Friday 25th May 2018,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

Mitch Kupchak Admits Lakers Want Kobe To Retire In Los Angeles

Mitch Kupchak Admits Lakers Want Kobe To Retire In Los Angeles

Well that’s that. Kobe Bryant wants to retire as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers and according to Mitch Kupchak, the feeling is mutual. Talking with members of the media in anticipation of training camp, Kupchak conceded that Kobe made it clear he doesn’t want to play anywhere else. He also confirmed that the [...]

September 29, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Steve Blake Says Steve Nash ‘Looks Great’

Steve Blake Says Steve Nash ‘Looks Great’

The NBA offseason is annoying. Others may use other words to describe it, such as grueling, prolonged and evil. But I just find it annoying. Really, really, ridiculously annoying. Before I delve too deep into my pet peeve, there is some good news for Los Angeles Lakers fans: Steve Blake told Lakers.com’s Mike Trudell that [...]

September 24, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Bruce Bowen Admits He Hurt Ray Allen on Purpose

Bruce Bowen Admits He Hurt Ray Allen on Purpose

Bruce Bowen’s reputation precedes him. During his playing days, he was a great defender. He was also considered a dirty defender, loathed by his opponents and (likely) adored by his teammates. Think of him as a good samaritan who hated tourists. That’s how I’d put it. Better than his defensive sets was his honesty. At [...]

September 20, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Paul Pierce Takes More Shots at Knicks’ J.R. Smith

Paul Pierce Takes More Shots at Knicks’ J.R. Smith

Where is the love? The Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks do not like each other. More specifically, Paul Pierce does not like the Knicks, and J.R. Smith doesn’t like the Nets. Those two have been fueling this rivalry since the Boston Celtics helped make Brooklyn a legitimate title contender. Both parties have gone back [...]

September 20, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Ricky Rubio Believes Timberwolves are Playoff Bound

Ricky Rubio Believes Timberwolves are Playoff Bound

Success never comes easy to the Minnesota Timberwolves. For what feels like forever, the Timberwolves bordered on laughable or just not good enough. Preseason expectations have often toed the line of nonexistent since Kevin Garnett left. They were rarely equipped to win 25 games, let alone contend for a playoff spot in a loaded Western [...]

September 20, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Daryl Morey Says ‘At Least’ 3 Teams Are Better Than the Rockets

Daryl Morey Says ‘At Least’ 3 Teams Are Better Than the Rockets

General managers are rarely honest. Lying, deflecting and evading are (probably) in their job description. Nothing the NBA’s maneuvering minds say can be taken at face value—most of the time. On certain occasions, however, there are moments of clarity. Sometimes, they can be genuine and truthful. This is one of those times. Houston Rockets GM [...]

September 19, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Metta World Peace Predicts Lakers Will Reach Finals

Metta World Peace Predicts Lakers Will Reach Finals

Words cannot describe Metta World Peace. Luck for us, then, that he has no problem using words of his own. While we may be at a loss for them, he never is. Ever. And such was the case at a signing for his children’s book “Metta’s Bedtime Stories,” where he predicted that the Los Angeles [...]

September 19, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Steve Kerr Thinks the Bulls Will ‘Unseat’ the Heat

Steve Kerr Thinks the Bulls Will ‘Unseat’ the Heat

LeBron James wants that third straight NBA title. So does Dwyane Wade. And Chris Bosh. And the rest of the Miami Heat. But Steve Kerr doesn’t think they’re going to get it. During an interview with Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times (h/t Sun Sentinel), the TNT NBA analyst made it clear he doesn’t [...]

September 18, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

James Worthy Calls Kobe Bryant an ‘Alien’

James Worthy Calls Kobe Bryant an ‘Alien’

Apparently I’m not the only one who believes Kobe Bryant is superhuman. Plenty of people crack jokes about Kobe’s work ethic and refusal to yield to bodily limits. They say he’s insane, ageless and an enemy of Father Time. Some even say he’s a flat-out Alien. Among them is Hall of Famer James Worthy. “Kobe [...]

September 17, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 1

Derrick Rose Thinks He’s 100 Percent, Emphasis on ‘Thinks’

Derrick Rose Thinks He’s 100 Percent, Emphasis on ‘Thinks’

This is the moment Chicago Bulls fans have been waiting for. No, you’re local pizzeria won’t start allowing upgrades to deep-dish crust free of charge. Nor will people fail to realize your city isn’t as windy as depicted. But the next best thing has happened—Derrick Rose finally admitted he’s 100 percent healthy. I think. Or [...]

September 16, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0