Klay Thompson scored 20 points and James Harden had 12 of his 14 in the third quarter after a scoreless first half, helping the U.S. turn a close game into a 119-76 rout of Slovenia on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup.
On a map, Slovenia is a mystery to the U.S. basketball team.
They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier.
As the U.S. lead got bigger and the crowd quieter, Finland’s players were forced to have a most uncomfortable conversation.
Athletes not only sign big contracts on the field but off the field as well. Most athletes make more money off of their endorsement deals than their actual contract salary.
Paul George’s broken right leg has left two teams reeling.
Mario Chalmers was still awake at 5 a.m. Wednesday. He stayed up all night watching tape of his play in the last two NBA Finals, looking for answers.
Calipari embraces the sordid system, uses it, and dominates. He doesn’t pretend he’s taking kids for the leafy campus life, for the diploma that will never arrive, or even for a few classes. He wants talent. And talent he gets. And talented he is.
The NBA’s Eastern Division became a little bit easier for the Miami Heat on Monday when the Chicago Bulls announced point guard Derrick Rose will be out for the season after tearing his meniscus.
The Chicago Bulls was a trendy pick in the offseason as the team that can best challenge the two-time defending champion Miami Heat this year. The Bulls found out on opening night that taking out the Heat is going to be much tougher than they originally thought.