Heat and Lakers are clearly America’s teams

If you go almost anywhere these days, you are going to find Lakers and Heat fans. The Lakers have long had a national fan base and, by virtue of being the best team, the Heat attract people who enjoy success without the difficulties of trouble — ask yourself if you remember Harold Miner, Heat fans. A new map and study created by The New York Times shows exactly how pervasive Heat...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat and Lakers are clearly America’s teams

If you go almost anywhere these days, you are going to find Lakers and Heat fans. The Lakers have long had a national fan base and, by virtue of being the best team, the Heat attract people who enjoy success without the difficulties of trouble — ask yourself if you remember Harold Miner, Heat fans. A new map and study created by The New York Times shows exactly how pervasive Heat...
Via Crossover Chronicles
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Random Athlete Of The Day- Harold Miner

Harold Miner is known as one of the best dunkers of the 1990’s; his reputation even earned him the nickname “Baby Jordan.” Miner’s story starts in Inglewood, California where he attended Inglewood High School before becoming an immediate star at the University of Southern California. In his freshman, sophomore, and junior seasons he averaged 20.6 PPG, 23.5 PPG, and 26.3 PPG...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

An Important Discussion About The Dunking Sea Otter

This video of a sea otter dunking a tiny orange ball is taking the Internet by storm this afternoon. As it should. After all, it is a video of a sea otter dunking a basketball. This is why the Internet was invented (probably). But I’m sure many of you watched it and said to yourselves “Holdonholdonholdon. I have some questions about all of this.” Well luckily, I, the UPROXX...
Via With Leather
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Was 1988 or 2000 the greatest NBA Slam dunk contest ever

Yesterday NBA TV was running an NBA Slam Dunk Contest marathon, which is pretty much porn for a sports degenerate like myself. They showed the 1988 MJ vs Dominique dunk contest directly after the 2000 Vinansity dunk contest. I have no doubt that these are the best two dunk contests ever. In 1988 Michael Jordan vs Dominique Wilkins was the most epic back and forth battle in slam dunk...
Via Bacon Sports
February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Hey NBA: Dunk the dunk contest already

Back when I was growing up, the NBA Dunk Contest really used to mean something.  An artistic display of the elite high risers of the game, putting on a spectacular show for everyone to witness.  An extraordinary combination of finesse and force empowered this annual aerial showcase.  It meant something to be selected for the contest and meant even more if you won it. The contest...
Via Celtics Life
February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Average Joe of the Week – Shaq of the MAC Gary Trent

It is that time of year again at Bacon Sports where we forget about the same two stories heading into the Super Bowl, and the world of college basketball begins to heat up. Say hello to our Average Joe who holds the high school record for field goal percentage in a year, had his own rules while destroying the MAC conference, and had one of the best nicknames in recent years, “The...
Via Bacon Sports
January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Patience & Perspective Needed: Any Takers?

  The pressure and weight of expectations can either make or break a team/individual.  In today’s sport’s society it seems that people are in a hurry to tag a person as the next big thing.  This has gone on throughout time and throughout all sports and taken away the enjoyment for nice ride. Remember Harold Miner, when he came out of Southern Cal, was tabbed as the next Michael...
Via Knickswag
December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympics' breakout star is Twitter

Do you remember the years after Michael Jordan retired from the Bulls the second time and the NBA felt like a long commercial break until NFL and college football season? Do you remember the parade of Next Michael Jordans who never quite lived up to the hype -- Harold Miner, J.R. Rider, Tracy McGrady, Vince Carter and even Kobe Bryant? Jordan lifted the NBA so high that the league...
Via Fox Sports
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 10 Shawn Kemp Dunks

When Shawn Kemp was on the Seattle SuperSonics he was one of the Top 3 dunkers in the NBA. He never won an NBA Slam Dunk contest but he most definitely was a better dunker than Dee Brown, Brent Barry, Cedric Ceballos, and “Baby Jordan” Harold Miner (who all won a Slam Dunk contest). I am a big fan of elite (or near elite) talent and after his rookie season Shawn Kemp was freaking...
Via Bacon Sports
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

What happened to college basketball?

Sweet JJ and Forever-Ago Memories Honestly, WTF just happened? A second ago it was 1992. I was a teenager and couldn’t get enough college basketball. Could. Not. Get. Enough. My friends taunted me for watching the third game of a Super Tuesday triple-header (which always seemed to feature Long Beach State for some reason, which is neither here nor there). There wasn’t a  star...
Via Legend of Cecilio Guante
March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Shumpert out of Dunk Contest

Yep, Jimmer is my long lost brother. …and amazingly, nobody cares.  The good news is that he is being replaced by a guy named Jeremy Evans.  I bet he will bring the house down like Brent Barry used to.  Harold Miner (Baby Jordan) did all of the dunks you could do without props so why is this thing still going on? Shumpert has a first name, but nobody will know who he is anyway…...
Via Losers Bracket
February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

On Cavs / Heat, and not wanting to care that he wants to come back

I spent all of last season specifically focused on detailing the progress of the NBA's worst team ever. At times it became mundane, but we eventually invented enough things to keep the comments we posted here specifically centered on the Cleveland Cavaliers. We invented a nickname for a rookie shooting guard, and a series highlighting a long list of Cavaliers legends like Harold...
Via Stepien Rules
February 17, 2012  |  Discuss


So the latest craze since the Brazilain Butt work out video has hit us hard here at losersbracket.com headquarters. That’s right, Rumchata.  If you don’t know what Rumchata is you haven’t been in a bar with the 20 something girls in awhile.  Tears flowing down your face for sure. you should be ashamed. Cinnamon Toast Crunch in a bottle It’s the hottest shot craze in our...
Via Losers Bracket
January 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan thinks only Kobe Bryant deserves comparisons

Ever since Michael Jordan retired — all three times, really — the NBA has searched for the heir to his throne. Many players have popped up as pretenders to the throne, from Harold Miner to Jerry Stackhouse to Vince Carter. In recent years, people have stopped trying to find a clone and just searched for a similarly dominant great player. If you ever wondered why LeBron James...
Via Ball Don't Lie
January 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Miner's Jersey To Be Retired vs. UCLA On Jan. 15

Former Trojan basketball star Harold Miner will be honored by having his No. 23 jersey retired and having an exclusive bobblehead giveaway at the game vs. UCLA on Jan. 15 at the Galen Center at 6 p.m.
Via usctrojans.com
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Shaq: Pat Riley was a horrible boss (compared to Phil)

Perhaps Pat Riley relents and approves of that Shaquille O’Neal banner after the Dwyane Wade one is hoisted first. Or perhaps No. 32 is placed back into circulation, treated with the same respect as when it was worn by Tellis Frank, Harold Miner, Billy Owens, James Scott, Blue Edwards, Rodney Buford and Tyrone Hill, as just another Miami Heat number. Because as long as it remains...
Via Sun Sentinel
November 17, 2011  |  Discuss
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