It’s not often you hear Vince Carter‘s name mentioned with Larry Bird‘s. But before you start in with the “Wince” jokes, know that he’s been one of the most surprising players this season, playing like he’s 30 years old again. In Dallas’ 23-point thumping of Sacramento last night, VC hit for 17 in the third and 26 total to pass Bird for 29th all time in points. Read More »
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This ACL plague has gone beyond a ridiculous place; it’s become terrifying. It seems like another ballplayer is succumbing to the most dreaded of knee injuries every day and it’s not letting up. We’re not talking middle-aged guys at the Y here, either – it’s getting the best athletes in the world at a frightening clip.
The last time James Harden played against his old team, he had a nightmare game, a half dozen of his shots blocked back into his face. This time, he made his first shot in Kevin Durant‘s face, and was good enough to drop 25 points (still only 9-for-33 shooting against OKC this year). But while the first half played out like a tape from the old And1 video game, the second half became a mismatch, and the Thunder went on to win 124-94. Read More »
Each Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2013 NBA Draft are faring in college and overseas. Stick with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know and don’t know about the next NBA Draft class… Read More »
The last time Miami played Brooklyn at home, the Nets got beatdown by 30. For one half last night, it seemed like things were changing. LeBron James wasn’t playing well. The Nets were killing it offensively. Even Jerry Stackhouse was turning back the clock. Alas, the Heat turned up the defense and allowed just 30 points in the second half in another double-digit win. Dwyane Wade missed just six shots in a 34-point performance, and Miami’s defense went to a place Brooklyn couldn’t counter in the second half. Read More »
Nerlens Noel, one of a handful of college prospects who has a chance at being drafted No. 1 overall next summer, is having a little bit of a rough start at Kentucky. First, he nearly wrecked himself playing ball against some frat boys. Then recently, in Kentucky’s epic Midnight Madness, teammate Willie Cauley smashed all over his face. But hey, in a game that had less defense than a Kevin Love highlight tape, at least we can say he contested the dunk. Read More »
Last year, Anthony Davis put an unsuspecting frat boy on a poster at Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness. This year, they’re calling Nerlens Noel the next in line. But he sure didn’t mirror the Brow’s performance during the traditional playground game with the students. Sure, he recovered for a nice dunk, but that fall he took? It could’ve been bad. Very bad. Read More »
We already showed you Anthony Davis impressing Drake (the rapper and John Wall were the two coaches) from the recent Kentucky Alumni Game. Now for the first time, here are the full highlights from the night. DeMarcus Cousins dropped a game-high 42 points, and Davis had 40 while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist‘s patented hustle and defense probably felt completely out of place in this one. Read More »
As if the pageantry, history, fan fervor, national TV exposure, insane winning percentage, and the John Calipari hard sell isn’t enough to get you to commit to Kentucky, here comes another recruiting bullet in the Wildcat recruiting arsenal: a brand new, palatial dorm built just for the basketball team [Click for photos at the end of the post].
In a video posted on Calipari’s personal site, the coach gives viewers a tour of the brand new dorm, aka “The Wildcat Coal Lodge.” It’s a pretty good answer TO THIS. The dorm is ridiculous. Read More »