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J.R. Smith Bought a Half-Million Dollar Armored Truck

J.R. Smith Bought a Half-Million Dollar Armored Truck

From the NY POST: NBA star J.R. Smith spent some of the $24 million he scored in a four-year deal with the New York Knicks on a flashy new armored truck. Smith, who’s recovering after surgery on his left knee in the off-season, rolled up to Meatpacking District restaurant Catch on Thursday night in a […]

Fired Up Houston Rockets Kid Fan Calls Out Shaq

Fired Up Houston Rockets Kid Fan Calls Out Shaq

Where are the real fans at? Not the posers who just show up for the playoffs. The ones following their teams day in and day out — even in the off season. Fans who take serious offense to people talking any trash about their players, their team or their hometown. You know, fans like this […]

Golden State salutes its fans

Golden State salutes its fans

Time is short these days, so what’s making it here is only the good stuff. This moment, from after the Warriors loss last night to San Antonio, certainly qualifies. Golden State took me — and most other casual or hardcore NBA fans — for quite the postseason ride. The Warriors became my must-watch team during […]

Knicks open round two with a thud

Knicks open round two with a thud

The Knicks are looking like the worst versions of themselves at exactly the wrong time. Sunday afternoon’s 102-95 loss to the Pacers at Madison Square Garden was a reminder of just how hard it’s going to be for this team, particularly in its recent games’ incarnation, to even win a game in this series let […]

Give me five Joakim Noahs, please

Give me five Joakim Noahs, please

I used to hate Joakim Noah. No reason really. Just ignorance. Probably looked at the histrionics and the off-the-court stuff and just thought this kid was a punk trying to play basketball. A proverbial “energy guy” whose biggest asset was pissing off one of the opposing team’s stars. Consider this the sincerest and most emphatic […]

Celtic veterans leave court quickly, forget their class behind

Celtic veterans leave court quickly, forget their class behind

Is a post-series handshake a common and expected part of an NBA Playoffs series? That’s a legitimate question. I won’t contend that the league is anything like the NHL, whose post-series lineup is just one of the absolutely stellar traditions that make its postseason so phenomenal. But I would contend at least a quick fist […]

Lebron posts workout photos along with lame tweet

Lebron posts workout photos along with lame tweet

Every time I’m ready to think this guy is worth pulling for again, he goes and does something that reminds me he’s probably a real douche at this point. I’m talking about Lebron “The King” James. Despite his missteps, I was a longtime LBJ fan. I was always all about LBJ and buying into how […]

Michael Carter-Williams and the 'new' reality of basketball

Michael Carter-Williams and the ‘new’ reality of basketball

I’m sorry this may piss off my Syracuse-loving friends. No, there’s nothing really “new” about this new reality. It’s been a longtime in motion. The college hoops I grew up  is gone. Underclassmen sticking around is much more a story than those leaving these days. And, yes, there are much “worse” examples of folks declaring […]

Florida International's new beach court is brilliant marketing

Florida International’s new beach court is brilliant marketing

Marketing is critical to sales. Maybe it’s just as important for college hoopswins? If so, it could be a good explanation for Florida International University’s recent rise from anonymity. The Golden Panthers made it to the Sun Belt conference finals this year before falling to Western Kentucky. You probably didn’t know that. But, you’ve likely […]

Three-on-three at Olympics? If so, who you got?

Three-on-three at Olympics? If so, who you got?

Three-on-three Olympic basketball. Hmmmm. Very int-e-rest-ing. Word from numerous news outlets today is that three-on-three hoops is one of a few “radical” new event ideas being bandied about by the governing body of the Rio 2016 Olympic games. Sure, it’s likely a long shot, but it no doubt gets you thinking. For me, before even […]

Montgomery newspaper confused about national champion

Montgomery newspaper confused about national champion

Last night’s national title game was more than fans could’ve asked for. “One for the ages” to borrow an overused expression. Louisville and Michigan both brought it. So much so that one got fatigued just watching the two compete. The Cardinals and the Wolverines. Those were, of course, the teams that played in last evening’s […]

Dave Barrett's songwriting moment still shines as March Madness finale

Dave Barrett’s songwriting moment still shines as March Madness finale

The name Dave Barrett is understandably unfamiliar to most college basketball fans. His name is not synonymous with March Madness. The moments that define the NCAA Tournament for the ages – Edney’s dash, Laettner’s turnaround, Drew’s leaning jumper – are all far more familiar. Yet, it is Barrett who can be credited with providing the […]