I can see the questions on Twitter/in the comments already so let me save you some time. Because it’s summer. Because it’s Drake (he’s a celebrity and an NBA hanger-on with some quasi-official position with the Raptors). Because Stephen Curry did it, too. Because what other hoops are you watching on a late August afternoon? And besides, you clicked on it. You know you want to see it. So here it is, Drake, hitting a halfcourt shot while doing a sit up. Enjoy.
David Robinson and Steve Kerr celebrate the re-opening of a championship window. Despite the recent break provided by the Olympics, the bulk of this NBA offseason has been occupied by discussion and emotion regarding Kevin Durant’s move to the Golden State Warriors. Like LeBron James before him, Durant has helped create a new overwhelming title favorite.
James Harden‘s defense is not as bad as its reputation. Well, at least it wasn’t two seasons ago — his near MVP season he was in good enough shape that he could put in a respectable effort on that end and still handle his massive offensive load. There were still some mental lapses, but his focus was better and his improvement lifted the team defense. Last season, he regressed back to youtube “highlight” defense Harden — his conditioning was not where it needed to be, he didn’t expend as much effort on that end, and it showed. Harden got a massive contract extension this summer, and Dwight Howard is Atlanta’s problem — now Harden has to lead the Rockets. By example. Corey Brewer told ESPN you’re