In case Houston's Dwight Howard thought his departure from the Lakers was water under the bridge, he got a friendly reminder from L.A. and Kobe Bryant fans of their continued displeasure with him.
During a recent exhibition game versus the Indiana Pacers in the Philippines, Howard was greeted with a scattering of boos and "Kobe” chants inside the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Although the Rockets did get the win, it was very apparent that a bad taste still lingered in the mouths of the passionate Lakers fans in the Philippines.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs' 2013-14 season is drawing near and fans are getting pumped to see the men in black and silver hit the court once again.
There are many storylines heading into the Spurs' new season such as how the team will respond after losing in the NBA Finals last season, will Tony Parker's long summer catch up with him, and can Tim Duncan duplicate his performance from last season?
But for former NBA coach George Karl, he is most excited to see Kawhi Leonard continue to take the next steps in his career.no comments
On media day, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and guard Tony Parker talked about bringing Parker back slowly and not overworking him after playing a majority of the offseason for France at Eurobasket.
Playing an 82-game season followed by a late playoff run that ended in Game 7 of the NBA Finals and adding on a full Eurobasket tournament can take it's toll on a player's body.no comments
San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan is a physical specimen.
At age 37, one would think he would be a shell of his former self but he is still one of the premier big men in the NBA and is still producing at a high level for San Antonio. Last season, he averaged 17 points and 9.9 rebounds and helped guide the Spurs to their fifth NBA Finals appearance.
But before his impressive performance in the 2012-13 season, he felt he was on the decline and that his best days were behind him.
In an interview with ESPN, Duncan spoke about how staying in shape staved off the ravages of time on his body and spoke on how much longer he will play in the NBA.no comments
Well folks, we now have another former Los Angeles Laker who is high on the 2013-14 Lakers squad.
Former Laker Vlade Divac was recently asked for his opinion on his expectations for the Lakers this new season when this happened.
Via LA Times:
"The Los Angeles Lakers are an elite team and I'm sure they're going to do better than last year. It's not going to happen two years in a row to have a bad season," Divac told Express Sports. "The Lakers are going to be definitely one of those teams that can win the championship next year."no comments
AT&T Center - San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker spent most of his offseason on the court instead of resting. Aside from a deep playoff run to the NBA Finals with San Antonio, he suited up for the French national team at EuroBasket 2013 where he captured the gold medal.
Add a quick turn around from Team France to join the Spurs for training camp and a slate of preseason games ahead of him, and one can imagine that rest is in order for the Spurs' floor general.
The Spurs got their preseason schedule going yesterday with a narrow win over CSKA Moscow. Parker logged 20 minutes of action and finished with six points.