If James Worthy were on just about any other team in NBA history, he would be looked back on as one of the, if not the, greatest player in the franchise’s history.
But he ended up on the Showtime Lakers, where he was sometimes option No. 3. But watch these highlights and remember how special he was — there may never have been a quicker spin move out of the post. He was one of the best transition finishers you’ll ever see (and that was a good team to be a transition finisher on). He had an amazing career.
Check out the trailer for the upcoming Big Game James documentary coming to NBA TV next Monday. Then watch the show. It’s not like you’ve got some other hoops to watch anytime soon. (Hat tip to SLAM)
Jazz boost international bona fides with new minor-league coach
Everyone in the NBA — heck, nearly everyone living in the Western hemisphere — knew Kyrie Irving wanted out of Cleveland. That should kill the Cavaliers’ leverage and make it hard to get enough quality back.
New GM Koby Altman — the guy thrust into the job when David Griffin was shown the door — pulled it off brilliantly.
That’s what I talk about in this new PBT Extra. With Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder, the Cavaliers remain the team to beat in the East this season. The Brooklyn Nets pick gives them flexibility going forward, whatever LeBron James decides to do next season.
First time at the plate in the big leagues and Altman crushed it to straight away center field.
Cavaliers-Celtics deal first offseason trade involving players who just met in NBA Finals or conference finals
That is an incredible fact, one which speaks to LeBron James‘ cachet. The Cavs are emphasizing this season, LeBron’s last before a player option, by loading up with veterans Thomas and Crowder. With LeBron still reigning in Cleveland, the Celtics are delaying their peak by acquiring the younger Irving.
Adding to the intrigue: the Cavs and Celtics are still favored to meet in this year’s conference finals. At minimum, they’ll face off in a(n even more) highly anticipated opening-night matchup.