TAG: Jabari Parker

Smack / Aug 16, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Jabari Parker Says He’s Trying To Avoid Being Next Second Pick Bust

Jabari Parker

Before Jabari Parker can become the superstar many project him and he expects to be, the Milwaukee Bucks rookie knows he needs to first beat a long-held NBA stigma. As the second overall pick in his draft class, Parker is following the path of infamous names like Evan Turner, Hasheem Thabeet, Michael Beasley, and Darko Milicic. Make no mistake, though – Parker is fully intent on going a different direction than those wayward draft busts. Read More »

NBA / Aug 16, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Brandon Knight On Charity, The Bucks, & Expectations For 2014-2015

Brandon Knight

Being a basketball player in the NBA carries far greater responsibility than just playing for one of the 30 franchises in the league on a daily basis. There is that unwritten rule that players are supposed to give back. That mantra is one that some players may exercise through their team’s many community events and call it a day. But the vast majority of players do something more and take that responsibility a step further by forming their own charities or making appearances that allows them to do things outside of the team they play for.

On a sweltering August afternoon in South Florida, Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Knight gave back to the community that helped him achieve so much of his success with a back to school drive at Margate’s Firefighter’s Park. Read More »

NBA Draft, Twitter / Aug 8, 2014 / 11:30 am

NBA Rookies Learn “Her Name Is…Not Really ‘Sparkle Smith’” & Other Zany Advice

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The incoming group of NBA rookies attended the Rookie Transition Program this week. It’s a chance for the league to prepare these young men for the new lifestyle they’ll have to deal with as professional basketball players. A reporter was at training school yesterday, and provided us with a sneak peek into some of the more hysterical nuggets of advice the rookies were told about. Read More »

NBA / Aug 6, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Fellow Rookies Think Jabari Parker Will Win ROY And Have Best Career

Jabari Parker

If it were up to the rookie class of 2014, Jabari Parker of the Milwaukee Bucks would have been the number one pick of June’s NBA Draft – and it’s not even close. In a survey conducted by the league on Sunday at the Rookie Photo Shoot, Parker wasn’t just the overwhelming choice of first-year players to win Rookie of the Year, but also to have the best career among his peers. Read More »

College / Aug 4, 2014 / 4:45 pm

2014 NBA Rookies Choose Their Jersey Nicknames

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Last season news broke the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets would debut a new idea from the NBA where they would replace the last names on the back of their uniform with a nickname of their own choosing. The NBA went ahead with the plan as various monikers were spotted on the back of the uniforms for both teams, but we wanted to know what nicknames this year’s crop of rookies would choose if given the chance. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Aug 4, 2014 / 2:30 pm

2014 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot: Superhero Edition

Batman

The 2014 NBA Draft has been hyped for a couple years now. Some think it’s right up there with the 2003 Draft that featured the likes of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh. Others think it’s too early to tell what stars it might produce. Regardless, these rookies are already larger than life, so we thought it only appropriate to ask them during the 2014 NBA Rookie Shoot yesterday in Tarrytown, New York which superhero is their favorite. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jul 24, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Bold Predictions For The 2014-2015 Rookie Class

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The NBA draft has come and gone, and those that were selected are now ready to embark on a journey they have waited for their entire lives. The class of 2014 was a very deep, and only time will tell how special it will ultimately be. Which rookies will show out in their first season? Which will fade cound could be bound for Europe? With the draft behind us and regular season rapidly approaching, it’s time for some bold predictions for the 2014-15 rookie class. Read More »

NBA Draft / Jun 29, 2014 / 1:26 pm

Video: Jabari Parker Endears Himself To One Young Brewers Fan

Jabari Parker

This past Thursday night Jabari Parker seemed genuinely excited to be drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the No. 2 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. His enthusiasm for the franchise — just a little over an hour north of his hometown of Chicago — even hinted at a career-long stay with the team during his interview session. Parker engendered even more love from Milwaukee sports fans on Saturday when he threw out the first pitch in the Brewers – Rockies game. Read More »

NBA Draft / Jun 26, 2014 / 10:48 pm

Jabari Parker Talks Being A Buck For Life

Jabari Parker

The Bucks took Jabari Parker after Andrew Wiggins went No. 1, seeming to fulfill his dream of playing in Milwaukee. Even writing that felt wrong. Parker was upbeat talking with reporters afterwards, saying he wants to be a “throwback player” who “sticks with one team.” He backpedaled slightly because, well, Bucks, but his enthusiasm is real. We’re as surprised as you. Read More »

NBA Draft / Jun 26, 2014 / 7:48 pm

Bucks Select Jabari Parker With The Second Pick Of The 2014 NBA Draft

Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker

The Milwaukee Bucks have selected Duke forward Jabari Parker with the second pick of the 2014 NBA Draft. Read More »