Take a look at Thunder guard Andre Roberson’s journey from Karen Wagner High School in San Antonio to OKC Read the rest of this entry »
Zach LaVine is the winner of the NBA Cares Community Assist Award, presented by Kaiser Permanente, for the month of April. Winners name a charity of their choice to receive a $10,000 contribution and Zach has chosen the Flip Saunders Legacy Fund. Read the rest of this entry »
Heat rookie Josh Richardson’s college practices at Tennessee were as grueling as they get.
They involved drills with weighted vests; defensive slides with heavy medicine balls while requiring you to keep your head up the entire time; post work with defenders using boxing gloves for extra contact; and two-ball dribbling exercises the length of the court with a bungee cord behind the player for resistance and even more in front of him with a defender pushing against him. Read the rest of this entry »
School is about to be back in session for Sixers big man Jahlil Okafor.
Okafor left Duke University last year after his freshman season to enter the NBA. Next month, he will begin taking summer classes on campus to work toward the completion of his education. Read the rest of this entry »
The Miami Heat’s Josh Richardson today was named the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month, respectively, for games played in March.
Richardson helped the Heat go 10-5 in March by ranking second among East rookies in scoring (12.0 ppg) and assists (2.1 apg), and leading the conference’s first-year players in field goal percentage (53.7), three-point field goal percentage (58.9) and steals (1.3 spg). Read the rest of this entry »
The claps and cheers as Zach LaVine walked into the room were loud, audible to everyone in the school as the Minnesota Timberwolves guard arrived and waved to the crowd.
Audible to everyone, except for most doing the cheering.
In his short time in Minnesota, the 21-year-old has formed a fast bond with the Metro Deaf School in St. Paul, a school that caters to about 100 students who are hearing impaired. He has used his incredible leaping ability to win two slam dunk titles and make a name for himself as a rising star in the NBA. Read the rest of this entry »
The Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson today was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 21 through Sunday, March 27.
Thompson led the Warriors to a 4-0 week behind an NBA-best 32.3 points. He shot 62.2 percent (28-of-45) from distance and made at least five three-pointers in each of Golden State’s four games. Thompson closed the week with back-to-back 40-point games in wins over the Dallas Mavericks on March 25 and Philadelphia 76ers on March 27. Thompson’s Warriors own the league’s best record at 66-7. Read the rest of this entry »
NBA Champion Golden State Warriors Center Festus Ezeli has been honored by the YMCA of San Francisco with the Outstanding Community Leader award to recognize his commitment to the youth and families in the Bayview Hunters Point community, the team announced today. Since being drafted by the Warriors in 2012, Ezeli has made a continued impact on the Bayview Hunters Points community, recently hosting a Warriors Youth Basketball Camp and his third-annual Thanksgiving Dinner for local families and youth at the Bayview YMCA. Ezeli was honored at YMCA San Francisco’s “Y for Youth Luncheon” fundraiser this afternoon at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Read the rest of this entry »
Jordan Hill doesn’t have many memories of his mother.
He does have what he calls a recurring “flashback” of her being rushed to the hospital and him riding with her in the back of the ambulance. He stops short of calling that a memory, though, because older relatives have no recollection of it happening. Read the rest of this entry »
Zach LaVine’s relationship with a St. Paul school for the deaf is the focus of new episode of CBS’ Game Changers, which reveals that the Timberwolves guard makes monthly visits to Metro Deaf School, where he uses his own sign language ability to communicate with the school’s young students.