Posts Tagged ‘NBA’

The 5 Interesting Takeaways From The NBA General Managers Survey

By Esau Howard / @EasyStylez Preseason rankings and predictions are not new in any sports league, and certainly not to the NBA. That is why as NBA.com conducted its 12th annual survey of the NBA’s general managers, there wasn’t really reason to overanalyze some of the results. It’s all a collection...
October 24th, 2013 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More

The Tumultuous Yet Effective Bond Between Dennis Rodman & Scottie Pippen

Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman led interesting career paths. No, perhaps “eerie” is the more applicable term. The Pistons/Bulls series from yesteryear provided the era of Michael Jordan’s career that was as violent as it was baffling. And while Jordan most normally always filled...
October 22nd, 2013 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

It’s Never Over: Sebastian Telfair Takes His Family Pilgrimage To China

By Esau Howard / @EasyStylez It’s cliché to say that you only get one life to live. That’ true for the most part, and as many of us are well aware, there are some decisions in life that we’ll never be able to get back.  That is why second chances are special. You may only get one life to live,...
October 18th, 2013 | Basketball, Furious Stylez, The Fam | Read More

Starting Lineups: The Miami Heat Are Becoming John Cena

The NBA is gearing up to be back by the end of the month, and this means that Miami Heat are preparing to run for their third straight title, which is about as safe of a bet as there is in sports today. But is this what is “best for business”? Yeah, there’s LeBron James and the spotlight of having...
October 9th, 2013 | Basketball, The Cheap Seats | Read More

Here Is The Baby Blue Sleeved Los Angeles Clippers Uniform You’ve Always Wanted

There’s something intoxicating about the colors, shades and hues of baby blue and its relationship to sports uniforms. From the greatness that has come from the University of North Carolina’s basketball program and their Carolina Blue, to the spins, jukes and sprints of Barry Sanders in...
September 30th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

The NBA Store Online Sale Purchasing Guide

When I went to New York a few months ago, I went to the NBA Store and considered buying an Andrew Bynum Philadelphia 76ers jersey because how often do you get a chance to own a jersey of a player on a team that he never played a single game for? Unfortunately, this was before Bynum signed with the Cavaliers...
September 30th, 2013 | Basketball, Steven LeBron | Read More

Staring Lineups: The Return Of ‘NBA Inside Stuff’ And Remembering Summer Sanders

For NBA basketball fans of my generation, “NBA Inside Stuff” was the go-to source for NBA entertainment. Hosted by former NFLer Ahmad Rashad and notably U.S. Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders, the show brought a light, entertaining view into the sport and its athletes. “NBA Inside Stuff”...
September 27th, 2013 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

Podcast: NBA Nicknames And Doing It For The Kids

On this edition of #theUCshow, the three amigos kick the show off by discussing the 20th anniversary of the all-time classic football film The Program. From the greatness of Joe Kane, Alvin Mack and Steve Lattimer, to the role that Omar Epps played as Darnell Jefferson (along with every other athlete...
September 25th, 2013 | The Fam, The UC Show | Read More

Starting Lineups: Because You Want To Know Why Stephen Jackson Choked Out Steve Francis In The Club

Without a shadow of a doubt, Stephen Jackson is considered a bonafide legend around these parts. From being an integral cog to the 2003 San Antonio Spurs championship run, to going into the crowd during the “Malice at the Palace” to stick up for his victimized teammate Ron Artest (you damn...
September 16th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The Miami Heat: The World Champion Foster Parents

For all anyone knows, we could be quickly approaching the Miami Heat’s last season atop the NBA food chain. That’s because Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James can all opt out of their contracts next summer. If, by chance, it is the last run for the currently-constructed Heat, here’s...
September 12th, 2013 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

Starting Lineups: Because You Probably Missed Gary Payton’s Hall Of Fame Speech

I’ve got a real issue with the NBA Hall of Fame ceremonies that take place every year in September. For one, I don’t think it’s presented very well. For two, I hate that the Hall of Fame is located in Springfield, Massachusetts. For three, why in hades is the enshrinement on the opening...
September 9th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The 2013 NBA Retirement Manifesto: A Class For The Ages

Since the calendar flipped over to 2013, five of the most influential basketball players of the 1990s and 2000s formally announced their retirement from the NBA. First, it was Rasheed Wallace hanging up the laces for what we assume is the last time in April. Then, in a form of poetic justice, 1994 co-Rookies...
August 29th, 2013 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

Why Don’t All Sports Use The NHL’s ‘Control Room’ Replay Review System?

Last week, Katie Baker wrote over at Grantland about the 15 things that should never change about the NHL. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with Baker’s list, I was more than a little surprised that she left off what I consider the one thing the NHL does better than any other professional...
August 14th, 2013 | Et cetera, The Rev | Read More

QOTD: What Was Your Favorite Moment Of The 1988-2002 Charlotte Hornets Era?

News out of the Queen City (North Carolina edition) is that the ownership of the Charlotte Bobcats will file the proper paperwork to change their name from their current nickname (which comes from the name of the first owner, BET CEO Bob Johnson) to the nickname that resided before anyone knew what...
July 18th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Hey Shaq, Let’s Put ‘Don’t Ever Disrespect Houston Like That Again’ On A T-Shirt

Greg Maddux to the Atlanta Braves. Terrell Owens to the Philadelphia Eagles. Jalen Rose to the Indiana Pacers. Jeremy Roenick to the Philadelphia Flyers. Those are four specific personnel decisions made by teams that I followed closely caused a certain type of visceral reaction that viewed in the wrong...
July 16th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The Big Miss: A Series Of Sporting Events I Missed For Various Reasons

Earlier this year, Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post wrote an article titled “Legendary sporting events can leave tail of wouldas, couldas, shouldas” in which he compiled a bunch of stories of people who gave up tickets or missed a classic game for various reasons. It made me think about...
July 15th, 2013 | Baseball, Basketball, Steven LeBron | Read More

The NBA’s Forgotten “What If” Case Study – Dajuan Wagner

A disappearing act. DaJuan Wagner’s NBA career was a vanishing act, and it had very little to do with what he was capable of producing on the court. A fabled debate in NBA discussion is the infamous “who would’ve been better had it not been for injury?” There’s the normal...
July 12th, 2013 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

Kendrick Perkins May Or May Not Be Planning Kevin Durant’s Bachelor Party

Late last week, the second greatest basketball player in the world decided that the single life was no longer for him. Kevin Durant went down on one knee and asked his basketball-playing girlfriend Monica Wright of the Minnesota Lynx to be his for life. (Sidenote: The fact that KD ended up wifing a...
July 11th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Someone Needs To Take The Keys Away From Joe Dumars During Free Agency

With the NBA free agency frenzy that took place the past week, there are two concrete things we learned. Number one, NBA GMs and accountants did not learn a damn thing from the most recent lockout if all these contracts they handed out are any indication, so please, spare us the crying poor routine...
July 10th, 2013 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

The Week That Was In All Things Dwight Howard

(photo via @BlameSanjay) It’s over. It’s finally over. Last Friday at around 6 p.m. EST, having just started digging in to a three-piece meal from Popeyes (what up KD, I’m keeping it trill like you), I had to use a couple of greasy fingers to scroll Tweetdeck as news started rolling...
July 8th, 2013 | Basketball, Steven LeBron | Read More