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Game Face: A Lifetime of Hard-Earned Lessons On and Off the Basketball Court

Game Face: A Lifetime of Hard-Earned Lessons On and Off the Basketball Court

Excerpted from Game Face: A Lifetime of Hard-Earned Lessons On and Off the Basketball Court by Bernard King with Jerome Preisler. Copyright © 2017. Available from Da Capo Press, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc. CHAPTER ONE The Birth of My Game Face You never forget the first time you fall in love, the feeling of being swept up into a lofty realm you never knew existed. A world where paths merge in an unexpected journey, and you are made anew, soaring so high you can kiss the moonlight over the mountaintops. No matter how many other loves you have...
14 hours ago
Pistons need to use Langston Galloway, Anthony Tolliver more often

Pistons need to use Langston Galloway, Anthony Tolliver more often

The Detroit Pistons have talent, highlighted by Andre Drummond, Avery Bradley and Tobias Harris. But their starters just aren’t cutting it. The Pistons starting lineup has a defensive rating of 118.5 in 209 minutes. The NBAs worst defense (the Cavs) has a rating of 110. — Duncan Smith (@DuncanSmithNBA) November 20, 2017 The most-used lineup for the Pistons was getting outscored by 12.4 points per 100 possessions. Before their game against the Cavaliers, the starters for the Pistons allowed 1.18 points per defensive possession. By comparison, the worst team defense in the league allowed...
17 hours ago
Suns are likely to soon trade Tyson Chandler, Greg Monroe or Alex Len

Suns are likely to soon trade Tyson Chandler, Greg Monroe or Alex Len

The Phoenix Suns are expected to offer starting point guard Mike James an NBA contract, which means they will need to clear roster space. McDonough reiterated to me today that Suns want to sign Mike James to standard NBA deal before his two-way contract expires Dec. 6. My guess how theyll do that: Create roster spot by dealing 1 of 3 centers — scott bordow (@sbordow) November 20, 2017 According to recent reports, the most likely scenario is that they will move one of their superfluous starting big men: Tyson Chandler, Greg Monroe or Alex Len. Even though the Suns selected Len with the...
Nov 20, 2017
Trending stories: Kristaps Porzingis struggles, Isaiah Thomas, Lauri Markkanen and more

Trending stories: Kristaps Porzingis struggles, Isaiah Thomas, Lauri Markkanen and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! Jose Calderon to start for Cavaliers against Pistons – via cleveland.com November 19 01:40 PM DETROIT — Jose Calderon will make his second start for the Cavaliers at point guard this season when they play the Detroit Pistons on Monday. Calderon, 36, has appeared in just seven games, playing about 10 minutes in Friday’s win… Shares Kristaps Porzingis struggles give Knicks reality check – via northjersey.com November 19 07:23 PM The Knicks early success still needs...
Nov 19, 2017
Trending stories: Iman Shumpert injury, Joe Ingles and more

Trending stories: Iman Shumpert injury, Joe Ingles and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! Magic will play in NBA Summer League in Las Vegas in 2018 and end their Orlando league – via orlandosentinel.com November 18 07:41 PM The Orlando Magic will participate in the NBA Summer League in 2018 and close the Orlando Pro Summer League Shares Chris Reichert & Adam Johnson are creating content about the NBA G League – via patreon.com November 02 01:13 PM Become a patron of Chris Reichert & Adam Johnson today: Read posts by Chris Reichert & Adam Johnson and get...
Nov 18, 2017
Sixers expected to provide positive update on rookie Markelle Fultz

Sixers expected to provide positive update on rookie Markelle Fultz

Philadelphia 76ers rookie guard Markelle Fultz has had a rough start to his professional career thus far due to a nagging shoulder injury. However, the team is reportedly expected to provide a “positive” update on the 19-year-old when they release a statement on Sunday. Per team source, the forthcoming Markelle Fultz update is a positive one. — Jon Johnson (@jonjohnsonwip) November 18, 2017 The last time we heard from the young guard, he was practicing shooting with his non-dominant hand at team facilities and assisting teammates on three-point drills. According to the most recent...
Nov 18, 2017
Podcast: Jarrod Uthoff on various NBA stints, G League experience, learning from Dirk Nowitzki, more

Podcast: Jarrod Uthoff on various NBA stints, G League experience, learning from Dirk Nowitzki, more

On this episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy is joined by Fort Wayne Mad Ants big man Jarrod Uthoff, who previously played for the Dallas Mavericks and had preseason stints with the Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers. They discussed a number of topics including… 0:35 – Jarrod went undrafted in 2016. He discussed the frustration and how he approached his career after that. 2:00 – Being an NBA-ready player, how could Jarrod help a team if they were to sign him right now. 3:00 – How Jarrod’s style of play and attitude fit perfectly in the modern NBA. 5:30 – When did Jarrod...
Nov 18, 2017
Metta World Peace: 'I could average about 15 in the NBA today'

Metta World Peace: 'I could average about 15 in the NBA today'

