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Porzingis Project: Phil Jackson ties his legacy to a Latvian forward

For the first time in 30 years, the New York Knicks made a selection in the top 5 of the NBA draft. Unlike 1985 when they drafted Patrick Ewing — the consensus top prize that year, and perhaps the most universally renowned college basketball prospect of all-time — taking Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth pick was, well, a contentious choice. When you’re the Knicks — a basketball...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Porzingis Project: Phil Jackson ties his legacy to a Latvian forward

For the first time in 30 years, the New York Knicks made a selection in the top 5 of the NBA draft. Unlike 1985 when they drafted Patrick Ewing — the consensus top prize that year, and perhaps the most universally renowned college basketball prospect of all-time — taking Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth pick was, well, a contentious choice. When you’re the Knicks — a basketball...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks select Latvian forward Porzingis 4th in NBA draft

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) The New York Knicks selected Latvian forward Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth pick of the NBA draft on Thursday night. Porzingis averaged 10.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and one block in 33 games for Cajasol Seville in the Spanish League during the 2014-15 season. He recorded 11.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks for Cajasol Seville in 16 Eurocup games. The...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jessie Govan reminiscent of past Hoya greats

Patrick Ewing. Dikembe Mutombo. Alonzo Mourning. Roy Hibbert.Jessie Govan?It's extremely premature to put Govan in a sentence with the rest of those names. But it's not far-fetched to say Govan can be in that class at some point. Those guys were all NBA success stories that dominated their position on both the offensive and defensive end of the court for Georgetown.What makes folks...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgetown Basketball: Center Jessie Govan reminiscent of past Hoya greats

Patrick Ewing, Dikembe Mutombo, Roy Hibbert; all Georgetown University and NBA success stories, and all big men who dominated in their position on both the offensive and defensive end of the court with Georgetown basketball. With a history of success accompanied by the presence of strong defense and dominance in the paint, Georgetown has consistently shown how crucial the center...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Position-less basketball and the New York Knicks

Carmelo Anthony The 2015 NBA Finals validated the characterization of the NBA as a “guard-driven” league. Gone are the days of Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlin, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Patrick Ewing, and Shaquille O’Neal who, while great, were largely unable to find consistent success outside of the paint. Today’s NBA values players who can produce from almost anywhere on the...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks 2015 NBA Draft Scenarios

NEW YORK – MAY 19: NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum announces the New York Knicks selects fourth during the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery on May 19, 2015 at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City. (Copyright 2015 NBAE, Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images) The 2015 NBA Draft will be held in Brooklyn on Thursday, June 25.  The New York Knicks have the fourth overall selection...
Via Total Sports Blog
26 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA should have 'legacy contracts' for long-time players

By Sportz Assassin. By now, most of you have heard about the contract issues with Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat.  In a general nutshell, Wade has had a great career in Miami and has taken a lot of sacrifices for the team to be able to make moves to win championships.  Now he's in the latter end of his career, he's banged up, but he wants some financial security from the team...
Via Sportz Assassin
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin Parties With the 1992 Dream Team

While in Mexico with a few of his teammates, Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin got a chance to live out a childhood dream when he met a few guys from the 1992 Dream Team, well kinda. He actually bumped into a few (probably drunk) dudes wearing John Stockton, Patrick Ewing and Karl Malone Dream Team throwback jerseys at a bar. Blake was still really stoked about it though...
Via Hooped Up
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The Incredibleness of Strat-O-Matic Basketball

Long before the cutting-edge technology video games of today, and slightly before the inaugural Lakers vs Celtics and the NBA Playoffs rolled out for Sega Genesis, there was a board game that if you were a basketball fan, you absolutely had to play.  It involved dice, player cards and game cards.  And it was the most realistic thing going.  Do you remember Strat-O-Matic basketball...
Via Celtics Life
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Miserable winter over, Jackson focused on Knicks' key summer

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) Phil Jackson oversaw the worst season in Knicks history, though he knows the franchise's future won't be determined by what happened during one miserable winter. ''But I think the real issue is coming up this summer and how we do from the end of June to the end of July in moving this team forward in quick order,'' Jackson said Tuesday. ''That's going to be...
Via AP on Fox
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The 'White Men Can't Jump' custom shoes you need

