March 12, 2013 |
Philadelphia may have a new claim to shame. A new list titled " 15 Ways Professional Athletes Go Broke " cites four players quite familiar to Philadelphia fans. Three were prominent performers here, and one still is. Though maybe not for long. Two were even teammates. You can probably guess the names chosen by Business Insider's Tony Manfred for Yahoo.com. No. 1 on the list is Allen Iverson , the former all-star guard for the 76ers. "Iverson - who earned $154 million in salary - found out the hard way what happens when you keep living the good life after the paychecks stop rolling in," Manfred says.
March 20, 2012
Ray Allen hit two three-pointers in Boston's 13-0 run in the fourth quarter and protected the lead with two free throws in the final seconds as the Boston Celtics held on to beat the Atlanta Hawks, 79-76, on Monday night. The Celtics led, 73-58, at the end of the run. Joe Johnson, who had 25 points, had three late three-pointers as the Hawks rallied. Johnson's trey with 11.8 seconds remaining cut the lead to 77-76. Allen, who had 19 points, made two free throws with 10.9 seconds remaining.
May 29, 2010
Wade no rule-breaker The NBA said Dwyane Wade did not break any league tampering rules by saying he wants to talk with other marquee players before deciding whether to stay with the Miami Heat. Earlier this week, Wade reiterated that he will discuss options with LeBron James and other stars about their options this summer. Wade, James, and Chris Bosh are among the headliners who are expected to become free agents July 1. Meanwhile, a judge in Chicago said Wade's wife may fire her ninth divorce lawyer in slightly more than two years.
October 25, 2007 |
Antoine Walker's turbulent time with the Miami Heat is over. The Heat traded the three-time All-Star forward to the Minnesota Timberwolves yesterday in a five-player deal that came 1 day after Miami completed a winless preseason. Walker, backup center Michael Doleac, oft-injured forward Wayne Simien and a conditional first-round draft pick were sent to Minnesota for former Miami swingman Ricky Davis and center Mark Blount. Minnesota will get a first-round pick from Miami sometime before 2011.
March 14, 2007 |
Michael Jordan now gets a chance to hire a coach for his basketball team. Jordan, part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, said yesterday that Bernie Bickerstaff will not return as coach next season, although he will complete this one. He will be invited to stay with the team and remains an "integral part" of the franchise. The third-year expansion team is 23-41 and last in the Southeast Division. Bickerstaff, also the general manager, has been credited with assembling a core of skilled players.
June 21, 2006 |
Last summer, after his Miami Heat fell short in the Eastern Conference finals, Pat Riley said he wanted to be more involved in his team's day-to-day operations. And when Stan Van Gundy suddenly resigned as head coach in December, the 61-year-old Riley took over behind the bench, amid speculation that he had muscled Van Gundy out of the way. But in the end, Riley was right on both counts. The Heat needed better players, and they probably needed a push to get over the top. He gave them both, and it paid off last night with the franchise's first NBA title, a 95-92 victory over the Dallas Mavericks at AmericanAirlines Center.
June 9, 2006 |
The NBA Finals did not begin with the high-powered offensive show many expected from two of the league's best-scoring teams. But the Dallas Mavericks did a little more in the fourth quarter last night and pulled away from the Miami Heat late for a 90-80 victory in Game 1 of this best-of seven series. On a rare off night from Mavericks all-star forward Dirk Nowitzki (16 points on 4-of-14 shooting from the floor), it was Dallas guard Jason Terry who was the catalyst, scoring 12 of his game-high 32 points in the fourth quarter.
April 16, 2006 |
BIG GAMES If you have the stomach to watch It's the end of the road for the Sixers, who will need help to get into the playoffs. Watch with your hands over your eyes. Chicago at Miami Sunday, 1 p.m., 6ABC Good news: The Bulls have lost 11 straight games in Miami since 2000 and nine of the last 10 meetings overall between the teams. Bad news: The Heat, locked into the second spot in the Eastern Conference, have absolutely nothing to play for and could rest a lot of key players.
December 17, 2005 |
The 76ers auditioned last night before their first sellout crowd of the season at the Wachovia Center, and may have impressed the 20,652 in attendance enough to return with their rally from a 20-point deficit against the Miami Heat. But the bottom line is winning, and the Sixers came up short in that area. With Dwyane Wade scoring 32 points and Antoine Walker hitting two killer three-pointers down the stretch, the Heat defeated the Sixers, 112-105, in a matchup of Eastern Conference division leaders.
November 19, 2005 |
The 76ers received a cold slap back to reality last night in this steamy tropical town. Their ball movement on offense slowed. Their shooting cooled off. They had no success in dealing with Dwyane Wade. Antoine Walker made up for the fact that the Miami Heat had two starters, including Shaquille O'Neal, out with injuries. With Wade scoring 32 points and Walker making his first nine shots en route to 26 points, the Heat ended the Sixers' six-game winning streak with a 106-96 victory before a loud sellout crowd of 20,068 at American Airlines Arena.