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Archive for February 20th, 2013

Al Horford Says the Hawks Are Staying Focused Amongst All the Trade Rumors

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

The NBA's trade deadline is Thursday afternoon. One name that continues to pop up in numerous rumors is Atlanta forward Josh Smith. At one time, the Hawks were one of the four best teams in the Eastern Conference with a core of Joe Johnson, Al Horford and Josh Smith. Those days are ...

Kobe Bryant Says That He Bonded With Dr. Jerry Buss Over Their Drive to Be Successful

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

In a season full of more losses than anyone expected, the Lakers family suffered another huge one during the All-Star break. Legendary owner Jerry Buss passed away at the age of 80. Known for bringing pizazz and championships to Los Angeles, Buss had quite an impact on the Lakers and ...

Jerry West Reflects on His Time Working For and With Jerry Buss

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

As Jerry West puts it, the Los Angeles Lakers always seemed to be in the right place at the right time to make big moves. That said, Jerry Buss, the former Lakers owner, seemed to play a key role in making sure that always remained the case. Here, West reflects ...

Joe Torre on Managing Team USA: “The Players are Pumped for this. That to Me is What Makes Everything Worthwhile.”

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Joe Torre is back and putting his manager's uniform on to lead Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. The former Yankees manager is tasked with the daunting challenge of getting Team USA to take this competition very seriously. The U.S. has not won, or even made it to the championship ...

Ryan Clady Wants to be Paid Like Joe Thomas and Jason Peters, Can’t Guarantee He Won’t Hold Out

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Ryan Clady is one of the NFL's best left tackles. According to Pro Football Focus, Clady gave up just a single sack in 2012. But the Denver Broncos' star is still expected to hit the open market unless the team decides to place the franchise tag on him before March ...

David Stern Talks About the Ways in Which Jerry Buss Helped Transform the NBA, Especially Economically

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Former Los Angeles Lakers Hall of Fame owner Jerry Buss passed away on Monday, only hours after the NBA's best were on display for the world in its annual All-Star Game. As the league's commissioner for the past three decades, David Stern is well aware of the many ways in ...

Carmelo Anthony Expresses No Doubt that the New York Knicks Can Still Beat the Miami Heat

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

The New York Knicks are playing .500 basketball over their last 26 games and, with the NBA's oldest roster, may have needed the All-Star break to rest more than any other team. New York sits at 32-18 at the halfway point, in first place in the Atlantic Division. Carmelo Anthony is averaging ...

New Cleveland Outfielder Michael Bourn: I Just Wanted to Be Somewhere Where Somebody Really Wanted Me

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

It seemed like outfielder Michael Bourn was never going to sign a new deal this offseason. Nearing the 11th hour, he eventually inked with the Cleveland Indians in a bit of a surprise move. He's getting acquainted with his new team, and a new league, as things get rolling in ...