FIBA NEWS AND RESULTS
NBA, EuroLeague, FIBA basketball news
Metta Sandiford-Artest on Rick Carlisle: “Just listen to this guy and you will have a killer career”
Former NBA player Metta Sandiford-Artest (previously Metta World Peace and Ron Artest) tweeted a message of respect to the Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle. The two worked together through 2003-2006 at the Indiana Pacers. In that period Sandiford-Artest achieved individual success: he was an NBA All-Star, was named to the All-NBA Third Team and […]
The post Metta Sandiford-Artest on Rick Carlisle: “Just listen to this guy and you will have a killer career” appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Boston Celtics star forward Jayson Tatum addresses the media after the Celtics Game 3 win vs. the Miami Heat. Tatum stresses the importance of having Gordon Hayward healthy for the Celtics to make a run at the NBA Finals. Tatum finishes by confirming after the Celtics’ Game 2 loss the team was emotional and frustrated […]
The post Jayson Tatum: Gordon Hayward being healthy means everything for Celtics appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Miami Heat star forward Jimmy Butler says the Heat need to stop playing from behind after dropping Game 3 vs. the Boston Celtics. Butler thinks the Heat need to play better defense and not rely on big man Bam Adebayo to bail them out. Forward says Miami needs to play a better team offense to […]
The post Jimmy Butler: Celtics have momentum heading into Game 4 appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Former Interim UFC Welterweight Champion Colby Covington once again criticized woke athletes, namely LeBron James, for their political stance. Covington made the following comment after defeating Tyron Woodley by technical knock-out in the UFC Fight Night main event on Saturday. “Ladies and gentleman, the silent majority is ready to make some noise. If you thought […]
The post Colby Covington: “I’m sick of these spineless cowards like LeBron James” appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics talked about the locker room scuffle between him and Marcus Smart which occurred after Boston lost Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals to the Miami Heat. “It was probably blown out of proportion. We’re in a bubble. It’s a lot of grown men. It’s a lot of passion […]
The post “It was probably blown out of proportion” – Jaylen Brown on Celtics’ heated locker room appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
The Boston Celtics young star Jayson Tatum opened a little about the heated locker room after his team lost Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals to the Miami Heat. For him, it was all about reacting to being down 0-2 in the series. There was nothing personal, according to the 22-year-old forward. “We’re not […]
The post Jayson Tatum on Celtics’ locker room scuffle: “We’re not supposed to be happy we’re down 0-2” appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Recently, the rumor appeared that Giannis Antetokounmpo would like to have Chris Paul as his teammate at the Milwaukee Bucks next season. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst also said he would not be surprised if such trade talks started after the Bucks were knocked out by the Miami Heat in the Western Conference semifinals. Former Bucks player […]
The post Michael Redd on Chris Paul joining Bucks: “Wow, Chris Paul is an upgrade for sure” appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
The Last Dance, ESPN’s documentary series about Michael Jordan’s final year with the Chicago Bulls, won the Emmy for outstanding documentary or nonfiction series at Saturday’s Creative Arts awards. The series followed Michael Jordan’s footsteps in the last year of his career with the Chicago Bulls matched with unreleased footage and an inside look in […]
The post The Last Dance wins Emmy for Best Documentary Series appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Gordon Hayward will not leave the Orlando “bubble” to be close to his wife for the birth of their fourth child. The forward of the Boston Celtics told Rachel Nichols of ESPN he plans to remain with the team for the remainder of the playoffs. “Gordon Hayward was originally supposed to leave the Bubble for […]
The post Gordon Hayward says he will not leave the NBA bubble for birth of fourth child appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Tyler Herro on Game 3 loss to the Celtics: “If we keep digging ourselves a hole, it’s going to be tough to beat these guys”
Tyler Herro shared his thoughts on the loss of the Miami Heat to the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals (117-106). The guard of the Heat was not satisfied with the team’s performance on both ends of the floor. “We have to get our offense figured out. If we keep digging […]
The Miami Heat didn’t have another comeback in-store in Game 3 loss to the Boston Celtics. Jimmy Butler explained what went wrong for Miami in this game. “We didn’t play hard enough, or do anything we set out to do… now we’ll really see what we’re made of,” Butler said, via Rachel Nichols. The Heat […]
The post Jimmy Butler on Miami Game 3 loss to the Celtics: “Now, we’ll really see what we’re made of” appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Jayson Tatum on Gordon Hayward returning to action: “It’s crazy anyone would think we are better without him”
