The Houston Rockets could have been were the Warriors are now -- the NBA Finals -- if only they were healthy.
And one of the key players who was absent for Houston was starting point guard Patrick Beverley. He may not be a pass-first or scoring point guard, but he is definitely an elite defender in his position.
If he were completely healthy in the Golden State-Houston series, he could have shut down league MVP Steph Curry just like what Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova is doing for the past two games. more >>
Tim Wright, the Christian New England Patriots tight end NFL sources report is expected to be release by the team spoke up Thursday of staying humble despite the buzz about his job security.
Wright, 25, was traded to the Patriots from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014. He played in Super Bowl XLIX with the Patriots where the team claimed victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Right before reports surfaced that Wright would be released from the team, the Christian tight end tweeted about humility.
Four-time MVP LeBron James put up a masterful 40-point, 12-rebound, and 8-assist performance to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at the Quicken Loans Arena, last night.
James fired from all cylinders throughout the game, which Cleveland mostly dominated before the Warriors made a furious run late in the fourth.
The Cavs built a 20-point lead in the third period, behind the hot shooting of James and J.R. Smith from downtown. However, Curry and company had other things in mind, and managed to inch closer until the final four minutes where they only trailed by six, 81-76. more >>
There were a lot of high expectations for the Chicago Bulls last season due to the returning Derrick Rose, and a number of offensive reinforcements, particularly Pau Gasol, whom the Bulls acquired from the Lakers during the off-season.
Unfortunately, in spite becoming the best offensive Bulls squad in the Tom Thibodeau era, Chicago still bowed to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the East semifinals.
Thibodeau was fired, and a new coach was installed, so the rebuilding process for the Bulls is underway. more >>
A lot of people, especially Jeremy Lin fans, were expecting a lot from the former Harvard standout when he transferred to Los Angeles last season.
Unfortunately, things did not go his way. After training as a backup point guard to Steve Nash, Lin found himself in the starting position after the latter suffered another season-ending injury, which eventually led to his retirement.
Still, Lin has performed quite well for the Lakers. During the 2014-15 season, the 26-year-old point guard averaged 15.7 points, 6.4 assists, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.5 steals, which is not far from his performance with Houston for the last two seasons. more >>
Former NBA MVP Dirk Nowitzki has not played for his national team Germany for four straight years, and many have been thinking that they may have seen the last of the Mavs' power forward.
However, the 36-year-old NBA star announced in a press conference in Frankfurt, Germany that he will play for his national team in this year's Eurobasket tournament, which will be held in Berlin.
"I've chosen to be in Berlin," Nowitzki said in a statement. "I've had the whole month of May and used it to gain some distance and enjoy family time. Of course, I also have consulted the matter with my wife." more >>