Last Friday night, USA Basketball put on a scrimmage in Las Vegas. The twenty players on the current Team USA roster were split into two squads, and matched up against each other. It was similar to an all-star game atmosphere. In a game where there as much fun to be had, and basketball to be learned, the only outcome turned to be a negative one. Indiana Pacers star small forward, Paul George, suffered a gruesome leg injury when he landed awkwardly on the base of the basket, after chasing down the opposing James Harden. At first, it did not seem as though he was greatly injured. Replays showed, however, that his leg wrenched just above the ankle, causing a ghastly image and complete fracture. Director of USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo, at the time, had stated, “Everyone saw what we saw, but that’s for the medical team to decide, determine, and then make the announcement about what it is and what’s going to take place.” Ultimately, it has been determined that George will miss the entire 2014-2015 NBA season, causing some distress in the minds of owners, coaches, teammates, and fans alike. Continue reading
It’s finally here. After an exciting year, we’ve got our 16 playoff teams. Despite the fact that we are going to miss out on seeing good teams play (Suns) and instead be forced into seeing some mediocre teams (Hawks), it’s still going to be fun to watch. For every round I’ll look at each matchup and break them down. Then Ashton, Matt, and I will make our picks. Here we go!
As the NBA enters the final days, playoff positioning is all that remains to be determined. The Atlanta Hawks clinched the number 8 seed in the Eastern Conference earlier this evening. Continue reading