NCAA seasons come and go before many of us can even comprehend that they happened. In around 40 games stars rise and fall, March serving as a showcase for what we think is the best that college basketball has to offer.
Unfortunately, America’s most exciting tournament isn’t always an indicator of future success. Whether it’s quality of competition, holes in their game, or problems that haven’t manifested themselves yet, many college basketball luminaries have seen their success come to an abrupt halt after stepping off campus. For some, their 15 seconds of fame in the One Shining Moment montage will be the pinnacle of their hoops careers. Read More »
Aquille Carr, Dime #65
Anyone remember School Sports? Back in high school, right outside the principal’s office, I could find a stack of that magazine once every few months. I’d grab three or four copies, spend the next few classes sifting through the pages, keep one copy on ice and then cut apart the others, taping every picture up onto my wall. They had national stories and local stuff too, which was always weird (seeing names you know in a magazine). Coming up the stairs from gym class, I always snuck a glance to my left to see if they were sitting there on a ledge, right outside of the main office. Read More »
Chris Paul (photo. Zach Wolfe)
With the NBA Draft Lottery all sorted out, and the selection order now set, people can start their Mock Draft frenzy. But before we delve into the future, let’s break down the best and worst picks of the past decade by 2010′s Lottery teams. Read More »
There are certain players that you always wonder what could have been. But because of poor decisions, bad luck or both â€“ they never reached their NBA potential. Jay Williams, Eddie Griffin and Michael Ray Richardson are just a few names that come to mind. Probably the biggest example of someone who had a chance to be special but fell well short of his potential is Isaiah “J.R.” Rider. Read More »
Almost is probably the best word to describe the career of Darius Rice. If you remember, Rice was one of the most celebrated preps in the country back in 2000. The nephew of the football legend Jerry Rice, Darius has always been on NBA GM’s radars ever since he graduated from the University of Miami in ’04. Although he has been close several times to earning a contract, it’s now 2009 and D-Rice is still not in the league. Read More »