The 1992 hit "White Men Can't Jump" is a cultural touchstone — not just because it's one of the best sports movies of all time, but because of the Air Command Force Nikes Woody Harrelson's character, Billy Hoyle, donned and popularized (alongside Patrick Ewing) in the early '90s.  So there was much rejoicing from the sneaker community when Nike re-released the ACFs in 2014. And...
Via Fox Sports
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron James Passes Patrick Ewing On NBA’s All-Time Scoring List

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers star LeBron James has moved into 20th place on the NBA’s career scoring list, passing Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing. James scored on a hook shot in the lane with 7:22 left in the first quarter Thursday night against Miami, giving him 24,816 points. The 30-year-old has passed several prominent players this season, including Robert Parrish, Charles Barkley,...
Via NESN.com
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron passes Patrick Ewing on career scoring list

CLEVELAND (AP) Cavaliers star LeBron James has moved into 20th place on the NBA's career scoring list, passing Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing. James scored on a hook shot in the lane with 7:22 left in the first quarter Thursday night against Miami, giving him 24,816 points. The 30-year-old has passed several prominent players this season, including Robert Parrish, Charles Barkley,...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgetown Welcomed Chris Mullin Back To St. John’s With A Cool Throwback Picture

St. John’s made the hire of alum Chris Mullin as head basketball coach official minutes ago. The former Red Storm and NBA star is taking over the reins for Steve Lavin and has already hired Iowa State assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih to be a part of his staff. When Mullin suited up for St. John’s during the 1980s, the program’s top rivals were Syracuse and Georgetown. The three...
Via College Spun
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Eight things only Hoya fans would understand

  1. "Hoya Saxa" The official cheer and college yell of the Georgetown Hoyas at sporting events, with one group of fans starting the volley yelling "Hoya!" and another group returning a "Saxa! 2. Jack the Bulldog The official mascot of the Hoyas. The first Jack was brought to campus in the early 60's, and has been a staple at athletic events ever since. Jack has been known to...
Via Fox Sports
February 23, 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...
Via Fox Sports
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

The 5 Most Valuable Dean Smith Victories You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

It’s a more common kind of task to identify a coach’s greatest games or a team’s most significant moments. However, what about the under-the-radar games which gave rise to a coach’s biggest achievements? For instance: North Carolina State could not have won the 1983 national title with that remarkable win over Houston had it not found a way to somehow escape Pepperdine in...
Via The Student Section
February 10, 2015  |  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
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 […]
Via Project Spurs
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

23 Extremely Interesting Facts About Michael Jordan You Don’t Know

Facts About Michael Jordan – Six-Time NBA Champion Michael Jordan is the most popular basketball player in the world, and he doesn’t even play anymore. A global icon, actor and insanely successful entrepreneur, Michael Jordan’s life has become a fixation for Bulls fans. Largely considered the best basketball player in history, the story of Jordan’s life is fascinating. The...
Via Sports Mockery
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets Media Day 2014 – Part 1

The Charlotte Hornets Media Day 2014 is officially in the books.  Typically, I make a fairly big production of it via articles to discuss what the results of 1-on-1 interviews were.  Don’t get me wrong, this year was the best Media Day I have attended with the Charlotte organization.  Getting to see the arena, donned in purple and teal, players sporting their new uniforms, and...
Via Trade Street Post
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

6 Remarkable Similarites Between the ’93 Bulls and ’14 Sky

The Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury are all set for their WNBA Finals showdown. While it may be the first time these two teams have met in the finals, it’s not the first time the cities of Chicago and Phoenix have squared off in a fight for the crown. Many years ago (21 to be exact) the Chicago Bulls and Phoenix Suns met in the 1993 NBA Finals. Surprising, this year’s WNBA match...
Via Sports Mockery
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Green celebrates his birthday by donating a million dollars to his alma mater

Yesterday was Jeff Green's 28th birthday.  Who knows what gifts he received, but the one he gave was a big one.  Green donated $1 million to his alma mater, Georgetown University, to aid in the construction of a new athletics center named after legendary Hoya coach John Thompson Jr.Via The Washington Post, Green said:First and foremost, it [Georgetown] gave me an opportunity to...
Via Celtics Life
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Ewing, David Falk Donate $3.3M To Georgetown For Athletic Center

Patrick Ewing and sports agent David Falk have donated $3.3 million toward the construction of the John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletics Center. "Coach Thompson was my coach, mentor and friend," Ewing said. "He guided me through a very formative period in my life and helped me prepare for success on and off the court. Giving back to the University in his honor is special...
Via RealGM
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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