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 23, through Sunday, Dec. 29.Upvote Share Tweet
Shelburne: The rising SunFor Phoenix and its blossoming guard, the reward has always outweighed the riskUpvote Share Tweet
2014 NBA Prospect Watch: UK's James YoungChucker? Maybe. But Kentucky's James Young is proving if you shoot it, NBA scouts will come.Upvote Share Tweet“The king stay the king.” Those are loaded words from D’Angelo Barksdale as he explains the nuances of chess to Bodie and Wallace, but he could easily be referring to the MVP crown, which has belonged to LeBron James four out of the last five seasons. T…Upvote Share Tweet
Thibodeau to coach Bulls after father's funeralChicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau missed Monday's shootaround because he was attending his father's funeral services in Connecticut but will coach the team against the Memphis Grizzlies.Upvote Share TweetConnie Dierking, a former University of Cincinnati star and longtime NBA player who was part of the trade that brought Wilt Chamberlain to Philadelphia, has died. He was 77.Upvote Share Tweet
29 LeBron James Numbers That Will Blow Your MindLeBron James turns 29 today, but he’s been in the league since he was a teenager, so we’ve got a full decade of LeBron to consider. It’s with that mind we provide you 29 different numbers (and sets of numbers) to add some context to the preceding 10 yea…Upvote Share TweetIn last night’s seven-point win over the Lakers, Evan Turner got cute at the end and punched in a sick 360 dunk with virtually no time left on the clock. Some would call it unsportsmanlike. Everyone would call it unnecessary. However, it appears the Six…Upvote Share Tweet
The Memphis Grizzlies, via the Make-a-Wish Foundation, make history in drafting 8-year-old Charvis Breweryahoo.com Dec 30, 2013The Memphis Grizzlies made NBA history over the weekend, but few seemed to notice. The team “drafted” the youngest player in the 67-year span of the league, making 8-year-old Charvis Brewer the newest member of a Grizzlies bench that badly needs depth i…Upvote Share Tweet
Big Three's third fiddle carries Heat back to No. 1The Big Three's third fiddle has Miami back at No. 1 for the first time since the preseason.Upvote Share TweetSixers guard Evan Turner had to apologize to the Lakers after throwing down a spinning windmill dunk during the closing seconds of Philadelphia’s 111-104 road victory on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
CourtVision: What's the Matter With Ricky Rubio?grantland.com Dec 30, 2013Here's a hot NBA meme: Ricky Rubio is on pace to have one of the worst shooting seasons in NBA history. That's right, the guy Shaq once referred to as...Upvote Share Tweet
LeBron's Top 5 MomentsDec 30"SportsCenter" counts down the top five moments from LeBron James' NBA career.
The Forum: Should Lakers Tank Season?Dec 30Mired in another difficult season, Mark Willard and Arash Markazi debate whether the Lakers should tank their season in pursuit of a prime draft pick.
Suns Roll Past ClippersDec 30Goran Dragic scored a game-high 26 points in the Suns' 107-88 win over the Clippers.
Heat Win Thriller On LeBron's BirthdayDec 30A five-second violation call on the Nuggets sealed he Heats 97-94 win and sent Denver to its seventh straight loss.
Al Horford of Atlanta Hawks to undergo season-ending surgery on torn pecto…Dec 30Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford will have surgery on his torn right pectoral muscle Tuesday and is expected to be lost for the season, the team said on Monday.
Tony Parker of San Antonio Spurs sorry for controversial photosDec 30San Antonio Spurs star guard Tony Parker has apologized after he and teammate Boris Diaw were thrust into a national controversy in France over what some have perceived as an anti-Semitic gesture.
Spurs' Parker sorry for controversial photoDec 30San Antonio Spurs star guard Tony Parker has apologized after he and teammate Boris Diaw were thrust into a national controversy in France over what some have perceived as an anti-Semitic gesture.