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Report: Julius Erving signing on as head coach of a BIG3 team

Ice Cube’s BIG3 league continues to swell in terms of legitimate star power and talent, as NBA Hall of Famer Julius Erving has signed to be a head coach. Erving, an NBA legend, is not only a man who brings a wealth of basketball knowledge to this fledgling league, but he also brings his own flavor of pure magic.It’s unknown which of the eight teams Dr. J will coach. But we do...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

With Joel Embiid out, who should win Rookie of the Year?

Joel Embiid is the NBA’s Rookie of the Year even if he is not the NBA’s Rookie of the Year. He’s been much more than just the best first-year player in the NBA, he’s been instrumental in changing the on-court culture of the 76ers while also being one of the most entertaining men off the floor. He’s given Philly fans a sense of optimism that they haven’t had since Allen...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

'Playmakers' in Ice Cube's league who can help the Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers are the defending NBA champions and have the best record in the Eastern Conference yet again, but that doesn't mean all is rosy in Cleveland. LeBron James has repeatedly discussed his desire for management to add playmakers to the roster, this despite the fact the Cavs have the highest payroll in the NBA.Welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable, where we...
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February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Let's pay homage to the college years of Steve Francis

I had heard of the legendary Len Bias. Joe Smith somehow went No. 1 in the NBA Draft. But the first person I’d ever cared about in college basketball from the Maryland Terrapins was Steven D’Shawn Francis.The Life and Times of Steve Francis is a roller coaster ride filled with incredible highs and scary lows, and on his 40th birthday it feels necessary to remind myself how I...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry, Allen Iverson hang out during All-Star Weekend (PHOTOS)

The former NBA player with arguably the best crossover the game has ever seen, hung out with possibly the best pure shooter we’ve ever witnessed on Friday night during All-Star Weekend, and it was pretty great. Allen Iverson and Stephen Curry went out to dinner together, because that’s what NBA MVP Award winners do. Cassy Athena, the mind behind the Thru The Lens series, happened...
Via The Sports Daily
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Charles Oakley is joining Ice Cube’s Big3 league as a player-coach

As we await James Dolan to invite Charles Oakley to sit with him at Madison Square Garden, Oakley won’t be holding his breath and is moving on to the next thing in his life. The 53-year-old is going to be a player-coach in the new Big3 league.Oakley adds his name to the expanding list of former NBA players who have joined Ice Cube’s new league. The Big3 will be a 3v3 league pitting...
Via The Comeback
February 17, 2017  |  Discuss

The Aesthetic: NBA All-Star Game jerseys

When Adidas unveiled the 2017 NBA All-Star jerseys in January, it was met with a tepid response. One fan said the uniforms looked like reversible jerseys for the local parks and recreation team. Another compared it to the uniforms worn by referees on the court. NBA All-Star jerseys have evolved through the years, with each change reflecting larger style and fashion trends at the...
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February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Is Bradley Beal finally good?

Remember when the Wizards were chronic underachievers because John Wall and Bradley Beal couldn’t get along? Neither do I, because that narrative wasn’t true. While Washington’s star-studded backcourt probably suffered from a lack of chemistry, they also suffered from Beal not actually being that good. To be sure, the 23-year-old was a solid NBA guard, but the comparisons...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 11, 2017  |  Discuss

The Aesthetic: Evolution of the arm sleeve

If it wasn't for a case of bursitis in Allen Iverson's right elbow, the arm sleeve might not have ever been the fashion phenomenon that it became. In 2001, with Iverson dealing with elbow pain, Philadelphia 76ers trainer Lenny Currier decided to improvise and cut up a sleeve to lessen the pain Iverson was feeling in his shooting arm. In his arm sleeve debut, Iverson scored 51 points...
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February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 league will introduce four-point shot

With the first season of Ice Cube’s anticipated 3-on-3 traveling league coming soon, the rules for the basketball league are beginning to be hashed out. Among them will be the introduction of a four-point line on the court. Get ready for some shots from way downtown, NBA Jam-style (or pregame Golden State Warriors-style)! One of the new league’s star attractions, Allen Iverson...
Via The Comeback
January 12, 2017  |  Discuss
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