Houston Rockets’ top five teams in franchise history: number two

To be completely honest, the Houston Rockets this year have been subpar. Just when they seem to have gotten things under control, everything goes haywire and they crash. To cope with this season, I will be releasing an article daily counting down the top five Rockets teams in franchise history. There are many great eras, from Moses Malone’s to Hakeem Olajuwon’s, Tracy McGrady’s...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenny Sailors, star Wyoming jump shot pioneer, dies at 95

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) Kenny Sailors, the college basketball Hall of Famer credited by some with being the first to use the modern jump shot, died Saturday. He was 95. He died in his sleep at an assisted living center in Laramie, the University of Wyoming said. Wyoming athletic director Tom Burman called Sailors a great representative for the university and the state. ''He touched...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Watch this Georgetown announcer go bananas after comeback win

On Tuesday night, Georgetown beat Creighton 74-73 to move to 13-8 on the season and 6-2 in the Big East.  But given the audio and video reaction from announcer Rich Chvotkin, you would be forgiven if you thought you were listening to the days of Patrick Ewing and the elder John Thompson. Just watch this video of Chvotkin’s call of the final seconds, as he stands up from the broadcast...
Via Awful Announcing
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ewing 33 HI All-Star

Patrick Ewing has been retired since 2000 (Yes, I’m ignoring the Sonics and Magic years) and was selected to his last all-star game in 1997. Despite that gap, Ewing Athletics will be releasing the Ewing 33 HI All-Star edition to coincide with the 2016 all-star game in Toronto. Inspired by the colors of the Raptors, Blue jays, Maple Leafs and Canadian flag. The shoe features cool...
Via Hooped Up
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar finally getting respect

Over the last week and a half ESPN has been releasing its top ten NBA players at each position. Starting with point guards and moving down the line to centers. The top ten lists have sparked some conversation within sports talk TV and radio. Especially when it comes to the high ranking of some current NBA players like Steph Curry and Kevin Durant. However, what caught me off guard...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name these NBA father-son combinations

There have been several father-son duos who have played in the NBA. Below are 40 more notable ones. How many can you name? Father's first name is given as a clue.
17 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every NBA No. 1 draft pick that won Rookie of the Year

Can you name the No. 1 picks of the NBA draft that also won Rookie of the Year?
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Time is ticking for Chris Paul

Legacy. Legacy is something that all young athletes strive to achieve someday. There are over 540,000 male high school basketball players each year. Only 3.4%, about 18,000, will play college basketball at the NCAA level. Of these 18,000, about 4,000 are draft eligible. Only 1.2% of these athletes are drafted from the NCAA to the NBA, and only a portion of those athletes actually...
Via The Sports Quotient
21 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every NBA Rookie of the Year

Can you name the 66 NBA Rookies of the Year since the award was first given out? An asterisk (*) denotes a season when two players won the honors.
28 days ago  |  Discuss

One of Pat Riley's 'biggest disappointments' was not getting Patrick Ewing a ring

Pat Riley has had his fair share of basketball success. There's no question about that.He's won wherever he's been. With the Lakers, the Heat, even at the University of Kentucky. He won with the Knicks, too, when he coached the team in the early to mid 1990s. He just didn't do it enough to live up to his own high standards.From Marc Berman of the New York Post:Riley has nine rings...
Via Fox Sports
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the number one overall pick in every NBA draft since 1985

Who are the number one overall draft picks from every NBA draft since the beginning of the lottery era (1985)?
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s Time to Talk Syracuse-Georgetown

It’s the game every Syracuse fan was waiting for. Ever since Syracuse beat Georgetown at the Garden to advance to the Big East Tournament Final, we wondered, when will these two teams play again. And it was a real uncertainty and a true question. Last year, we found out the series was renewed. And now it is time to see the reincarnation of a rivalry on the court. Georgetown has...
Via Orange Fizz
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: NBA No. 1 draft picks who won Rookie of the Year

December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 1992 Dream Team

Can you name all twelve members of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team, and also its coach?
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Rookie Countdown: No. 4 — Kristaps Porzingis

Can you name the player the New York Knicks selected the last time they had a top-four draft pick? That’s right, non other than Mr. Knicks, Tri-Captain, Patrick Ewing. I don’t really have a point here as the Knicks have had several lottery picks since Ewing (not as many as their terrible record over the last 15 years would lead you to believe they’d have). However, like every...
Via Crossover Chronicles
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Rookie Countdown: No. 4 — Kristaps Porzingis

Can you name the player the New York Knicks selected the last time they had a top-four draft pick? That’s right, non other than Mr. Knicks, Tri-Captain, Patrick Ewing. I don’t really have a point here as the Knicks have had several lottery picks since Ewing (not as many as their terrible record over the last 15 years would lead you to believe they’d have). However, like every...
Via Bloguin Best
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Top C For 2015-16 Fantasy Basketball, In Tiers

Ah, the big boys. Remember when they used to say you should build your franchise around a center? I actually have no idea if they said that, Patrick Ewing and Hakeem the Dream were peaking before my time! But it did seem to be the focus of the NBA, as then it shifted to Shaq and his Kazaam-type activity. Now the big slow C is the way of the past, with fantasy's best C a do-it...
Via Razzball Basketball
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Hoya Patrick Ewing Jr. joins Georgetown hoops staff

WASHINGTON (AP) Former Georgetown basketball player Patrick Ewing Jr. has returned as director of basketball operations. Coach John Thompson III made the announcement Tuesday. Ewing Jr. is the son of former Georgetown All-American and NBA Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing. Thompson says he's glad to have the younger Ewing ''back home,'' and as a player he ''saw the game through the eyes...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Georgetown Player Patrick Ewing Jr. Joins Hoyas Basketball Staff

View image | With his professional playing career behind him, former Georgetown Hoya Patrick Ewing, Jr. is joining the Hoyas’ men’s basketball staff as the director of basketball operations, the school announced Tuesday. Ewing is the son of Basketball Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing Sr. The elder Ewing is currently the associate head coach of the Charlotte Hornets...
Via KCM Sports
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The 5 Greatest NBA Players Without a Ring

I wrote on Wednesday about the greatest non-title NBA teams of all-time, and Matt Zemek offered his take on what made the 1990s Utah Jazz so remarkable. Today, let’s discuss the best NBA players without a ring. Whether we’re talking about Gary Payton, John Stockton and Karl Malone, Reggie Miller or Charles Barkley, the Basketball Hall of Fame is crowded with individuals who...
Via Bloguin Best
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 Greatest non-Finals NBA playoff upsets of all time

There are far less upsets in the NBA playoffs compared to other professional sports like football, baseball and hockey. As I mentioned Wednesday while ranking the greatest NBA trios of all time, having the best player on the floor — let alone multiple great players — is a seismic advantage when only 10 guys can play at once. However, the NBA has had no shortage of great playoff...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Patrick Ewing praises Aaron Harrison

Earlier this week, associate head coach of the Charlotte Hornets, Patrick Ewing, made headlines when he said that if Aaron Harrison was going to make the Hornets roster, it would be as a point guard. Today, he was back in the headlines after some eye-popping quotes about Aaron following an 11 point, 6 rebounds, and […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
July 07, 2015  |  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
June 22, 2015  |  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...
June 21, 2015  |  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...
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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