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Does Free Speech Give a Fan the Right to Heckle?
A spectator who heckled Knicks Coach Isiah Thomas on Wednesday night received a printed warning card from a security guard to stop what he was doing or face ejection from Madison Square Garden. The fan, Michael Katz, an accountant from Westchester County, said he was not cursing but was merely yelling critical remarks at Thomas, who is also the - Madison Square Garden may begin ejecting fans who heckle New York Knicks and coach Isiah Thomas; photo (M) - By JOE LAPOINTE
N.B.A. ROUNDUP; Kidds Triple-Double Leads Nets Past Trail Blazers
Jason Kidd had 12 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists, and the visiting Nets snapped a six-game losing streak with a 106-101 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers last night. Richard Jefferson scored 30 points for the Nets, who got Vince Carter back after he missed five games with a sprained ankle. Brandon Roy had 25 points for the Trail Blazers, - New Jersey Nets defeat Portland Trail Blazers, 106-101; other NBA results noted; photo (S) - By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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2013-14 NBA predictions: Will the Miami Heat three-peat? - SB Nation
SB Nation's featured writers answer several questions and offer many predictions about the 2013-14 season. How many pick the Miami Heat to win their third straight title?
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Games to the Gamers: Trade Show for the Masses
One way to understand the culture of an art form is to attend its festivals. Film festivals, for instance, usually celebrate the cult of celebrity; parsing which stars attended which after-parties can be as important as the movies themselves. Rock music festivals, by contrast, tend to live up to their mandate for sweaty inebriation. Fine arts, - First annual video game festival Entertainment for All (E for All) is held at Los Angeles convention center; scene described; photos (M) - By SETH SCHIESEL
Can a nba team sign a international basketball player with out him entering the draft?
Can a nba team sign a international basketball player with out him entering the draft?
Because the cavs are looking at Ricky Rubio, but he will be in the top 5 in the draft. Could the cavs just sign him if he doesnt want to enter the draft?
Answer: If they have rights to him they can. that is kind of a slippery slope and that is why they have such strict rules and agents when it comes to drafting. he has to declare for the nba or at least sign with the team if he goes as a free agent without rights.
What should the NBA do to increase popularity and relevance again?
Compared to the NFL and Baseball and even MMA nobody cares about the NBA anymore. Tim Tebow being signed is a bigger story than the NBA finals.
I think the NBA should allow full contact like football or at least duking it out after hard fouls like in hockey! Better yet they should allow both those and bench clearing brawls like they allow in baseball all the time. If the malice at the palice took place several times a season or in the nba finals and we got to see players like Lebron James fistfight Giants like dwight howard I think the NBA would be far more popular than the NFL!
Answer: Right now every team needs a fair chance to win, So get some good players on bad teams and you will see a difference.
Besides the NBA is the 2nd most watched sport right now behind the NFL
N.B.A.s Television Partners Get Expanded Digital Rights
ESPN and TNT will start the N.B.A. season with a slew of new digital rights that will, among other things, let them stream their games live on their broadband outlets. Part of the point is that when we get exclusive games, we can broadcast them anywhere, said John Skipper, the executive vice president for content at ESPN. When we have a - ESPN and TNT will be able to stream NBA games live on their broadband outlets this season (M) - By RICHARD SANDOMIR
Stern Talks of Changes In Wake of Knicks Trial
Amid the afternoon bustle of an Istanbul shopping district yesterday, N.B.A. Commissioner David Stern cut a ribbon, opened a store and pushed the leagues influence a little deeper into the old world. Then he turned his focus back across the Atlantic, to the smoldering controversy surrounding one of the leagues oldest franchises. Stern said he was - NBA commissioner David Stern discusses suit against New York Knicks president Isiah Thomas and Madison Square Garden organization for sexually harassing former executive Anucha Browne Sanders, who won $11.6 million in suit; photo (M) - By HOWARD BECK; Remy Gerstein contributed reporting from Istanbul.
How do I properly play NBA 2K9 PC without a controller of any kind?
I just dug out of a closet NBA 2K9 for PC so I decided to try it out. Once I installed it and tried the tutorial, it showed at the bottom some controls that are controller-like, for example, B6. There is no B6 button on the keyboard! It wont even let me remap the control to something like, say, Spacebar.
Is there a setting that will change these to Keyboard+Mouse friendly controls.
Answer: Dunno, don't have nba 2k9 for PC. Sorry.
What do i have to do to become a NBA player?Is the job worth it?What 1 year course should I take?
im not sure of my future profession i want to do but NBA is perfect for me.i can play a bit and im already 6 feet 3 inches at 15 years old.what courses should i take in college?
Answer: I know a lot of kids that had your height at your age back in high school.
These kids came in with a lot of potential because of their height for their age.
Most that I know only did mediocre or stopped playing altogether.
If you want to be in the NBA you need to develop your skills because at the NBA level(even at the high school level and especially at the elite high school level) usually they will be at or above your height its the skills and skill set that will differentiate the player.
If your in high school look up the rankings for your graduating class on recruiting websites.
Watch those kids tapes and see what you have to be on par with.
Hope I help.
How does the NBA Draft system accommodate the teams that make the Playoffs?
Ive been following the NBA since the start of the season and its wonderful! It gets absolutely no coverage in England and if mentioned its pretty much just dismissed as rubbish (Personally I think it may be preferable to Football/Soccer, which does seem criminal to contemplate).
Ive been trying to get my head around the rules and I dont think Im doing too badly. Im just unsure around the offensive 3 seconds in the key rule. I cant work out if the 3 seconds is; 3 seconds within the inner lines flanking the painted area, or, 3 seconds within the outer lines flanking the painted area (A foot or so outside the inner lines if Im any making sense). Also, is the semi-circle within which a player takes a free throw considered part of this 3 second zone?
Anyway, my main question surrounds the Draft. I know the 14 sides missing the playoffs go into a weighted Lottery, where the poorer a teams performance throughout the season, the greater their chance of getting the first pick. Im just wondering how the playoff sides fit into the Draft. Do they miss out on any lotteries altogether and just go into the Draft in reverse order based on their results in the 2 confrences? Do they miss out on the Draft altogether? Do they have their own lottery where the poorest team in the playoffs gets the best chance at getting the 15th pick?
Ive got no idea. Ive researched most of the other bits and bobs surrounding the NBA which confuse me but it doesnt seem easy to get information on the Draft for the Playoff sides (Probably because its common sense if youve grown up with it).
Anyway, cheers in advance. Oh, and, Go Spurs!!
(P.S. If anyone has any influence over NBA fixture scheduling Id appreciate it if you brought your tip off times forward say 6 or 7 hours. Some of the European NBA fans have jobs to do. Alternatively maybe you could let us have the Wizards. They dont seem to be up to much. You could have one of your games "On the road" over here)
Answer: The 16 teams that go to playoffs are placed in a draft order depending on regular season record. For example, if the Heat have the best record in the NBA they get the last pick in the draft (30th) and if the, oh I don't know, the Bucks sneak into the playoffs as an eight seed and have the worst record of any playoff team they get the 15th pick in the draft. (Lottery teams that didn't make the playoffs get picks 14-16).
If you can't watch games but really want to use firstrowsports.eu it's a great website that I use to watch all the Celtic games. Go C's!
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Samsung to provide courtside tech for the NBA in reported $100 ...
If you're tired of product placements in your favorite dramatic series, you won't get any relief if you switch over to hoops instead. Samsung has.
When was the last time the NBA finals started before the Stanley Cup finals?
Even since Ive been an NBA fan the Stanley Cup finals are usually an entire series ahead of the NBA playoffs. So while the NBA is wrapping up their conference finals the NHL is getting started on their finals. This has been the case every year that I can remember (29 year old die hard NBA fan) except this year. Does anyone know why this is? Has this ever happened before?
Answer: I guess it depends on many NBA games went 7 games. If I'm not mistaken, atleast one series of every round went 7 games this year. I"m not sure if that helps...
How much does NBA League Pass cost and is there a deadline?
I want to buy NBA League Pass, but I dont know how much it is and if there is a deadline in which I have to signup before that date.
Thanks a lot.
