LeBron sets odd mark in not reaching foul line in win over Grizzlies
The Los Angeles Lakers keep rolling, but LeBron James set an unusual personal mark in Saturday's 109-108 road win over the Memphis Grizzlies. © Harry How / Getty Images Sport / GettyJames' 27 field-goal attempts without a free-throw opportunity were the most shots he's ever taken in a game without earning a trip to the charity stripe, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin. It was only the 14th occasion in his career he didn't reach the line and the first time since Feb. 10 of last season.
Nick Wright IMPRESSIVE LeBron lead Lakers blow out Jazz 121-96; LeBron : 20 Pts; AD: 26 Pts - Продолжительность: 9:33 Skip and Shannon: UNDISPUTED 2 511 просмотров. Will LeBron deliver in the 2nd night of a back -to- back tonight in Utah?
LeBron James has heard it from all corners of the Internet for the way he’s celebrated when his son Bronny dunked in an AAU game to seal a championship for his team (although thank goodness there were athletes and other big names who defended him).
Utah Jazz announcers were not in a great mood as their team was absolutely destroyed by LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, 121-96.© Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports
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Both James and Anthony Davis put up highlight-reel plays in the Lakers’ win. For his part, James was on the bench celebrating during the latter stages of the game. That included him gifting shoes to a couple young Lakers fans in Salt Lake City.
This apparently didn’t sit well with those calling the game for Utah.
76ers top Jazz 103-94; move to 10-0 at home
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James Ennis III hit a 3 and dropped for three pushups, and Tobias Harris scored 26 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 103-94 win over the Utah Jazz on Monday night. Al Horford scored 17 points to help the Sixers win for the eighth time in nine games and improve to 10-0 at home. A night after the Raptors led the Jazz by 40 points at halftime, the Sixers led by a more modest 18 points at the break — a cushion needed late to secure the win against Utah.Ennis, Philly's super sub, had the crowd going wild in the first half when he was fouled on a 3 and did three quick pushups to stretch the lead to 26 points.
Lakers star LeBron James wandered from the bench onto the court against the Jazz , drawing the ire Jazz announcers weren't having it 😂 pic.twitter.com/mG0phvgDAd. Well, in back to back games they’ve knocked off two Western Conference contenders in the Nuggets and Jazz , with the Portland
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Never afraid to respond to criticism, James clapped back against said announcers on Instagram Thursday morning.
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“Imagine doing your job at the highest level to where you’re not needed anymore, giving your shoes to a lil girl and boy who you inspire and hoped you made proud that night, then cheering on your teammates cause you love seeing them succeed more than yourself only to be criticized while doing it,” James wrote. “People it’s the world we live in and you can’t let it ever stop you from your purpose in life. Negativity, bad energy, hate, envy, etc etc will try to bring you down throughout your journey and it’s up to you on how you handle it.”
James has been under a microscope since being considered the next all-time great during his high school days. There’s a lot of reasons that he can be criticized. Opining on pretty much every world event is one.
Lakers adopt Lamar Jackson's 'Nobody cares, work harder' motto, then pummel Jazz
On a group text thread among Lakers players earlier this week, someone made reference to a social media slogan Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has adopted. "Nobody cares, work harder." It resonated with the Lakers. "That's kind of the motto we talked about after our loss," Alex Caruso said. "Nobody cares if we lose. If we lose, people get excited, people get up for that. We've
The Utah Jazz announcers were fed up with LeBron James's antics courtside at Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The interaction was captured by cameras that followed the excited children up the stairs as they gave high-fives on their way back to their families.
LeBron James, who had already exited a blowout win and had given his shoes to kids in the stands, defended his celebration of Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James took to social media on Thursday to shrug off criticism made by Utah Jazz television announcers and defend his actions for
However, the criticism he received for making two young fans’ days is about as dumb as it gets. Don’t take your frustration out on James because his Lakers are the best team in the NBA and your team can’t keep pace with them.
LeBron was 100% correct to respond accordingly. The faux outrage displayed Wednesday night in Utah was absurd.
