As you’ve undoubtedly heard by now, Greg Oden has chosen to make his NBA comeback with the Miami Heat next season.
If things get too hectic for Oden in the Heat locker room, or LeBron James tries to invoke some good-natured hazing upon his new teammate, all Oden needs to do is point the league MVP to this highlight from a few years back, where he can be seen swatting a shot from James into the stands.
Help-side blocked shots aren’t normally too much to get excited about, as the offensive player usually has no idea that another defender is in a position to rotate over and provide the requisite help. But this one in particular might help Oden in his new situation, considering the fact that he hasn’t graced an NBA roster since the end of the 2010 season.
The time off during the All-Star break did Dwyane Wade some good.
The Bulls guard turned back the clock on Friday night, leading the Bulls with 23 points and topping it off with this dunk that proved to be the dagger, sealing a Chicago win. The Suns were convinced Wade was going to run the shot clock way down before making his move and they lollygagged into position — so he just blew past everyone for the poster slam.
With a couple of minutes left to go in the second quarter, Isaiah Thomas made the steal when DeMar DeRozan lost the ball on a drive, and Thomas was off to the races. Trying to prevent a lay-up, Carroll decided to foul Thomas far from the basket, but did so with a forearm shove that sent Thomas sprawling on the ground.
When Stephen Curry wore a headband through the All-Star Game last weekend, West coach Steve Kerr jokingly called him “Seth” all night.
Dallas’ Seth Curry came out of the week-long break playing like an All-Star. He dropped 31 on the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday night, a career high for him. He hit 13-of-17 from the field, including three from beyond the arc, but did a lot of his damage in the midrange.