Tag Archive: NBA

May 23

May 23, 2016 Today in Sports History

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1876 – Boston’s Joe Borden pitched the first no-hitter in the history of the National League. 1922 – Gene Tunney was defeated by Harry Greb. It was Tunney’s only professional boxing defeat. 1926 – Hack Wilson became the first player to hit a home run off the Wrigley Field scoreboard. 1948 – Joe DiMaggio hit …

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May 23

No Guts, No Glory: Tyronn Lue regrets not calling more plays for LeBron James in Game

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On Saturday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers suffered their first loss of the postseason on the road against the Toronto Raptors. One thing that stuck out in Game 3 was the amount of shot forward LeBron James took. With point guard Kyrie Irving and forward Kevin Love both struggling, many thought that James should have taken …

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May 23

The Sports Bank.net: Believeland Review: Solid 30 for 30, but too much ESPNism

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The ESPN Films 30 for 30 series is like eating pizza or having sex- it’s very difficult to get it wrong. Most of the time, the experience is very enjoyable. That said*“Believeland,” the latest 30 for 30 entry, is a very solid entertaining viewing experience, and I’d rather watch Believeland again than just about anything …

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May 16

The Sports Bank.net: 2016 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (5/16/16)

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The 2016 NBA Draft Lottery takes place Tuesday evening so the draft order will be official then. *Here is a look at The Sports Bank’s 2016 NBA Mock Draft. 1. Philadelphia-Ben Simmons, F, LSU, 6-10, Fr. The Aussie is an extremely versatile offensive weapon who ultimately plays a point forward type role. There aren’t many …

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May 13

10 Friday Questions 5/13

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1. Are you superstitious? 2. How many of the Friday the 13th movies have you seen? 3. What is your favorite movie theater snack? 4. Who is gonna win the NBA Championship? 5. What was the last thing that you fixed? 6. Who in the movie business seems the most down to earth? 7. Shark …

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May 06

10 Friday Questions 5/6

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1. Who is your all time favorite baseball player? 2. Are you an introvert or extrovert? 3. Your favorite spot in your home/apt? 4. A song that you remember from your childhood? 5. Last thing you watched on TV? 6. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong? 7. What is the …

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Apr 20

Even a Spurs legend couldn’t stifle a yawn during their Game 2 win

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  Predictions for the first-round playoff series between the 67-win San Antonio Spurs and injury ravaged Memphis Grizzlies were fairly consistent in expecting a dominant showing for the higher-seeded team. All four of our BDL writers predicted a sweep, and San Antonio’s dominant Game 1 victory did little to change opinions of this matchup’s level …

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Apr 14

Lakers Corner: Kobe’s Final Game

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Before I start, let’ get one thing straight. About 30 prior to the Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers game last night, the Jazz found out that they were eliminated from the playoffs. That information may have affected the team’s play. If it were reversed, and the Utah Jazz needed a win against the Laker …

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Apr 10

NBA Playoff Picture: Cleveland can’t clinch, Bulls still alive

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With less than a week left in the NBA’s regular season, several games per night make a big difference in the fights for playoff berths and seeding. This post catches you up on everything that matters to these races. GAMES THAT MATTERED A LOT [Follow Dunks Don’t Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all …

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Mar 18

The Sports Bank.net: Painfully Obvious that John Groce Must Go; Immediately

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At this point, John Groce is pretty much Tim Beckman minus the horrendous and embarrassing public speaking gaffes. This past season, Groce’s on-the-court product deteriorated to the same dark depths as the football on-the-field product under Beckman. With yesterday’s news that junior guard Kendrick Nunn was arrested on charges of domestic battery, we’ve now seen …

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