Ben Simmons shows NBA worth as Brooklyn Nets crushed

Australian Ben Simmons has punished the Brooklyn Nets after one of their players called him average Australian Ben Simmons has punished the Brooklyn Nets after one of their players called him average. Simmons was a man on a mission, scoring 31 points and spearheading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 131-115 demolition of the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday in game three of their best-of-seven play-off series. The win in Brooklyn gave the 76ers a 2-1 series lead. I think it was one of Bens most dominant games, coach Brett Brown said. Simmons offensive and defensive masterclass came after Nets bench player Jared Dudley described him as an average player when restricted to playing in the half-court. I really dont have energy …

Jimmy Butler and Jared Dudley ejected as Sixers win Game 4 over feisty Nets

Tempers in an already chippy first-round series between the 76ers and Nets finally boiled over on Saturday afternoon in Philadelphias taut Game 4 win Tempers in an already chippy first-round playoff series between the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets finally boiled over in Saturday afternoons Game 4 when Jimmy Butler and Jared Dudley were both ejected during the third quarter after a dust-up near the baseline that spilled into the seats. Brooklyns Dudley sparked the extracurriculars after teammate Jarrett Allen landed hard after a foul by Joel Embiid, rushing in to shove the Sixers 7ft star center with two hands. Butler then hurried to Embiids defense, pushing Dudley from behind and the fracas tumbled into the floor seats beneath the …

Michael Jordan says Tiger Woods’ comeback is ‘the greatest I’ve ever seen’

Michael Jordan, who famously came back from retirement to add to his haul of NBA titles, has paid tribute to Tiger Woodss return to the peak of golf Michael Jordan, who famously has been strained in recent years. However, in an interview with the Athletic published on Thursday, Jordan hailed Jordan told the Athletic after Woods won his first major since 2008. He didnt think hed get back physically. But he did it. No one expected him to be back the way he is now. Hes probably the only person who believed he could get back. To me, thats a major accomplishment. To me, its unbelievable. Mentally, you always think you can. But you cant answer to what your body …

Luke Walton out as LA Lakers coach after three losing seasons

Luke Walton is out as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers after amassing a 98-148 record with no playoff appearances in three seasons Luke Walton is out as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers after three losing seasons. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka announced Waltons departure Friday, three days after the Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

The NBA playoffs: all 16 contenders reviewed and ranked

As the postseason tips off over the weekend, will the Warriors take a third straight title or can Giannis Antetokounmpos Bucks step up? It feels incredibly strange to look at the NBA playoffs and realize that, for the first time what seems like a lifetime, LeBron James wont be a part of the proceedings. Thanks to a freshman campaign with the Los Angeles Lakers that was so stressful that team president Magic Johnson shocked the basketball world by that actually did make it, based on their regular season performance and the opponents that they have drawn. 1) Golden State Warriors So they didnt even finish with the best regular-season record in the league this time around and had to settle …

How do I feel seeing my records get broken? Inspired | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

As the NBAs all-time leading scorer, I want to see my records broken as doing so is one more benchmark of human progress Every time Im introduced in a public setting, my list of NBA records is announced. There arent as many now as there were when I retired, so at least my introduction takes less time. But whenever someone closes in on one of my remaining records, especially the Moby-Dick as the all-time leading scorer, Im asked by dozens of media people whether I think they can do it and how Ill feel if they do. Its as if people think Im sitting home watching the games chanting: Miss! Miss! Miss! Actually, when I see these talented veteran players …

The Lakers are a dumpster fire not even LeBron James can extinguish

The bad chemistry and bad fortune undoing the Lakers have wrought the unthinkable: an NBA playoffs without LeBron Its looking like LeBron James in the NBA playoffs isnt the forgone conclusion weve come to presume. On Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Clippers, 113-105, slumping to a ho-hum 30-34 record, six games adrift of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with 18 games left in the regular season. Not only will James almost certainly fail to extend his preposterous streak of eight consecutive NBA finals appearances, its looking signed with Los Angeles during the offseason, it was hardly the obvious move from a basketball perspective. There were many other teams he could have joined …