Former Spartan Morris Peterson Thinks Tom Izzo Won’t Leave For NBA, Is ‘A Spartan For Life’

If Billy Donovan is college basketball’s top candidate to leave for the NBA each offseason, Tom Izzo is probably No. 2. The Michigan State men’s basketball coach is seemingly involved in an NBA coaching rumor every spring.  Izzo, 59, has yet to leave East Lansing, Mich. for the league. One of his former players, Morris Peterson, who won a national championship in 2000, doesn’t...
Via College Spun
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The Forgotten 90’s Player of the Week: Steve Smith

(photo by Amin Eshaker)   The 90's era of the NBA is an era that stands apart from all other decades throughout the history of basketball. It is defined not only by the greatest player of all-time but it also seemed as if every player in the league had a certain swagger about them. The play was hard-nosed, the players were tough, the jerseys were cool, and the haircuts...
Via Hoops Manifesto
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Catching Up With Morris Peterson

Morris Peterson talked about what brought him back to Toronto, what it's like being back in the building, what former teammates he has kept in touch with, and Vince Carter's evolution late in his career.
Via Hoops Addict
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 9 NBA Game Tying or Winning Shots

9. Darren Collison Nails One-Footed Three to Send Game to Overtime In a nationally televised game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Darren Collison had arguably the best game of his career. Collison finished the game with over 30 points, including this unbelievable one-footed three to send the game to overtime. Click here to view the video on YouTube. 8. Morris Peterson Catches...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Player of the Day: Day 2

Mateen Cleaves, Point Guard, Michigan State (’96-00)-  A throwback as far as this list goes, one of my earliest memories(I was 7 or 8 at the time) watching college basketball was the late 90′s MSU Spartan teams led by Morris Peterson and Mateen Cleaves. While Peterson turned into the better pro and was a dominant college player in his own right, the player that I like many...
Via The Sports Headquarters
December 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Raptors fall to 0-2 on the season. Brooklyn wins 107-100.

The Raptors had designs of going into the brand new Barclays Center and taking the home opener away from the Brooklyn Nets, with Jay-Z & Beyonce in attendance for the home opener's festivities watching from their first row courtside seats....but on this night, that wasn't to be.The Raptors opened the game on fire, putting up 35 points (on 15 of 24 shooting, for 62.5%...
Via Hoops Heads North
November 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Video Of The Week: Morris Peterson Crazy Buzzer-Beater

For most big time sport’s fans, one of the best feelings is hearing a classic player’s name that was close to you for some reason. These names can range from Maury Wills to Dorsey Levens to Ron Harper (view Taking Bad Schotz Random Athlete of the Day to see more), but every one of these athletes has meaning to at least one person out there for one reason or another. I’m not...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

MSU legend Morris Peterson says Draymond Green will ‘work his butt off’ in the NBA

The 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year, Michigan State’s Draymond Green, has a fan in former Spartans legend Morris Peterson, who was part of the legendary “Flintstones” that led the program to an NCAA national championship in 2000. Both were known for clutch performances, leadership and effort. Peterson, now at the tail end of [...]
Via Detroit Sports 360
June 16, 2012  |  Discuss

The #NBA Is Tweeting, Featuring Charlie Villanueva

In this edition of The #NBA Is Tweeting, Hakim Warrick learns the significance of April 20th, Marquis Daniels searches for his special someone, Lance Stephenson picks up today’s Air Jordan release, and Charlie Villanueva gets his own celebrity sushi roll.  Also, Morris Peterson eats popsicles for breakfast, Sam Young seeks out an open mic night, and Mo Williams commits swagger...
Via NBA 24/7 365
April 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan St bench, depth resembles 2000 National Title Team

In winning their first Big Ten Tournament title since 2000, the Michigan State Spartans did it with depth and role players, kind of like the 2000 National Championship team. Granted this team today doesn’t have four future NBA players (the ’00 team had Jason Richardson, Mateen Cleaves, Andre Hutson and Morris Peterson) so you can only go so far with this analogy…of course...
Via The Sports Bank
March 11, 2012  |  Discuss

The Charlotte Bobcats are going to give Gerald Henderson his big shot this year

The Charlotte Bobcats are likely going to start 23-year old Gerald Henderson at shooting guard in 2011-12.  Henderson played in 68 games (30 starts) for the Bobcats last year and he averaged 24.4 minutes, 9.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.  He has now played in 111 games (30 starts) in his first two years in the NBA and he is averaging 18.2 minutes, 6.9 points,...
Via Bobcats Locker
November 09, 2011  |  Discuss

Morris Peterson: King Of The Circus Shot

Although he was once a sneaky athlete, Morris Peterson was never known as one of the league’s most spectacular players… probably because he never was–not even close.  As a matter of fact, he was predominantly a catch-and-shoot three-point gunner.  When it comes to shots that are downright strange, though, has anyone made more than Mo Pete?  I think not, and I’m about...
Via NBA 24/7 365
October 25, 2011  |  Discuss
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