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No Business like Shoe Business

Several media outlets reported today that the NBA has decided to lift Golden State Warriors Center DeMarcus Cousins’ technical foul for flinging a shoe off the court. Cousins received a technical foul in the later part of the fourth quarter for tossing a shoe belonging to Jeremy Lamb, Guard of the Charlotte Hornets. Referee Brian […]

KAR33M – NBA’s Greatest Memorabilia Up for Sale!

The NBA’s all time scoring leader Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has begun an Exclusive Rare Legacy Auction! Kareem has decided instead of keeping his sports memorabilia in a trophy room collecting dust, he will be auctioning them off to help benefit his Skyhook Foundation charity. The charity seeks to help educate kids in the areas of science, […]

Kentucky Basketball “Team of the Decade”

The Sporting News has named the Kentucky Wildcats the ‘team of the decade,’ beating out the Duke Blue Devils for the top spot. Sporting News used a point scale to determine who was the better program, with 10 points for a national championship, five points for a national runner-up, five points for a Final Four appearance, one point for […]

By proposing new rule to lower draft age to 18, NBA shows it wants to be on the right side of one-and-done history

The following article is courtesy of CBS Sports. You can view the original HERE. It was reported on Thursday by USA Today that the NBA formally proposed to the National Basketball Players Association to change the age requirement for the NBA Draft, from 19 to 18. That would be the death knell for the one-and-done rule that’s governed elite college prospects […]

NBA Point Guards Ranked (2018)

Check out my list of the leagues top Point Guards heading into the 2018-19 season! The players below are ranked according to the following skills-sets: Scoring Rebounding Passing Defense Turnover Differential Honorable Mention Derrick Rose (Minnesota Timberwolves) JJ Barea (Dallas Mavericks) Terry Rozier (Boston Celtics) Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics) DeAaron Fox (Sacramento Kings) Ish Smith […]

Pressure Squarly On Celtics Shoulders

Yes, you read that right. When game five of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals tips off at 8pm in Boston, the pressure is on the Celtics to end it tonight at home rather than come back to Philly for a game six on Friday. The Sixers, who have been Vegas favorites in every game this series, […]

For Sixers Game 1 Not Their Norm

Forget what happened Monday night. It’s unfortunate, however, it’s not likely to continue. That’s good news for the Sixers heading into Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Semi-Final Series Thursday night in Boston. Monday night was the perfect storm of bad for the Sixers – 6 days off, a team that relies on the three […]

NBA Playoffs scores, highlights: Thunder stay alive, Rockets advance and Cavs, Raps take leads

Another round of Game 5s was on the docket on this beautiful NBA Wednesday. And it didn’t disappoint. In the first one, the Raptors picked up a crucial win over the Wizards in Toronto to take a 3-2 series lead. It was a battle of the backcourts, as John Wall and Bradley Beal combined for 46 points for Washington, while DeMar […]

Philadelphia 76ers – Record Losing

Tomorrow night, the 76ers will host the Miami Heat in their first playoff game in about 2100 days. Yes, that was not a misprint. Its been 6 years since the 76ers have been in the playoffs, last seen losing to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. Since then, its been nothing but losing, […]

Blazers clinch playoff spot, then beat Grizzlies 113-98

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The celebration in the Trail Blazers’ locker room after making the playoffs for the fifth straight season was one of relief more than excitement. First goal accomplished. Now Portland heads out on the road with more work to do. “We’re just looking to stay sharp, keep doing the things that’s allowed […]

For Sixers Playoff Berth Is First Step

When the Sixers take the court at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Saturday night against Minnesota , they have an opportunity to clinch their first playoff berth in 6 years. Currently the fourth seed, the Sixers are just 1.5 games behind Cleveland for the third seed in the Eastern Conference. Yes, what former GM Sam […]

For Derrick Rose, what’s old is new again. Rose has signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves, reuniting the 2011 NBA MVP with three mainstays from his days in Chicago: coach Tom Thibodeau and teammates Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson. The Timberwolves did not release contract terms, but a person familiar with the situation told The Associated […]