NBA Summer League Favorites

The summer is a terrible time for sports. The NBA and Stanley Cup Finals are wrapped up, NFL training camp doesn’t begin until August, and even baseball just had their All-Star Break. It’s a barren, Saharan-desert for sports fans that are searching for any kind of salvation. But, in this hellish landscape there is an oasis, a small trickling well

Read more

Every NBA Team’s All-Time Starting Five, Part One

Photo via ballislife.com After Scottie Pippen and Shaquille O’Neal got into some silly online trash talk last month about which team had the best all-time starting five (the Bulls or Lakers), I started thinking about some other all-time teams that would give Chicago and L.A. a run for their money. This naturally lead to a long but fun journey to

Read more

Eastern Conference Preview

The weather is finally getting nice, and that means playoff basketball! While most of the juicier matchups are out West (Clippers vs. Spurs are you serious?!), playoff games are still taking place in the East. Here’s a breakdown of the four first-round matchups. Atlanta vs. Brooklyn: The Pacers gave a valiant fight for the eighth seed, but Brooklyn eventually nabbed

Read more

What Happened to Kris Humphries?

By Jamey Schilling My grandma and grandpa used to watch a CBS soap opera called The Young and the Restless. It was about the animosity between two rival companies, and the forbidden romances that resulted from the rivalry. I think the reason my grandparents enjoyed the show so much was because of the real life, every day story-lines, and the believable dialogue that…

Read more

Thunder, Bobcats, and Magic, Oh My: Best and Worst NBA Nicknames

By Zach Dammel Follow-up article to “Pirates and Dodgers and Angels, Oh My: Best and Worst MLB Nicknames”. Best: Oklahoma City Thunder: I’ve never been to a Thunder game, but I’ve been in a thunder storm. So I assume part of the reason they chose the nickname was to play with the acoustics a little. Imagine the intro. A dark arena punctuated by split-second bursts of

Read more

What’s the Deal with New York Basketball?

By Thomas Conroy “A long December, and there’s reason to believe, maybe this year will be better than the last” – Counting Crows I had an interesting conversation with one of my roommates about professional basketball. He accused me of only being a Knicks fan when the team was good. I said that was impossible; the Knicks have never been good

Read more