He sensed a comfort with the Clippers, whose star duo of George and Leonard reminded him of the dynamic from his NBA start in Portland, playing off of fellow starters LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard.
“I have no doubt he’s going to put all the work and the time in, and his game, as you know, that guy’s going to get out of bed at 90-years-old and hit 99 out of 100 3’s,” Myers said. “It’s such a pure shot -- that will not change.”
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Also named a finalist in this year's class: coach Rick Adelman, the ninth winningest coach in NBA history; Villanova coach Jay Wright, a two-time NCAA champion; coach Marianne Stanley, who led Old Dominion to an NCAA title in 1985; coach Leta Andrews, the all-time winningest high school coach, male or female.
On Tuesday, The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced 14 finalists for the 2021 Hoop Class, including two Boston Celtics legends, Paul Pierce and Bill Russell (as head coach). A 10-time All-Star, NBA champion, and Finals MVP, Paul Pierce bled Celtics green during his 15-year stint in Boston, helping end a 22-year Finals drought for Boston back in 2007-08. For Pierce, this marks his first year of eligibility for the Hall of Fame.
The Houston Rockets have recalled Kevin Porter Jr. from the G League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. This ends Porter’s productive stint in G League bubble ahead of Playoffs, and he will now play for the Rockets post All-Star break.
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Players who have been vaccinated may be able to avoid missed games related to contact tracing while enjoying “some real advantages and benefits” if vaccinated.
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The Houston Rockets on Wednesday unveiled new Earned Edition jerseys for the second half of the 2020-21 season, which were given to the 16 NBA teams that made the playoffs during the prior 2019-20 season.