Joakim Noah, Chicago has its sling aimed at Goliath Miami

Joakim Noah, Chicago has its sling aimed at Goliath Miami

Even now that the Bulls have kept Noah, built their defense around him and won 71 percent of its games the last three seasons, Noah still very rarely gets the national credit he deserves. Noah didn’t make an All-Star team until this season. He received one first place vote for Defensive Player of the Year in 2011, none in 2012 and he finished in fourth-place this year when he could have won…

Joe Manganiello’s Trimester all-NBA selections: First Team

Joe Manganiello’s Trimester all-NBA selections: First Team

Anthony is averaging 28 ppg for the first time since ’08-’09, with terrific shooting splits of .472/.448/.820. Carmelo’s field goal percentage is his best since ’07-’08, and his three-ball has been better than any season in his career, which has rubbed off on his team. The Knicks lead the league with 11.7 made threes a night on 40 percent shooting, which is the third highest percentage in the NBA.

Splitter, Huertas lead Brazil past Great Britain 67-62

Splitter, Huertas lead Brazil past Great Britain 67-62

The first quarter left much to be aesthetically desired as both teams shot poorly (Brazil 2/20, Great Britain 4/15). Great Britain seemed determined to provide its home crowd a better showing by sticking to their offensive game plan and overcoming many unforced turnovers. Despite the basketball’s reluctance to cooperate at times, Great Britain looked a little more committed offensively.

NBA Splinters | July 10, 2010

Joe Johnson left the 2010 free agency bonanza with the most money. The Atlanta Hawks will give him a reported $120 million for the next 6 years. That’s around $10 million less than Dwayne Wade and LeBron James. And don’t forget they fired their coach, the one who improved Atlanta’s record every year he coached them. This has to be one of the worst contracts and worst front offices in professional sports. Not that this needs validation, but here’s some career playoff stats: