The marathon NBA season came to its end last week and for some, it’s a blessing in disguise. Everyone had players that didn’t live up to expectations this season. We are going to look at some of these poor souls with one minor disclaimer: The excessively injured will not be included. Read More »
Picture this. It’s the final two minutes of a close game between the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics in this year’s NBA Playoffs. Paul Pierce gets the ball and dribbles to his old reliable spot for an elbow jumper but instead of firing… he passes to Jeff Green in the corner for the shot. Read More »
The term Point God has made its way through basketball’s subculture over recent years, reserved for the elite playmakers in the NBA. That term has led to the pseudo Mount Olympus list of players who orchestrate their team’s success from the lead guard position, guys like Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, Rajon Rondo and Deron Williams. Read More »
Learning how to fall is just as important as getting back up if you want to have long career in the NBA. This is something that celebrity trainer Ed Downs, a fifth-degree black belt and former Navy Seals trainer, has taught Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade over the years in their work together. Read More »
The word bust is often thrown around like dirty laundry. It’s common to knock high draft picks that don’t immediately produce after their first year or two in the league. It’s normal.
Derrick Williams had an uninspiring rookie campaign, averaging just 8.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in 21.5 minutes per game. Read More »
It was just a little over a year ago when the lockout forced a group of NBA rotation players overseas in search of employment. The Chinese Basketball Association opened their doors to a handful of players under the condition that those players finish out their contracts in the league no matter when the lockout ended. Guys like J.R. Smith, Wilson Chandler and Kenyon Martin all came “home” after stints in the CBL and joined playoff contending teams to finish out the season last March. Read More »
What does “Reign On” mean to you?
That was the question asked and answered by a few of the guests and celebrities in attendance during Crown Royal’s unveiling of their new Reign on Campaign during an exclusive event at All-Star Weekend in Houston. Read More »
In New York City, the name Lance Stephenson is one that many would say will live forever. His success as a teenager at Lincoln High School put him in the limelight early. As his game progressed and he was drafted into the NBA in 2010, many thought the Indiana Pacers got a steal, despite character concerns that followed him into the league. Read More »
Many are already calling last weekend’s Slam Dunk Contest one of the most overhyped in years. Can we place any of the blame with Kenneth Faried? Probably not. He was quietly solid, and had a couple of dunks (speaking of the Statue of Liberty, off-the-glass 360) that were severely slept-on. Read More »