Category: NBA Lockout

Orlando Magic Coach Jacque Vaughn Refuses To Use The Word “Rebuilding”

Monday, October 8th, 2012

The Orlando Magic no longer have star center Dwight Howard and they have a new general manager and a first-time head coach in Jacque Vaughn. It has most people believing the team has gone into rebuilding mode, but Vaughn isn't "most people." In fact, Vaughn has refused to use the ...

David Stern on the Post-Lockout NBA Playoffs: “The Players That Stayed in Better Shape Did Better”

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

NBA commissioner David Stern made the media rounds Wednesday morning, one day after the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Miami Heat in a highly watched Game 1 of the NBA Finals. And despite all the good news, he seemed to get himself in a bit of trouble, especially thanks to ...

Offseason Weight Loss Continues to Serve Kevin Love Well as NBA Heads Towards All-Star Weekend

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Kevin Love put in the work during the offseason to make sure that he'd been in shape if and when an NBA season rolled around. Love lost 20 to 25 pounds to come back in better shape, and it's something that he can point to now as he makes his ...

Busy Schedule Hasn’t Hindered the Chicago Bulls’ Hot Start

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Chicago Bulls head coach Tom  Thibodeau sat down this summer and mapped out what coaching would be like if the NBA missed one month of prep time or two months of prep time. The length of the lockout and now this hectic schedule, however, weren't really part of the plan. Thibodeau ...

Kevin McHale: “Our goal is to make the playoffs”

Monday, December 5th, 2011

When the NBA gets started and the Houston Rockets take the court, they are going to look very different from the teams of years prior. Not only did their most popular and recognizable player, Yao Ming, retire early due to numerous injuries, but the Rockets pulled off a trade midseason ...

NBA Free Agency: Raja Bell Would Love to Join Knicks if they Signed Chris Paul

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

The last time we heard from Raja Bell here on SRI, he was extremely upset with the ways the owners were handling the lockout, namely how they were putting all the blame on the players for the impasse in collective bargaining. In this interview however, the Utah Jazz shooting guard ...

NBAPA VP Maurice Evans on NBA Lockout: “Both sides really were ready to walk a few times, but again cooler heads prevailed.”

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The NBA lockout will reportedly come to official end in the very near future pending unforeseen circumstances. If a new collective bargaining agreement is in fact signed and execute as expected, the NBA will feature a 66-game regular season tipping off on Christmas day. Despite the perception of the big market ...

To Get his Mind off Disappointment of NBA Lockout, Charles Barkley Has Been Doing Hot Yoga Regularly

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

It's been awhile since we've checked in with Charles Barkley to get his take on the NBA and the rest of the sporting world. With no games being played in the NBA, I suppose that's understandable. But I'm glad we did in this instance. Barkley joined ESPN Radio Chicago to talk ...

Jamal Crawford Remains Optimistic That NBA Basketball Will Be Played This Year

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Jamal Crawford could have gone overseas by now, but says he's still waiting to getting a better sense for whether there will be an NBA season this year or not. Crawford says he's been offered good deals in Europe, but doesn't want to make that leap until he virtually knows ...

Shane Battier: “If the NBA Were to Never Settle, I Could Go Out and Get a Job”

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Shane Battier doesn't know when he'll be playing basketball again. He also doesn't know who he'd be playing for. Battier is one of those interesting cases of being a free agent who can't discuss or sign a deal with teams during the NBA lockout, but he doesn't seem all that ...