Archive for the 'We Reminisce' Category

Overseas, We Reminisce / Jul 16, 2014 / 10:30 am

We Reminisce: T.J. Ford With 10 Assists In 13 Minutes During Croatian Debut

T.J. Ford

Perhaps you forget the lightening bolt known as T.J. Ford who won the Naismith Player of Year award at Texas and played 10 seasons in the NBA before a surgically repaired spine left him teetering on the brink of paralysis every time he suited up; he was forced to retire in 2012 due to the nature of his neck injury. During the NBA’s lockout in 2011, though, Ford signed with KK Zagreb of Croatia and offered one last glimpse of his dazzling ability to get in the lane and find open teammates. Read More »

We Reminisce / Jul 1, 2014 / 3:30 pm

We Reminisce: The Lakers Acquire Kobe Bryant For Vlade Divac

Kobe Bryant

18 years ago, at the 1996 NBA Draft in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the Charlotte Hornets held the 13th pick in the draft. They came into the evening looking to land a center and found a willing partner in the Los Angeles Lakers, who were shopping Vlade Divac in order to open up cap space to pursue a free agent center named Shaquille O’Neal. To acquire Divac, the Hornets selected a 17 year old teenager named Kobe Bryant with their first round pick and sent him to the Lakers. Read More »

We Reminisce / Jun 24, 2014 / 5:00 pm

We Reminisce: Orlando Takes Shaq First Overall At ’92 Draft

Shaquille O'Neal

22 years ago today, the NBA Draft was held in Portland, Oregon. The Orlando Magic had the first overall pick and selected Shaquille O’Neal. Read More »

We Reminisce / Jun 16, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Tony Gwynn Passes Away At 54; We Remember His Basketball Career

Tony Gwynn

Former San Diego Padres star and Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn passed away today at the age of 54 after battling cancer for the past several years. He’ll be remembered as one of the best hitters in the history of Major League Baseball. That part of his sports story, you probably already know. We’re here to tell you about the other part, the one involving his basketball career and how he was drafted by an NBA team. Read More »

We Reminisce / Jun 12, 2014 / 1:00 pm

We Reminisce: LeBron James Loses To Mavs In 2011 Finals

LeBron James

It’s been exactly three years since LeBron James last walked off a basketball court having lost a playoff series. After leading his team to the 2011 NBA Finals in his first season with the Miami Heat, LeBron lost in six games to Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks. Read More »

We Reminisce / Jun 5, 2014 / 8:00 pm

We Reminisce: Tony Parker’s Ridiculous Shot In Game 1 Of The 2013 Finals

Tony Parker

After almost a week of no playoff basketball, the Finals finally start tonight. There’s already been some understated trash talk from both sides. When teams meet in the Finals for two straight years, there’s bound to be some bad blood, and the development of a real rivalry. All anyone remembers from last year’s series is Ray Allen‘s improbable three at the end of Game 6, but let’s not forget the incredible shot Tony Parker made to put away Game 1. Read More »

GIFs, We Reminisce / Jun 5, 2014 / 4:30 pm

We Reminisce: Michael Jordan’s Iconic NBA Finals Mid-Air Hand-Switch

Michael Jordan

We don’t know why, but for some reason fans — usually of the millennial generation — have sometimes lambasted this move without realizing how it fits into the mythology surrounding His Airness, Michael Jordan. Today, on the move’s 23-year anniversary, we look at MJ’s mid-air hand-switch in the closing minutes of a Game 2 win during the 1991 NBA Finals. Read More »

We Reminisce / Jun 4, 2014 / 3:30 pm

We Reminisce: Shaq And Kobe Lead Controversial Game 7 Comeback Against Blazers

Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant

All anyone remembers now is how dominant Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant were together on the Lakers, and how it all ended prematurely despite the duo winning three championships together. Before all of the glory, their championship run almost didn’t even begin. Read More »

NBA, We Reminisce / May 20, 2014 / 4:30 pm

We Reminisce: The Hornets Return, And We Remember Bobby Phills

Bobby Phills

The Charlotte Bobcats are no more, so you can finally put those Primoz Brezec jerseys away for good. The franchise is officially bringing back the Hornets team name today. As part of the name change back to the original moniker, we take time to remember former shooting guard, father, and teammate, Bobby Phills. Read More »

We Reminisce / May 19, 2014 / 1:30 pm

We Reminisce: LeBron James & Paul Pierce’s Game 7 Duel

Paul Pierce, LeBron James

It seems like a good time to look back on May 18, 2008, the day the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics faced off in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. It was a classic duel between LeBron James and Paul Pierce, and the start of playoff rivalry already soaked in a mutual regular season animosity. Read More »