For the first time since he was drafted as Ron Artest in 1999, the basketball player now known as Metta World Peace is no longer in the NBA. While the outspoken veteran who played 17 years in the league has plans to participate in the BIG3 with former teammate Stephen Jackson, he clearly has some desire to get back on an NBA court as evidenced by one of his recent tweets. I could average about 15 in the @nba today — Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) November 18, 2017 World Peace, 38, was recently hired as a player development coach for the South Bay Lakers in the G League. However,...
Nov 18, 2017
Trending stories: D'Angelo Russell surgery, LeBron James, Lonzo Ball and more

Trending stories: D'Angelo Russell surgery, LeBron James, Lonzo Ball and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! LaVar on Trump’s role in UCLA incident: ‘Who?’ – via espn.com November 18 02:31 AM LaVar Ball downplayed U.S. president Donald Trump’s role in getting son LiAngelo and two other UCLA freshmen out of legal trouble following the players’ arrest in China two weeks ago, telling ESPN “everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.” Shares Lowe’s 10 things: Giant Pelicans, smooth Tatum moves and Harden’s lobs – via espn.com November 17 10:01 AM Zach...
Nov 18, 2017
Keyon Dooling on his 13-year career, NBA longevity, how he overcame childhood sexual abuse

Keyon Dooling on his 13-year career, NBA longevity, how he overcame childhood sexual abuse

In this episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy is joined by 13-year NBA veteran Keyon Dooling. They discussed a wide range of topics including… 1:40 – What’s the key to being a successful role player and veteran presence in the locker room? 3:35 – Of all the seasons Keyon played and organizations he was a part of, at what point in his career was he the most comfortable? 4:35 – Keyon was known for his perimeter defense. He shares the players he had the toughest time guarding. 5:50 – What are some things Keyon did to maintain his body and stay productive so that he could...
Nov 17, 2017
Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo signed a frying pan for a fan

Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo signed a frying pan for a fan

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo signed a frying pan for a fan at while hosting a meet-and-greet event at a supermarket. Someone had @Giannis_An34 sign a frying pan during his appearance at @picknsavestores in Hales Corners tonight. That’s fantastic. pic.twitter.com/ooenh9oSJO — Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) November 17, 2017 It was certainly a strange request for Antetokounmpo, who did not seem to mind. Of course, there have been more bizarre objects that players have autographed. Portland Trail Blazers forward Noah Vonleh takes the cake since he once signed a...
Nov 17, 2017
Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) on how he blew up on Twitter, the pettiest players and NBA predictions

Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) on how he blew up on Twitter, the pettiest players and NBA predictions

In this episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy is joined by Rob Perez, who you may know as @World_Wide_Wob from Twitter and who hosts the show BUCKETS on Cycle. They discussed… 2:00: How many NBA games does Rob watch each day? 3:00: Early on, Rob worked an entry-level job selling tickets for the New Orleans Hornets. He discusses his job and how he eventually formed his own ticket company that took off. 7:00: How he started on Twitter and gradually built his social-media following. 11:00: What separates NBA Twitter from NFL Twitter and other sports’ social-media...
Nov 17, 2017
Celtics outscored Warriors by 15 points when Marcus Smart was on court

Celtics outscored Warriors by 15 points when Marcus Smart was on court

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was 0-for-7 from the field on Thursday night. But head coach Brad Stevens needed to keep him in the game. Despite some obvious mistakes, his effectiveness was remarkable against the defending champions when the Celtics played the Warriors. When he was on the court, his team outscored Golden State by 15 points. Marcus Smart tonight… 0-7 from the floor.0-3 from three.1-2 from the line.3 turnovers.Interfered with a Kyrie layup taking 2 Boston points away… …but in a 4-point game, the Celtics outscored Golden State by 15 when he was on the floor. — Sean...
Nov 17, 2017
Bucks make most sense for Mindaugas Kuzminskas, though others in mix

Bucks make most sense for Mindaugas Kuzminskas, though others in mix

Former New York Knicks small forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas has cleared waivers after he was recently cut to make room for Joakim Noah. Kuzminskas, 28, is a 6-foot-9 wing who has played on the Lithuanian National Team. While he’s had a strong career as a four-time Lithuanian Basketball League All-Star, he recently said that his priority is to stay in the United States (via Sportando): “My priority is NBA. But who knows, maybe nobody needs me. Then I would consider return to Europe … If I needed money, I would have stayed in New York. I want to play, not to sit on the bench.” Based on...
Nov 16, 2017
Cavaliers' Jeff Green has switched agents to Roc Nation

Cavaliers' Jeff Green has switched agents to Roc Nation

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Jeff Green will switch representation to Roc Nation, according to one of his recent posts on social media. It’s official #RocFam pic.twitter.com/HllbLnZByS — Jeff Green (@unclejeffgreen) November 16, 2017 The NBA veteran signed a one-year, veteran minimum deal with the Cavaliers during the offseason. As such, he will test the market yet again after the season is complete. He will work with Roc Nation, which was founded by Sean Carter – also known as Jay Z. Green attended one of his concerts with Kevin Durant and Chris Paul back in 2013. Roc Nation also...