James Harden and the Rockets got their asses kicked last night, losing to the Kawhi Leonard-less Spurs by 39 points. The Rockets’ teamwide refusal to give a shit is to blame, but so is the Spurs’ on-again, off-again star, LaMarcus Aldridge.
Down two against the Grizzlies with just 2.7 seconds remaining, you’d probably expect the Spurs to try and get the ball into Kawhi Leonard’s hands. That’s what the Grizzlies thought too, so when LaMarcus Aldridge screened Leonard’s man, Wayne Selden, his defender, Brandan Wright, went with Leonard too. That was a…
Watch this CNN clip carefully. Can you find the photo of Lamar Odom that’s not Lamar Odom? You can do this. We believe in you.
LaMarcus Aldridge, the premier NBA free agent this year, went on the Russillo Show to talk about his free agency and particularly his dealings with the New York Knicks, who suck.
The Spurs retired No. 12 for Bruce Bowen, but the lockdown defender said newly signed LaMarcus Aldridge could wear the number if it would make him feel more comfortable. The Spurs are quite chill. [San Antonio Express-News]
LaMarcus Aldridge, this summer’s most coveted free agent, will sign a four-year, $80 million deal with the San Antonio Spurs, reports Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
I don’t want to keep piling on the Lakers (yes I do), but their failed wooing of LaMarcus Aldridge sounds like the biggest free-agency botch since Kobe Bryant spent a couple hours yelling at Dwight Howard across a conference-room table. And each new detail that comes out is sadder and more hilarious than the last.
As part of the effort to lure free agent LaMarcus Aldridge, the Lakers engaged in a frankly embarrassing 12:01 a.m. Twitter recruiting campaign. It doesn’t seem to have worked. Almost a day later, at least four of those tweets have been deleted.
At the start of the day, the Los Angeles Lakers were feeling pretty good about their chances at signing free-agent forward LaMarcus Aldridge. They were even the first team on his meeting schedule! Of course, that meeting didn’t go as well as they thought it did, and now we’re starting to hear why.
We’re just a few hours into the NBA free-agency period, and the San Antonio Spurs—the team that spends most offseasons chilling, drinking wine, and then eventually scooping up scrap-heap free agents who will later win them a playoff game—are making some goddamn moves.
This was the Trail Blazers two days ago:
Here's how good LaMarcus Aldridge has been against the Rockets in the first two games of their playoff series: When I first saw this obviously fake and joke-y shot chart on Twitter this morning, my first thought wasn't, "Haha what a silly and stupid thing that is." It was, "Yep. Looks about right."
The sketch above—starring the Portland Trail Blazers—is set to appear in tomorrow night's episode of Portlandia. Inasmuch as I am the exact target audience for this bonkers cross-promotion between a professional basketball team and an IFC sketch comedy show, I approve.
The Trail Blazers seem to have some magic about them this season. Knocking on the door of the playoff picture, Portland overcame a 21-point second-half deficit to pull out a last-second win over Dallas, thanks to a pair of unlikely sharpshooters. Nicolas Batum tied the game with a rushed three with 28 seconds left,…
While he has been rehabbing from hip surgery in May, LaMarcus Aldridge has been posting on his blog called LA's Rehab Central, part of the Trail Blazers Bloggers Network. The other two posts on the blog are quick updates about how his rehab is progressing. They are pretty innocuous posts along the lines of "Hey, I'm…