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The Way of Andrew Wiggins

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 »

Steve Nash Gives Educare Arizona a Big Assist

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 »

Warriors’ Festus Ezeli becoming a force

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 »

Hornets rookie Kaminsky and Pistons rookie Johnson will host weekly call-in show

SiriusXM announced today that Detroit Pistons rookie Stanley Johnson and Charlotte Hornets rookie Frank Kaminsky, the #8 and #9 selections in the 2015 NBA Draft, respectively, will be the featured hosts on the third season of Year One, the exclusive SiriusXM NBA Radio show that gives listeners an inside look at the life of an NBA rookie.

Year One will debut on October 29 at 7:00 pm ET and air every Thursday on SiriusXM NBA Radio throughout the 2015-16 season.  SiriusXM NBA Radio is available to subscribers nationwide on satellite radios (XM channel 86, Sirius channel 207) and on smartphones via the SiriusXM app. Read the rest of this entry »

Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova ready for big role as NBA championship hunt begins

Two years ago Matthew Dellavedova was fighting it out for the last roster spot with NBA club Cleveland Cavaliers.

The team was a struggling one still reeling from the loss of superstar LeBron James and trying to climb up from the bottom of the Eastern Conference. Read the rest of this entry »

Jahlil Okafor predicted to win ROY

The Philadelphia 76ers will open the NBA’s regular season against the Boston Celtics from TD Garden in Boston on Wednesday night, Oct. 28, as the fans get a good look at rookie center Jahlil Okafor who has already received some national attention for his play. NBA general managers predict Okafor will be the NBA Rookie of the Year based on the results of this year’s NBA.com GM Survey. Read the rest of this entry »

Steve Nash Joins Warriors as Consultant

“I look forward to joining Coach Kerr and his great staff and helping out in any way that I can,” said Nash. “The Warriors played such a beautiful style of team basketball last season and it’s a style that I am very familiar with and enjoyed playing throughout my career. This team is extremely talented, as they proved in winning the Championship last season, but they also have a number of core players who are relatively young in their careers. That is a very unique blend and I’m excited about the opportunity to work with these guys and hopefully pass along some of the lessons that I learned during my career.” Read the rest of this entry »

Mike Conley: Bowl n Bash

For the last seven years, Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley has taken a stand against Sickle Cell Disease. On Saturday, September 26th, Conley held his annual Bowl-n-Bash event at Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes with proceeds benefiting the Methodist Healthcare Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center.   Read the rest of this entry »

Stanley Johnson’s versatility shines

If this was the first test from the National Basketball Association, Stanley Johnson aced it.

The 19-year-old forward played the most minutes, was matched up with one of the best players, and still came out of it with a team-high 26 points in his debut for the Detroit Pistons, a 115-112 preseason loss Tuesday to the Indiana Pacers. Read the rest of this entry »

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