Posts Tagged ‘NBA’

Because You Need To Watch This Trailer For The ‘Iverson’ Documentary

Sneak a peek at the new trailer for the Allen Iverson documentary ‘Iverson,’ debuting Sunday night at the Tribeca Film Festival. In a year where many got to witness one of the more polarizing figures in NBA history have his name immortalized in the rafters of the Wells Fargo Center, it’s...
April 24th, 2014 | Basketball, Films and Docs, Furious Stylez | Read More

We’re Here: The Washington Wizards Have Something To Say To The World

The Washington Wizards have something to say. Two games into their 2014 NBA playoff run, and they have already quieted naysayers in a fashion that many didn’t think was possible. Last night they took a 2-0 lead in their series against the Chicago Bulls, and now there is a very real possibility...
April 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

The Acceptance Of LeBron’s Good Decision On Taking His Talents To South Beach

I get so tired of hearing people talking about how LeBron chose to play alongside Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. It’s not like they are carrying him to anything. They are role players on a team led by King James. I’m not a LeBron stan to say the least. I am a Knicks fan. A Knicks fan who wishes he...
April 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, Bull City | Read More

The Annual NBA Playoff Cookout Just Isn’t The Same Without Craig Sager

Dedicated to Craig Sager, the man who never met a color combination he didn’t like and the man who should introduce Gregg Popovich at his Hall of Fame induction. #GetWellSager The NBA is a family. An infinitely large one, at that. We’re talking the players, coaches, media, refs, arena workers,...
April 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

Avian Flu: Josh McRoberts Got All Types Of Sick On Chris Andersen

Happy Easter, everybody. A cool thing happened today, as I decided to try and acquire a new skill to help myself become a king of the internet. I learned how to make GIF’s. Yes, the #1 way in which human life chooses to interact with one another in the digital age is now within my arsenal of talents. I...
April 20th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The 8 X-Factor Players Of The 2014 NBA Playoffs: West Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year with the NBA Post Season officially getting underway this upcoming Saturday. The Suns weren’t able to complete their bid for a post season spot, but this year’s field promises to be one of the most competitive post seasons in the Western Conference....
April 19th, 2014 | Basketball, Lists, The Fam | Read More

The 8 X-Factor Players Of The 2014 NBA Playoffs: East Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year with the NBA Post Season officially getting underway this upcoming Saturday. The Bobcats will end their franchise with a trip to the post season while the Knicks failed to recover from their slow start, even in one of the worst years for the Eastern Conference....
April 18th, 2014 | Basketball, Lists, The Fam | Read More

Starting Lineups: Debunking The Injury Myth As The NBA And NHL Playoffs Start

Ryan Getzlaf took a slap shot to the face in game one of the Anaheim Ducks-Dallas Stars series. Getzlaf dropped to the ice briefly and covered his face before skating off to the locker room. He will play in game two because “hockey player”. That’s a term you’ll hear a lot over the next...
April 18th, 2014 | Basketball, Hockey, No Class Friday | 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

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