TAG: Craig Ehlo

NBA / Nov 16, 2011 / 4:30 pm

Craig Ehlo Explains How Michael Jordan Hit ‘The Shot’ In His Face

Craig Ehlo

It’s mind-boggling how perfectly scripted Michael Jordan‘s career ended up. Take away those annoying years with Washington, and his legend as we know it sort of started with “The Shot” and then ended with “The Last Shot.” Yes, most won’t agree with me… and they’ll say it began with the day he was disguised as God. But in terms of winning, and elevating his status to the best in the game, it began on a Sunday in 1989 when Jordan ended Cleveland and Craig Ehlo‘s season. Jordan was never the same. But neither was Ehlo. Read More »

College, NBA / Apr 30, 2010 / 9:00 am

The Most Interesting Announcer You’ve (Probably) Never Heard

Craig Ehlo

As I listened to Kevin Harlan and Doug Collins wrap up the Phoenix Suns’ 99-90 series-clinching win over Portland last night, I couldn’t help but think about the variety of play-by-play and expert analysis broadcasters that are coving the NBA playoffs this year. I’ve always been a big fan of the Collins-Harlan duo, but what about the other peeps? Some people enjoy the classic stylings of Marv Albert and “The Czar” Mike Fratello. Other cats like the commentary of Reggie Miller and Kevin McHale – a posse of which I am not a member. Some prefer Doris Burke, Mark Jackson or Jeff Van Gundy on occasion, and then there are a lot of fans that like to stick with the local homer guys – where every foul call and loose ball should obviously be called in favor of the home team. When you get out of the NBA game though, there are also a few gems tucked away in the college circuit. Read More »

Smack / May 24, 2009 / 1:52 am

Kobe’s turn: He drops 41 in a win

Kobe Bryant (photo. Chris Sembrot)

Do you know what’s the most unfortunate part? That a lot of people out there are too caught up in hating one side or the other to appreciate what we’re seeing from Kobe Bryant and LeBron James as this postseason unfolds. Yeah, sometimes it seems just a little too convenient that the NBA, the TV networks and sneaker giants are all getting exactly what they want as Mamba and the King trade spectacular performances, but try to pull yourself away from that, and forget about whether you think Kobe is a dick or LeBron gets too much media hype. Read More »