Author: Dan Feldman


Spurs unveil new, humdrum alternate jersey


The Spurs unveiled their new alternate jersey, and it’s… plain.

I actually checked a few times to make sure I wasn’t mistakenly looking at a uniform they’d already worn. The new jersey is just a black version of their silver alternate, and it looks similar to their base black jersey.

There’s nothing wrong with the new uniform. It just doesn’t add much to the ensemble.

Sometimes, it seems the Spurs pride themselves on being boring. If that was the goal here, mission accomplished.

Dion Waiters shooting free throws from WAY right of center (video)


Dion Waiters shot a career-low 68% from the free-throw line last season. Really, it wasn’t much worse than the 69% he shot the year prior.

Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman:

So he looked at film this summer and noticed a trend. Most of his misses drifted left.

Waiters conversed with his shooting coach and decided to test a new style, sliding a step to the right for free throws. “The first couple times it felt weird,” he said.

But Waiters, always the free basketball spirit, wasn’t swayed from the kooky correction. He was convinced he needed to amp it up. “I moved even more to the right,” he said.

That’s definitely a creative fix – maybe even one that will boost his free-throw percentage. In an extremely small sample, Waiters is 8-for-12 (67%) in the preseason.

But it’s just a band-aid.

If Waiters free throws are drifting left, that indicates a flaw in his form. If his form is flawed, that could extend to his streaky jumper. There’s a reason the top jump shooters and top free-throw shooters usually correlate.

At some point, Waiters should address the underlying issue.

In the meantime, if this helps him make a few more free throws, why not?

DeQuan Jones punctuates Hawks’ win over Spurs with strong slam (video)

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The Hawks improved to a perfect 3-0 (and dropped the Spurs to 0-3) in the preseason yesterday.

For good measure, Terran Petteway and DeQuan Jones connected on this powerful alley-oop.

76ers troll arena sponsor with court design (photo)

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(Philadelphia magazine)

Notice anything funny about the 76ers’ new court design?

Probably not.

The 76ers, as noted by Demetrius Bell of, have written their arena sponsor’s name in small, white text.

If you zoom in, you can somewhat see it:


The bank doesn’t sponsor the the team, just arena. Not wanting to support a non-sponsor, the 76ers have taken to calling their home court The Center.

If the 76ers can leverage their pettiness into a sponsorship, good for them. I don’t bemoan them making money.

But I also don’t mind less corporate-sponsorship creeping into my life.

Report: Lamar Odom’s condition improved slightly

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Lamar Odom remains hospitalized after a reported drug binge.

But there is good news.

Ramona Shelburne of ESPN:

It still sounds like the situation is life-or-death, but if Odom pulls through, I hope he realizes he has something worth living for.