That great American thinker, Ferris Bueller, once talked about how quickly life can change. In the NBA, life can move even faster than normal. [Read more...]
A new coaching staff. A different style of play – more emphasis on defense and no more “7 seconds or less” on offense. Preseason injuries to their 2 best players. A rookie backing up Steve Nash. Various family matters and league rulings that have pulled players from the lineup. An early schedule that included 5 of the first 7 games away from home. [Read more...]
Suns fans are always fired up when it comes time for their team to do battle with the Spurs. But Shaquille O’Neal decided to heat them up a few more degrees when he lashed out at Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich a couple weeks ago on Sports 620 KTAR. [Read more...]
O’Neal says that Lopez already ranks among the top 12 centers in the league.
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Last year it was the Amaré Stoudemire Project, this year it is the Robin Lopez Development Program. As Shaq heads into the twilight of his career, he sees himself as not just a player, but a mentor.
His newest protégé, a 7-0, 255-pound center that only spent two years in college, has already made quite an impression on the Big Aristotle. [Read more...]