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 »
/ Mar 20, 2014 / 1:45 pm
The Madness is officially underway. The first round–or “First Four”–is done and over with and we now have a set field of 64 teams who one way or another have proven they are worthy to be part of the NCAA tournament.
It’s every basketball fan’s dream to hit a shot as the clock ticks down to zero. Just look at any kid playing in their driveway or a park and you’ll hear a kid counting down as they dribble “three…two…one” and then launch a shot and once it’s through the net, the mock celebration begins. Read More »
/ Jan 9, 2014 / 3:45 pm
It’s rare when you can have two extremely gifted shooters on your team. The game just flows easier when you have multiple guys that can knock down shots from the stripe. After their breakout performances in last year’s playoffs, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson (also known as “The Splash Brothers”) received the ultimate praise from their head coach Mark Jackson when he said in the Western Conference Semifinals last May, “I said I’ve got the greatest shooting backcourt that’s ever played the game.” Read More »
It’s no surprise that NBA players are some of the biggest sneakerheads in the world. You can see them rocking the most exclusive kicks on a daily basis, in part because they’re always around the culture and, more importantly, because they can get basically anything they want. And thanks to Instagram, we’re getting a better look now at what’s on their feet than ever before. Read More »
With All-Stars like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard running the league from an attention standpoint, it’s hard to argue that high schoolers can’t make the successful jump to the NBA. Even international players like Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have had Hall of Fame careers after coming to the states. Read More »
/ Dec 3, 2013 / 12:30 pm
Close your eyes, Knicks fans. This is not a list that you’re going to be particularly fond of. As a Knicks enthusiast, I repeatedly asked myself why I was writing this. It’s been 40 years since New York has won an NBA title and after a slow start this season, fans are close to their breaking point â€” myself included. Why did I feel the need to pour handfuls of salt into a wound that’s so sensitive and fresh? Because of MSG’s prominent place in NBA folklore. Read More »
/ Sep 13, 2013 / 1:30 pm
It’s been a long time coming. Well, 35 years to be exact. That’s how long this drought has lasted. To put it into perspective, the nation’s capital has not had a NBA championship since Jimmy Carter was the POTUS.
Despite the recent history, the Wizards/Bullets organization has not lacked in the talent department, whatsoever. A total of 11 players who have donned the Bullets/Wizards jersey have entered the Hall of Fame… names like Unseld, Hayes, Monroe, Malone and King. On top of this, a slew of past All-Stars as well like Jeff Malone, Michael Adams, Juwan Howard, Chris Webber and Gilbert Arenas. Read More »
On Tuesday, the Miami Heat brought Michael Beasley back into the fold by offering him a spot on their training camp roster with a non-guaranteed contract that would net B-Easy over $1 million if he makes the team. Like Beasley, there are other NBA veterans who might play well if they latched on with the title-winning Heat. Read More »
When Richard Hamilton goes for a drive, he’s always safety first. He even buckles in his sneakers — no, seriously he does. At least he did in this Instagram picture that Rip posted earlier today. Read More »
Richard Hamilton has been a part of the Jordan Brand family for a long time, so you have to expect his sneaker closest is overrun with Jordans. But still, we didn’t expect to see something like this. Rip posted this photo to Instagram earlier today while posing with an entire shipment of Air Jordan 1 “Black Toes” to lace all of the “Rip City fam.” Read More »