Just in case anyone thinks John Wall has a strong chance of playing in pivotal Game 5 vs. the Atlanta Hawks tonight, it doesn’t seem likely. He will see a doctor before tipoff.
“I don’t know yet,” said Wall. “Able to do some dribbling yesterday and a little bit more today.” …
“If you’re not confident in your ability to do what you want to do there’s no point in playing,” Wall said. “Hopefully I can get some work in before the game and see early on what my mind-set is and how confident I am because I don’t want to go out there and not be able to help these guys.”
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It seems like Wall is leaning toward sitting this one out, although if the doctor’s visit is positive, and if Wall can gain some confidence while testing the injury in a pregame workout, there remains a possibility that he could return for the critical Game 5 contest.
Are these the NBA’s Christmas Day jerseys for next season? (PHOTOS)
Christmas is more than seven months away, but you’re going to get a little taste of it today, because I’m bringing you another exclusive: this year’s NBA Christmas uniforms, which I recently obtained from an industry source. …
The script chest insignia are meant to evoke the feel of the fancy script on a Christmas card. …
It’s hard to see on the mock-ups, but the NBA logo above the NOB will be shown in a splotch of sealing wax, which is meant to evoke the feel of an old-fashioned Christmas card:
Police are investigating a Wednesday morning altercation between Cleveland Cavaliers center Kendrick Perkins and his wife.
A 911 caller alerted police about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday that a woman was hitting a man inside an SUV on Crocker Road and Hilliard Boulevard. The caller said the woman was trying to keep the man from getting out of the SUV parked alongside the road.
When officers arrived, they found Perkins and his wife, Vanity Perkins, in the black SUV. Neither had any visible injuries and both said it was just an argument.
Neither were taken into custody.
The Westlake city prosecutor is reviewing the incident to decide if he will be charged with a crime.
An officer gave Perkins a ride home and his wife left in the SUV, police said.
“We are aware of a police report concerning a dispute between Kendrick Perkins and his wife, Vanity, that occurred this morning near their home in Westlake, OH. There were no arrests or citations made by the Westlake Police, who responded on site, and there have been no accusations of wrong doing. We have spoken to Kendrick about this and understand he has cooperated fully with the authorities in their review of the situation and will continue to do so. We respect the process that the Westlake authorities will undergo in relation to this and have no further comment to make about the situation at this time.”
Taj Gibson, after fans threw things at him following his ejection: ‘That’s what happens when you’re in Cleveland’
What angered Gibson almost as much as the ejection was the fact that fans threw objects at him as he was escorted off the floor by Bulls head of security Eric Buck.
“That’s what happens when you’re in Cleveland,” Gibson said. “[That’s the] second time in a row they threw stuff at us. It’s classless, but we’re here to play basketball. I can’t focus on that kind of stuff.”
“It was a dirty play,” said Smith. “Delly plays hard; he’s not going to try to hurt anybody. But that was a dirty play. I know a little thing about dirty plays, so, it was a bad play. [The referees] made the right decision [to eject Gibson] … There’s just certain things you just don’t do.”
Smith, of course, does indeed know a thing about dirty plays.
Smith was suspended for the first two games of this series for a backhanded punch to the face of Boston’s Jae Crowder in the Cavaliers’ series-clinching Game 4 win over the Celtics. He’s always been a bit tone deaf about controversial things that take place on the court, but this particular remark just comes across as amusing more than anything else.