Tag: Basketball

Steve Kerr Tells Andrew Wiggins He’ll Play Pivotal Role on Warriors Handing Out High Fives on Bench

by Alex Poletti
Photo by NBC Sports

Following a blockbuster at the NBA trade deadline that sent D’Angelo Russell to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr sat down with the team’s most recent acquisition, Andrew Wiggins, to tell him that he’ll be playing a crucial role on the team going forward, tasking the forward with handing out high fives and fist bumps on the bench when the starters come to the sidelines.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Welcomes NBA to Paris by Absolutely Posterizing a Baguette

by Alex Poletti
Photo by BENNY SIEU-USA TODAY SPORTS

The NBA sent one of its best ambassadors overseas to play in Paris for the inaugural Paris NBA game at the AccorHotels Arena. The Frenchmen got exactly what they bargained for, as Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo showed the Parisians what basketball is all about by absolutely posterizing a baguette within the first few minutes of play.

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Remembering Kobe Bryant

Usually, the mission of The Second String is to poke fun at the world of sports, the media and the players. Today, however, the sports world is in mourning over the unexpected passing of NBA legend Kobe Bryant. Above all else, we are sports fans, and as such we know that today isn’t the day for comedy. Continue reading “Remembering Kobe Bryant”

Zion Williamson Proves Skeptics Right by Spontaneously Combusting Within First Minute of Debut

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Chris Graythen /Getty Images

Critics of Zion Williamson got the last laugh on Wednesday when the 2019 first overall pick spontaneously burst into flames within the first minute of his NBA debut in New Orleans. Despite the unfortunate start, the Duke alum still managed to score 22 points, including 17 straight in the fourth quarter. Continue reading “Zion Williamson Proves Skeptics Right by Spontaneously Combusting Within First Minute of Debut”

Dinner with Vanessa Hudgens Gives Kyle Kuzma First Rebound of Season

by Alex Poletti
Photo by ESPN

Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma finally added a rebound to his stats this year by having dinner with “High School Musical” star Vanessa Hudgens just one week after she broke up with former Disney star Austin Butler.

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Zion Williamson Prepping Best Way to Pull Hamstring for Debut

by Alex Poletti
Photo by CBS Sports

David Griffin, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations for the New Orleans Pelicans, announced that the team is eyeing a January 22 debut for Zion Williamson, the first overall draft pick in 2019. Zion tells The Second String that he’s spending the last few days before his debut trying to figure out the best way to pull his hamstring during his first NBA game. Continue reading “Zion Williamson Prepping Best Way to Pull Hamstring for Debut”

Coach on Joel Embiid’s Surgery: ‘It’ll Be The Most Consistent Two Weeks of His Season’

by Alex Poletti
Photo by YONG KIM / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

The Philadelphia 76ers were dealt a blow on Thursday as they were informed that their center Joel Embiid will undergo surgery on a torn radial collateral ligament in his finger, which will force him to miss one to two weeks of play. When asked to comment, 76ers head coach Brett Brown told The Second String that it will be the most consistent one to two weeks of play Embiid will have all season.

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