On July 27, Majerle’s Sports Grill opens its third sports bar in the Valley with their new location at 13375 W. McDowell Road in Goodyear. With current establishments in downtown Phoenix and Chandler, the new location gives Westsiders a chance to experience award-winning American fare and a cutting-edge approach to the sports grill experience with state of the art audio-visual systems featuring more than 20 High Definition screens, including a 12-foot screen and quad processing which allows for four images to appear on one screen at the same time.
On Thursday, the Phoenix Suns announced that Japanese guard, Takuya Kawamura, has been added to the team’s 2009 Las Vegas Summer League roster. [Read more...]
In 1997, in celebration of its 50th anniversary, the NBA recognized what they believed to be its “50 Greatest Players in NBA History.” [Read more...]
Flown down to Orlando for Game 3 of the Finals between the Magic and Lakers, the two-time NBA MVP armed himself with a microphone and a camera crew to film segments for air on Wednesday’s episode of the late-night talk show.
After being oh-so-gently reminded by Dave he has yet to actually play in the Finals during his in-studio appearance, Steve got the chance to show off his special-correspondent skills with footage that included:
Phoenix Suns all-star point guard Steve Nash will continue his in-depth analysis of the NBA postseason by becoming a correspondent for the “Late Show with David Letterman”.
So far, Steve is 0 for 1 on his predictions this postseason. When asked who will win the championship in a yahoo.com sports blog back on May 22nd, Nash responded, “I feel like it’s Cleveland’s year because their chemistry is so good.”
Nash will get a chance at redemption when he flies to Orlando to cover Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday June 9th.
After the game, Steve will fly back to New York to report to the “Late Show”. The Nash visit will air on CBS at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, June 10th.
The summer has been busy as Nash has been promoting his charity “Football for Good” and vacationing in South America. To read the blog, get more information on “Football for Good”, or just see how Steve is doing, check out his page at www.facebook.com/stevenash.
Phoenix Suns General Manager Steve Kerr checks in with Suns.com about his travels in Europe. Check back throughout the week for more updates.
The Reebok camp in Treviso is a great way to see the top European talent in an intimate setting over a 3 day period. There are several non Euro players here as well – Patty Mills from St. Mary’s being the most renowned – so the camp does seem to broadening in a global sense. Patrick Beverly and Terence Oglesby are both here – Beverly played at Arkansas and Oglesby at Clemson – so we’re even seeing American college players use the camp as an opportunity to be seen.
The camp also features outstanding coaching, with both American and European coaches running clinics and drills. Some of the names you’d recognize are Bob Hurley, Fran Fraschilla, and Jack Sikma.
There are drills in the morning and 5 on 5 games in the late afternoons and evenings. It’s great to see players play 3 or 4 games in just a few days. You get an all encompassing view of a player’s game and personality that would normally take months of scouting to compile.
We need to make the NBA Combine more like the Reebok camp – 5 on 5 games, real basketball games, real officiating. It’s much better than the 3 on 3 team workouts we’re conducting right now to prepare for the draft. We could learn a thing or two from these guys over here!
Always managing to keep himself busy over the summer with either his love for soccer or love for filmmaking, Suns guard Steve Nash has found a way to combine the two passions in his latest video promoting the game.
There is also a good cause behind the videos other than raising awareness for the sport itself. The video raises awareness for the “Football-For-Good” program which Nash says he hopes can, “help bring community centered academy football to children in war effected regions.”
“I’ve made a viral video to drive people to our community center and soccer academy project in Uganda’s website,” Nash said in a statement to the Suns. “There’s also a contest attached to win a trip to the ‘Showdown in Chinatown’ – my charity soccer match.”
With a donation of just $5, fans will be entered to join Nash at this year’s “Showdown in Chinatown” – an event that pits some of the world’s top soccer and basketball stars in New York City. Last year at the event, Nash was joined by fellow NBA stars Leandro Barbosa, Baron Davis and Jason Kidd.
Well, I’ve had more than enough time to mull things over at this point in regards to picking what I believe to be the greatest NBA playoff series I have ever seen. Of those discussed in detail throughout the week, I can find a reason to exclude just about any of them.
While I don’t like the idea of writing off a series based solely on the fact it took place in the first round, my argument that it could potentially mean more down the line isn’t evident in any of the candidates I’ve discussed. The 1993 Suns advanced beyond the Lakers in their Opening Round series but ultimately fell to the Bulls in the Finals. In 2006 their series against the Lakers was even better, but again it did not make a difference in whom would be crowned that season’s eventual champions. Same deal with the Celtics, Knicks, Mavericks and Warriors teams who have also been victors in some memorable Opening Round series. [Read more...]
With the Lakers and Magic set to tip-off the NBA Finals tonight, it’s fitting that on day four we would look back at some of the best championship rounds in recent memory. Unfortunately the championship round has been overshadowed as of late by many of these other series I’ve touched on. Following a seven-game series between the Rockets and Knicks in 1994, the NBA Finals have been a combination of four-game sweeps and complete domination at the hands of either the Chicago Bulls or Los Angeles Lakers. [Read more...]
On Tuesday, we looked back at some of the greatest playoff series I’ve ever seen played in the Western Conference. Today, we head East, where rival teams including the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks have helped make for some great matchups over the years. [Read more...]