The 7-foot center, who has had a head-turning second year in the NBA with the Orlando Magic, comes with a strong hoops heritage. “My dad played basketball professionally overseas for 24 years,” Vucevic says. “He turned pro at 18 and played until he was 42 or 43 years old. My mom also played basketball, but she had to stop once she became pregnant with my sister.” Read the rest of this entry »
Ryan Hollins of the Los Angeles Clippers recently took on a full days work at Fox 11. In his first task, the 7-foot Pasadena-native brought in the weekend weather for Los Angeles. He then answered questions on the Miami vs. Indiana series on Friday night Fox Sports 11. Read the rest of this entry »
Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo appeared on E!’s Fashion Police with Joan Rivers, answering questions about his height and regaling stories from his experience as a GQ intern last summer in New York City. Read the rest of this entry »
In what is shaping up to be a nail biting NBA Finals series between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat, third year guard-forward Danny Green is playing a significant role in the Spurs quest for the coveted Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy. Read the rest of this entry »
Q: What have you been up to this summer?
I’ve just been chillin’ at my parents house in the Inland Empire. I actually started working out a little bit earlier than usual. I watch every (playoff) game. Every game. I told myself that I wouldn’t, because we didn’t make the playoffs, but I’ve been glued to that TV. Oh yeah, by far. I realized how tough it is. I missed the playoffs my first year, but after being in the playoffs my next two years, it made me miss it. Read the rest of this entry »
We put Rajon Rondo in a room with Sal Masekela and Brian Kamenetzky to play a game of Connect Four.
We miss Rajon Rondo. We haven’t seen him in a Celtics uniform since he partially tore his ACL earlier this year and watching the playoffs isn’t the same without him on the court – there’s nothing like a Rondo-led momentum swinging play. YouTube “Rajon Rondo playoff highlights,” and you’ll be treated to some special basketball heroics.
We sat down with the all-star point guard recently — along with Red Bull Signature Series host Sal Masekala and redbull.com basketball contributor Brian Kamenetzky — to talk about Rondo’s relationship with head coach Doc Rivers, his outstanding Algebra skills, and how he mastered the game of Connect Four.
Too bad we didn’t get to ask him about his take on Sasha Go Hard’s tribute song to him, appropriately entitled “Rondo.” That’s for next time.
There is no telling who will drop by for the Steve Nash Foundation’s sixth annual Showdown match in Manhattan.
The eight-on-eight soccer match usually attracts some European soccer stars in their off-seasons who happen to be hanging around. What is certain, however, is that there will be hundreds hanging from the fences surrounding Sara D. Roosevelt Park on the Lower East Side on June 26. Read the rest of this entry »
Danny Green smiled as he stepped behind the interview podium and a crowd of reporters gathered around him to talk about the NBA Finals.
On a San Antonio Spurs team that steps into the spotlight reluctantly, and occasionally petulantly, Green seems only too happy to entertain questions and relay his story.
No one wanted to talk to him in Slovenia. There were rarely demands for interviews when he was playing in Reno or Austin. His phone rarely rang after he was cut first by Cleveland and twice was cast off by these Spurs. Read the rest of this entry »
Chicago Bulls Center Joakim Noah was named to the 2012-13 NBA All-Defensive First Team, while Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley was selected to the All-Defensive Second Team.
Noah is the first Bulls player since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in 1997-98 to be named to NBA All-Defensive First Team. The six-year NBA veteran averaged 11.1 rebounds per contest, while blocking 141 shots during the regular season. Noah also recorded career highs in points and assists while being selected to his first NBA All-Star team. Read the rest of this entry »
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash helped promote the NBA and Sprint’s Green Week, a mission to teach fans how to protect the environment. Nash explained, “There’s something like 1.6 billion cell phones produced every year and only 10 percent are recycled, so it’s really important for us to recycle some of these phones.” Read the rest of this entry »