Jon Gruden says QB Cam Newton 'looks like Charles Oakley'

Quarterback Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers may not get his fair share of love outside of Panther Nation, but he's now getting some from ESPN analyst Jon Gruden.  As David Newton of ESPN reports, the site had originally ranked Newton fifth out of five when evaluating him against Seattle's Russell Wilson, Indianapolis' Andrew Luck, San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick and Washington...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Five people who need to be voted into the CIAA Hall Of Fame today

The CIAA is the oldest conference comprised of HBCUs, so it goes without saying that it has plenty of history. Each year the conference allows for alumni, fans and supporters to nominate student-athletes, coaches, teams and administrators to its Hall of Fame. Here are five of the student-athletes and teams we think should be in the Hall ASAP. Check our list and be sure to nominate...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

HBCU players continue to come up short in NBA Draft

The 2015 NBA Draft is over, and for the fifteen time in the last 20 NBA Drafts, no players from a historically black college were among the 60 players selected.That's a far cry from the '60s and '70s, where HBCU players were routinely picked early in the draft.How did we get here? Lets take a trip back to the NBA's Golden Age: The 1980s.The 1980s were a time of extraordinary change...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Chicago Bulls Player Bashes Current Players, Feels Sorry For Fans

He began his NBA career with the Chicago Bulls, was a player you hated with the New York Knicks and now Charles Oakley feels sorry for you, the Bulls fan. After five seasons as head coach of the Bulls, Tom Thibodeau was fired Thursday morning. What proceeded was a disgusting 22-minute press conference by GM Gar Forman and the golden child himself John Paxson. All the blame was dumped...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

All the King’s Men: While We’re Waiting…

Charles Oakley made a living out of it. Bill Laimbeer, Dennis Rodman, Shaquille O’Neal—hell, even Zydrunas Ilgauskas, to a point—all played the role of Enforcer. When Oakley was setting screens for Michael Jordan, the message was clear that Cleveland native was there for one reason: To protect his team’s star. When LeBron James walked off of the court at the TD Garden on...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

HBCU Hoops Signees: Virginia Union's Tre Patterson

Virginia Union has had as many super stars as any HBCU and more than some PWIs when it comes to basketball. You know the names: Charles Oakley, A.J. English, Ben Wallace, Jamie Waller...the list goes on.VUU recruit Tre Patterson may not be next in that line, but the Richmond, VA-product looks like he could bring a lot of excitement to the team. Slow it down for me C it's crazy...
Via HBCU Gameday
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan F-bombed & crushed a former college player on the set of 'Space Jam'

Michael Jordan F-bombed and crushed (not in that order) former college player (and actor) Keith Gibbs on the set of 'Space Jam.' Gibbs told Grantland of the on the set pick-up games:"I walk in, and it’s Reggie Miller, Charles Barkley, Alonzo Mourning, Charles Oakley. Grant Hill shows up. Jerry Stackhouse shows up. Now, all of a sudden it’s an NBA All-Star pickup game. Every night...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakley: Guys don’t ‘play with their heart’ now

Charles Oakley was honored by the Raptors on Friday, but the power forward who also played for Chicago, New York, Washington and Houston in a career that stretched from 1985-2004 had little good to say about today's game.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Charles Oakley reflects on bobblehead night with hilarious quote

  The Raptors paid tribute to former forward Charles Oakley on Friday night, handing out bobbleheads to the first 5,000 fans, and Oakley had the quote of the night when asked if he could have imagined having a bobblehead. "Well, I had a head so you never know what could happen," he said before the game against Miami. "It's great to come back up here and see the guys." You probably...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakley returns to Toronto for bobblehead night

TORONTO (AP) The Raptors paid tribute to Charles Oakley on Friday night, handing out bobbleheads to the first 5,000 fans. Oakley played 208 games for Toronto between 1998 and 2001. Oakley, 51, was asked if he could have imagined having a bobblehead day. ''Well, I had a head so you never know what could happen,'' he said before the game against Miami. ''It's great to come back up...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Mayo and Bazemore, not shootings, embody what the CIAA is about

