Posts Tagged ‘NBA’

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

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

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

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

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

Basketball Is Fun: Here’s Russell Westbrook Dunking On Kent Bazemore

The Oklahoma City Thunder are struggling since Russell Westbrook returned to the lineup. The team is just 3-4 with their starting point guard back, and the struggles can mostly be attributed to losing two other starters (Kendrick Perkins and Thabo Sefolosha) and their defense going to hell. On Sunday...
March 9th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

LeBron James And His 61 Points Of Madness

There’s something about those Charlotte Bobcats where NBA magic always seems to happen at their expense. Earlier this season, Carmelo Anthony set a career and franchise high for the New York Knicks as he dominated his way to a 62-point performance. As single-game performances would go this season,...
March 4th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

Addressing OKC’s Demons: On Russell Westbrook, Scott Brooks And The Thunder Youngsters

There is a fine line between being a good and being a great team in the NBA. The worst thing that a team could be in in the NBA is a middle-of-the-pack team, more so than any of the other major sports. The Oklahoma City Thunder in its short time together has experienced life on both sides of the line....
February 28th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

Carmelo Anthony’s Race Against Time

Long known as one of the NBA’s premier scorers, Carmelo Anthony finds himself at an extremely delicate point in his career.  The lights in Madison Square Garden operate under a different temperature. Beaming from the arena’s highest crevices to every conceivable angle barreling downward,...
February 26th, 2014 | Basketball, Columns, J. Tinsley, Sports | Read More

Starting Lineups: The Jimmer Fredette Era Is Coming To An End In Sacramento

Jimmer Fredette might as well be known as Spaceman. Well, kinda. If you ever saw the movie Sunset Park, then you know that Spaceman (played by Terrence Howard) was the 12th man on the Sunset Park High School basketball team. He was a carefree and quirky guy who was a virtual mystery to anyone involved...
February 26th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Doug McDermott And The Return Of The Big Fundamental

One play stood out in Creighton’s 101-80 blowout of then No. 6-ranked Villanova. On the right-side of the lane, he caught the ball, dribbled and picked it up. A pivot to the outside moved the defender. The next pivot inside the lane created an easy layup. Somewhere, Kevin McHale likely smiled at the...
February 19th, 2014 | Basketball, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Taking It Back: Scottie Pippen Rises At The 1994 NBA All-Star Game

With the NBA All-Star Weekend upon us, one couldn’t let this year’s festivities pass by without reflecting on the games of old. While many tune in to the weekend-long festivities that the NBA has spent years creating hype for, at the end of the day it is still about the game itself. You...
February 14th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

Can’t Stop The Reign: When Shaq Dominated The 1996 NBA All-Star Game

The 1996 NBA All-Star Game was defined by one man. And his name wasn’t Michael Jordan. Turning 28 isn’t a milestone birthday. At least not in the way 16, 18, 21, 25, 30, 40, 50 and so on are. Yet, for me, it was. I turned 28 Feb. 1, and with the gift of seeing another year rang in a slew...
February 14th, 2014 | Basketball, Columns, J. Tinsley, Sports | Read More

Duke Vs. North Carolina NBA Alums Each Summed Up In A Phrase

Thanks to a tweet by our editor-in-chief and a request by @brehwyatt, and with the Duke Blue Devils heading to Chapel Hill to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels tonight, it’s about time for an update on the “Duke Vs. North Carolina In The NBA: Perception Vs. Reality” story. Whereas...
February 12th, 2014 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

On Monta Ellis, D’Angelo Barksdale And Accepting Past Perceptions

You can say you somebody new, you can give yourself a whole new story, but what came first is who you really are and what happened before is what really happened. — D’Angelo Barksdale There is much to be said about the greatness of “The Wire,” but if nothing else it shows that...
February 7th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

QOTD: Why Do Some Of You Like College Sports More Than Professional Sports?

I’m going to be perfectly honest with you — I don’t understand people who like college sports more than professional sports. This topic seems to come up in regard to football and especially basketball more than any other sports. It’s not often you hear someone talk up college hockey...
February 6th, 2014 | Et cetera, The Rev | Read More

Hubie Brown Is A National Treasure

Hubert Jude Brown was born on Sept. 25, 1933, making him 80 years old. Most people, if they are lucky enough to reach that advanced age, are retired, set out to pasture to live a more relaxed life at that point in their lives. For a man whose coaching career spanned through four decades — including...
February 4th, 2014 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

The Sports Fan’s 3-Point Guide To The NBA All-Star Snub Argument

By Jonathan Tillman / @thetillshow My main damie, Matt Whitener, gave me his blessing to write this piece. He says the people need it, and Johnathan Tillman is for the people. The NBA All-Star Reserves were named yesterday. Like with any list, there are varying opinions on who was, and more importantly,...
January 31st, 2014 | Basketball, Lists, The Fam | Read More

8 Years Ago Today Kobe Bryant Scored 81 Points And Maybe It Signaled An End Of An Era In The NBA

Watchin Kobe’s historical 81 pt game. Question Kobe did u wake up and say I’m a hit 80 today, jalens guarding me. #answermyquestionkobe — SHAQ (@SHAQ) January 22, 2013 It’s funny to hear the current banter around the NBA. LeBron James is steadily monitoring the offensive outbursts...
January 22nd, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

QOTD: Is Today’s NBA A Better Product?

The other day I read where Kobe Bryant stated that the NBA has changed. I was an ’80s baby, and watching the NBA in the mid to late ’80s was exciting. A new breed of basketball was born with the emergence of superstars like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and Isaiah Thomas. It...
January 22nd, 2014 | Basketball, Bull City | Read More