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For most of his professional career, NBA player Matt Bonner has donned a San Antonio Spurs uniform. Including his first two seasons with the Toronto Raptors, Bonner's been a reliable shooter, hitting over 46 percent of his shots over his career, including 41.4 percent from three-point land. That's pretty good for a center-forward, though he's coming off his worst shooting season of his 11-year career, and he blames the iPhone 6 for his woes. If that's where the story stopped, you'd probably assume he spent too much time posting to Twitter and playing mobile games and not enough time practicing... Read more...
It's being reported that a deal has been made to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer, 58, the former chief executive officer (CEO) of Microsoft. Shelly Sterling, estranged wife of disgraced Clippers controlling owner Donald Sterling, signed off on the agreement as sole trustee of the Sterling family trust. The deal will now be sent straight to the NBA for final approval. Despite inking the agreement, Ballmer may want to hold off on popping open a bottle of bubbly. For one, the deal requires approval by the league office, and if it's granted, it must then be approved by three-fourths... Read more...
I'm a short Italian a hair-length away from being 5-foot 9-inches tall, yet despite my height deficiency, I know what it's like to play basketball above the rim. It's not because I have an amazing vertical like Nate Robinson or, for your old school ballers, Spud Webb, both whom have won the slam dunk contest. No -- one reasons I know what it's like to play ball like a 6-footer is because the hoops are sometimes lowered at my local YMCA. The other reason is because the Sacramento Kings have teamed up with Google to use Glass on the court. Unfortunately, players don't get to wear Glass during actual... Read more...
When NFL Films first got the idea to mic up certain players and coaches to give viewers a more intimate look and listen into games, practices, and sidelines, it changed a great deal about the average fan’s understanding of and interest in the game. The NBA is about to enjoy a generationally commensurate innovation for fans by outfitting certain players, announcers, and others with Google Glass to augment a broadcast. On the January 24th game between the Sacramento Kings and the Indiana Pacers, the Kings will use Google Glass and CrowdOptic’s technology to significantly boost the fan... Read more...
You know, Mark Cuban has an excellent point: Twitter may not have a business model just yet, but it can no longer say that no one's making money from it. Over the weekend, the eccentric and outspoken Dallas Mavericks owners (not to mention a media mogul in his free time) decided to lash out once more against NBA referees. Not that lashing out is anything new for Cuban, as he's been fined around $1.5 million in total and suspended from three games -- and that was from his 14 previous fines!Shortly after a 103-101 defeat by the Denver Nuggets, Mark fired up Twitter, logged on and penned the following:... Read more...