Pelicans’ hot-shooting Luke Babbitt makes impression on coach Alvin Gentry

It’s not as though Luke Babbitt was having a quiet night.

The sharpshooting Pelicans forward scored 16 points in Saturday’s preseason-opening win at Indiana. He made five of his 11 shots and was 3-of-7 on 3-pointers. He had three assists and made a strong first impression on new coach Alvin Gentry. Read the rest of this entry »

Kings’ Darren Collison healthy, in pursuit of big season

For years, Darren Collison’s body was like an old, trusted car.

It would do just fine once he got going, but he needed a few minutes to warm it up.

When getting loose before games became harder, Collison thought some extra stretching and pregame exercises would suffice. But in February, his discomfort was linked to a core muscle injury that required surgery, and he missed the rest of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jonas Jerebko fills a need for the Boston Celtics

Jonas Jerebko arrived in Boston without much fanfare last season. He was involved in the midseason Tayshaun Prince trade that also netted the CelticsGigi Datome. Despite the relatively low expectations, Jerebko performed well after joining the team. He added a spark off the bench and helped Boston’s unlikely trip to the playoffs. He retuned to the Celtics in free agency after signing a two year, $10 million deal. Coming into this season, what does Jonas Jerebko bring to the Boston Celtics? Read the rest of this entry »

Nene Hilario and Wife Lauren Team Up to Provide Healthy Food to Denver Area Children

Students at Eastridge Elementary School will receive something extra in their backpacks this year. As part of a multi-year program implemented by Blessings in a Backpack, a national child hunger relief non-profit, students at Eastridge will receive nutritious food every weekend throughout the entire school year. To celebrate the program, sponsored by Nene and Lauren Hilario, students got to hear firsthand from the NBA Star at the school visit. Read the rest of this entry »

Bulls’ Joakim Noah On Mission To Stop The Violence in Chicago

A star player with the Chicago Bulls on a mission to stop the violence in the city he now calls home.

For nearly five years, Joakim Noah has teamed up with his mom to roll out anti-violence programs on Chicago’s South and West Sides. Those programs have impacted the lives of nearly 1,000 kids, including dozens earlier this week.
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Phoenix Suns To Induct Steve Nash Into Suns Ring of Honor, October 30

The Phoenix Suns will induct two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, Steve Nash, into the Suns Ring of Honor on Friday, October 30, at halftime of the Suns-Portland Trail Blazers game at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Video of Suns Managing Partner, Robert Sarver, discussing the decision to induct Steve Nash into the Ring of Honor, what Nash means to the Suns franchise, and what fans can expect on October 30, can be downloaded via the following link: Robert Sarver Video Read the rest of this entry »

Wizards rookie Kelly Oubre fled during Hurricane Katrina, but New Orleans never left him

Until a decade ago, the history of hurricanes in New Orleans had been one of near-misses and good fortune, strokes of luck preserving a water-surrounded city that rests almost entirely below sea level. Hurricane Betsy brought 10-foot storm surges in 1965, flooding most of the city, killing 76 people and causing more than $1 billion in damages. But in the four decades after, many a hurricane — Camille, Juan, Andrew, Georges — ravaged the region but not the Crescent City.   Read the rest of this entry »

Bulls’ Joakim Noah helps kids with back to school gear

With the first day of school right around the corner, several NBA players have been making sure children in the city they play in, are properly prepared. John Wall, Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge have each provided school supplies to dozens of children and in Chicago, Joakim Noah recently hosted his own back to school event. Read the rest of this entry »

Mike Conley’s Moment Has Arrived

There is something to be said for rising to the moment.

We all have those points in our lives where we know that we have to step up. It can be small- one more minute on the treadmill, one more rep, one more lap. It can be big- a presentation to a boardroom, a deadline on a particular assignment. That feeling of accomplishment makes it all worth it, and whether we succeed or fail we know that the moment brought out the best in us. You learn from the failure or advance through the success, preparing for that next moment. Read the rest of this entry »

Danny Green to grace NBA 3X Philippines

The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced Monday (August 3) that Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets and Danny Green of the San Antonio Spurs will headline NBA 3X Philippines 2015 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall from August 28 to 30.

Returning for the fifth consecutive year, the event features a 3-on-3 competition, a slam dunk contest, 3-point shootouts, skills challenges, and autograph sessions amongst others. Read the rest of this entry »

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