Is there a better national team frontcourt than Spain? The Gasol brothers and Serge Ibaka: completely different and yet they complement each other perfectly. They have defense, length, athleticism, touch, shooting and toughness. Ibaka actually is saying he can be an All-Star either next year or the year after. We believe him. Everyone is riding the James Harden train right now and deservedly so. The Beard was balling in the playoffs and looks like he could be the second coming of a Paul Pierce-type player. But Ibaka is OKC’s third-most important player. Read More »
In June of 2003, the Detroit Pistons made a decision that forever changed the face and future of the Denver Nuggets. By selecting Darko Milicic with the No. 2 pick, it allowed Denver to finally secure a franchise player in Carmelo Anthony with the next selection.
Since that evening in the Garden, the Nuggets have only gotten better. Business the prior season though, pre-Melo, was anything but exciting for the city of Denver. The 2002-2003 squad, which featured a younger Juwan Howard, ultimately rotated through 21 players and 65 losses. The Nuggets finished the year with 17 wins and found themselves 43 games behind the division-leading and eventual NBA Champions, San Antonio Spurs. Read More »
If anybody in this world deserved to win $168 million it was Jimmy Groves. Back in 2003, the 49-year-old Madison Square Garden employee had the unfortunate task on cleaning up Rodney White’s vomit – Groves is the man with the mop at the 2:12 mark of the video below. On August 28, Groves won the Mega Millions jackpot. The Bronx native plans to buy a place in Manhatten, a car and take care of his mom and grandchildren. Also in the vid, check out the younger, skinnier and less-tatted Birdman on the Nuggets.