Related slideshow: The 25 best NBA nicknames of all time (Provided by Yardbarker)
The 25 best NBA nicknames of all time
If you are an NBA player, there is a good chance you are a known name. You may very well be a star and even one who surpasses the world of sports fandom. Everybody knows Michael Jordan, right? Some guys are known by only one name. Shaq. Kobe. LeBron. Then there are the famous nicknames and the maybe not-as-famous nicknames that are still fun. Who doesn’t like a good nickname? We certainly do, and so do NBA fans. Here are our 25 favorite NBA nicknames. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images
This is a nickname that has superseded his actual name. How many people call him Earvin Johnson? Nobody, right? He’s Magic Johnson. That’s what he’s been known as since he basically became famous. That’s what he’s known as now. Johnson will always be Magic, which is also a great nickname for a crazy point guard. Focus on Sport/Getty Images
It’s such a simple nickname, but it’s so iconic. His name is Julius Erving, and he was a “doctor” of basketball, so he became known as Dr. J. And yet it just stuck with everybody. Dr. J just rolls off the tongue, and Erving’s amazing dunks and stellar play certainly helped embed the nickname in our minds. Focus on Sport/Getty Images
The U.S Postal Service doesn’t actually have that “Neither rain nor snow…” motto, but we still think of mail carriers as being largely reliable. That’s how Karl Malone got his nickname, “The Mailman.” Malone always delivered — except on Sunday and national holidays, we guess. Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images
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“Air Jordan” isn’t super creative for a guy named Michael Jordan. And yet it was perfect. Jordan was a dunk champion. His “Jumpman” logo is still iconic. Flying through the air is MJ’s thing. It’s a pitch-perfect nickname. Jonathan Daniel/Allsport
The Big O
Until Russell Westbrook came around, Oscar Robertson was the last player to average a triple-double over a whole NBA season. “The Big” whatever is usually a decent nickname concept, but none of them tops “The Big O” as a nickname. It’s just fun to call somebody “The Big O.” Bettmann/Getty Images
Wilt the Stilt
Rhyming is a good choice for nicknames. There are a couple of those on this list. Wilt Chamberlain was tall (7-foot-1). So are people who walk on stilts. Hence, Wilt the Stilt. It’s not an intimidating nickname, but it’s fresh enough to be fun. Bettmann/Getty Images
What is Allen Iverson the answer to? We aren’t sure. That wasn’t really what was important. All that mattered was A.I. (not as good of a nickname) was the Answer. It was a formidable nickname and fitting for a guy who changed the NBA. Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Most guys get nicknames for their physical traits or their offensive acumen. Not Gary Payton. He earned his nickname for his defensive skills. Payton is the only point guard to ever be Defensive Player of the Year. He fit to the guys he was guarding like a glove. Works for us. HECTOR MATA/AFP via Getty Images
Call him Akeem. Call him Hakeem. We just known that Hakeem Olajuwon is “The Dream.” It’s a rhyming nickname and a perfect one. He had his Dream Shake. He had those basketball shoes that were way cheaper than Jordan’s. You can even just call him “Dream,” and people will know whom you’re talking about. Getty Images
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The Greek Freak
It kind of feels like Giannis Antetokounmpo got a nickname right out of the gate because of the difficulty in spelling, and pronouncing, his actual name. However, Giannis is Greek, and he’s a physical freak, and those words rhyme. Now he’s an MVP, and The Greek Freak has entered the lexicon. Harry How/Getty Images
The Round Mound of Rebound
Some people call Charles Barkley “Sir Charles,” which is kind of blah. However, Barkley was a hefty, formidable rebounder who wasn’t maybe as much of a physical specimen as some of his fellow big men. “The Round Mound of Rebound” just works perfectly, and it’s maybe the most amusing NBA nickname ever. ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP via Getty Images
Vince Carter had a ton of nicknames: “Air Canada.” “Half Man, Half Amazing.” The best of the bunch, though, is “Vinsanity.” His dunking skills were insane, or rather “Vinesane.” It just rolls off the tongue, and until “Linsanity” it was the one “insanity” nickname out there. Otto Greule Jr/Allsport