Jayson Tatum shared his thoughts on the return to action of his teammate in the Boston Celtics, Gordon Hayward. Hayward played for the first time in five weeks and had six points, five rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes of action in Game 3. “It’s crazy anyone would think we are better without him…We’re […]
The Boston Celtics will need to remain locked in to win three more games vs. the Miami Heat and get to the NBA Finals. The Celtics’ forward Jaylen Brown spoke on the Wednesday matchup with Miami, after Game 3 victory. Both teams will have to wait four days to play the fourth game of the […]
The post Jaylen Brown on Game 4 preparation: “The game starts now” appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Jayson Tatum opened up about the victory of the Boston Celtics over the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals (117-106). Tatum, who flirted with the triple double (25 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists) said his team made the first step, but needs three more wins to advance to the NBA […]
The post Jayson Tatum on the Celtics winning Game 3: “It doesn’t mean nothing. We have to win four of them” appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Gordon Hayward returned to action on Saturday night, after missing five weeks with an ankle injury. The forward of the Boston Celtics had six points (2/7 shooting), five rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes of action. After Boston’s victory in Game 3 (117-106), Hayward opened up about his physical condition. “I’m definitely not 100 […]
The post Gordon Hayward on his physical condition: “I’m definitely not 100 percent, but it is what it is” appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Brad Stevens on Gordon Hayward, after Boston’s Game 3 win vs. Miami: “He is a stabilizing force for us”
Gordon Hayward returned from a nagging ankle injury to help the Boston Celtics claim their first win in the ECF series. The Celtics’ head coach Brad Stevens was satisfied by Hayward’s contribution, after the veteran forward stayed in the game for 31 minutes. “The wind caught up to him a couple times, but I thought […]
Tyler Herro made history in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics. Herro finished the game with 22 points, soring 16 of them in the second quarter. Herro’s 16 points in the second quarter are the most a player 20 or younger has scored in a playoff […]
The post Tyler Herro makes history in Game 3 loss to the Celtics appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
The Boston Celtics defeated the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals and remained alive in the series. The Celtics led from start to finish and were up by as many as 20 points to earn the victory (117-106). Four players scored 20+ points for Boston (Jaylen Brown 26, Jayson Tatum 25, […]
The post Celtics rally past the Heat to remain alive in the Eastern Conference Finals appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Jayson Tatum was a huge factor in Game 3 of the series with the Miami Heat, as he got an impressive stat line with 25 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists. Tatum became the second player with four 25/10/5 games in a postseason before turning 23. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar and future Hall of […]
The post Jayson Tatum joins elite company with impressive performance in Game 3 appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Shaquille O’Neal and Draymond Green discussed who should have won the NBA MVP award for the 2019/20 season. The NBA Hall of Famer said James should have won the award, since he is the best player in the NBA. On the other hand, the three-time champion with the Golden State Warriors picked Giannis Antetokounmpo for […]
The post Shaquille O’Neal, Draymond Green disagree on 2020 NBA MVP appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Jamal Murray on Michael Porter Jr.: “I think he’s gonna be a big factor in this series against the Lakers”
Jamal Murray shared his thoughts on the performance of his teammate in the Denver Nuggets Michael Porter Jr. in the playoffs. Porter Jr. had 14 points (on 3-for-9 shooting, one of six 3-point attempts), 10 rebounds and four assists in Game 1 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers (114-126). “I just think his patience right […]
During an episode of The Joe Budden Podcast, the Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant was asked about the Houston Rockets swingman Danuel House Jr., who allegedly let a female COVID-19 testing official into his hotel room at Disney World:
The post Kevin Durant on Danuel House allegedly allowing female COVID-19 tester into room: “You can’t blame” appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
The Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant was almost the unanimous rookie of the year this season getting 99 out of 100 media members vote for him. However, one member of the journalist voting list had a different opinion and Ja Morant called him out in a jokingly manner. Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times explained […]
The post Ja Morant points out the man who didn’t vote for him in ROTY voting appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
LeBron James received high praise from the head coach of the Denver Nuggets, Michael Malone. The superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers could be considered ‘the best passing forward ever to play the game’, per Malone. “They have a player in LeBron James who could very well be the best passing forward ever to play the game. […]
