An NBA Arena gets its name back

To many, crypto.com arena will always be Staples Center, the house that the Utah Jazz ball in will forever be the Delta Center. On July 1, 2023 that shall be the case once more. According to reporting from Andy Larsen of the Salt Lake Tribune, the Jazz and Delta Air Lines have embarked on a naming rights agreement that will return the building to its former name. The arena, which was built in 1991 was known as the Delta Center until 2006 when it was renamed EnergySolutions Arena. Jazz owner…

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NBA names regular season MVP after Micheal Jordan , other awards after various NBA legends

Courtesy of the National Basketball Association NEW YORK — The National Basketball Association (NBA) today unveiled six newly designed trophies named after NBA legends, which will be presented to the end-of-season Kia Performance Award winners.  Headlined by The Michael Jordan Trophy, which will be awarded to the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, the lineup of reimagined trophies honors the league pioneers who helped define the standards of excellence that these trophies represent. Our new collection of trophies celebrates some of the greatest and most impactful players in the history of the…

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Grambling and Southern to play in NBA HBCU Classic on 18 February 2023

Courtesy of Brian Howard, Senior Associate AD for Athletic Communications, Grambling State Athletics The Grambling State University and Southern University men’s basketball programs have been selected to play in the NBA HBCU Classic 2023, the NBA announced today. The Southwestern Athletic Conference matchup will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. ET/2 p.m. MT at the University of Utah’s Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City as part of NBA All-Star 2023. The second NBA HBCU Classic will be simulcast on TNT, ESPN2 and NBA TV.  NBA…

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The Lakers are going to be terrible again this season

Last season, the media arm of Klutch Sports, led by Shannon Sharpe and Nick Wright convinced a lot of people that Russell Westbrook was one of the worst players in the Association and that he alone was the sole cause of the basketball maelstrom that was the 2021-22 Los Angeles Lakers. They conveniently ignore the fact the roster was aged, displayed at best an indifference to defense, did not shoot well, and ran no real offensive system, which was the real root causes of why the team was so awful. …

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NBL News: Adelaide 36ers defeats Phoenix Suns in exhibition match

Courtesy of the National Basketball League: The Adelaide 36ers loaded up for NBL23 with an exciting roster ready to play an up-tempo, high scoring style and all of that was on display with phenomenal shooting to make history beating the Phoenix Suns 134-124. The 36ers have loaded up under coach CJ Bruton to try and blow the rest of the NBL away with their firepower. They knocked down a remarkable 24/43 from three-point land on Sunday night local time to become the first NBL club to beat an NBA team…

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Why Robert Sarver will come out on top

The NBA season is right around the corner, with training camps set to begin later this week. However the talk around d the league is not about players and teams to watch, potential MVP candidates or potential championship contenders but rather the anti-black and misogynistic behaviour of the Phoenix Suns’ owner Robert Sarver and the environment it created within the organization.  Although Baxter Holmes’ hard-hitting expose into Sarver and the cutter he cultivated within the Suns elucidated what was happening in Phoenix to the masses, as with the disgraced former…

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“Starfish” Air Jordan 1 High OG coming October 27

The ” Starfish” Air Jordan 1 High OG is a women’s-exclusive iteration of the silhouette that apparently is also the latest addition to the “Shatteted Backboard” series. Its white leather base is overlaid with that of statfish at the starfish toe, eyerow and wrapping the heel. Starfish Swooshes adorn the lateral and medial sides, with cacao present at the collar underneath a starfish overlay that is home to the Wings logo. Below is home to a sail midsole and a starfish rubber outsole. The ” Starfish” Air Jordan 1 High…

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Chet Holmgren out for the year, will the League limit player activities?

Unfortunately, for Oklahoma City Thunder, and possible basketball fans as a whole, the wait to see the triumvirate of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Josh Giddey and Chet Holmgren share the court in an NBA game will have to wait one more year.  Holmgren, the no.2 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, will miss the entire 2022-23 season with a lisfranc injury. Holmgren seems to have suffered the injury guarding Lebron at The Crawsover Pro-Am game last Saturday night. While not a career-ending injury anymore, and even with the youth Chet has…

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Warriors announce 2022 preseason schedule

From the Golden State Warriors The 2022 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors will host three games at Chase Center as part of a five-game preseason slate to tip off the 2022-23 season, it was announced today. The Warriors open their preseason schedule with two games in Japan against the Washington Wizards as part of the NBA Japan Games 2022 Presented by Rakuten. The Warriors and Wizards will face off on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 (game dates reflect Pacific Time) at Saitama Super Arena, marking the first Japan visit…

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