It's a chance for coaches and GM's to take a look at how their draft picks fair in game situations against NBA players for the first time. For the newcomers, it's a chance to work with their teammates for the first time -- and for the older players, a chance to have the nouveau riche rooks pay for dinner. In Damian Lillard's case, it's a chance to get on SportsCenter for a few weeks during the usu
MIAMI (AP) -- Losing a game at the final buzzer, no less than a playoff game on the road against the reigning NBA champion Miami Heat, would seem to have potential to demoralize the Indiana Pacers.
Phil Jackson has had the good fortune of coaching some of the greatest players and greatest teams in NBA history, but if it were up to him, he would have taken a different player above Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal to lead his perfect squad. And that player is none other than 11-time NBA champion Bill Russell. “In my estimation, the guy that has to be there would be Bill Russell