Can anyone give me a site or official source telling me how much it is (to make sure there are no hidden fees or anything like that)
also your cable company will most likely have a cheaper price. So call them and order it from them. I got it for $120 last year, 100% worth it, especially since you can get streaming video to your computer.
What is the difference between Nba 2k10 and Nba Live?
Well i know that nba live is a bit more expensive i think becuase that you can play it online i think thats the only difference but im not sure. So let me know because Im in the market for a basketball game.
Answer: You can play NBA 2k10 online too! Plus, it has My Player Mode which is awesome! Live doesn't have that mode. You should get NBA 2K10, I have it and I'm very happy and it's my favorite game!
How come some college players succeed in the NBA while others fail?
I dont understand why players like J.J. Reddick and Adam Morrison werent as successful in the NBA as other rookie, like Deron Williams. Is it because they simply failed to adjust to the game or is it because of the teams theyre on?
I mean, I already have a feeling Tyler Hansborough wont make the transition from college to NBA while players like O.J. Mayo, Michael Beasley and Derrick Rose will very likely succeed.
This appears to have happen in the past too, as many of the college record holders are complete unknowns in the NBA.
Answer: Not everyone can maintain the level of competition or handle the pressures of being in the NBA. Granted, every player drafted (Even Kwame Brown LOL) was a great high school/college star, but there's always someone better.
Health has a lot to do with it too.
How can you start a petition to allow street ballers or dleague player to participate in the nba dunk contest?
While the first half of the nba season going on, whoever is sponsoring the dunk contest could have a nation wide tour/contest to see who will participate in the nba dunk contest.
Answer: for starters just so u kno where im comin from with this info, im a sports agent with several players in the NBA.
it is impossible for non-nba players to participate in the dunk contest, D-League players are a different story, you could petition to the NBA commissioner's office because you are actually part of the the league, but anything under the NBA which includes the dunk contest is Legally Licensed to players who are contracted to the NBA or its Affiliates, in other words a referee has a better chance of being in the dunk contest then a street baller
When do NBA teams start selling individual game tickets?
I want to go to one NBA game, so im wondering when do they start selling single game tickets?
some teams have already started selling tickets
NBA viewing guide: Heat vs. Bulls is a marquee season opener ...
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Samsung scores $100 million NBA deal for courtside tablets and ...
The NBA's next provider for courtside electronics will be none other than Samsung, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal today. Sources familiar with the three-year deal value it at...
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Captain Jack Is Back Don Nelson, the Golden State Warriors coach, has been criticized for plenty of decisions throughout his career, but his naming STEPHEN JACKSON, above, the teams troubled star, as a captain had people questioning his sanity. That point was driven home by the fact that Jackson was suspended for the teams first seven games for - Recent developments in NBA discussed; photos (M) - By FRED BIERMAN and BENJAMIN HOFFMAN
NBA predictions for the 2013-14 season | The Point Forward - SI.com
Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin should benefit from Dwight Howard's presence. (Mike Young/Getty Images). I've already made picks for the NBA Finals and several traditional awards as part of SI.com's Crystal Ball. Here are ...
New Push Into China By N.B.A.
In an age dominated by Chinese exports, one import from the United States has stood taller than most here: basketball. Now, in a move certain to highlight the growing importance of China to both the National Basketball Association and the sport, the N.B.A. plans to announce Wednesday the formation of a Chinese subsidiary. To head it, the league has - National Basketball Association announces formation of Chinese subsidiary to feed growing interest in sport in China, which is already largest market outside United States; Timothy Chen will head operations for unit; photo (M) - By KEITH BRADSHER
TV SPORTS; TBS Tries to Cover Bases But Has Holes in the Lineup
Someone at Turner Sports must have forgotten the reasons for the success of TNTs Inside the NBA when it cast Frank Thomas and Cal Ripken Jr. as the analysts for TBSs postseason baseball show. Turners problem is not entirely rooted in failing to find a dominant personality with any two of Charles Barkleys principal assets -- animation, - Richard Sandomir TV Sports column discusses TBSs postseason baseball show (M) - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - By RICHARD SANDOMIR
NBA players, the last and tallest fans of HBO's 'Entourage' - SB Nation
If you're planning on seeing the just-announced Entourage movie, 1) what is the matter with you?, and 2) better get there early so as not to wind up sitting behind Kevin Durant or Amar'e Stoudemire.
