Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category

Jordan Brand Officially Unveils The Air Jordan XX9

Life must be great for Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin these days. Their teams are considered title contenders for the 2013-14 NBA championship, both can jump higher and dunk harder than anyone on the face of the earth not named LeBron James and both have the ability to have an unlimited assortment...
April 17th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

The 10 Things We All Loved About The 2013-14 NBA Season

Wednesday, April 16th will mark the end of the 2013-14 regular season in the NBA.  With it, we will prepare to commit the next seven weeks of our lives to what we have come to know and love as the NBA Playoffs. If you have a significant other that doesn’t give a damn about basketball like that,...
April 17th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Starting Lineups: Is It More Painful For Portland Or Seattle Fans To Watch Kevin Durant?

With the NBA’s arduous regular season finally coming to a close, something we’ve seen just once in the past five years is slated to occur — someone other than LeBron James taking home NBA MVP honors. LeBron has won four of the past five MVPs, with only Derrick Rose’s remarkable...
April 17th, 2014 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

Starting Lineups: Making The Case For Jason Kidd As NBA Coach Of The Year

When Jason Kidd was hired by the Brooklyn Nets to be their new head coach, most of us thought that the man would easily be able to transfer his leadership as a Hall-of-Fame point guard for two decades to now being a leader of men for the Big Russian’s basketball team. The man had never coached...
April 14th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Why The “Bad Boys” ’30 For 30′ Is Required Viewing

In their path to creating history, the Detroit “Bad Boys” Pistons made a lot of enemies. They wouldn’t have had it any other way. There I sat in the early hours of Tuesday morning unable to sleep. I grabbed a water bottle from the refrigerator and planted myself at the computer to...
April 10th, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

Kevin Ollie Continues To Defy The Odds

John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats? We all expected them to be there last night, on college basketball’s grandest stage. Sure, maybe not after a rough start and an 8 seed, but let’s be real — this was a team that was preseason #1, a team that was once again filled with blue bloods....
April 8th, 2014 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

Alonzo Mourning Made The Hall of Fame Today, Let’s Reflect By Watching Him Get Dunked On 20 Times

Here at The Sports Fan Journal, I write these articles that some of you have come to know and love as Obituaries. Over the course of the last two-plus years, I’ve had to write eulogies for Kendrick Perkins and Pau Gasol with regularly as their bodies would be sacrificed for the good of posters...
April 7th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Starting Lineups: On Kentucky, UConn And The Fight For Being Crowned King Of College Basketball

The Kentucky Wildcats and the UConn Huskies have gone through hell and high water to make it to this point. The Wildcats are the first team in NCAA tournament history to defeat 3 teams from the previous year’s Final Four in order to get to the NCAA Final in North Texas. The Huskies are fielding...
April 7th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Let’s All Reminisce When 3 Years Ago This Phoenix Suns Bro Dunked Himself Through The Hoop

Here’s one thing a lot of people may not know about me, partially because this is my first time saying it. At 28, I’ve long since accepted the fact I will never make anybody’s first team All-NBA. I suck at video games, so even that’s out of the question. But it is on my bucket...
April 3rd, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

The Way We Were, The Way We Are And Kentucky Vs. Wisconsin

We’ve changed. It’s normal, but we’ve changed. We’ve changed in the way we digest things. We want many things, and we want them now. We used to wait. We want blog posts and columns before the figurative ink dries. We used to patiently skim the long story from large time investments. In the interest...
April 3rd, 2014 | Basketball, Columns, Sports, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Numbers Never Lie: Karl Malone Was The Best Of His Era

The unpopular opinion usually becomes what it is because not enough people are willing to face the truth. In sports, this happens for a variety of reasons, which can include rivalries or flat out not liking a player. The latter of the two reasons is what has led to one of my biggest issues for more...
April 1st, 2014 | Basketball, The Cheap Seats | Read More

Shock The World Chronicles: The NCAA Tournament Experience In San Antonio

Now that we have the Final Four all set — with the Florida Gators taking on the UConn Huskies followed by the Wisconsin Badgers versus the Kentucky Wildcats in Jerry Jones’ shrine this coming Saturday — it’s about time I take a look back at my trip to San Antonio, as I joined three...
April 1st, 2014 | Basketball, Et cetera, The Rev | Read More

20 Years Ago, Mark Price Put On One Of The Greatest Shooting Performances Of All Time

The 1994 3-Point Shootout turned 20 years old last month, as our visions of what the NBA All-Star Weekend used to be to what it is present day has changed dramatically. Back then, we would expect to be wowed as the world’s best would usually put on a memorable display that would be worthwhile...
April 1st, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Starting Lineups: So, About Those ‘White Guys’ For The Wisconsin Badgers

The Final Four has now been set, and we now know who the participants will be for the national semifinals in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament that’s taking place in Jerry’s World in Arlington, Texas. While Kentucky, UConn and Florida have all won national titles in the last decade,...
March 31st, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

QOTD: Who Is The 3rd Best Player In The NBA?

Ed and I rarely talk basketball these days. It’s best that we don’t if our friendship is as valuable as we both claim it is. Sparing the masses a smorgasbord of details no one would care about nor is even that important, the main reasons are LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Or Kevin Durant...
March 27th, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

Coming Soon: The Legend of Swee’ Pea Daniels, The Documentary

If there is anything as captivating as the game of basketball, it’s definitely the sense of nostalgia that comes from its history. The story of the game is unique in that the history of it extends far beyond just the hardwood courts and NBA legends that we have all come to know. Still there are...
March 26th, 2014 | Basketball, Films and Docs, Furious Stylez | Read More

Above The Rim Turns 20 Years Old Today

In life, we have things that are near and dear to our heart. It can be a favorite song, shoe and, in this case, a movie. There are a lot of movies I love, but there is only one that is my undisputed favorite movie of all-time, in any genre. That movie is none other than Above the Rim. Some people will...
March 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, Films and Docs, Soul On Ice | Read More

Mercer Pulls The Upset Against Duke, Now Let’s All Enjoy The Mercer Nae Nae GIF For America

Simply put, there’s nothing like seeing Duke get upset by a double-digit seed in the NCAA Tournament. We’ve seen it before, as Eric Maynor gave us the glory as VCU shocked the world in 2007 and CJ McCollum repeated the feat as Lehigh shocked the world in 2012. In 2014, we were given another...
March 21st, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Let’s All Laugh As Amar’e Stoudemire Says He Wants To Be A New York Knick Forever

There are plenty of things that I want to have in my life forever. In fact, I’ll be sure to give you a list of things I can immediately think of that I want to have forever. As of right now, let’s all snicker a bit as Amar’e Stoudemire recently talked about his pending future with...
March 21st, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words of March Madness: 2006 Elite Eight – George Mason 86, UConn, 84

(Ed’s Note: With the NCAA Tournament officially kicking off on March 18th/20th, we here at TSFJ will be giving the people 16(0) sweet words on 16 (bitter)sweet moments of March Last up is Mark Trible, as the Virginia native closes the show reppin’ for one of the best Cinderellas ever. Oh, and...
March 20th, 2014 | Basketball, Trible To Your Bass | Read More