The Toronto Raptors announced a new NBA D-League squad—Raptors 905—today, and with it came some new mascots. Several staffers here at Deadspin think they’re cute, but personally I’d have gone with something more memorable.
RJ Choppy is a sports radio yakker in Dallas, Tex., and he also does play-by-play for the local NBA D-League team, the Texas Legends. D-League games are only shown on YouTube, which gives broadcasters a lot of room to screw around, and Choppy took full advantage of that freedom during a recent game between the Legends…
Remember when the Knicks announced that they would be taking fan suggestions for the name of their new D-League team? Yesterday, they finally revealed the name and logo of the new team. Drum roll please...
Last week, the Knicks announced they'd be soliciting fan suggestions for a name for their new D-League team, to begin play in Westchester next season. Three days before that, the Knicks filed for trademarks on five potential team names. So, good luck with your submission, I guess.
Above is a video taken Saturday night at an ECHL Idaho Steelheads game. It shows fans pouring a $7 large beer into a $4 small cup, and discovering that each holds exactly the same amount of liquid. Now the arena is facing a lawsuit, because rule number one in sports is that you don't shortchange hockey fans on beer.
Timberwolves general manager Flip Saunders is not pleased with rookie Shabazz Muhammad's career to this point, leading him to make one of the emptier threats in the NBA: If you don't shape up, we'll send you to THE D-LEAGUE.
Easter Sunday was the day for resurrection. But today is not Easter Sunday. Today is Monday. No one gets resurrected on Monday. And so today is the day that Antoine Walker officially retires from basketball.
The Springfield Armor defeated the Maine Red Claws at the buzzer last night, thanks to an air ball and an athletic guard out of Wake Forest named L.D. Williams.
Former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl is likely set to take over the Texas Legends, the Dallas Maverick's D-League affiliate that went 24-26 and made it to the playoffs in the 16-team, two-conference organization last season. ESPN's Marc Stein reported the team's initial invitation this afternoon, and with a press…