TAG: Greg Oden

College / Mar 26, 2014 / 2:15 pm

The 20 Best College Teams Of The Last 25 Years To Never Win An NCAA Title

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose (photo. Chad Griffith)

If you watched the NCAA tournament this past weekend, you had the chance to witness that the best teams do not always win. We saw Duke lose to a 14-seeded Mercer team that destroyed all of our brackets, while also witnessing Kansas, Ohio State, Syracuse, North Carolina and Wichita State all fall early. Having the best talent can only get you so far when it comes to tournament time. In a tournament where anything can happen, it takes a great team that plays together to win the NCAA title–not just a group of individuals. Read More »

NBA / Feb 10, 2014 / 2:15 pm

The 10 Biggest Surprises & Disappointments Of The NBA Season

Greg Oden

Greg Oden (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

A little more than halfway through the year and we, the NBA fanbase, have been subject to a few surprises and disappointments we surely didn’t see leading into the 2013-14 season. As far as how the season has gone thus far, a majority of it has been expected. The teams we expected to be at the top of the East are there, and the same goes for most of the West, with the exception of Portland, stunning opponents with some incredible shooting. Read More »

instagram, Latest News / Jan 28, 2014 / 10:30 am

Heat Players Sing Karaoke For “Battioke” Event

Shane & Heidi Battier

Shane & Heidi Battier (photo. Instagram/miamiheat)

The entire Miami Heat team seemed to show up for Shane Battier‘s annual karaoke event, “Battioke 2014.” Check out LeBron James and Michael Beasley‘s rendition of “Back That A__ up,” comedian Ken Jeong, Greg Oden in a blonde wig and Battier doing the Backstreet Boys; Dwyane Wade‘s fiancé, Gabrielle Union, crooning, and Chris Bosh doing Tom Ford‘s “It’s Not Unusual.” This whole thing is hysterical, so check it out. Read More »

NBA / Jan 24, 2014 / 5:00 pm

The 20 Biggest Wastes Of Talent In The NBA

Hasheem Thabeet

Eric Gordon (photo. Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY Sports)

Every name in this list had the potential to be stars in the NBA but have yet to — or will never — reach it. The list includes players drafted high that were expected to develop into quality professionals and have failed to do so. Most of these players have showed signs of success at times but have not lived up to expectations so far in their career, whether it’s injuries that are the culprits, or perhaps a messy attitude. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 21, 2014 / 10:45 pm

Video: Greg Oden Denies Jeff Green At The Rim

Greg Oden

Greg Oden (Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Greg Oden only played five minutes on Tuesday night with Boston visiting Miami. The Heat survived another close game sans Dwayne Wade, 93-86, and Oden’s brief appearance featured little to stuff the stat sheet. But, his block of Jeff Green had to have harkened more than a few midwestern folks back to his days in a lone season at Ohio State. Read More »

High School / Dec 5, 2013 / 4:45 pm

The 25 Most Hyped High School Basketball Recruits Of All Time

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant (photo. McDonald’s All-American Games)

We all remember the players from high school that were the hyped uncontrollably, right? You know, the ones that were given notoriety few players at any level can match. From nationally televised games to documentaries, some were given the red carpet treatment even before they attended their senior prom. There are the ones who lived up to it and, well, the ones that fall short. Read More »

NBA, Video / Oct 28, 2013 / 10:15 am

10 Best Dunks Of The Preseason

Thomas Robinson

From Greg Oden to DeMar DeRozan, here are the 10 best dunks from the games that didn’t count to get you excited for tomorrow night. Read More »

NBA / Oct 23, 2013 / 9:40 pm

Watch Greg Oden Return To The Court & Slam It Home

Greg Oden

In December, it will have been four years since Greg Oden last stepped on an NBA court. That all changed tonight when he checked in during the Pelicans-Heat preseason game. Almost immediately after checking in, Oden cleared out a little space, muscled into the restricted area to receive the pass, and dunked the ball. We are so happy. Read More »

NBA / Oct 1, 2013 / 8:00 pm

Greg Oden & Michael Beasley Are Looking For Different Types Of Redemption In Miami

Michael Beasley

Michael Beasley (photo. Instagram/miamiheat)

Everybody likes a comeback story, especially if that story involves someone that has been brought down from a place of esteemed height at one point. What people also like is a story of positive transformation. That brings us to the Miami Heat’s two biggest offseason acquisitions, Greg Oden and Michael Beasley. Read More »

NBA / Sep 24, 2013 / 2:30 pm

14 Nicknames Miami Heat Players Should Use On Their Jerseys

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh (photo. David Alvarez)

Leave it to the NBA to continue to find ways to draw interest in its product, even if the interest being brought is mixed with negative and positive reactions.

It was brought down from the NBA offices Monday night that the league will be giving the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets jerseys with the player’s nickname — instead of the last name — on the back. It’s not a permanent dealing, as it will only be used in certain games. Read More »