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Your hero Charles Oakley screwed underprivileged families to party at the Four Seasons

Charles Oakley, flew in by and for the 18th annual gala for the Dr. Theodore Atlas Foundation, run by Teddy Atlas Jr., blew off his itinerary and partied with a pal at the Four Seasons Hotel in Manhattan instead.Teddy Jr. told us [The Post] he booked Oakley as one of 40 celebrity guests — including Rosie Perez, John McEnroe, Tony Sirico, Bobby Valentine and Al Leiter — at the...
Via Bob's Blitz
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Best “Kid ‘n Play” Hairstyles in the NBA

As we move further into the 2014-15 NBA season, we often times need to find ways to find entertainment between now and June, when the season ends. Sure, there are a few dozen key matchups to pay attention to over the next seven months, but let’s face it, we don’t need to dissect every game the Cleveland Cavaliers lose to see whether or not the team is already in turmoil....
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Lawyer Loses Job, Spends $20K to Attend All Knicks Games

Dennis Doyle, 31, lost his job at a Manhattan law firm and soon after decided to attend all of his favorite team’s games, unfortunately his favorite team is the New York Knicks and they are having a rough season (3-8). Doyle plans on attending every one of the Knicks’ 82 games, home and away. He took out $20,000 from his savings account to have this plan come to life. Doyle...
Via BlackSportsOnline
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the days of the dominant big man over? Austin Daye, Elton Brand say yes

AT&T CENTER – You remember the days of Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Oakley, Shaquille O’Neal and other big men from the NBA’s past? They were your typical back-to-the-basket, muscle towards the rim, back you down centers. Rarely did you see them stray away from the paint ready to take a timely three-pointer […]
Via Project Spurs
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA's Adam Silver, ex-stars in NYC Marathon relay

NEW YORK (AP) NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will run the first three miles of the New York City Marathon on Sunday as part of a 24-person relay of basketball luminaries. Dikembe Mutombo will cross the finish line for the group, which is promoting the benefits of active lifestyles. Charles Oakley and Bernard King are among the other former stars taking part. Each celebrity will run...
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

90’s NBA Tough Guys Illustration

Artist Jian Hung from Taipei, Taiwan pay homage to the NBA tough guys from the 90’s with this illustration featuring Charles Oakley, Shawn Kemp, Anthony Mason, Larry Johnson, Horace Grant, Dennis Rodman, Charles Barkley and Karl Malone. The post 90’s NBA Tough Guys Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

1985 NBA Draft Remix

Way back in the way back, back when I penned (digitally) a weekly NBA draft column for SLAM, I did a series of articles where I “remixed” NBA drafts from years past.  With hindsight, how would the order of the players selected in that draft change?  Since those articles are disappearing from the internets, I figured it was prime time to redo them with a fresh perspective.  We...
Via Hoops Manifesto
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant ‘The Baddest’ Nike Commercial

Coinciding with today’s unveiling of the all-new KD VII from the Kevin Durant signature line. The swoosh teamed up with ad wizards Wieden+Kennedy to create “The Baddest” Nike commercial centered around KD. Featuring cameos from basketball legends such as George Gervin, Chris Mullin and Charles Oakley; and comedian /civil rights activist Dick Gregory. Look for the spot to air...
Via Hooped Up
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Knicks Have Traded/Swapped 1st Round Pick In 13 Of Past 27 Years

The New York Knicks have traded or swapped their first round pick in 13 of the past 27 years. 1988 - 11th overall pick went to Bulls in a swap of picks via the Charles Oakley trade. Bulls took Will Perdue. Knicks grabbed Rod Strickland at No. 19. 1989 - No. 22 pick went to Blazers (Byron Irvin) via Kiki Vandeweghe trade. 1993 - No. 26 pick went to Orlando (Geert Hammink) via 3-team...
Via RealGM
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 ways the NBA is going to force Donald Sterling to sell the Clippers

Have Some Fruit, Donald10) Keep telling him that some group is going to give him some award, then jerk it away9) Tell Charles Oakley that Sterling owes him money8) Until the sale is announced, provide him with a permanent personal security force manned by the Fruits of Islam7) Hire that Stiviano woman to follow him around and ask him if he wants to talk some more6) Ask his estranged...
Via Five Tool Tool
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

HBCU Hoops Heros: Knicks Edition

The New York Knicks are one of the most storied franchises in NBA history. Sure, they've only won two titles, but those are minor details. What the Knicks do have is a long history of picking up great players from HBCUs. Here is our top five list.Anthony Mason, Tennessee StateXXXXXXDick Barnett, Tennessee StateOne of the smoothest scorers of his era, Barnett averaged 15 ppg as in...
Via HBCU Gameday
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakley, Mahorn Named Top Five Dirtiest Players In NBA History

Rick Mahorn was ranked as the third "dirtiest player of all-time" by therichest.com. Two former CIAA stars ended up on a pretty interesting list earlier this week. Longtime NBA veterans Charles Oakley and Rick Mahorn were named to The Top 10 Dirtest Players of All-Time list by The Richest. Virginia Union's Oakley showed up first, taking the fifth spot. Oakley played in 1,218 games...
Via HBCU Gameday
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

HBCU Gameday Presents: The Mount Rushmore of HBCU Basketball Coaches

Editor's Note: The third in our Mt. Rushmore series. John McLendon was ahead of his time as a basketball coach. (Joanna McLendon photo)John McLendon McLendon was selected to the pro basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor but he is, without a doubt, one of the greatest coaches of college basketball history. McLendon wasn't allowed to play college ball at Kansas in the 30s, but...
Via HBCU Gameday
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

HBCU Products In NBA All-Star Game

The NBA All-Star Game is set to tip off on Sunday night. We're taking a look back at the players from HBCUs who made the league's Midseason Classic. Willis Reed, Gambling: The burly center from Louisianna was named to seven All-Star teams, from 1965-1971. He was the MVP of the 1970 Game.Bobby Dandridge, Norfolk State: The sweet shooting forward forward from Richmond was named to...
Via HBCU Gameday
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Virginia Union Freshman Walking In Big Shoes

Ray Anderson is averaging over 17 points per game for Virginia Union. (JBHE photo)Virginia Union is one of the most accomplished basketball programs in Division II. The program has won three national titles and produced long-time NBA players like Charles Oakley and Ben Wallace. The once-dominant program has fallen on hard times in the past few years, but freshman Ray Anderson has...
Via HBCU Gameday
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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