The estimable former President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton, took in the local Tex-Mex cuisine in San Antonio recently during a pow-wow with the biggest movers and shakers in the city. Mayor Julian Castro was in attendance, obviously, as was former mayor and Clinton cabinet member Henry Cisneros. The only man at the meal that wasn’t a politician, was Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. To be a fly on the wall at this meal would have been awesome. Read More »
The Mavericks have stayed on our radar more than Tropical storm Isaac in the south after owner Mark Cuban‘s rant about Jason Kidd, justification of not getting Deron Williams, and discussion of Jason Terry‘s place in Dallas lore. Sunday didn’t change much: speculation reigned supreme from another Mavericks’ headliner. This time though we had to pay attention, because it was Dirk Nowitzki on his future. Read More »
The first U.S. President didn’t even want the job in the first place. George Washington was the original distributor, even if he assumed the presidency 102 years before the game was invented. Since its birth though, not only have the presidents wanted the top job but a few also have wanted the ball. Today, Independence Day, there’s more than enough stuff to get worked up about patriotism over. But what about hoops, the born-in-the-USA game that’s become one of America’s best exports? Here’s a look at the top five presidents who believed in roundball diplomacy and their best basketball moments. Read More »
We all might be angry… at the very least, extremely frustrated. It’s gotten so annoying that even Bill Clinton showed up, showing the players support and handing out his book, “Back To Work.” But some folks around the league are voicing a different opinion. They’re calling it “sad.” No, the efforts of guys like Steve Blake didn’t come through in the clutch yesterday. The players rejected the owners’ latest offer (apparently no one wanted the deal) with Derek Fisher simply saying it’s not good enough, even though it might just be the best offer they get from here on out. But before you start submitting yourself to ugly Eastern Illinois vs. Indiana State games – either that or drinking away your sorrows – the two sides did leave some hope for today. Read More »
As EA Sports and 2K Sports scramble to produce the most realistic NBA video game it is important to remember where we came from. In the early 90s Midway developed their NBA video game franchise, NBA Jam. The games were 2 on 2 and pitted the NBA’s best (with the exception of His Airness) against one another. Even though you couldn’t play with the best player in the world, the proper cheat codes allowed you to play as Vice President Gore and President Clinton. NBA Jam included some of the best basketball sayings of the era such as, Boom-shaka-laka, Slam-a-jamma, From Downtown and most famously He’s On Fire. The ridiculous dunks and on court hot spots didn’t make the game realistic but it made the Stockton-Malone connection all the more entertaining.