/ Feb 28, 2014 / 12:30 pm
Andre Miller (Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)
In the weeks leading up to the 2014 NBA Trade Deadline, reports were out that NBA insiders expected this to be one of the busiest trade deadlines in recent memory, or more specifically, since the 2011 lockout and the new Collective Bargaining Agreement that commenced.
As quickly as those reports leaked, they were contracted. And if last Thursday left your trade deadline fix unresolved and unfulfilled yet again, then you can look no further and blame that aforementioned 2011 lockout and more specifically, the new CBA. Read More »
/ Dec 20, 2013 / 4:30 pm
Stephen Curry (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)
At the start of the 2009 season, the NFL launched a channel, which would become the marquee channel to own and watch for NFL Sundays, especially if your favorite club played during a different time slot, or were on a bye that week. The channel would be named NFL RedZone, it would cost the viewer $49.99 and it would, perhaps most importantly, be commercial free, partially the reason the consumer pays an annual fee. Read More »
Allen Iverson (photo. Reebok Classics)
During Allen Iverson‘s retirement press conference yesterday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center, these were the two words that brought Allen to the inevitable tears. Not when he spoke on his family or friends or John Thompson. “Aaron McKie.” Read More »
/ Oct 8, 2013 / 1:00 pm
Rajon Rondo (photo. Gary Land)
Every year, diehard NBA fans look forward to a few things that surround the upcoming year other than the season itself.
We as fans have always looked forward to the national TV Schedule, Christmas games, our favorite team’s opening night matchups, when certain players or teams come to our town, when traded players or free agents who jumped ship travel back to the city they were on the year prior, the release of video games and the superstars and rookies’ ratings in them, fantasy drafts and so on and so on. Read More »
/ Aug 6, 2013 / 11:30 am
Latrell Sprewell (Dime #11)
Even casual NBA fans will never forget Magic‘s Lakers, Bird‘s Celtics, Jordan‘s Bulls, Shaq‘s Lakers or even (gulp) LeBron‘s Heat. How can you? They’ve all won multiple championships, and as players, are five of the greatest who ever laced up. They’re historic. What we do forget, though, are the teams that didn’t make it easy for them to reach that plateau. Read More »
/ Jul 1, 2013 / 1:45 pm
Jrue Holiday (photo. adidas)
In Malcolm Gladwell’s 2005 book, Blink, he tells the story of the Getty kouros, a statue brought to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Southern California. Before the purchase of the statue (said to be going for around $10 million), Thomas Hoving, a former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, blessed the statue with his presence. Hoving was known for jotting down the first word that came to his mind whenever he saw something he had never seen prior. On this day, he wrote down the word, “fresh.” As he put it, “fresh is not the right reaction to have to a 2,000-year-old statue.” Read More »
LeBron James (photo. Nike)
“You either love ‘em, or you hate ‘em”
It’s a phrase we use about the greatest and/or most intriguing teams in sports history. We use it because it’s true.
The New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Lakers and now — the Miami Heat. That’s the list. The latter, large in part, because of one man’s Decision. Read More »
Allen Iverson (photo. Reebok)
For everyone outside of Philadelphia, the Question was whether or not Allen Iverson would become the NBA’s shortest Rookie of the Year ever. For everyone who lived in or around The City of Brotherly Love, we already knew the Answer. Read More »
/ May 17, 2013 / 1:06 pm
Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook (photo. Rob Hammer)
Whenever something in sports doesn’t go according to plan, we as fans are quick to place blame. The easy way to explain why the Oklahoma City Thunder couldn’t get back to the Western Conference Finals, much less the NBA Finals, would be to blame Kevin Durant for not being able to carry his team to the next round. Let’s take a deeper look before placing blame.
What became of the Thunder the second Russell Westbrook‘s meniscus tore falls on many parts of the organization. Read More »
/ May 10, 2013 / 11:00 am
Derrick Rose (photo. adidas)
I received a text yesterday afternoon. It was from a friend, who mentioned that someone had said to him that they no longer respected Derrick Rose.
I do not live under a rock, ergo I know that everyone who watches basketball and has a Twitter account and/or a voice box has had an opinion on Rose’s knee. I also know that the athletes whom are familiar with Rose’s injury in some way (Marcus Lattimore, Adrian Peterson, Iman Shumpert and Ricky Rubio to name a few) have had absolutely nothing bad to say about Derrick. Read More »