Every year, a few teams are capable of knocking off a contender. They are often slept-on and overlooked. Throw in a condensed, do-or-die seven game series and these Cinderella candidates need signs saying ‘proceed with caution’.
NBA spokesman Tim Frank says Dell Curry will be allowed to vote for all the other postseason awards, but the league did not want to put him in an awkward position with the rookie award.
Jordan added: “I want this place to be like when we used to come to play, it was the loudest thing. You’d hear that buzzing and all that crazy stuff. I want that same feeling to come back here. And it’s going to take some time. Obviously, it starts on the basketball court. And at the same time, building that relationship back with the community. That’s what I want to do.”
It was during Charlotte's crafty ambush of the Magic on Sunday—the second quarter, maybe the third quarter—that Stephen Jackson had A Moment. He made a shot and thought he was fouled on the elbow. He backpedaled, jutting his elbow away from him and patting it with his left hand. The camera followed him. His expression did not change. "Jackson wanted the call," droned Mike Breen, or whoever. Stephen Jackson continued patting himself on the elbow. The announcers fell into an inky pool of silence. The producer did not, could not cut away. No one seemed capable of saying or doing anything. Pat, pat, pat, pat, pat. Seconds of time peeled away from our lives, and each one seemed eternal.Read More