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D-League, NBA / Jan 8, 2014 / 4:15 pm

10 NBA D-League Players That Deserve Call-Ups

Pierre Jackson

Pierre Jackson (Jerry Lai/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA Development League is often looked upon as a downgrade when players receive an assignment to places like Delaware, Springfield, Rio Grande Valley or Sioux Falls rather than playing in Los Angeles, Chicago, or Detroit. While it may be underwhelming, most NBA fans miss the whole point of the D-League or the benefits it can have on a player. Read More »

College / Apr 26, 2012 / 4:15 pm

The Music City Classic Brings Together The South’s Best College Basketball Talent

Music City Classic

For many college seniors, the last time they put on their college jersey was in their final game with their respective team. However, a select group of seniors from colleges across the Southeast will get to put on their jerseys once more when they participate in the Music City Classic event in Nashville this Saturday April 28th. The Music City Classic began as an all-star game in 2008 designed to showcase the top college talent in the state of Tennessee, but has grown to include schools from across the South. The event features a game, a three-point contest and a dunk contest, and will be held at Belmont University’s Curb Events Center. Read More »

Smack / Nov 18, 2011 / 12:43 am

Arizona Stays Undefeated; Syracuse Basketball Coach Involved In Police Investigation

Solomon Hill

Solomon Hill (photo. Luke Adams/Arizona Athletics Photography)

Besides having an insanely fine wife, Steve Lavin is doing a phenomenal job at St. John’s. Coming into their matchup with Arizona last night, they were 3-0, full of life and full of potential. In a few of their wins so far, they’ve already stormed back from big deficits, letting their defense and athleticism do the talking, and with fifteen minutes left (down seven), it looked like it might happen again. They raced back, overwhelmed ‘Zona in pretty much every way possible and retook the lead. The ‘Cats didn’t have any standout performances, but they got solid games from a number of players, including Solomon Hill (15 points, six rebounds) and when they found their stroke at the end, they just had too much, winning 81-72. Read More »

College / Nov 11, 2011 / 12:30 pm

2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer Preview

2K Sports Classic

With the college basketball season underway, the Championship Rounds of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer begin on Nov. 17 at Madison Square Garden with Texas A&M meeting Mississippi State at 7 p.m. and Arizona facing St. John’s at 9 p.m. Why should you care? Let us tell you: Read More »

Smack / Nov 8, 2011 / 12:56 am

Steve Blake Is Trying To Save The NBA Season; College Basketball Is Back

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry (Photo. Nicky Woo)

Thank God for Steve Blake. The man who couldn’t hit a shot to save the Lakers’ season in the playoffs might just be bold enough to save the NBA season. Sam Amick and Adrian Wojnarowski broke the story on Twitter, saying Blake is doing whatever he can to rally the troops, and gain support for a vote by Wednesday. He’s irate at the union and wants to play. He’s not pushing them to take the deal; He just wants a vote. A few other players, and some big names like Kobe Bryant and LaMarcus Aldridge, are willing to look into this deal the owners are offering. Amick even said he called two agents who represent 19 players in total, and that every one of those players wanted to take the NBA’s deal. Read More »

College / Nov 29, 2010 / 1:00 pm

Monday Madness: College Basketball Weekend in Review

Arizona's Derrick Williams

Five NCAA teams that got my attention this past weekend for various reasons:

1. Arizona (5-1) A national TV win over Kansas would have been a seminal moment for coach Sean Miller as he rebuilds the Arizona program. It didn’t happen Saturday night, but the Wildcats can take a lot away from a close loss against a Jayhawks squad that had been destroying their comp by 40 points per game. Derrick Williams, who put up 27 points and 8 boards against KU, is my early favorite for for Pac-10 Player of the Year. Read More »