The post LeBron James could very well be the best passing forward ever to play the game, says Michal Malone appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
The Utah Jazz are interested in bringing Derrick Favors back to the team, according to Tony Jones of The Athletic. The Jazz traded Favors to the New Orleans Pelicans in the summer of 2019. Favors, who averaged nine points and 9.8 rebounds with the Pelicans, will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. “Obviously, there […]
The post Jazz reportedly interested in bringing Derrick Favors back appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
D’Angelo Russell took to Twitter and proposed an interesting idea regarding the Battle of LA. The superstar of the Minnesota Timberwolves still wants to see a playoff series between the Lakers and the Clippers. “Lakers & Clippers should still do a open 7 game series on ESPN after the season. We still wanna see that,” […]
The post D’Angelo Russell wants to see a seven-game series between the Lakers and the Clippers on ESPN appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
The Los Angeles Lakers might be prepared to make an adjustment for Game 2 against the Denver Nuggets. Head coach Frank Vogel is considering inserting Dwight Howard to the starting lineup. “I’m considering that,” Frank Vogel said on a question about Howard, per Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times. “But I won’t release our starting lineup […]
The post Frank Vogel considers starting Dwight Howard in Game 2 appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Denver Nuggets star guard Jamal Murray looks back at the team’s Game 1 loss to the number one seed Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Western Conference Finals and the adjustments they want to make to even up the series. The number three seed Nuggets are down 1-0 in the best-of-seven series. Game 2 will […]
The post Jamal Murray talks how Nuggets will adjust for Game 2 vs. Lakers appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Draymond Green shared his thoughts on the heated locker room confrontation of the Boston Celtics after Game 2 loss to the Miami Heat. Green, a three-time NBA champion with the Golden State Warriors, called this a typical behavior of a “winning team” in the NBA and explained why he believes winners argue more with each […]
The post Draymond Green reacts to the Celtics’ heated confrontation after Game 2 vs the Heat appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Gordon Hayward seems ready to get on the court, as his pre-match routine shows. The Celtics’ forward attempted several threes. The Boston Celtics are down 2-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals series, but a possible win will revamp their hopes of winning the series. Hayward averages 18.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists per contest […]
The post Gordon Hayward shoots prior to Game 3 between Boston and Miami appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Baron Davis shared his thoughts on the NBA MVP voting results, which were announced on Friday. Giannis Antetokounmpo dominated the process and easily won the award for a second straight year. For his part, LeBron James finished second, but was frustrated about the voting procedure and (about) receiving just 16 (out of 101) first-place votes. […]
Charles Barkley spoke on NBA on TNT show about Giannis Antetokounmpo and the 2021 free agency. The former Sixers and Suns legend expressed his view on Giannis getting out of Milwaukee to win a championship. “I don’t want him to go and cheat and try to join other guys and win it. I want him […]
The post Charles Barkley doesn’t want Giannis Antetokounmpo to take the easy way out appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
LeBron James is expected to play in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets. James suffered an ankle injury in the second quarter of Game 1, but continued to play and finished with 15 points and six rebounds. The head coach of the Lakers, Frank Vogel, […]
The post LeBron James expected to play in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals despite ankle injury appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Gordon Hayward is back in the active roster for Game 3 versus the Miami Heat, as the Boston Celtics announced today. Hayward lost significant time due to an ankle injury, which occurred in the Celtics vs. Sixers first-round playoff series. Hayward missed the first two games of the Heat series but was listed as questionable in advance […]
The post Gordon Hayward available for Celtics vs. Heat Game 3 tonight appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
This is the second straight Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award for Giannis Antetokounmpo, who becomes the 12th player to earn the honor in consecutive seasons. Antetokounmpo received 85 of 101 first-place votes and earned 962 total points from a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters as well as the Kia NBA Most Valuable […]
The post NBAers react to Giannis Antetokounmpo winning MVP, LeBron James finishing in second place appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is getting up shots in the gym:
