Zion Williamson soared in his first NBA preseason game on Monday night. Showing off the high-flying talents that made him one of the most anticipated rookies in years, Williamson turned in a ferocious slam less than two minutes into his debut with the New Orleans Pelicans and dunked it two more times before the first half was done against the Atlanta Hawks. “This isn’t high school or college anymore,” Williamson said. “You’ve got to go up strong. So I went up strong and I was able to finish.” It was quite the close-range repertoire: one with the right hand, one with the left hand, one with both hands. Williamson finished with 17 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals, helping the Pelicans to a 133-109 victory over the Hawks before a much larger crowd, announced at 15,441, than what would normally be expected in Atlanta for an exhibition between two teams that failed to make the playoffs last season. “I didn’t expect that … [Read more...] about Zion Williamson marks NBA debut for Pelicans with series of huge dunks
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This season will be defined by … How things shake out in Los Angeles. The Lakers brought in LeBron James last season and still missed the postseason, so this time around they traded for Anthony Davis. They had hoped to add Kawhi Leonard and become the new Golden State Warriors. Then the Clippers not only added Leonard but Paul George. Now the Lakers may not even be the best team in their own building. HF The end of the superteam era means the first legitimately wide-open title race in years. The star-studded paradigm favored by the Celtics, Heat and Warriors over the last decade has given way to a two-star model co-opted by more than a dozen NBA teams. Increased league-wide parity promises an improved nightly product and a much-needed injection of suspense at the business end. BAG Duos. The regular season will mirror the offseason, with the NBA’s best duos dominating the headlines in the same way they did this summer. Leonard and George with the Clippers, James and Davis … [Read more...] about NBA 2019-20 predictions: The rise of Los Angeles and the era of the super duos
Tristan Thompson was spotted shooting hoops with an NBA rival ahead of the upcoming Keeping Up With The Kardashians episode which will show his cheating drama with Jordyn Woods unfold. The Cleveland Cavaliers center seemed relaxed as he and Portland Trail Blazers point guard Seth Curry were practiced at USA Mega Fitness in Reseda, California earlier this week. A source tells DailyMailTV that Thompson, 28, entered the gym with his 'associates' around 10.30am where he was practicing with a shooting coach. About an hour later 28-year-old Seth Curry - the younger brother of Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry - walked in alone with a gallon of water in hand. 'As soon Seth walked in, Tristan went to other side of the court to allow Seth to dribble and shoot in the half court, where Tristan had started working out at first,' they said. Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (left) and Portland Trail Blazers point guard Seth Curry were seen shooting … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: Relaxed Tristan Thompson shoots hoops at an LA gym with Seth Curry before episode of KUWTK which shows Khloe learning he cheated with Jordyn Woods
Coming in the same playoffs as Portland’s Damian Lillard’s 37-foot heave to eliminate the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kawhi Leonard’s four-bounce buzzer beater on Sunday night will live on as one of basketball’s greatest buzzer beaters. What else are the greatest moments that occurred as the clock struck zero? We have five (along with some honorable mentions) to conjure memories of the times when nobody could quite believe what they had just seen. 1) “The Minneapolis Miracle”, 14 January 2018 In nine years the Minnesota Vikings had won a total of zero playoff games. And it took a miracle for them to snap that streak. Minnesota trailed 24-23 with 10 seconds left, no timeouts remaining and the ball spotted at their own 39-yard-line. To keep the clock from expiring, quarterback Case Keenum found sure-handed wideout Stefon Diggs, who intended to catch the ball and immediately run out of bounds to stop the clock. New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams … [Read more...] about Was Kawhi Leonard’s buzzer beater the best game killer in sports history?
Multiple sources say the Los Angeles Clippers will land Kawhi Leonard as a free agent after they acquire Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a huge trade. George will be traded for at least four first-round picks a source told the Associated Press. Leonard, who is from LA, made his decision to sign with the Clippers after the team swung the deal to land George, the person said. ESPN, who first reported the trade, also said the Thunder were getting Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Danilo Gallinari from the Clippers. Leonard’s move to the Clippers means that for the first time a reigning NBA finals MVP will change teams before the following season. Leonard was also being pursued by the Los Angeles Lakers and the Toronto Raptors, the team he led to last season’s NBA title. The most the Clippers can offer Leonard is $142m over four years, which is the deal he is expected to sign. Players can sign with new teams as early as noon Eastern time on Saturday. Leonard, entering … [Read more...] about LA Clippers set for spectacular haul of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George