2011 NBA Lockout
Coverage of the 2011 NBA lockout
The long and short of it is: The player's union is divided, and Derek Fisher is right in the middle of the action. Fisher is being accused for not acting in the best interest of the players, misusing funds, and showing favor to friends. Fisher is asking for the support of the players, and is pledging that he will operate transparently.
It wouldn't make for a very good movie, but it's always nice to see an incident end with nobody involved getting in any drama. And it's nice to see that some stupid court battle won't be distracting Perk throughout the season.
I don't smoke pot, and I never will. But I swear, sitting back in a chair and zoning out to this insane mixtape has to be equal to or better than getting high.
The Last Night of Danilo Gallinari and Serge Ibaka in Europe: EA7 Emporio Armani Jeans / Olimpia Milan vs. Real Madrid
As everyone knows, the NBA lockout is well on its' way to being over. And while most people in the United States are celebrating, people elsewhere are reciting their sorrows. Specifically, people in Europe are doing so, as they won't get to see NBA stars on their teams anymore.
Apparently, there was a game featuring "Team LeBron" and "Team Durant" yesterday. There's video of the practice, and a recap of the game.
Via NESN.com: "According to Broussard, the C's offered the Thunder point guard Rajon Rondo and forward Jeff Green in exchange for point guard Russell Westbrook and center Kendrick Perkins."
Serge Ibaka To Play His Last Game With Real Madrid on Thursday, Thabo Sefolosha to do the Same For Fenerbahce Ulker
It's looking like Serge Ibaka will have one last hurrah in Italy, while Thabo Sefolosha will be making a final stand at home against Olympiakos.
Okay, so it's been a whole 6 months since Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks destroyed the Thunder in the Western Conference Finals. I know, it seems like an eternity, right? So to help everyone get back in the saddle, here's the Thunder's roster situation post-lockout.
Kevin Durant's Reaction to the End of Lockout News
So, as you might have heard, the end of the 2011 NBA Lockout is imminent. Here are a few things that will be out of the ordinary for this lockout-shortened NBA Season.
Via Yahoo Sports: The NBA and the Players Association have reached a tentative agreement to end the five-month old lockout and start the league’s 2011-12 season on Dec. 25.
NBA Lockout: Derek Fisher Headed to NYC; Who Picked Up the Phone?
We all know that the Lockout has been different things to different players. For some, like Adam Morrison, it's an opportunity to stage a comeback. For others, like Kevin Durant, it's an opportunity to pursue charitable endeavors. And for others, it's an opportunity to earn some easy money.
NBA Players Are Beginning to Sign in Europe, But Who is Actually Playing in the Euroleague? A List, by League, of All NBA Players Who Have Signed Overseas (UPDATED Nov 18th 2011)
This is an update of a list I originally made on October 6th. I'll be updating the list in another post as things progress.
With the lockout going strong, some teams are looking to their past for articles. And since the Thunder have such an illustrious, well-known, and rich history, I figured I'd follow suit.
NBA Lockout: NBA Players File Federal Class Action Suit
NBA Lockout: Sports Law Expert Explains Decertification Details
NBA Lockout: Players Reject New Proposal, Move to Decertify; Season on the Brink
NBA Lockout: The NBA Discovers Youtube, Explains CBA Proposal
Owners' Official Proposal in Full; Union Initial Response Not Positive
Kevin Durant "Weighing Offers" To Play Overseas: Maccabi Tel Aviv, Valencia, and BBC Bayreuth All Considered
It appears KD, like all of us, is sick of exhibition games. He's also not ready to accept the owners' latest proposal.
More NBA Lockout Fun with Taiwanese Animators, Serge Ibaka is Good at Dunking: The Maccabi Tel Aviv Edition
It's Wednesday, and could it be a more perfect day to throw out two excellent video links?
Last Thursday and Friday, the Euroleague continued to go strong as we rolled into week three of the preliminary round. Sefolosha and Ibaka both got significant time on their respective clubs, and both are looking to have a strong season.
David Stern Radio Interview: "There's Going to Be a Deal"
If you're confused....well, this video will confuse you even more. Regardless, it's totally worth it!
European basketball has many different types of atmospheres. When I saw Adam Morrison in Serbia, I described a very old, grimey atmosphere full of angry men and security guards. When I saw Serge Ibaka in Lithuania, the atmosphere very much depended on the fans in attendance. But the atmosphere of ALBA Berlin was the one that brought most warmth to my heart.