Obey Snapback Hats was slated to start again in place of Bryant against the Spurs
6 October, 2012 at 2:55 am in Rent/Hire
The NCAA Snapback Hats was the team's original name in Charlotte. Basketball fans in New Orleans still regularly complain on talk radio and in internet chat rooms about Utah's refusal to give up the nickname Jazz, a reference to a genre of music born in the Big Easy and a cherished part of the city's heritage and culture.Still, if not Jazz, there are other names that might speak more to the local culture than the name Hornets, and perhaps enhance the growing perception that the NBA is at last taking root in Louisiana. Celtics' Allen misses game with soreness in anklePosted Apr 11 2012 8:52PM BOSTON (AP) -- Boston guard Ray Allen is out of Wednesday night's game against Atlanta because of soreness in his right ankle that had sidelined him a few weeks ago. Allen, who played the previous five games after being sidelined for six with the sore ankle, informed coach Doc Rivers earlier in the day of the soreness.I'm just more concerned that this is the second or third time this has happened, Rivers said. So that's concerning.Allen, the NBA's career leader in 3-pointers, had been the team's offensive spark off the bench the past four games after Rivers decided to insert guard Avery Bradley into the starting lineup.Boston did get guard Mickael Pietrus back. He had been sidelined the last 17 days due to a concussion.Rivers said before Wednesday's game that he planned to play him maybe five to 10 minutes.He's been cleared, Rivers said. He worked out yesterday. This is good for him to ease him in instead of just throwing him in. So that's how we're going to do it. The sooner NEFF Snapback can get him on the floor, the better. All the doctors have cleared him. Once I hear that, he's ready to play.Pietrus got a standing ovation when he entered Wednesday's game.During a blowout loss at Philadelphia on March 23, Pietrus left the court on a stretcher and was hospitalized overnight.
He crashed to the court after he collided with 76ers guard Lou Williams on a drive down the lane, landing hard on his tailbone and his head nearly smacked the court. He instantly clutched the back of his head with both hands and rolled over on his side. Lakers' Brown leaves before game for personal reasonsPosted Apr 13 2012 11:49PM LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lakers coach Mike Brown left Staples Center shortly before tipoff Friday night for undisclosed personal reasons.Assistant coach John Kuester coached Los Angeles' game against the Denver Nuggets.Brown is in his first season with the Lakers (37-22), who are in first place in the Pacific Division. He attended his regular pregame media gathering about 90 minutes before game time.Kuester is a veteran NBA assistant who served as the Detroit Pistons' head coach for two seasons from 2009-2011. He was fired by Detroit last June.NRL Snapback also coached the Lakers in Philadelphia on Feb. 6 while Brown served a one-game suspension for making contact with an official. Kuester spent two seasons as Brown's assistant with the Cleveland Cavaliers before taking over in Detroit.The Lakers also played without NBA scoring leader Kobe Bryant, who sat out his fourth straight game with a bruised shin. Devin Ebanks remained in Bryant's spot in the starting lineup. Kobe out for third straight game with sore shinPosted Apr 11 2012 8:16PM SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Kobe Bryant is out for a third consecutive game because of a sore left shin, and Lakers coach Mike Brown says there is still no timetable for his return. Brown said before Wednesday night's game at San Antonio that the NBA's scoring leader isn't nagging him to play. Brown said Bryant wants to be cautious and not exacerbate the injury.Bryant, who is averaging 28.1 points, had started 138 consecutive games before missing Saturday's loss at Phoenix. The Lakers then barely squeaked past lowly New Orleans on Monday without their superstar.Obey Snapback Hats was slated to start again in place of Bryant against the Spurs.The Lakers' next game is Friday against Denver. Love (concussion) able to travel but misses Clippers gamePosted Apr 12 2012 9:26PM MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love sat Thursday night against the Los Angeles Clippers, and coach Rick Adelman said it was too soon to tell if Love would return to the court at any point this season.Love was cleared to return to Minnesota on Thursday after spending the night in a Denver hospital.