Category Archives: NBA

Pacers Forward Suffers Horrible Leg Break

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER The situation was eerily reminiscent to March 31, 2013. The arena fell silent. Players and coaches alike fell to their knees or covered their faces in shock. Coach K watched from the sidelines. And a player laid on his back with his leg broken in two as the medical staff rushed to […]

Peyton Siva Headed to Magic Camp

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER Just a couple of weeks after being dismissed from the Detroit Pistons, ex-Louisville guard Peyton Siva has a new home with the Orlando Magic. Reports stated on Tuesday that Siva had agreed to terms on a contract with the Magic. However, the contract is pretty confusing, and doesn’t necessarily guarantee Siva a […]

Peyton Siva & Josh Harrellson Released by Pistons

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER Much to the disappointment of Louisville and Kentucky fans alike, the Detroit Pistons released Peyton Siva and Josh Harrellson from their roster on Monday. Both players were adored by their respective colleges for over-achieving and having likeable personalities, but they were also both second-round picks who had a lot of proving themselves […]

Russ Smith is a Pro

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER Russ Smith has done it again. The undersized and overlooked kid from Brooklyn has defied the odds placed against him, and is now a New Orleans Pelican in the NBA. When Russ was a tiny freshman with an injured ankle, and was the backup for Elisha Justice, exactly no one thought, “that […]

Friday’s Follies, Starring . . .

. . . Rick Pitino, Drama Queen. . . . Chane Behanan, who apparently is now on a regimen of truth serum. So, The Rick, as he is so very wont to do, has prevaricated on exactly when we might see his power forward back in red & black. . . . Kevin Willard, who […]

Sunday Morning Snap Shots: Bucs, Bikes, Brooklyn Basketball & More

Well, we now know for sure which school is going to be the dark horse come autumn in the World’s Greatest Football League. Vanderbilt Commodores, come on down. A loyal reader, a former Louisvillian who now resides in Music City, hipped me to the story early yesterday morning, before it hit the national wires. Four […]

Hernandez & Other Hump Day Harrumphs

 I had lunch today with my usual Wednesday noon compadres, this week at recently opened Sidebar, where the burgers as advertised are pretty damn good. There’s the usual array of casual food at a place right by the arena, with flatscreens all about, most tuned to sports channels. (Though one this noon was at the […]

Emergency Warning Test: A Whistle from Defeat, Heat Force Game 7

The whistle never came, of course. I assume the NBA provided emergency medical personnel for the refs last night. So they could perform the Heimlich Maneuver after the game on Joe Crawford, Ken Mauer and Mike Callahn, last night’s zebras, none of whom considered it an infraction when Manu Ginobili was the victim of felonious […]

Monday Morning Musings: Cards, Spurs, Heat & Lefty

U of L’s baseball nine faces #3 seed Oregon State in a loser-goes-home CWS elimination game this afternoon. The Cards are in good company at least. Not that it’s much consolation. The Beavers are one of the eight national seeds. Which means they were favorites over Mississippi State. In the other bracket, North Carolina, the […]

Sunday’s Sports Shorts: Lefty Up, C-J Left Behind & More

Updated 6/16 at 2:44 pm. From some initial comments I have received regarding this column, some people, perhaps even most who take delivery of the C-J, received a sports section Sunday morning with stories, which did not not appear in the edition I received. I stand by what I wrote about what I received. There […]