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College, NBA, NBA Draft / Apr 21, 2014 / 1:30 pm

25 College Stars Who Were Busts In The NBA

Jimmer Fredette

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 »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 23, 2011 / 3:30 pm

1-30: Worst NBA Draft Picks Ever

Dajuan Wagner

For some teams, the NBA draft is a chance to rebuild and send the franchise in a completely new direction (cough, Cleveland, cough). But there are no guarantees that a high pick will change a franchise’s fate, or even become an impact player.

Yesterday we listed the best NBA draft picks at each spot. Today, we present you with the worst picks at 1-30 in NBA history. Read More »

NBA, Where Are They Now? / Jun 21, 2011 / 5:00 pm

Where Are They Now: LaRue Martin

LaRue Martin

The story of LaRue Martin begins in a high school gymnasium in Chicago, Ill. The Mighty Meteors, as they were called: LaRue Martin was the tallest player on his varsity team.

There was a very telling photograph taken of his team that year. A photograph that accidentally and impeccably illustrated Martin’s natural personality. In the picture, the team is huddled around their coach who is on one knee having a word with his players. Off to the left, somewhat behind the huddle, is the 6-8 sophomore with his hands behind his back, peering over shoulders, a slight hunch in his stance. Read More »

Smack / Sep 11, 2010 / 1:19 am

Team USA prepares for Lithuania; Jordan takes another gamble

Danny Granger

We’re all the way to the Final Four of the World Championship, and it’s still not clear whether Team USA is simply way better than almost everybody, or if they’ve yet to get a truly tough test (beyond the Brazil game). After today’s semifinal there won’t be any doubt, though. Lithuania has been ballin’ in the WC, going undefeated and coming off a surprisingly easy smashing of Argentina. Linas Kleiza is playing out of his mind, averaging 19.1 points and 7.4 rebounds … Can Danny Granger get some PT today? Read More »