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NBA / Sep 25, 2009 / 10:00 am

Who was better: Tim Hardaway or Kevin Johnson?

Tim Hardaway

We argue. You decide.

TIM HARDAWAY (by Austin Burton) The first thing you have to understand about Tim Hardaway is that he was more than just a big crossover and a smile.

Maybe not Hall of Famer, maybe not even truly deserving of having his number retired by the Heat or the Warriors, Hardaway still put a stamp on the NBA that should be bigger than one iconic move. He cracked 5,000 points and 2,500 assists faster (at the time) than anyone since Oscar. He was a five-time All-Star and ranks seventh all-time in threes made, 13th in assists. Read More »

NBA / Jul 8, 2009 / 5:10 pm

The King of Pop

Kobe Bryant

Somewhere in the unwritten manual of home training, I’m sure there’s something about not criticizing a man’s funeral. But Michael Jackson‘s internationally-televised memorial service was not the standard funeral. And not because of some erroneous notion that Mike is more important than anyone else, but because his funeral was — albeit inevitably, given his celebrity — executed more like an awards show. (You think the Mr. Blackwells of the world weren’t debating whether or not to run a “Best and Worst Dressed” list?)

So I know I’m not the only person who wondered aloud why — for an event where the list of speakers was obviously carefully selected from a large pool of candidates — Kobe Bryant was on stage alongside Magic Johnson. Read More »

NBA / Jul 8, 2009 / 10:48 am

Ron Artest Will Wear No. 37 Because of “Thriller”

Artest/MJ

The latest dispatch from Planet Ron-Ron rivals yesterday’s revelation of “I Cry For Mike.”

After signing a three-year, $18 million deal, he revealed that he’s changing his number from 96 to 37, because that’s the number of weeks that MJ’s “Thriller” topped the charts at No. 1. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jul 7, 2009 / 3:33 pm

The Greatest Moment in Magic Johnson’s Life

We’ve had the Michael Jackson memorial playing in the office all day – some amazing performances and heartfelt speeches for the King of Pop. A little while ago, Kobe and Magic Johnson came on stage to represent Michael’s impact in the world of sports. Kobe honored the late, great artist with a pretty simple speech. But Magic went deeper, recounting some stories from their time spent together.
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NBA, Video / Jul 7, 2009 / 11:50 am

Ron Artest’s Michael Jackson Tribute

This is too ridiculous not to post… (NSFW – language)

NBA / May 22, 2009 / 8:53 am

Josh Childress involved in on-court riot in Greece

Josh Childress

In his three-year run at Stanford, Josh Childress never made it past the second round of the NCAA Tournament. In his four years in the NBA, he played in just one playoff series. So we’re guessing Chill wasn’t quite prepared for the kind of postseason intensity he’s seeing in his first year in the Euroleague.

In the opening game of the best-of-five Greek League finals yesterday, Childress’ Olympiakos team lost to their rivals, Panathinaikos. But not before things got kind of crazy. Read More »