In the first four games of the finals, Manu Ginobili has struggled, averaging 7.5 points and 3 assists, down from 11.8 and 4.6 in the regular season.
The health of Tony Parker’s right hamstring, which he said Saturday “can tear any time now,” could become a determining factor in San Antonio’s title chase.
With more speed on the floor, Miami smothered the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4, while the Heat’s two biggest stars, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade broke out.
Former Knick Jerome Jordan will be playing on the team’s summer league squad in 2013, but he also envisions a key role with the organization entering next season.And he has a confident message for them.”I’m ready to play,” Jordan told ESPNNewYork.com. “It was a tough year with the team [in 2011-12]. There was a lot of pressure. I’m just trying to be physically and mentally ready to play on both ends of the floor. Defensively, block shots and rebound, and then on the offensive end, just try to be comfortable out there.
Deron Williams and his Nets teammates were not very truthful with the media last season regarding their rivalry with the Knicks.It was a bigger deal than they made it out to be — and D-Will knows looking ahead to next season, it will only grow.”When the reporters are asking us, ‘Is it a big deal?’, I think we all kind of shrug it off,” he said during a Nike House of Hoops event in Brooklyn. “But you can tell, the energy from those four games this season were probably more intense than any other four games we played in.
Hakeem Olajuwon remembers the enthusiasm and hard work Amar’e Stoudemire put into their low-post classes last summer in Texas.
That is why Professor Olajuwon felt terrible when Stoudemire endured an injury-wracked season, playing in just 29 regular-season games and coming back rusty for the Knicks’ final four playoff contests…
Tyson Chandler tried all season to convince Jason Kidd he shouldn’t retire but couldn’t sway the former Knicks point guard, The Post has learned. Kidd retired 12 days ago and has crossed enemy lines to become the Brooklyn Nets head coach.Speaking by phone from his offseason home…