The McDonald’s All American Games snuck up on me. We’re only two days away. On April 3, the best high school players in the country will take the court in Chicago for an all-star game that is always one of the spring-time highlights for basketball fans. And today, adidas officially unveiled what they’ll be wearing on their feet: a special edition colorway of the Crazyquick. Read More »
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Well, that didn’t take long. When the Golden State Warriors executive team said they believed their new, adidas short-sleeved alternate uniform would catch on quickly, I guess they didn’t technically end the thought with “in the NBA.” Less than a week later we now know the McDonald’s All-American Game participants will also wear the short-sleeved system. Read More »
As our friends at High School Hoop showed off earlier, this year’s McDonald’s All-American Powerade Jamfest was entertaining mostly because a girl didn’t just dunk; she dunked twice, and made the finals. Breanna Stewart will be attending UConn next year as the No. 1 prospect in her class according to ESPNU’s HoopGurlz 100. We can see why. See more of the story at High School Hoop. Read More »
Growing up, your goal might’ve been just to make varsity. Once there, maybe you started shooting for All-Star status. A select few possibly made it all the way to All-State. But if you’re chosen to play in the McDonald’s All American Game, you’re one of the very best of the very best, the peak of high school hoops. It’s history is littered with Hall of Famers and all-time greats. In a celebration of the 35th anniversary of the McDonald’s All American High School Boys Basketball Game, today, the McDonald’s All American Games unveiled its list of 35 of the Greatest McDonald’s All Americans. The list features many of the game’s greatest players – both past and present. Read More »
Every year, I watch players in high school, stars in high school, and think to myself: “Damn, that kid is on his way to big things.” It’s always hard to sort out the truth from the phonies because at that level, all of them look like future beasts. This guy, he’s the next KG … This guy is the next Amar’e … He reminds me a lot of Tim Duncan. No one compares a high school All-American to Jason Collins or Delonte West or Ronnie Brewer. Read More »
Normally, starting Smack with a Knicks/Nets game must’ve meant that the rest of the league either had the night off or every other game just sucked. We could’ve started with all of the misplaced anger going around the NBA last night – guys were throwing bows, players were getting thrown out for grabbing their junk, there were punches thrown between announcers and fans. People were going harder than Malice on a solo cut, but we’ll get to it all after last night’s main basketball event from Madison Square Garden … 68 first-half points. To the Nets. Even Jay-Z would’ve had to laugh at that. Mike D’Antoni and the Knicks were probably laughing themselves. New York’s defense couldn’t have been more lax if they tried. Still, it was fun. Runs, highlights, the return of Deron Williams (22 points) Read More »
With the 2011 McDonald’s All American Game taking place in Chicago this week, we have our guy Austin Rivers (the No. 1 player in the nation) checking in. In his second video diary, Austin chats with us after the Powerade Jam Fest (where he wore his dad’s jersey) with teammates Marshall Plumlee and Wayne Blackshear.
With the 2011 McDonald’s All American Game taking place in Chicago this week, we have our guy Austin Rivers (the No. 1 player in the nation) checking in. In his first video diary, Austin talks about visiting the Ronald McDonald House, his first practice and trying out for the dunk contest.