Since being traded by the Toronto Raptors during the 2004-05 season, Vince Carter hasn’t always received a warm welcome when he has returned to the Air Canada Centre.
Wednesday night was different.
The Raptors are celebrating their 20th anniversary, so they will be reflecting back on the past throughout the season. With Carter making his only scheduled appearance in Toronto for the year on Wednesday, the team played a touching tribute video to the Memphis Grizzlies guard.
As a way to show their appreciation for the greatest player in franchise history, Raptors fans gave him a standing ovation. The tribute meant enough to the 37-year-old that it made him quite emotional.
Down two and pushing the ball up-court after Manu Ginobili missed a free throw, LeBron James dribbled the ball off his leg on the Cavs’ final possession tonight versus the Spurs. Immediately afterwards, he looked around at the home crowd and his teammates, making a motion that he was taking accountability for his mistake. While some debaters may use the opportunity to attack LeBron’s clutchness tomorrow, I thought this was a pretty gracious gesture.
The four-time NBA MVP finished with only 15 points as San Antonio came away with a hotly contested 92-90 victory over the Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday.
Kevin Durant won’t be back on the court for another month or so, but thats not stopping him from talking trash from the bench. And his first victim, non other than…. Dwight Howard, during the Rockets and Thunder game Sunday. The OKC superstar let the big man know what he thought about his manhood, as the two teams would get into a scuffle later in the game (video above).
Lotta chirping between Thunder and Rockets right now. Kevin Durant repeatedly to Dwight Howard: “You’re a pussy”
Lance Stephenson drew a foul on Harrison Barnes during Saturday’s night game between Charlotte and Golden State. What sets this foul apart is that Stephenson slapped himself in the face, making this one of the greatest flops ever.
Joakim Noah gave an impassioned speech to a group of reporters after last nights Bulls-Raptors game in which Derrick Rose left with a tweaked hamstring. He tallied 20 points, four assists, five turnovers and three rebounds before exiting the game.
The Sacramento Kings had this game won. Trailing the Memphis Grizzlies, 109-108, with six seconds left, the Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins hit two free throws. After Memphis’ Zach Randolph missed a seven-foot jumper, Ben McLemore came down with the rebound. The Grizzlies fouled McLemore, who had an opportunity to further secure the win. He missed both free throws, and Randolph grabbed the rebound.
.3 seconds left.
No way it could be done. No chance the Grizzlies could score with that little time remaining, and a long inbounds pass coming. No way they could stage a 28-9 comeback run over the last eight minutes to win the game.