September 29, 2014 |
THE BOY grew up to become an image of his dead father, their smiles so wide and similar. A living ghost that haunts Jack Gilbride. Gilbride, 75, is connected to and divided from both of them by blood. His son, John Gilbride, was mired in a chaotic custody battle with his ex-wife, the former Alberta Africa of the MOVE organization, when he was slain by an unknown assassin in South Jersey 12 years ago today. Gilbride hasn't seen his grandson Zack, the object of that custody battle, since 2004.
July 17, 2013 |
METTA WORLD Peace says he will be signing with the New York Knicks. Team officials at the NBA summer league in Las Vegas wouldn't confirm the move, but World Peace says he is excited to join Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks. "The team is amazing, the players. I'm excited to play and hustle," he said yesterday while attending the summer league in Las Vegas. While no official announcement was made, World Peace's agent Marc Cornstein was clear about what team his client would be joining for next season.
July 5, 2013
Former NBA rookie of the year Tyreke Evans is ready for a change of scenery, according to sources familiar with his thinking. Sources told ESPN.com that Evans, frustrated by the state of his negotiations with the Sacramento Kings as a restricted free agent, is determined to leave the organization and plans to sign an offer sheet with the New Orleans Pelicans on the first allowable day. Although the Pelicans technically were still waiting for...
May 14, 2013
LeBron James scored 27 points and the Miami Heat nearly matched a franchise record for points allowed in a playoff game, pounding the listless and short-handed Bulls, 88-65, on Monday night in Chicago to take a three-games-to-one lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The 65 points allowed were only two more than the all-time postseason low for a Miami opponent, and it was easily the worst offensive performance by a Chicago team. Never before had the Bulls scored fewer than 69 in a playoff game or 10 or fewer in a quarter during the postseason, but both those marks fell on a night when they were dominated on both ends of the floor.
January 3, 2013
The son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was found dead of an apparent drug overdose at his Malibu, Calif., home, authorities said Wednesday. The body of Scott Ashley Sterling, 32, was found shortly after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Lt. Larry Dietz of the Los Angeles County coroner's unit. The death cast a pall on what has been a joyous season for the Clippers, normally an NBA doormat but now among the league's best teams. The team is in first place in its division and had a franchise-record 17-game winning streak that was snapped Tuesday with a loss to the Denver Nuggets.
February 22, 2012 |
MEMPHIS - It wasn't that long ago that the 76ers had the look of conquistadors on a quest in search of their next victim. Well, they still are searching, but what they are looking for has changed. After an 89-76 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in front of an announced crowd of 14,258 at the FedEx Forum, the Sixers are desperately seeking their offensive touch - and a few agreeable whistles from the referees wouldn't hurt - with one game remaining before the all-star break. It was the third time out of the last seven games that the Sixers (20-13)
March 24, 2011 |
The Grizzlies are still in the playoff chase, and they're doing it with a couple of guys who know a little bit about the postseason. Leon Powe and Tony Allen, members of the Celtics' 2008 championship team, returned to Boston last night to help Memphis win, 90-87, and solidify its hold on the eighth and final playoff berth in the Western Conference. "When you can come on the road and beat a great team like that, and do it on the defensive end, it's huge for a young, up-and-coming team," said Powe, who scored 13 points in his best game since signing with Memphis on March 5. "That just adds to our confidence.
April 5, 2010 |
The Cleveland Cavaliers had already erased a 22-point deficit when LeBron James grabbed a rebound with 10 seconds left and raced down the court. Two to tie, three to win. James tried for the three. And missed. The Cavaliers' forward scored 20 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter, but missed two free throws in the final 16 seconds and a pair of three-point attempts as the Boston Celtics withstood visiting Cleveland's comeback for a 117-113 victory yesterday. "It's tough to question anything he does," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said.
April 29, 2009 |
Kevin Garnett was in street clothes. Ray Allen fouled out. The Boston Celtics' Big Three was down to one, and Paul Pierce was ready. The MVP of last year's NBA Finals scored 26 points, hitting one jumper to tie the game at the end of regulation and three more in the final 77 seconds of overtime last night to help the Celtics beat the visiting Chicago Bulls, 106-104, and take a 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven playoff series. "I just thought when Ray fouled out it was time for me to really step up," said Pierce, who scored 12 points in the 10 minutes after Allen left the game.
February 25, 2009 |
The New York Knicks are free of Stephon Marbury, and the troublesome point guard is reportedly headed to the Boston Celtics. Marbury was put on waivers yesterday after agreeing to a buyout, thus ending a turbulent 5-year stint in which the former All-Star couldn't lead his hometown team to a single playoff victory. The Boston Globe, citing an NBA source, reported that Marbury will join the Celtics after clearing waivers. The Celtics are in need of a backup guard with Tony Allen injured.