Teammates-turned-rivals WyKevin Bazemore and Eric Mayo embrace after the CIAA Championship Game.(Erin Mizelle photo)The moment that everybody should have been talking about at the CIAA Tournament went largely unnoticed.Shortly after the buzzer of championship game, Livingstone's Eric Mayo and Winston-Salem State's WyKevin Bazemore met near mid-court and embraced each other. This...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

GONE TOO SOON: Rest In Peace, Mase

Long-suffering New York Knicks fans were dealt another blow with news that longtime favorite, Anthony Mason, passed away at the young age of 48 after suffering a massive heart attack.  Mason was the foundation upon which the tough, prideful identity of the ’90s hardbody physical team was built.  Mason, along with teammate Charles Oakley, was a strong, impenetrable pillar who...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Knicks Fan Favorite Anthony Mason Passes Away

By Michael Weber. 13 year NBA veteran Anthony Mason passed away earlier this morning at age 48.  Mason was diagnosed with congestive heart failure earlier this month following a massive heart attack.  An announcement on the New York Knicks team website called Mason “an iconic member of the franchise during his five-year stint for the orange and blue.”   While the “Mase”...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant, Lawyer for the People ‘Sprint’ Commercial

One of the best commercials to air during the all-star game was this one starring OKC Thunder forward Kevin Durant playing a part-time lawyer concerned with the rising cost of cell phone bills. If you can spot Charles Oakley in the spot, pat yourself on the back for recognizing legends of the game. The post Kevin Durant, Lawyer for the People ‘Sprint’ Commercial appeared first on Hooped Up.
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Anthony Mason in critical condition after heart attack

Former power forward Anthony Mason, best remembered for his days with the New York Knicks, is in critical condition following massive heart attack, according to multiple reports Wednesday night. The Knicks did not release an official statement regarding Mason's condition but did acknowledge Mason over Twitter.   Former Knicks point guard Mark Jackson, who played with Mason, tweeted...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Charles Oakley goes off on Knicks owner James Dolan

Whenever Knicks legend Charles Oakley wants to see his old team at Madison Square Garden, he finds his tickets on StubHub. That’s because the owner won’t even acknowledge his existence. Oakley, regarded as the heart and soul of the team during his 10-year run in New York, was at Times Square Knickerbocker Hotel Wednesday for a press...Read More
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Bull Got Blown Off by Knicks’ Owner James Dolan

Charles Oakley was a tenacious enforcer for the Bulls during his early years in the ’80s and played a decade for the New York Knicks after being traded for Bill Cartwright in 1988. Well, just because Oakley played 10 seasons for the Knicks and helped lead them to the 1994 NBA finals doesn’t mean the current Knicks owner has to acknowledge his existence apparently. For those...
Via Sports Mockery
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Shocking MSG wants little to do with Charles Oakley.....

Charles Oakley and Karl Malone talked **** with Boomer & Carton today about the state of professional basketball today as well as Oakley's experience meeting New York Knicks owner James Dolan.Wow, tough to understand why.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Charles Oakley & Karl Malone on Boomer & Carton was a real ********

Charles Oakley & Karl Malone on Boomer & Carton was a real **** fest today. And not just because Oak wasn't asked about Teddy Atlas, Jr. The mailman turned it into a literal **** fest.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockets-Knicks Preview

In their heyday, the New York Knicks made Madison Square Garden a house of horrors for opponents. Now, it's just a comedy of errors. The Knicks will try to end the worst stretch in franchise history by beating the Houston Rockets for just the second time in a decade Thursday night. Willis Reed and Walt Frazier are long gone. Patrick Ewing, Charles Oakley and Anthony Mason won't be...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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December 07, 2014  |  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....
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November 20, 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 […]
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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...
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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.
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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