Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category

Eric Bledsoe And The Head That Wears The Crown

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” – From Shakespeare’s Henry IV. Part II, 1597. Even in the NBA, Shakespeare remains eternal. Basketball has always been poetic. Its stars are gods among men whose feats regularly eclipse those of mere mortals. The game itself is as team-driven...
July 18th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

Everybody’s Getting Dunked On In The Knicks Vs. Mavericks Summer League Game

Hey guys, if you didn’t know, LeBron James is going to take his talents back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Everybody’s talking about it. This is life in 2014, where our lives can be totally consumed by keeping your eyes on Twitter and Facebook and figuring out the rest of your life later....
July 11th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The King Shocked The World Again: LeBron James Takes His Talents Back To Northeast Ohio

LeBron James, after serving his four-year term as the lead dog for the Miami Heat, has made the decision to take his talents back to Northeast Ohio and return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s...
July 11th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Pat Riley And The Most Important Powerpoint Presentation In History

As he’s become accustomed to his entire career, Pat Riley stands as one of the main characters as NBA history happens in real time. Twenty calendars from now will be the year 2034. Life’s going to look a lot different, too. The Obama era will be a distant memory, as both Barack and Michelle...
July 9th, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

On Nerlens Noel And A Dream Deferred

For reasons that I’ve never been able to explain, I’ve always had a vested interest in the story of Nerlens Noel. It’s most likely because his career as a professional basketball player has mirrored my own as a writer — not necessarily in the same level of success, but more so in...
July 9th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

When The Black Fives Ruled Basketball: How An Exhibit Highlights A Hidden History

Headed to its last day at the New York Historical Society on July 20, there is a fascinating look at a relatively unexplored account on basketball and America itself. Prior to the formation of the NBA in the late 1940s, pro hoops had its ebbs and flows in establishing the sport as much as an athletic...
July 8th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Basketball | Read More

Giving Honor To God: Tony Wroten Unleashes A Disgusting Shammgod Crossover

Excluding the the handful of ball players competing in the two NBA Summer Leagues, July is essentially the official month of vacation for hoopers. As legendary tales from summer pro-am leagues pop up around the country, there will always be some schmuck on the other end of a 50+ point game. It happens. Brandon...
July 7th, 2014 | Basketball, I'm So Hideous | Read More

Dave Chappelle Absolutely Nails The Donald Sterling Case In 5 Minutes Of Standup

Dave Chappelle hasn’t hosted his world famous sketch comedy show “Chappelle’s Show” in almost eight years, and yet there are always times in my life where a situation will arise and one of his skits will perfectly sum up what I’m experiencing. Same goes for his standup...
July 3rd, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Shock The World Chronicles: Stephen Curry’s Magical Night At The San Francisco Pro-Am

Image by @LetsGoWarriors I remember sitting in my usual 2 p.m. Wednesday meeting at the gig, listening to the mindless drivel that was being spewed across the table while casually scanning my laptop. I was browsing Facebook when I saw the following words from the homie Bonta. Steph Curry will be playing...
July 3rd, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

We Should All Send Our Kids To Nick Young’s Basketball Camp

It’s officially the summertime all across the country and with the solstice in full effect, that really means only one thing for parents. The kids are home from school and they must be entertained for the next two-plus months. You see, my mother had nothing to worry about, as she’d get me...
June 27th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Here’s The 6 Takeaways From the 2014 NBA Draft: Because Adam Silver’s The Real MVP

Months of speculation were finally brought to an end, and honestly I wish the NBA season was starting next week. Fortunately, we’ll have summer league and plenty of time to ponder what will become of this 2014 class. Last night was an event that lived up to the hype, and in addition to the draft...
June 27th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

5 Big Questions Heading Into The 2014 NBA Draft

Tonight, the fate of NBA franchises everywhere will be altered in some way, shape or form, as is the case every year during the NBA Draft. This year there is no shortage of intrigue — from the injuries to the alleged draft depth to the Cleveland Cavaliers getting a mulligan on their Anthony Bennett...
June 26th, 2014 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

2014 NBA Draft: Here’s Why We’re Buying In On Dante Exum

For the past several months, there has been this relatively unknown, intriguing NBA draft prospect garnering interest. He’s impressed NBA scouts since he dazzled at the 2013 Nike Hoop Summit. Those who were fortunate enough to have seen that game live walked away convinced they had witnessed something...
June 25th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

Watch Nike’s Live Stream Unveiling Of Kevin Durant’s Nike KD 7

Wednesday will be a day for multi-tasking. Whether you’re grabbing lunch, knee-deep in spreadsheets and powerpoints, school work or watching the World Cup by any means necessary…sneakerheads from all across the globe will come together in the name of Kevin Durant and his latest signature...
June 25th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

The Decision, Part II: LeBron James Opts Out And Fans Lose Their Minds…Again

I’ve been awake exactly 90 minutes as of writing this, and I’m already disgusted. LeBron James, in a move that was 100% not shocking at all, did exactly what he was supposed to do this Tuesday morning. Per SB Nation’s Jason Patt: Miami Heat star LeBron James has exercised his early...
June 24th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Carmelo Anthony, Scottie Pippen And Conversations Had At The 2014 Quai 54 World Streetball Championship

Carmelo Anthony’s got a lot on his mind right now. The news broke on Sunday that the former Syracuse legend would begin the process of breaking ties with the New York Knicks by declining his player option and become an unrestricted free agent this summer. It’s not a bad time for Melo honestly,...
June 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

On Isaiah Austin And Coming To Terms With The Unexpected

(Ed’s Note: The news of former Baylor Bears forward Isaiah Austin announcing the end of his basketball career due to the diagnosis of Marfan Syndrome during his NBA Draft preparation was heartbreaking to hear. Today on TSFJ, Esau Howard and friend of the family Brandon Caldwell of Day & A...
June 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

The Hypocrisy Of The Post-Finals San Antonio Spurs Fandom

It’s been a few days, and plenty are still consuming all the commentary about where both the new champion San Antonio Spurs and the somewhat reeling Miami Heat stand after a five-game NBA Finals. It continues for many reasons that range from our need to predict an unknown future to likely a greater...
June 20th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Basketball | Read More

The Charlotte Hornets Got New Jerseys But Where Are The Pinstripes?

There’s nothing on this earth quite like the feeling of getting new uniforms. I remember in high school, as a junior first baseman on the Eisnehower Eagles baseball team, our coach decided that he wanted to imitate the Colorado Rockies’ combination of the black vest and the shirt with the...
June 19th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Dearly Departed: 5 Thoughts On The Fall Of The Miami Heat

Considering that the NBA Finals have now come and gone, this Dearly Departed entry hits home in a couple ways. One, the San Antonio Spurs were the last team standing. Two, the NBA season has officially come to an end. To me, the latter is more devastating than the fact that the Miami Heat were dethroned...
June 18th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More