Articles by Don McCormack

King James royally enjoys shootout between Irving, Curry

Count LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers as one of the millions of NBA fans across the country who watched the duel between Kyrie Irving of the Celtics and Stephen Curry of the Warriors during Golden State’s 109-105 victory Saturday night at Oracle Arena. @KyrieIrving & @StephenCurry30 just simply amazing!! Sheesh man! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 — LeBron […]

Cavs on the defensive, trying to buck history

Two seasons ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers made history by becoming the first team to rally from a 3-1 deficit in The Finals to win an NBA championship. Now, two years removed from donning that crown, the Cavaliers find themselves attempting to make more history this season, though it pales in comparison to what they accomplished […]

Stevens: Hayward still not anticipated back this season

Though he is making good progress in his rehabilitation from the gruesome left ankle injury suffered in Cleveland against the Cavaliers on opening night, don’t look for Gordon Hayward to be returning to action this season, according to Celtics coach Brad Stevens on a tweet by ESPN’s Chris Forsberg. Brad Stevens on Gordon Hayward: "He […]

Thunder’s George to replace injured Boogie in All-Star Game

Russell Westbrook is getting his wish, albeit belatedly. Four days after decrying the fact his Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Paul George was not deemed worthy as a selection to the NBA All-Star Game, George was added as an injury replacement by the league by Commissioner Adam Silver. George will replace New Orleans Pelican DeMarcus Cousins, […]

OKC’s Roberson ruptures patellar tendon in awkward fall

Oklahoma City swingman Andre Roberson was carried off the court Saturday in Detroit after suffering what was reported to be a ruptured patellar tendon in his left leg. The Thunder confirmed the report Sunday, announcing that Roberson is out for the season. Source: Preliminary report on OKC’s Andre Roberson: ruptured patellar tendon. — Adrian Wojnarowski […]

Phoenix plans to be aggressive in free agency

With the Phoenix Suns trending upward in the eyes of general manager Ryan McDonough, he is intending to make a strong push for free agents to continue the team’s improvement, according to a report. Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic writes McDonough’s plans are to utilize cap space and future assets. “The team is ready,” […]

Isaiah Thomas stands tall while clearing Cavs’ air

After a week without speaking to the media, Isaiah Thomas delivered in a big way Saturday. The 5-foot-9 Cavaliers point guard stepped up and stood tall, speaking for 13 minutes after team practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts in Independence and answered every question thrown at him. The subjects of the questions included everything you’ve read […]

Bathroom break kept Rose out of Indiana win down the stretch

The NBA bench can be considered long, especially for players who are non-starters or coming back from injuries. But in the case of Derrick Rose — who fits both of the above-mentioned descriptions — Friday night’s win against the visiting Indiana Pacers at Quicken Loans Arena, it wasn’t that long. But coach Tyronn Lue could not […]

Death of agent, father figure Henry Thomas has Wade away from Cavaliers

The “personal issue” that has Dwyane Wade away from the Cleveland Cavaliers is the death of his agent, Henry Thomas, whom Wade considered to be a father figure. On his Instagram account, Wade wrote an emotional, heartfelt message about Thomas. It included a photograph of them together taken just after Wade was selected by the […]

Bucks GM Horst opens up on firing Jason Kidd

The firing of Jason Kidd as coach of the Milwaukee Bucks came as a mild surprise across the NBA when the move was made Monday. Bucks General Manager Jon Horst, who made the decision to relieve Kidd of his duties and put the team in control of former Cleveland Cavaliers assistant Joe Prunty with unanimous […]

Nance Jr.: Lakers have heard all the buzz about big names

No one follows what’s going on — or even what’s rumored to be going on — in the NBA more so than the players themselves. Just ask Larry Nance Jr. The young jumping-jack forward for the Los Angeles Lakers, appearing on the HoopsHype Podcast with Alex Kennedy, has heard and read about all of the […]

Kings’ Fox on Rising Stars snub: ‘I’m not worried about that game’

De’Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings was not one of the first- or second-year players to receive an invitation to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge, but doesn’t sound too concerned about it. “I don’t care,” Fox, who hit the second game-winning shot of his young career in an 89-88 road win over the Miami […]

More Kanter Banter: Knicks big man throws shade at Suns

Enes Kanter is developing a much-deserved reputation for being a trash talker. After a couple of dustups with LeBon James of the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this season, the New York Knicks big man threw some shade at Devin Booker and Jared Dudley of the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. After the Knicks recorded a road […]

Cavaliers: Team Drama lives up to its billing, even in victory

Even in a rare (these days, anyway) win, Team Drama just can’t help itself, apparently. While the Cleveland Cavaliers held off the Indiana Pacers to record a 115-108 victory Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena, there two two incidents, both involving Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love, that raised some eyebrows. The first occurred during a […]