Terrance Wills leaned on his NBA clients at the Razor Red barbershop by the United Center. But when the sports world shut down, so did his business.
CHICAGO — There’s about 1,200 signatures on the walls inside Razor Red barbershop.It’s lined with the names of former Bulls players such as Scottie Pippen, Taj Gibson and Dwyane Wade; ex-Bears like Matt Forte and David Terrell; and those just passing through town for sporting events, with Kansas coach Bill Self or Celtics forward Enes Kanter as examples.Current Bulls often stop by to get haircuts, from assistant coach Roy Rogers, team training staff members and players like Zach LaVine, Chandler Hutchison and Wendell Carter Jr.But the windows of the shop were boarded up last week when its owne...
Shaq looks back on the time he demolished Nets center Todd MacCulloch in the NBA finals
Before the Nets moved to Brooklyn in 2012, they played in New Jersey. Those New Jersey Nets had their best NBA seasons in franchise history when they made back-to-back Finals appearances in 2002 and 2003.That 2002 team was loaded, led by Hall of Fame point guard Jason Kidd, who was surrounded by Richard Jefferson, Kenyon Martin, Keith Van Horn and Kerry Kittles.But that loaded squad ran into a brick wall: a Los Angeles Lakers team on the back end of an eventual three-peat, led by two of the best players of all-time — Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal.The Lakers won that series in a 4-0 sweep, w...
New York Daily News
Timberwolves helping players maintain their mental and emotional fitness, too
MINNEAPOLIS — A box showed up at Malik Beasley’s door Thursday, sent from Timberwolves President Gersson Rosas and Vice President of Performance and Technology Robby Sikka.The contents, however, weren’t meant for Beasley. Instead, they were for Beasley’s son, Makai, who was celebrating his first birthday. Inside were Spider-Man toys, a coloring book with some crayons and of course some sports gear. Beasley posted his thanks on Instagram to Rosas and Sikka, who got a big assist assembling the box from Rachel Saunders, the manager of team services.This is emblematic of the approach the Wolves ha...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Barry Jackson: How high would Heat's Bam, Herro, Duncan Robinson, Nunn go in NBA-redraft? Scout weighs in.
There were a lot of impressive elements to this Heat season, but here’s one of the remarkable revelations that crystallized over the past six months:The Heat ended up getting incredible value with their draft assets.Over the past three years, the Heat had two first-round picks late in the lottery and one second-round pick.And yet, of all the players eligible for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 NBA Drafts, the Heat has emerged with one player (Bam Adebayo) who’s worthy of top five selection, another (Tyler Herro) who’s warrants a top 10 selection and two undrafted players (Duncan Robinson and Kendrick ...
Stephon Marbury wants to send NYC 10 million surgical masks in the next month
It was 4 a.m. in Beijing when former Knicks player and Coney Island native Stephon Marbury got on the phone with the Daily News.He didn’t want to talk about basketball. He wanted to talk about how he could help the U.S., and particularly his beloved native New York, battle the coronavirus.Thanks to a his massive popularity from playing in the Chinese Basketball Association, Marbury has relationships with local manufacturing firms in China, and has been in touch with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams about the possibility of helping the states get desperately needed medical equipment. The f...
New York Daily News
Ira Winderman: NBA's choice with playoffs is true champion or max revenue
MIAMI — At a time when everything seems so surreal and yet is so very real, the question with sports is what defines reality — and legitimacy.It is a question the NBA and others are toiling with, even as players sit idle.This past week, NBA TV featured the Miami Heat’s run through the 2012 NBA playoffs, which included seven games of drama against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals and then NBA Finals success against the Oklahoma City Thunder.That season — before a complete, standard-format playoffs — went only 66 games, 16 shy of routine, due to the lockout that created a Dec....
James Dolan has coronavirus, Knicks say he has 'little to no symptoms'
NEW YORK—New York Knicks owner James Dolan has tested positive for the coronavirus.The 64-year-old billionaire is exhibiting “little to no symptoms,” according to the team, and remains in isolation while overseeing MSG’s business operations. Dolan lives in Oyster Bay on Long Island but it’s unclear where he’s self-quarantining.The diagnosis was disclosed on the same day Dolan pledged to pay the salaries of event staff in all of MSG’s venues through at least May 3, despite the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down his arenas indefinitely.Dolan represents the first known NBA owner to contract the coro...
New York Daily News
Steve Kerr says Warriors were at their best in 2017: 'No question'
Over the next few weeks, NBC Sports Bay Area and 95.7 The Game (KGMZ-FM) will be re-airing several classic Warriors games on nights they were scheduled to play before the NBA suspending its season indefinitely amid the coronavirus pandemic. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr spoke with Bay Area News Group about his memories from those games.———Before returning to the bench for Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr joked, with a deadpan delivery, that the team had clearly been “falling apart at the seams” in his absence.A few days later, the Warriors would complete a 16-1 ru...
The Mercury News
Michigan big man Jon Teske pins hopes to NBA career
Three consecutive trips to the Sweet 16. Two Big Ten tournament titles. A trip to the national title game. A program-record 108 career wins.Jon Teske checked plenty of accomplishments off the list during his four years at Michigan. And now that his run in Ann Arbor is over, he has his sights set on something bigger.“My next goal is to make the NBA,” Teske told host Matt Shepard on WBBL radio Friday. “Right now, I’m going through the process of signing an agent and working through that with the help of Coach (Juwan) Howard and my parents.“I’m working out and we all have to stay healthy. That’s ...
The Detroit News
Knicks owner James Dolan, MSG to pay event staff through May 3
NEW YORK — James Dolan has stepped up for his workers.According to a memo sent to employees, Dolan and MSG have agreed to pay event staff at the World’s Most Famous Arena through at least May 3 during the coronavirus shutdown and created a fund for hardship cases that’s already received $2.3 million in donations.The payments extend through all scheduled events in Madison Square Garden — including Knicks and Rangers games — and the other venues owned by Dolan like Radio City Music Hall, The Hulu Theatre and The Chicago Theatre. Still, it’s not a blanket payment extension from Dolan. Only worker...
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