Archive for the 'News From Off The Court' Category

D-League Fight Causes Serious Injury To Andriuskevicius

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

Looks like the Knicks- Nuggets brawl hasn’t shown a lesson to some former NBA players playing in the D-league. Lithuanian center Martynas Andriuskevicius, who was sent by the Chicago Bulls to the D-league’s Dakota Wizards, was left with serious head injuries after being punched by teammate Awvee Storey.
The altercation took place during practice Thursday. The […]

15 Game Suspension For Carmelo

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Looks like Christmas won’t be so happy for a few NBA players, namely those players who were slapped with suspensions for participating in the brawl that happened in Madison Square Garden between the Nuggets and the Knicks. It was the scariest sight in the NBA since the brawl back in 2004 between the Indiana Pacers […]

Early Results For 2007 All Star Ballots

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Finally we have an update about the All Star balloting that started earlier this season:
Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers lead the Western Conference, while LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers lead the Eastern Conference in votes received after […]

Hall of Famer Paul Arizin Dies At 78

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

NBA To Switch Back To Old Leather Ball

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

All the negative feedback from even the league’s biggest stars like Shaq and Lebron James has prompted the NBA to switch back to the old leather game ball. This statement from David Stern explains that while they still think the new composite ball is the better ball, they decided to accommodate the players’ request to […]

Iverson Trade Demand Sparks Lots Of News

Monday, December 11th, 2006

The news that Allen Iverson will be moved on his request has sparked so much news and rumors about where he might end up. Many teams have expressed interest in acquiring him, including teams that have but a long shot at doing so. I don’t blame them because it’s not very often teams get the […]

A.I. Wants Out

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

Allen Iverson was asked many times in several different occasions about his career with the Philadelphia 76ers and he repeatedly answered that he wants to retire as a Sixer, that he wants to be a Sixer his whole career. Suddenly, that mentality has changed - he wants out and he wants out now!
According to two […]

Tyrus Thomas Seeks Pippen’s Help

Friday, December 8th, 2006

A lot of NBA teams were high on Tyrus Thomas even way before draft day and that’s because he’s shown to be a very athletic defensive minded player who could do damage on the offensive end last season playing for LSU. But it was pretty clear that his is still pretty raw and that needs […]

Injuries From New Ball?

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

The new NBA ball is bugging so many of the players that the Players Association is suing the NBA for it. But that’s another story. It seems that Dirk Nowitzki of the Mavericks has attributed another bad feature to the notorious new ball - it seems to be causing injuries!
The Mavs’ leading scorer has developed […]

Players Association File Charges Against NBA For New Ball, Tight Officiating

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

This season feels different not only because it’s the first season wherein no rookie drafted was a high school player (because of the new collective bargaining agreement rules) but also because of two changes: The new NBA ball and the “no tolerance” policy in officiating. The players feel offended that Commissioner David Stern implemented both […]