The Golden State Warriors are off to an NBA-best 15–0 start with Klay Thompson leading the way along with the other half of the Splash Bros. duo, Stephen Curry. SI’s Rohan Nadkarni recently caught up with Thompson to talk about everything from head coach Steve Kerr’s state of mind to his toughest defensive matchup in the league and much more. Read the rest of this entry »
Charlotte Hornets rookie Frank Kaminsky never played in the recent home game against the Portland Trail Blazers, the only time in the Hornets’ 7-6 start he didn’t log at least four minutes.
Oddly enough, sitting out that game was Kaminsky’s route to an expanded role. Read the rest of this entry »
‘A Special Wish Foundation Cleveland Chapter’ teamed up with Cavaliers guard Matthew “Delly” Dellavedova Sunday for a private meet and greet at SouthPark Mall.
He made an appearance inside Rue-21 where more than 250 people lined up to get an autographed picture and pose for photos. Before the general public was brought in, seven ‘Wish’ children and their families met the basketball star for a special one-on-one. Read the rest of this entry »
He is nearly 7-foot tall, but plays like a point guard.
Six teams have tried to figure out how to use him, yet he remains mysterious.
He would rather flip a no-look pass than go for the dunk.
He is the most interesting power forward in the world. Read the rest of this entry »
You’ll have to excuse Festus Ezeli for starting his Thanksgiving celebration 10 days early.
It’s just that he has lots for which to be thankful. Read the rest of this entry »
Andrew Wiggins hit his first 3, then his second, and his coach knew right away what kind of night it would be.
It was Feb. 7, 2013, inside the gym at Marietta College in Ohio, and all Rob Fulford could do was stand and watch. For two years, Fulford, the Huntington Prep coach, had seen his star player perform any number of breathtaking feats — plays in games or practices that left him shaking his head and looking toward his staff in disbelief. But this night was different. Read the rest of this entry »
Educare Arizona celebrated NBA superstar Steve Nash and his generosity at a special event on October 30. More than 125 people attended the event, which recognized the contributions of the basketball legend and his Steve Nash Foundation to Educare Arizona.
“I think it’s amazing to be here and see how far Educare has come,” Nash said at the event. Read the rest of this entry »
More comfortable in his own skin and confident after postseason, Matthew Dellavedova is anchoring Cavaliers’ improved bench
Before he became a luminary during the Cleveland Cavaliers’ playoff run — the feisty point guard fueled by coffee who stepped in for an injured Kyrie Irving and irritated opponents and fan bases alike — Matthew Dellavedova was an undersized teenager playing for the Australian national team.
The coach of that team was Brett Brown — former assistant with the San Antonio Spurs, current head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers and Dellavedova’s confidant. Read the rest of this entry »
As Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin soared toward the basket ready to unleash a one-handed dunk when at his apex, Festus Ezeli met force with force.
The ferocious blocked shot during Wednesday night’s game awakened many to the rise of the Warriors center. Ezeli’s coaches and teammates already believed the 26-year-old possessed the talent to become one of the NBA’s best big men. Read the rest of this entry »
When Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson was told that teammate Andre Iguodala thought he wore down towards the end of last season, Thompson was at a loss for words. Read the rest of this entry »