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Playground, Style - Kicks and Gear / Jun 21, 2013 / 1:29 pm

Check out the Top Dunks and Highlights from Red Bull Midnight Run Atlanta

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Red Bull Midnight Run Atlanta players with MMG’s Stalley (Photo. Paolo Cascio / Red Bull Content Pool)

Two weeks ago season 2 of Red Bull Midnight Run kicked off in our Nation’s Capital. As one of the four participating cities from the inaugural season, the Washington, D.C. ballers were familiar with the event so we expected a strong turn out, and they met our expectations.

However, we didn’t necessarily expect Atlanta, a city that’s new to Red Bull Midnight Run, to impress us like they did this past weekend. Read More »

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 20, 2013 / 3:15 pm

How Victor Oladipo Could Go From Being The Next Tony Allen To The Next Dwyane Wade

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Victor Oladipo (photo. IU Athletics)

Victor Oladipo is widely regarded as the most improved player in this year’s draft, and rightfully so. He’s come a long way. Oladipo wasn’t exactly the most highly touted prospect coming out of DeMatha Catholic High School, and at Indiana it took a long time for him to come into his own offensively. His freshman and sophomore campaigns were very pedestrian to say the least. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 12, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Forget About Best Available Talent, The Orlando Magic Just Need To Draft Trey Burke

Trey Burke

Trey Burke (photo. Michigan Athletics)

It’s no surprise that Trey Burke is the most highly-touted point guard in the NBA Draft after the season he had at Michigan last year. He had the option of entering the draft after his freshman season, but elected to go back to school for a chance to play for a championship. Many thought he was foolish for passing up his chances at the NBA to go back to Michigan, assuming that his goals of playing for a championship were farfetched. But Burke backed up his decision with a remarkable season, winning National Player of the Year honors and leading his Michigan Wolverines to the championship game. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Jun 10, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Ben McLemore’s Top 5 Highlights & Why He’s The Next O.J. Mayo

Ben McLemore

Ben McLemore (photo. Kansas Athletics)

With only one year under his belt at Kansas, Ben McLemore has made a quick rise to stardom. It’s rare to see players grow into the spotlight as quickly as McLemore has, and that’s what has NBA scouts so intrigued about the 6-5 shooting guard. McLemore averaged 15.9 points per game on 49.5 percent shooting from the field in his one year at Kansas, an extremely high clip for a shooting guard. Read More »

Playground / Jun 4, 2013 / 4:00 pm

John Wall Hosts D.C.’s Best at Opening Night of Red Bull Midnight Run

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The summer has finally rolled back around, which means it’s time for season two of the Red Bull Midnight Run. [Check out John Wall starring in Season 2's trailer] The opening season was a huge success, and season two is shaping up to be even bigger and better. Last year, the best players from New York, Chicago, Boston and Washington D.C. battled to settle the debate of which city produces the best ballplayers.

In 2013, more cities have been added and the stakes have been raised. Read More »

NBA / May 15, 2013 / 1:00 pm

The Top 10 Point Guards In The NBA This Season; Everyone Is Now Gunning For Russell Westbrook

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John Wall (photo. adidas)

The point guard position in the NBA has quickly become one of the most competitive spots in all of sports. There are so many good lead guards in the NBA that it’s impossible for any player at the position to take a night off.

The position has seen a major increase in talent over the past decade. It’s an ongoing trend. Ever since Chris Paul won the Rookie of the Year award in ’05-06 that teams have realized how valuable lead guards — true lead guards — really are. Read More »

NBA / May 13, 2013 / 2:00 pm

The NBA’s Top 10 Shooting Guards This Season & Why Everyone Is Now Chasing James Harden

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DeMar DeRozan (photo. Gary Land)

The shooting guard position is made for the game’s most gifted scorers. In today’s game, it doesn’t matter if you’re your team’s first option or if you’re coming off the bench. A shooting guard’s job is to put the ball in the hole. It’s always been that way. Although the position isn’t as stacked with talent as it once was, it’s still home to some of the game’s best scorers. Read More »

NBA / May 9, 2013 / 1:00 pm

The NBA’s Top 10 Small Forwards This Season: Breaking Down The Holy Trinity Of LeBron, KD & ‘Melo

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Danilo Gallinari (photo. adidas)

If you were to compare basketball positions to boxing weight classes, there’s no question that the small forwards are the heavyweights in the game. In boxing, typically the heavyweights are the most popular/best fighters. At the state the game is at right now, the small forwards are the best players. Read More »

NBA / May 7, 2013 / 5:00 pm

David Lee, Blake Griffin & The NBA’s Top 10 Power Forwards Of The Season

Carlos Boozer (photo. Jeffery Salter)

The power forward position is without a doubt the most reliable position in the NBA. Most teams are going to struggle without a quality power forward to rely on when the going gets tough. When shots aren’t falling for the guards, power forwards are the guys to turn to. While centers primary focuses are rebounding and blocking shots, power forwards are relied on to do those things, and score in addition to that. Read More »

NBA / May 6, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Marc Gasol, The Big Fundamental & The Top 10 Centers In The NBA This Season

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Times have changed at the center position in today’s NBA. It wasn’t long ago that the best players in the NBA were the centers. Between Olajuwon, Ewing, David Robinson and Shaq, the center position was easily the best position in the league for much of the last 20-25 years. In today’s game, one could argue it’s the least talented position. Read More »