I accompanied my husband to see a specialist sports doctor for an injury, in Munich Germany last year, where we ran into Kobe Bryant who was also receiving treatment. My husband did the same treatment as Kobe for a week and they talked several times, on the last day he gave us his agent's card, and said if we're ever in town we can contact him to go see him play. I lost his agent's card, but he was about 5'10" with a reddish brown beard, dressed pretty metro-sexual. Is there any way to find Kobe's agent's contact information on the internet? The Lakers are coming here to San Antonio to play a game in 8 days. Thanks
I'm preparing to attend my first NBA game and I would like to know what is the best way to buy tickets for a specific game. More generally, I'd be interested in learning about the best ways to buy U.S. professional sports tickets in general. [more inside]
Tomorrow night I will enjoy my first home Lakers game against my beloved Trailblazers. Is there anything in particular I should know in advance to prepare me for this? Is there anything in particular I should see or visit nearby in LA Live or the vicinity? [more inside]
Who do the Canadian Maritimes root for in the major sports? [more inside]
I'm looking for every box score my favorite NBA team played in for this year and last. Where can I go to download this data? [more inside]
Until last season I was a more-than-casual basketball fan in general and Lakers fan in particular, but for various reasons last season completely fell off my radar. Help catch me up. [more inside]
Years ago, on TV, I remember seeing a standup comic do a hilarious riff on the idea of Tennessee Williams as an NBA announcer. Anybody remember who this guy was? Bonus points for a YouTube link.
NBA fans: Can you remember specific instances of varicose veins being mentioned as a risk for tall players? [more inside]
Please recommend me the best books and films about basketball. [more inside]
Which group of athletes is further from the center of the bell curve distribution for height: Olympic gymnasts or NBA players?
What's the cheapest way I can watch live basketball coverage in my one home? I'm in California, and a Charter cable internet customer. Complication: I only want a month of access. [more inside]
In addition to the Knicks, which four teams should I add to my NBA League Pass subscription? [more inside]
I'd like to aquire a working knowledge of sports teams/sports players, but I don't know where to start.
I'd like to acquire a working knowledge of sports teams/sports players, but I don't know where to start. [more inside]
Sports nerds of MeFi: where do you go for your downloadable sports statistics database needs? [more inside]
Where can I watch Chinese Basketball Association games online? Streaming would be preferable, but I'd also be happy to download and watch the day after if anyone knows where they're posted. [more inside]
I'm trying to choose a new NBA team to follow. Specifically, a really bad team with enough good qualities that it would be fun to support. Any suggestions? [more inside]
How do you handle betting on the NBA Finals? [more inside]
Where can I find statistics on half-court shots in the NBA? [more inside]
Where can I watch tonight's Magic/Hawks game online? [more inside]
NBA Filter: Why does the PF or C always inbound the ball after a made shot? [more inside]
Lakers coach, Phil Jackson was just fined by the NBA for talking with the media about a possible lockout next year if the NBA and the players union don't finalize a new CBA. As part of the player's CBA or the ref's CBA they can fine those guys, but on what authority can the NBA as a league fine coaches, assistant coaches, and owners?
Could somebody please explain to me the economics by which a useless NBA player with a large contract is valuable on the trade market? [more inside]
I'm terrible at NBA 2k11, and I want get better, but I don't know how. [more inside]
I need to find a basketball box score. My google-fu has failed me miserably. [more inside]
Sports filter: I have some questions about hand size among basketball players. [more inside]
Where is a good place to watch the NBA finals in the Berkeley/Oakland area for unlikely sports fans? [more inside]
Inspired by just learning about the MIT Sports Analytics Conference, what sites are on the cutting edge of the basketball stats/sabermetrics revolution? [more inside]
Diehard Phoenix Suns fan in St. Louis seeking to watch tonight's game. Anyone know where in St. Louis I can watch the game on NBA TV? Alternatively, is anyone in Phoenix willing to use Slingbox or point a webcam at their TV showing the game on FOX Sports AZ?
Is there any reason to think NBA superstars of generations past could compete in today's NBA? Is it even fair to compare players of different generations? [more inside]
Going to the Suns-Pacers game tonight, but haven't really been following the NBA the last year or two. What should I know/read up on to keep from looking like an idiot?
Can I listen to NBA basketball games on internet streaming audio? Specifically the Portland Trailblazers, but other might feel differently. Their radio station is 95.5 The Game but when I clicked during a game the other day, there was a talk show on.
There was a player in the NBA who played in the same game for both teams, I think due to the final minutes needing to be replayed on a different date and a trade happening in the meantime. I can't think of the name of the player or teams, and my Google-fu doesn't seem up to the task. Can anybody help?
Where can I find video of Conan's sketch about John Tesh's NBA theme music? [more inside]
Can anyone tell me the name of this piece of music? (Warning: Splicd/Youtube link of teh oldskool basketball) [more inside]
Anybody recognize the music in the NBA's most-recent playoff ad featuring Chris Paul? It's a piano instrumental that is very mellow, yet it builds tension well.
Is there a geographical reason the NBA's Western Conference has been so much better than the East? What's the deal? [more inside]
Help me devise the best way for four people to split and manage a couple of NBA (Hornets) season tickets. [more inside]
Anyone know a place in Bangkok to watch the NBA playoffs?
How many points per game or per x minutes does the average NBA player score? [more inside]
How accurate are player's listed heights in college football and pro basketball? And are they measured with shoes on? [more inside]
Are there any professional athletes that maintain a blog during the sports season? [more inside]
NBA: Who do I go see? So I don't follow the NBA much, but we're going to a Hornets game in OKC. Which game would be the best to go to? [more inside]
Best NBA playoffs ever? Last nights Lakers/Suns finish sure was exciting, no matter who you were cheering for. I read an article a few weeks ago saying why this year could have the most exciting playoffs in NBA history. Anybody know where that article can be found?
What is the difference in style of play between European and NBA basketball? [more inside]
In 1993, during his rookie season in the NBA, Shaquille O'Neil's weight and strength managed to break and pull down two NBA backboards. The first on national television (NBC if I remember correctly...) on February 7th in Phoenix delaying the game for a half hour. The second time on April 23rd in New Jersey. The best video I can find online for either is an animated GIF from here. My Google-Fu has failed helping me find anything better than that. I ask of you MeFi users, please help.
NBA Rule 1: Court Dimensions
Section Ii: A half-circle shall be created 4' from the center of the basket.
Section Ii: A half-circle shall be created 4' from the center of the basket.