The NBA draft process is a once in a lifetime experience for those who go through it. While there are many broad similarities between the experiences of players during this process like hectic travel schedules and grueling pre-draft training, each player takes something different away from the process. I decided to talk to ten different players eligible for this year’s draft to ask them all the same set of questions to use as a means of comparing their experiences. Read More »
Thank God Saturday is just one day away. It’s not that I won’t enjoy watching LSU and Alabama throw haymakers at each other for 60 minutes in an atmosphere that will probably be teetering on the edge of dangerous. But I’m just tired of hearing about it. This has been going on for two weeks, and last night I saw a program on ESPN analyzing what color rugs and chairs the opposing coaches had set up in their offices. What part of the game is that? “Saban has some hard crimson coloring all over his office. He’s really into the game. His intensity is sky high!” I nearly broke my television. Read More »
Tyrus Thomas is one of the NBA’s largest enigmas. One of the league’s foremost “Holy s—!” athletes, he’s never really developed the rest of his game, hasn’t advanced like say, the guy he was traded for on draft night, LaMarcus Aldridge. While Thomas isn’t a full-time starter, he’s also one of the best off-the-bench big men in the league. For a guy who was nearly a No. 1 overall pick, he hasn’t really panned out, but also hasn’t been labeled a bust either. He’s just sort of here, going weeks without anyone noticing him (until he gives us one of his patented “Holy s—!” moments). Now on his birthday (he turns 25 today), I’m reminiscing about how I believed he should’ve been the undisputed No. 1 pick that night in 2006 after watching the way he dominated at LSU.
Dime’s Aron Phillips e-mailed the crew earlier today: “Ty Lawson has been getting as much coverage as Cyrano de Bergerac‘s nose.” Although I wouldn’t have gone for the random French literature reference, Lawson’s injured toe has been one of the major story lines of this NCAA Tournament so far. After missing UNC’s first-round win over Radford, the junior point guard returned for today’s game against LSU. Read More »