A shower of sports crowd hisses and jeers can sometimes be a good thing. Indeed, it is upon occasion absolutely required of the responsible fan.
LeBron and Spoelstra are easy targets to throw under the bus when the Heat eventually get eliminated but not the right ones. You can't win in the NBA without depth, and the Heat has none. That's on Riley.
Losing now to win later -- or tanking -- is simply not a good strategy. What tends to happen to awful teams is that they take a ride on the lottery treadmill. This ride works as follows.
For weeks now, the Celtics have given Bostonians every right to root and dream even as national NBA analysts and hometown sports reporters dissected their aches, their age and their weaknesses.
With each playoff victory, the Celtics are not only extending their championship window for this season, they are opening the door for more championships in the years to come.
Their win on Sunday night put the pressure back on the Heat and, more importantly, back on LeBron James. Pressure bursts pipes and the Celtics have seen him crack before.
The following NBA Mock Draft considers the ability of the players and does not incorporate team needs. This has been updated to reflect the results of the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery.
Plenty of blame can be distributed for the Lakers' sluggish playoff collapse against the Thunder, but the majority of it should go to NBA commissioner David Stern.
What's bad about the NBA Pass? The whole point of cable/satellite media was to open up the market for telecommunications broadcasts from outside one's local viewing area. This is exactly what the NBA Pass is curtailing.
Everybody's talking 'bout Sus-pension, no pension, criticism, gamemanshipisms, One game, or two games, six games, no seven games...
Looks like God answered that prayer, and even though Linsanity was put on a side rail following Lin's knee surgery April 2, the Knicks' point guard is poised to try a comeback.
A group of young girls waits eagerly on a dirt-floored basketball court as Tamika Raymond or Ruth Riley or Tamika Catchings approaches. The moment the player steps on to the court, a look of hope and joy overcomes the youth.
ften people don't pay attention to what people say in ads. But this one -- starring Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder -- has a very interesting opening line.
It was once said that officiating is the only profession in the world where the ultimate compliment is silence. That is certainly true. Only the funeral directors, morticians and undertakers could relate.
The New York Times noted that a current linguistic trend called "vocal fry" is just one in a long line of largely female speech patterns that are seen often seen as a sign of stupidity. Young women who used vocal fry were being dismissed as insecure, naive, and dumb.
Whether or not Amar'e returns for Game 4 at the Garden, as he proclaimed he will on Wednesday, remains to be seen, but if the Knicks have any chance at prolonging this series, it is with him out of the lineup.