[New York Times] Women’s Basketball | Preliminary Round: U.S. Women’s Basketball Star Is Mindful of Past and Present (Tue, 31 Jul 2012 05:58:46 GMT) Things are looking up for Seimone Augustus, who well remembers the dark moments brought on by the career-threatening tumors found in her abdomen. [New York Times] Sweet Dreams 20-Years Later as U.S. Rolls (Tue, 31 Jul 2012 00:46:40 GMT) It was 20-years ago that the original Dream Team was introduced to the world with the 116-48 destruction of Angola. The United States women’s basketball team got their shot at the African nation at the London Olympics …continue reading
[New York Times] Basketball | Men’s Group A: U.S. 98, France 71: In First Olympic Test, U.S. Men’s Team Makes Winning Look Easy (Mon, 30 Jul 2012 09:42:24 GMT) After a slow start, LeBron James and Team USA trampled France in their first game at the London Games. [New York Times] Photo Sharing Shows All Sides of USA Basketball (Mon, 30 Jul 2012 05:50:05 GMT) Members of the United States men’s basketball team have taken to the photo-sharing service Instagram in a big, not always flattering, way.
[New York Daily News] Pablo brings own sanity to PG spot (Sun, 29 Jul 2012 05:59:44 GMT) Pablo Prigioni is not aware of the uproar Jeremy Lin’s stunning departure created in New York, but James Dolan’s newest point guard did try to lend a sane voice to Linsanity by assuring Knicks fans that they are in good hands. [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Bad by Design, Rockets Gamble on Long-Term Payoff (Sun, 29 Jul 2012 05:24:04 GMT) The Houston Rockets look to be among the worst teams in the N.B.A. this season. They are angling to acquire Andrew Bynum …continue reading
[New York Post] Deron: Nets fans will show (Sat, 28 Jul 2012 03:42:01 -0500) LONDON â?? Deron Williams delivered a prediction yesterday from the Olympic Games â?? count on more Nets fans than Knicks fans being at Barclays Center for the team’s first home game in Brooklyn on Nov. 1. The Nets superstar point guard despised playing in Newark, where Knicks and Heat fans invaded… [New York Post] Melo a ‘supporter’ of Lin, but says Knicks made right offseason moves (Sat, 28 Jul 2012 03:04:26 -0500) LONDON â?? Carmelo Anthony says he can juggle both sentiments, feeling great about the …continue reading
I have written before about how the NBA holds an unfair amount of power in comparison to the Players’ Association. Strict tampering rules, the collective bargaining agreement, and the NBA’s monopoly as the premiere professional basketball league give the NBA a technical advantage, and the brevity of the average players’ career along with many players’ immaturity in handling their finances gives the league a financial one. However, there is one person, with the help of perhaps the most powerful agency in the NBA, who appears to be fighting back, at least for a handful of the league’s superstars. Henry Abbott, …continue reading
[New York Daily News] Battle for New York: Nets host Knicks in opener (Thu, 26 Jul 2012 05:53:21 GMT) If the Nets truly found a home in Brooklyn â?? and not just an extension of Madison Square Garden â?? they’ll find out on the first day of the season. [New York Post] Nets will open Barclays Center vs. Knicks (Thu, 26 Jul 2012 05:23:51 -0500) The NBA didn’t waste any time in getting its newest version of a Subway Series rivalry off the ground. The Brooklyn Nets will play their first regular-season game at home in the Barclays Center against …continue reading
[New York Post] Lin says he didn’t ask for more $ (Wed, 25 Jul 2012 02:11:26 -0500) Jeremy Lin says not to blame him for the surprisingly quick end to his Knicks career. In an interview with the San Jose Mercury News, Lin said he had nothing to do with the Rockets’ decision to restructure their offer sheet with Lin, which raised the value of the contract… [New York Post] Knicks sign shooting guard (Wed, 25 Jul 2012 02:11:26 -0500) The Knicks addressed one of their biggest remaining needs yesterday when they agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent shooting …continue reading