After a roller-coaster NBA career, Stephon Marbury has found peace in basketball-crazed China. The two-time all-star is thriving on the court with the Beijing Ducks while becoming one with his adopted hometown away from basketball.
Since Tim Duncan joined Coach Gregg Popovich in San Antonio, the Spurs have been contenders or champions every season. Still, missed opportunities — the 2013 finals, in particular — haunt Popovich.
Varejao, Cleveland’s starting center, tore his left Achilles’ tendon in a win over the Timberwolves on Tuesday, an injury that will probably end his season.
Josh Smith, who was recently released by Detroit, has agreed to sign with the Houston Rockets, the NBA reported on its website on Wednesday. Smith is less than halfway through a four-year, $54 million contract.
As Washington flies to and from away games, players use the confined cabins as a place to bond with their teammates.
Around the holidays, young players who have recently earned their first big paychecks face pressure to buy gifts for family members, friends and hangers-on.
Carmelo Anthony has frequently mentioned Phil Jackson as a reason for optimism around the Knicks.
It is an odd feeling that on Christmas, the Knicks look and feel like a team already eliminated from playoff contention.
J.R. Smith’s “Nightmare Before Christmas” is continuing with the understanding that he likely won’t be able to play on Christmas Day.