The post Dion Waiters’ son wasn’t playing with LeBron James at Lakers practice today appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Los Angeles Lakers cult icon Alex Caruso sits down with the media to discuss how the Lakers plan on defending the Denver Nuggets moving forward in the series and (6:25) weighs in on the chemistry he has with LeBron James on the court. The Lakers lead the series 1-0. Game 2 will take place on […]
The post Alex Caruso on LeBron James: “We’re both very high IQ players” appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
The post Giannis Antetokounmpo becomes third player to win multiple MVP awards by age 25 appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
After the number one seed Los Angeles Lakers rolled to a 126-114 victory over the number three seed Denver Nuggets in Game 1 on Friday night, a three-time Super Bowl Champion and Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe took to Twitter to post his reaction to the Lakers beating the Nuggets:
The post Shannon Sharpe and his dog react to LeBron James and Lakers winning Game 1 vs Denver appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Former NBA point guard Ty Lawson, who is currently a free agent, is banned for life from the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) after posting inappropriate photos on his Instagram story, according to Yahoo. The Fujian Sturgeons, his most recent team, gave a statement to Chinese news agency Xinhua: “His inappropriate words are inconsistent with the […]
The post Ty Lawson banned for life from CBA for IG posts claiming Chinese women have ‘cakes’ appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
After the Miami Heat took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night, one of the most outspoken commentators around, Stephen A. Smith, gave his opinion on the rest of the Eastern Conference Final series. Game 3 will take place on Saturday:
The post Stephen A. Smith: “I think this Heat/Celtics series is over” appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
The Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is taking his time to relax after helping his team defeat the Denver Nuggets in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. In a video shared by LeBron via Instagram story he is seen playing harmonica. “Soothing vibes,” the three-time NBA champions wrote on the video. There has […]
The post LeBron James playing harmonica after Lakers beat Nuggets appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Former NBA small forward Lance Stephenson, who still has a contract with the Chinese Liaoning Flying Leopards (CBA league), has a new look:
The post Lance Stephenson: “Y’all like my sugar daddy haircut?” appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
The Indiana Pacers will interview Golden State Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown for their head coaching vacancy. Brown hasn’t been a head coach since the 2013-2014 season when he coached the Cleveland Cavaliers and has been on Steve Kerr’s staff for the past four years. When the Pacers started their coaching search last week, there […]
Sports journalist and Fearless host Jason Whitlock has got a few things to say to SJW athletes after the LASD challenged the most well-known self-proclaimed social justice warrior LeBron James to show support for the officers shot by an unknown gunman:
The post Jason Whitlock: Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department puts pressure on LeBron James appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Anthony Davis speaks with the media following the Los Angeles Lakers’ Game 1 victory over the Denver Nuggets (126-114) in the 2020 Western Conference Finals on Friday night and discusses his teammate LeBron James’ runner-up finish as the 2019-20 MVP behind the Milwaukee Bucks small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. Davis finished the game with 37 points […]
Anthony Davis (37 points along with 10 rebounds), LeBron James (15 points, six boards and 12 assists) and the number one seed Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray-led Denver Nuggets 126-114 on Friday night to take a 1-0 lead in their Western Conference Finals series. Game 2 will take place on […]
The post NBA players react to LeBron James and Lakers beating Nuggets in Game 1 appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers finished second in the 2020 NBA MVP voting behind Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. Draymond Green, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith all react to LeBron’s comments on this season’s MVP results:
The post Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley react to LeBron James finishing 2nd in MVP voting appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Whether it was overblown or not, reports on a heated Boston Celtics locker room after their Game 2 meltdown against the Miami Heat dominated headlines late Thursday night. Inside The NBA gave their opinions on the reports and the Celtics heading into Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals:
The post Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley break down Celtics locker room reports after Game 2 appeared first on TalkBasket.net.
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo joined Inside the NBA after the Lakers’ WCF Game 1 win over the Denver Nuggets. After dropping nine assists, Rondo added Michael Jordan to the list of all-time greats that he’s passed up on the playoff assists list:
The post Rajon Rondo reacts to passing Michael Jordan on All-Time playoff assists list appeared first on TalkBasket.net.