Does anybody know a few highschool or NBA Basketball documentaries about players life or hard work?
I want to know about different documentaries about players from the NBA , highschool, or college and there hardwork and lives. Ive watched a few but i want to see more. I like documentaries on short players btw, lol. Thank You.
Answer: Coach Carter was a great movie based on a true story but its not about a NBA player but they guys go onto play college basketball and stuff its great
More Than A Game a documentary on LeBron James and his 8th grade team threw high school
How to manually update NBA 2k12 roster in the middle of a season?
After I updated the NBA 2k12 roster, the season that I am playing crashed. I am unable to continue the season. How can I update the roster and continue with the season with the new roster?
Since I do not play online game, I did a manual update.
Answer: You have to manually update NBA 2k12 roster before you start the season
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How will Nba fans react if the season is cancelled? Will the Nba lose fans for good?
At this point after meetings between the nba preps/owners and nbapa the two sides have made little 2 no movement about the revenue split and cap. Some people feel the season will not happen.
Answer: The NBA will lose a few fans for good. There are always those people who take a labor disagreement as a personal offense and refuse to watch a game ever again.
Diehard fans will return as soon as play starts, grumbling maybe, but they'll still be there watching games. What the NBA will lose is the casual fan. Last year a lot of people tuned into the playoffs to see the "good guy" Mavs go up against the "evil" Heat. If the season is delayed, or lost for good, those casual fans will find something else to do. They won't be lost forever, but bringing them back will be difficult.
What is the worst start an NBA team has ever had that eventually went on to win the NBA championship?
What is the worst start (as far as there record) an NBA team has ever had that went on to win an NBA Championship the same year?
Answer: The 2006 Miami Heat were 17-13 through their 1st 20 games and finished the season 35-17 for an overall record of 52-30. The 1998 Chicago Bulls were 12-8 to start the season and won the NBA Finals too.
The team that won an NBA Championship with the lowest seed were the 93-94 Rockets that won the title as a 6th seed in the West. They however started the season on fire @ 19-1 through their first 20 games. As the season moved along they cooled down a bit but finished the season with an overall record of 58-24 (6th in West).
NBA scores: Heat ruin Derrick Rose's return, Lakers ruin Clippers ...
Miami ruins Derrick Rose's return to the court in a 107-95 win over the Bulls on Tuesday.
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Blazers Turn It Around The Trail Blazers 100-79 loss at San Antonio on Dec. 2 was the teams ninth in 10 games and gave them a record of 5-12. This is definitely the lowest point, said guard Brandon Roy, above, who scored 4 points on 1-of-9 shooting. He might have been right. Since then, the Trail Blazers have won a league-best 10 in a row to - Recent developments in NBA discussed; photos (S) - By FRED BIERMAN and BENJAMIN HOFFMAN
NBA viewing guide: Grizzlies and Spurs collide in conference finals ...
The Grizzlies and Spurs will square off on Wednesday to headline a loaded NBA slate that also includes the Nets facing the Cavs and the Lakers playing the Warriors.
SPORTS BUSINESS; Gardens Gloves Are Off in Digital Fight
The Rangers are at war with the National Hockey League over their Web site. Should they control it or should the league? The Rangers evidently believe the former or they would not have gone to federal court in Lower Manhattan last month to seek a temporary injunction against the league with a lawsuit that reads like a manifesto against eminent - E-mail: email@example.com - By RICHARD SANDOMIR
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Why does the NBA have more bandwagon fans compared to other sports?
Compared to the NBA, NFL, and MLB, why does the NBA have the most bandwagon fans? I noticed people will like a team just cause of a player, or like the flashiest team, or the most successful. I feel like this isnt as common in other sports. Other sports fans will like their hometown team, or stick with one team. Not just like a team cause of a player, or cause their good/flashy.
Answer: Because the league is based on a few superstars per team and many teams don't have a huge marketed superstar. Players move more frequently in the NBA opposed to NFL... or even in MLB it seems like if a superstar doesn't like his team he can just wiggle his way out of the city through a trade....