June 27, 2008
Directed by Adam Yauch. With Michael Beasley, Tyreke Evans, Bobbito Garcia and Jerryd Bayless. Distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories. 1 hour, 30 mins. PG-13 (profanity). Playing at: Ritz at the Bourse. A basketball movie directed by a Beastie Boy, Gunnin' for That #1 Spot follows eight high school phenoms selected for the Elite 24 all-star game held at Rucker Park, the Harlem hoops mecca, in September 2006. For roundball junkies and hip-hop heads, it's an enticing combination.
July 9, 2008 |
Michael Beasley griped about some calls, tumbled after missing layups, then shook his head in disappointment after a rebound bounced off his outstretched hands. After his first summer league game drew raves, Beasley looked like a rookie in his second. One day after scoring 28 points in his much-hyped debut, Beasley returned to earth yesterday, finishing with only nine points in Miami's 90-81 summer league win over New Jersey in Orlando. The second overall pick in last month's draft was a mere mortal, missing all but one of his 13 shots from the field and collecting nearly as many fouls (seven; there's no automatic disqualification in summer league)
May 10, 2010
Bad behavior "Angry people, angry place will greet Lakers," read Saturday's headline - and the story never even mentioned Philadelphia, because it was in the Salt Lake Tribune, over Gordon Monson's column about the "wonderfully maladjusted" Jazz fans. Los Angeles' Derek Fisher, a former Jazz player, bore the brunt of Utah fans' furor at Game 3 Saturday night, booed and greeted with chants of "Fisher sucks!" and trash talk about his daughter. In 2007, Fisher sought his release from the Jazz in order to seek the best medical care for his then-11-month-old daughter, who was being treated for a cancerous tumor in her left eye. Because Salt Lake City offered the renowned Moran Eye Center and Huntsman Cancer Institute, some Jazz fans questioned whether Fisher was using his daughter to get out of Utah.
May 2, 2009 |
Dwyane Wade soared past Zaza Pachulia, throwing down a fierce dunk as the Atlanta forward sent him sprawling into a courtside row of photographers. Down, but definitely not out. When the Miami Heat needed him most, Wade was at his best. Wade scored 41 points, Michael Beasley burst out of a slump with 22 points and 15 rebounds, and the Heat stayed alive in the NBA playoffs by routing the visiting Hawks, 98-72, in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference first-round series last night.
March 19, 2009 |
The only All-Star healthy enough to play made the difference. Paul Pierce scored 36 points without Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to share the load, Dwyane Wade missed his first game of the season, and the Boston Celtics clinched the Atlantic Division title with a 112-108 overtime victory over the visiting Miami Heat last night. "It almost came down to that we had Paul and they didn't have Wade," Boston coach Doc Rivers said. Wade missed the game with a right hip flexor, and the Heat missed his NBA-best 29.9-point scoring average.
April 15, 2008 |
Michael Beasley is headed to the NBA. Kansas State's All-America freshman announced yesterday that he will skip his final three seasons to enter the June 26 NBA draft, where he could be the No. 1 overall pick. Beasley, the Big 12 player of the year, had the second-most rebounds and third-most points of any freshman in NCAA history, leading Kansas State to its first NCAA Tournament victory in 20 years. The agile, 6-10 power forward averaged 26.2 points per game and a nation-leading 12.4 rebounds, finishing second to North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough for numerous player of the year awards.
November 26, 2012 |
No one could have blamed the 76ers if their gas tanks were running a little low on Sunday, as they welcomed the Phoenix Suns to the Wells Fargo Center less than 24 hours after a wild overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. But coach Doug Collins will not use fatigue as an excuse, so instead, he watched as his club sometimes put-putted, sometimes sped its way to an impressive, if unartistic, 104-101 win. Jrue Holiday once again paced the Sixers (8-6) with a career-high 33 points to go with 13 assists, while Evan Turner collected 16 and nine rebounds and Lavoy Allen scored 11. The Sixers once again got beat on the boards, 41-33, but were able to overcome that by shooting a respectable 48.1 percent from the floor.
June 27, 2008 |
Michael Beasley stood up, exhaled, and then broke into one of his trademark smiles. For a second, the easygoing personality that predraft reports suggested might have prevented the Miami Heat from taking Beasley gave way to relief. Beasley was picked second overall in last night's NBA draft. "I was a little surprised," he said. "We had talked [with the Heat] before the draft, and just to hear my name called, it took a lot of pressure off. " The speculation of a chaotic top of the draft proved to be just talk.
April 26, 2010 |
Dwyane Wade watched the three-pointer drop perfectly through the net, then turned upcourt and extended the fingers on his right hand. And he screamed. "In kid-friendly terms," Wade would say later, "I was telling him he was hot. " That hand - that player - had never been hotter in a postseason game, either. And that's why Miami's season isn't over. Playing what might have been his final game in Miami, Wade scored 46 points, 30 in the second half - both franchise records - and the Heat beat the visiting Boston Celtics, 101-92, yesterday in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.
April 10, 2010 |
Ben Gordon was Detroit's best player last night. He was pretty good for the Milwaukee Bucks, too. And once again, the little guard found a way to torment the Miami Heat. Gordon scored 26 of his season-high 39 points in the second half, including two huge three-pointers in the final 3 1/2 minutes, and the visiting Pistons beat Miami, 106-99, last night to snap a nine-game Heat winning streak that had been the NBA's longest. Miami's loss gave Milwaukee essentially what amounts to a two-game cushion in the race for the No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race.