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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
15 days ago  |  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...
Via HBCU Gameday
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Charles Oakley believes league has taken a turn for worse

He is one of the all-time great enforcers, so imposing that half of the current crop of NBA players probably wouldn’t dare take on a 50-year-old Charles Oakley. Oakley is brutally honest, having played during a time when a flagrant foul was one that drew blood and knocked out teeth. The NBA of the 1990s was a defensive league when scoring 90 points would warrant free tacos for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 07, 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...
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...
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...
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

ESPN.com is tracking whether this year's Lakers will be the best NBA team of all-time

In what must be some kind of weird, totally misunderstood attempt at satire, ESPN.com has a section tracking whether the Los Angeles Lakers or San Antonio Spurs will beat the record of the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls for most wins in an NBA season. Seriously. No, really. This is the page right here.  And the introduction to why ESPN is dedicating time to something that appears...
Via Awful Announcing
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Turn On The Knicks Throwback Thursday – October 10th Edition – Garden Returns

Starting last season, the inside collar of all New York Knicks jerseys read “Once A Knick, Always A Knick.” Judging by the way they move players around, this statement couldn’t be any further from the truth. Unfortunately, it sometimes means that legendary Knicks are forced to suit up as an opponent in Madison Square Garden. We’ve already showed you how Patrick Ewing and Charles...
Via Turn On The Knicks
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Metta: Knicks title will come from ‘smart’ play

It was the world according to Metta World Peace yesterday as he philosophized the Knicks haven’t played smart enough to win a championship the past 40 years. World Peace said this current edition may have the intelligence to finally break the Knicks’ title drought that began after they won the 1973 championship with a club considered arguably the smartest in NBA history. World...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Turn On The Knicks Throwback Thursday – October 3rd Edition – Garden Returns

The New York Knicks in the 1990′s were very near and dear to fans hearts. It was tough to let each individual player go, but all good things must come to an end. Last Throwback Thursday, we reminisced on Patrick Ewing’s first game at Madison Square Garden as an opponent. Although Charles Oakley wasn’t a lifelong Knick like Pat, it was still equally disturbing to see him suit...
Via Turn On The Knicks
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: All-Time Starting 5

Toronto Raptors: All-Time Starting 5 By Matt Tonkinson: HoopStuff Writer… PG: Damon Stoudamire; 2+ Seasons *1995-1996 Rookie of the Year *1 Time Rookie All Star Game MVP (1995-1996) * Raptor’s first-ever draft pick It would be foolish to disregard journey-man Jose Calderon’s contributions to a Toronto team that he anchored for much of the last seven years at the point guard...
Via HoopStuff
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

While We’re Waiting… Two headed monster in Columbus?

While We’re Waiting is a space on the WaitingForNextYear website where we share links to Clevelandish sports stuff, or at least things I think are interesting. Links are the currency of bloggers. We give out five or so everyday. Sometime it would be cool if the sites we linked to reciprocated. You know the drill: Email us with suggestions at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Good interview...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Knicks Rumors: Ivan Johnson Might Flee to Europe for the Money

Via Chris Haynes A source close to the power forward informed CSNNW.com that Johnson is issuing NBA teams a two-week deadline to come up with a reasonable offer. If no NBA offer presents itself, Johnson will bite on one of his several overseas offers. The source who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of these talks says, “Johnson will be fine either...
Via Knickswag
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Nazr Mohammed Ejected For the Stone Cold Shove of LeBron James (Video)

The shove wasn’t necessary by Nazr Mohammed and LeBron sold it like The Rock selling a Stone Cold Stunner. To me that makes it even and Mohammed shouldn’t have been ejected. Charles Oakley is just shaking his head right now. Nazr Mohammed Shoves LeBron James FYI, LeBron this is the proper way to sell a stunner.
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Game of Thrones “Dark Wings, Dark Words” Review: “Gay and Fart Jokes”

Oh, hold the hell up. There were no boobs or kills in this episode? Hopefully, this doesn’t last too long but I love me some breasts and death. But hey! At least, they gave us gay and fart jokes! And magic! If there wasn’t a sword fight at the end of the episode, I would’ve sworn that this was an episode of Arrested Development. The episode was mainly about the Starks and the...
Via Total Sports Blog
April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

CHRIS GRANTLAND: CAVS WIN

  And just like that, in one night, with a 97-91 victory over the Celtics, the nightmare ended. And if your throat burns with the heat of a thousand suns this morning because your night ended screaming the lyrics to “Born to Run” into a karaoke machine in a bar that looks like a prison cafeteria , and if you had one of the best nights of your life, manhandling craft...
Via Stepien Rules
April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan & friends hit up the Dominican Republic for bachelor party

NBA legend and Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is getting married to Yvette Prieto in a month. Even though it’s the second marriage for MJ, that didn’t stop him from gathering a few friends and heading to the Dominican Republic for his bachelor party. Per The New York Post, The group, which included Jordan’s former agent, David Falk and former Knicks star Charles Oakley...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss
JUST THE GUYS

M.J. has Dominican bachelor party

Michael Jordan and a small group of his friends reportedly spent four days in the Dominican Republic last week playing golf and enjoying good food.

Via BlackSportsOnline
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Kenyon Martin – The New Knick Enforcer

The success of the 70’s Knicks was built around their legendary teamwork and unselfish play. The success of the 90’s Knicks was built squarely on defense and toughness. Over the years, that identity has resulted in some of the game’s toughest and most physical players donning the Orange & Blue Knickerbockers uniforms. Who is arguably one of the toughest NBA players ever...
Via Knickswag
February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

MSG: Worlds Most Famous Arena

No Place Like Madison Square Garden You have heard the reference a million times, “Welcome to Madison Square Garden, the world’s most famous arena.” Not only is MSG the most famous, but it’s actually the most beautiful arena as well. I recently had the pleasure of taking my son to the Garden and the anticipation of walking into that arena was the same as it was when I was...
Via Knickswag
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Donnie’s Thoughts: Where The Masons’ and Oakleys’ At?

Not to beat a dead horse, but I want to bring up the topic of Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett again. After thinking about the actual game and the fourth quarter of the last game, the question that comes to my mind is, where were Melo’s teammates after or while this altercation was going on?  Where was the Charles Oakley or Anthony Mason that we remember so well? Where was the...
Via Knickswag
January 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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