The Oklahoma City Thunder played their first game since the Wednesday death of Ingrid Williams, wife of Thunder assistant and former Pelicans head coach Monty Williams, following a car crash. As fate would have it, the Pelicans were in town. All the better for Williams’s former players to drop by.
Ingrid Williams, the wife of Thunder assistant and former Pelicans head coach Monty Williams, died last night of injuries suffered in a car crash the day before. She was 44. Monty and Ingrid Williams have five kids, between the ages of 5 and 17.
Remember when Anthony Davis was a sexy MVP pick, everyone was praising the Alvin Gentry hire, and the Pelicans looked like a lock to make the playoffs and maybe even do something once they got there? That looks foolishly optimistic now, as the team is 7-19, closer to the Lakers than anyone else in the Western…
Hey, you, person who was up way too late watching the World Series and totally missed out on the Golden State Warriors’ season opener against the New Orleans Pelicans. You missed some good shit, buddy. Click play on the video above and look at all the good shit you missed.
At midnight last night, NBA teams were allowed to begin negotiations with their players. One minute after that, the Pelicans and Anthony Davis agreed to a max extension that could keep the 22-year-old star center in New Orleans through 2021. One minute after that, Davis announced the news:
The estranged heirs of New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson are going to have a much harder time working their way back into the 87-year-old’s will, as a judge has just ruled that Benson is competent enough to continue managing his own affairs.
The New Orleans Pelicans hired Alvin Gentry as their newest head coach, the team announced Saturday. Gentry takes over for Monty Williams, who was somewhat surprisingly let go after leading New Orleans to the playoffs this season.
The running joke has been that, on balance, Anthony Davis saved Monty Williams’s job (and snatched Scott Brooks’s) when the Holy Ghost of Kobe Bryant descended upon him for a game-winner against the Thunder back in February. Apparently not!
For a very long time last night, it looked like the New Orleans Pelicans were about to give us two of the best things an early-round playoff series can offer: An eight seed catching fire and pulling off an upset on its home floor, and a young superstar’s first signature playoff win. We were headed toward both of those…
That might be the most incredible basketball game I have ever witnessed. As late as six minutes into the fourth quarter, the Pelicans held a 17-point lead over the Warriors. The Warriors weren’t just getting beat, they were getting comprehensively outplayed by the eight seed. And then in six quick minutes, the…
We all had a good laugh this weekend when Coolio performed at halftime of the Spurs-Clippers game. Little did we know, it got worse: Montell Jordan was the featured act for Game Two at Staples Center. Leave it up to New Orleans to get the halftime show right, as the Crescent City’s own Trombone Shorty took over the…
The Golden State Warriors are essentially unbeatable at home, in no small part because of the legion of crazy-loud fans that pack Oracle Arena every game. There’s not much an opposing coach or player can do to mitigate such a home-court advantage during the playoffs, other than to play well and avoid saying anything…
Anthony Davis is pretty much the best, but he faces a hell of a challenge with his Pelicans getting the Warriors in the first round. It’s going to be even tougher if the 22-year-old big man is still feeling pain from a dislocated pinky finger suffered during Wednesday’s crucial win over San Antonio.
The New Orleans crowd chanted “MVP” at Anthony Davis as he led the Pelicans to a 108-103 win over the defending champs and a playoff berth, and if you choose to define “valuable” as singlehandedly being the difference between the postseason and going home, there really is no other choice.
This is Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon stumbling, faceplanting, and then realizing that the thing he heard skittering out onto the floor is in fact a big ol' chunk of his tooth.
Good ball movement generates open shots. This is Basketball 101, so fundamental to the game's primary education it may as well come down on stone tablets to every young player. It's proven: perhaps to the relief of youth coaches around the country, SportVU player-tracking shows that ball movement in the NBA does…
Less than 24 hours after his unexpected heroics in Oklahoma City, Pelicans star Anthony Davis suffered an injury due to falling off the rim after this alley-oop. Davis headed to the locker room with a hurt shoulder.
The New Orleans Pelicans avoided an embarrassing meltdown when Anthony Davis's double-clutch buzzer-beating three delivered his team a 116-113 win over the Thunder in Oklahoma City.
Viewers watching NBA TV's broadcast (via a Fox Sports affiliate) of tonight's Hawks-Pelicans game—one that finally broke Atlanta's win streak—got a special EXTREME CLOSEUP of New Orleans star Anthony Davis's face. The Vine is even better to show your children: