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NBA, Video / Apr 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Buzzer-Beaters, Dunks & The NBA Season’s Top 25 Plays

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Finally, at long last, the real season begins. But that doesn’t mean we can’t stop, look back, and appreciate the highlights and events that captivated us and stole our attention during the 2013-14 season. We’ve been treated to some great games, as recently as Sunday’s Golden State-Portland affair, and some highlights that may have been forgotten because of all the entertaining games we’ve witnessed this year. In case you may have forgotten, fans have been able to witness some of the greatest game-winners, poster dunks, and alley-oops in recent memory. Read More »

NBA / Apr 11, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Why The Knicks Are Better Off If Carmelo Leaves

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Knicks have been the most disappointing team in the NBA this year, sitting in ninth place in the Eastern Conference at 33-45. Last season the Knicks finished second in the East, winning 54 games and reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals before falling to Indiana. However, a lot has changed in one season. Read More »

NBA / Apr 10, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Who’s Better: Brandon Jennings Or Kemba Walker?

Brandon Jennings

Brandon Jennings (Tim Fuller/USA TODAY Sports)

Before Shabazz Napier, there was Kemba Walker. Walker came into the league with a lot of hype and not a lot of opportunity to grow and learn from his mistakes. Playing for Charlotte meant most fans were only going to associate him with the team’s W/L record and for that, the UConn product was a perennial loser. Read More »

instagram, Smack / Apr 8, 2014 / 10:30 am

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Loses Bet With Kemba Walker, Wears UConn Shirt

Kemba Walker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Kemba Walker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (photo. Instagram.com/_kw15)

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when it was all over, his point guard made MKG rock a UConn t-shirt. Cold-blooded. Read More »

College / Apr 7, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The Top 5 UConn Huskies In School History

Ben Gordon

Ben Gordon, Dime #15

The UConn men’s basketball program is one of the most prestigious college basketball teams in history. Despite winning three championships since 1999 under the helm of Jim Calhoun, the Huskies still do not get the same amount of respect as some other multiple championship winners. Each year the Huskies are overlooked despite having an abundance of talent and somehow find a way to win the biggest games. Read More »

NBA / Apr 7, 2014 / 1:15 pm

The 10 Stars With The Most To Prove In The Playoffs

John Wall

John Wall (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA Playoffs provides a unique landscape. After 82 games are played, eight teams from each conference are pitted against each other in the NBA’s version of The Hunger Games. At the front of this battle are the stars of each respective team. Some are coming into the playoffs with high expectations, while some are just happy to be here. Let’s put it this way, the Wizards and Bobcats are happy just to be in the playoffs whereas teams like the Pacers and Thunder won’t be satisfied without holding a trophy. Read More »

College / Apr 5, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Keep Sleeping: UConn Will Beat Florida In Final Four

Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Napier (Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY Sports)

Following the footsteps of a legend, Kevin Ollie took over the men’s basketball dynasty at the University of Connecticut that former head coach Jim Calhoun built for 26 seasons. Calhoun sent the Huskies to 18 NCAA tournament appearances and captured three national championships. In his final two seasons of coaching, Ollie–a former player at UConn–began serving as an assistant coach, making his presence felt immediately in helping push 2011 lottery pick Kemba Walker to a breakout season. Read More »

College, We Reminisce / Mar 21, 2014 / 4:45 pm

We Reminisce: Kemba Walker’s 2011 NCAA Tournament Run

Kemba Walker

I was watching Connecticut play Memphis last Thursday night on ESPN in the American Athletic Conference Quarterfinals and I heard one of the announcers say there is not one individual in UConn’s history whose team leaned on him more during a season than current senior guard Shabazz Napier. Napier won the league’s player of the year honors and has been tremendous this year, but I cannot agree with the statement. What Kemba Walker accomplished during the 2011 college basketball season was truly remarkable and fun to watch. Kemba was the unquestionable leader for the Huskies and the main reason why they won the NCAA championship in 2011. Walker took young players such as Napier and Jeremy Lamb under his wing during the season and put on one of the best performances throughout the month of March that I have ever seen. Read More »

NBA / Mar 21, 2014 / 11:45 am

The 25 Biggest Bargains In The NBA

Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler (Howard Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Like all pro leagues, the NBA is a game of dollars. In this career, the tenure is short; many NBA players won’t see 10 years in the industry. Even the league’s top crop may only see 15 to 20 years of service.

So this is where it gets tricky; how do you get an individual who has a limited career window to take less money than he’s worth? If the player is a veteran who has bought into the system and city, maybe he will take less money to help the team. Clearly that’s not Kobe Bryant. Players on rookie deals don’t have any choice in the matter and always provide teams with some flexibility. Maybe the player has an injury history, or off-court disciplinary problem that lowers his market value. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Jan 21, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Chris Bosh Is Really Bad Luck For The Bobcats

Chris Bosh, Al Jefferson

Chris Bosh, Al Jefferson (Robert Mayer/USA TODAY Sports)

You’d never see it on the surface, but Chris Bosh has turned into a bad omen for the Charlotte Bobcats. Charlotte has suffered a couple injuries to key personnel this season despite currently sitting at the No. 8 spot in the laughable Eastern Conference. High-priced free agent signee, Al Jefferson, suffered a severe ankle sprain to start the season, and Kemba Walker just sprained his ankle on Saturday. The culprit both times was Bosh, and his foot of doom. Read More »