Clyde the Glide
Man, when Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler were on the same team, it was a dynamic nickname duo. Maybe “Clyde the Glide” doesn’t make a ton of sense, but we don’t care. Everybody calls him “Clyde the Glide” so you know that works as a nickname. JEFF HAYNES/AFP via Getty Images
Joel Embiid likes to have fun. When Sam Hinkie tore down the 76ers to rebuild them, it became known by fans as “The Process.” “Trust The Process” became the rallying cry. Naturally, Embiid, one of the players drafted during that time, decided to give himself the nickname “The Process.” We don’t usually like self-given nicknames, but this one is fun enough to get a pass. Alex Goodlett/Getty Images
The Dunkin' Dutchman
Rik Smits was a giant guy from the Netherlands who was an underrated player. He was even an All-Star once. When you are over 7-foot tall it’s pretty easy to dunk. It’s also super fun to call a guy “The Dunkin’ Dutchman.” Focus on Sport/Getty Images
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Shawn Kemp was one of those players who wasn’t overrated necessarily, but he is oversized in our memory because of his big, splashy highlights. It rains a lot in Seattle, and if you get buckets you could be said to be making it rain. Plus, “Rain Man” is a movie that existed. So the nickname was tweaked a bit to “Reign Man” to call to mind royalty, and a nickname was born. Doug Pensinger/ALLSPORT
This is the newest one on the list, and we owe it all to Brook Lopez beginning to shoot threes. The 7-foot center, who had spent his entire career by the basket, was suddenly splashing treys. However, he’s still a mountain of a man, so we get this awesome nickname. Dylan Buell/Getty Images
There was a time when Pete Maravich was wearing a jersey that just said “Pistol” on it. He’s not the only Pistol Pete. That’s also the nickname of Oklahoma State’s mascot. However, it’s alliterative and cool, so we still did it for Maravich. Focus on Sport/Getty Images
Big Shot Bob
Robert Horry won seven NBA titles even though he was never THAT good of a player. He averaged 7.0 points per game in his career; however, Horry made several iconic big shots. Before he even retired he was being called “Big Shot Bob,” which is, frankly, a great nickname. Nick Laham/Getty Images
Robert Parish played for 21 seasons, and for an NBA-record 1,611 regular-season games. He had a long time to earn a nickname. However, Parish wasn’t the most dynamic of personalities. That’s actually how he got his nickname. He was called “Chief” after the big, quiet character from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Tom Berg/WireImage
Dennis Rodman’s nickname “The Worm” is an indelible one. It’s evocative and unusual. How did he get it though? Well, there are conflicting stories. We can’t say for sure how it started. It doesn’t matter. Rodman was an outsized personality, and he earned an outsized nickname. TOM MIHALEK/AFP via Getty Images
A few players in NBA history have been called “Big Dog.” We get it, since it’s a really good nickname. However, to us, the quintessential “Big Dog” is Glenn Robinson. His son, Glenn Robinson III, is now in the NBA. Maybe we could call him “Little Dog?” Or maybe “The Puppy?” Or would that maybe not go over well? Jonathan Daniel/Allsport
Kenny Smith is on TNT’s NBA programming with two other nicknamed gentleman in Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal. Smith has a nickname of his own though. You could say he’s called Kenny “The Jet” Smith because of his speed. In truth, we know it’s because of the Elton John song “Benny and the Jets” as much as anything else. Tim de Frisco /Allsport
This is maybe the best nickname story of the bunch. Nik Stauskas was never a remarkable NBA player. However, one day the closed captioning on a game turned “Nik Stauskas” into “Sauce Castillo.” In the modern era that was able to go viral, and a guy who never made much of an impact on the court got a great nickname anyway. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images
Sure, technically Big Ben is just the bell — not the clock or the giant tower. Let’s not get pedantic. We think of Big Ben as being tall and foreboding. That makes it a perfect nickname for Ben Wallace, who was arguably the best defensive player in the NBA during his time with the Pistons. When he got a rebound, they would also play a bell chiming in Detroit. Not bad for an undersized, undrafted player. Elsa/Getty Images
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