The NBA, Stephen Curry & It’s Stars Lead The Way In Corona Virus Research & Relief


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Unless you live under a rock, the Corona Virus has probably changed your every day life in one way or another. As a basketball fan, the NBA not only having players in Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell being diagnosed with Corona Virus but the league suspending the season on March 11th was the first event that made this whole thing feel real. In many ways the NBA was the first organization and business to make a move to prevent the spread of the virus. In the moment Adam Silver felt like the bad guy taking our beloved sport away from us right before the playoffs but he was really the hero we all needed. The NHL, MLS and MLB all followed in the NBA’s footsteps suspending their seasons the next day!

Since taking over as commissioner, Silver has made many changes to the league including global growth, social media & implementing technology into the future of the league. Even though these changes seem with the times, his biggest change was giving the players something that previous commissioner David Stern sort of took away from them, and that is allowing the players to be themselves and be outspoken.

One player who has used his platform for good is Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors. Curry on Thursday used his Instagram Live to have a Q&A session with Dr. Anthony Fauci who has been America’s right hand man when it comes to the virus. Curry had his own questions regarding the virus but allowed his followers and anyone watching to ask Dr. Fauci their own questions. Steph used his platform to allow the regular citizen to not only receive non biased facts about the virus but allowed them to be involved, far from anything our government or any news platform has given us.

Right out of the gate, Kevin Love of the Cavs, knew many people working for the team and the stadium would be out of a job so he pledged $100,000 to the every day people who help him live out his dream every night. That moment allowed other NBA stars to follow suit as MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo put together $100,000 of his own. Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson and Pistons star Blake Griffin also helped out their fellow stadium employees.

Rudy Gobert who was the first NBA player to test positive for the virus and may have not taken it as seriously as he should’ve… donated $500,000 to the employees at the Vivint Smart Home Arena. Part of the donation is also going to families affected by the virus. Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban one of the NBA’s forward thinking owners was the first owner to say he would help his stadium employees. The Warriors commited $1 million dollars to their Chase Center employees not far after.

The NBA, it’s players and owners have been doing their part to help not only prevent, but educate and help everyone involved. It’s now our turn to do our part and stop the spread as much as possible. Basketball and our every day lives will be back soon. Stay safe.

Happy Birthday Blake Griffin!!


Today Blake Griffin turns 25 and may be having his best season yet! The Los Angeles Clippers forward is putting up 24 points and 10 rebounds a game. He also had a career high 43 points against Miami and multiple 30 point games this year! Happy Birthday Blake and to much more success this year and in the future!

The Clippers Had Some Fun Last Night!!


The Los Angeles Clippers are one of the most entertaining teams in the NBA, and last night was no different as they pulled off these two ridiculous plays against the Pelicans!

Blake Griffin Hits The Sixers With Back To Back Windmill Alley-Oops!!


It was one of those days for the Clippers…and one of those days for the 76ers. Check it out as Blake Griffin skies for back to back windmill alley-oops from Chris Paul!

Shaqtin’ A Fool, Includes A Point Guard Kendrick Perkins!


This week we got a new Shaqtin’ A Fool from the crew over at TNT Inside The NBA and it included some good laughs. Candidates included, Kendrick Perkins, Blake Griffin, Lance Stephenson, The Philadelphia 76ers and Gorgui Deng!

Your 2014 NBA All Star Starters!


all stars                                     The 2014 NBA All Star Starters were just announced on TNT’s Inside The NBA. There were four first time starters voted in which included, Stephen Curry, Paul George, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. LeBron James was the leading vote getter with 1,416,419 votes, followed closely by Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, who finished with 1,396,294 votes.

Western Conference All Star Starters

Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers
Stephen Curry, Golden State
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City
Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers
Kevin Love, Minnesota

Eastern Conference All Star Starters

Carmelo Anthony, New York
Paul George, Indiana
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland
LeBron James, Miami
Dwyane Wade, Miami

The NBA Commissioner will select the reserves, which will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 30, on TNT. The 63rd NBA All-Star Game will be exclusively televised on TNT from New Orleans Arena on Sunday, Feb. 16.

Your 2014-2016 USA Olympic Basketball Team!


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Today, Managing Director of the USA Men’s National Team, Jerry Colangelo and his staff announced the 28 players who were invited to fill the 2014-2016 USA Men’s National Team Roster. 14 members of the gold medalist 2012 U.S. Olympic and/or the 2010 USA World Championship teams will be on the roster. The returning players include LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and Kevin Durant. 14 other newcomers will join the returning players in their quest for Olympic gold.

2014-2016 USA Men’s National Team Roster

LaMarcus Aldridge
F
6-11
240
7/19/85
Portland Trail Blazers / Texas
Carmelo Anthony
F
6-8
230
5/29/84
New York Knicks / Syracuse
Bradley Beal
G
6-5
207
6/28/93
Washington Wizards / Florida
Tyson Chandler
C
7-1
235
10/02/82
New York Knicks / Dominguez H.S. (CA)
DeMarcus Cousins
C
6-11
270
8/13/90
Sacramento Kings / Kentucky
Stephen Curry
G
6-3
185
3/14/8
Golden State Warriors / Davidson
Anthony Davis
F/C
6-10
220
3/11/93
New Orleans Pelicans / Kentucky
Andre Drummond
C
6-10
270
9/10/93
Detroit Pistons / Connecticut
Kevin Durant
G
6-9
230
9/29/88
Oklahoma City Thunder / Texas
Kenneth Faried
F
6-8
228
11/19/89
Denver Nuggets / Morehead State
Paul George
G
6-8
221
5/02/90
Indiana Pacers / Fresno State
Blake Griffin
F
6-10
251
3/16/89
Los Angeles Clippers / Oklahoma
James Harden
G
6-5
220
8/26/89
Houston Rockets / Arizona State
Gordon Hayward
F
6-8
210
3/23/90
Utah Jazz / Butler
Dwight Howard
F/C
6-11
265
12/08/85
Houston Rockets / Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (GA)
Andre Iguodala
G/F
6-6
207
1/28/84
Golden State Warriors / Arizona
Kyrie Irving
G
6-3
191
3/23/92
Cleveland Cavaliers / Duke
LeBron James
F
6-8
250
12/30/84
Miami Heat / St. Vincent-St. Mary H.S. (OH)
Kyle Korver
G/F
6-7
212
93/17/81
Atlanta Hawks / Creighton
David Lee
F
6-9
240
4/29/83
Golden State Warriors / Florida
Kawhi Leonard
F/G
6-7
235
6/29/91
San Antonio Spurs / San Diego State
Damian Lillard
G
6-3
195
7/15/90
Portland Trail Blazers / Weber State
Kevin Love
F
6-10
260
9/07/88
Minnesota Timberwolves / UCLA
Chris Paul
G
6-0
175
5/06/85
Los Angeles Clippers / Wake Forest
Derrick Rose
G
6-3
190
10/04/88
Chicago Bulls / Memphis
Klay Thompson
G
6-7
205
2/08/90
Golden State Warriors / Washington State
Russell Westbrook
G
6-3
187
11/12/88
Oklahoma City Thunder / UCLA
Deron Williams
G
6-3
207
7/26/84
Brooklyn Nets / Illinois

 

 

 

Blake Griffin And Lob City Return To MSG!


Blake Griffin had a huge night against the New York Knicks going for 32 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists during a 109-95 win last night. Blake soars in for a fast break alley-oop with a nice pass from Jamal Crawford!