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SLAM Recreates It’s Famous Rookie Cover From 1996

SLAM magazine reaches into the vault for inspiration to recreate the famous November 1996 “Ready or not..here they come!” cover featuring the original lineup, from left to right: Marcus Camby, Ray Allen, Stephon Marbury, Kobe Bryant, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Jermaine O’Neal, Kerry Kittles, Steve Nash, John Wallace, Antoine Walker, Samaki Walker. The new cover of course features...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

SLAM’s November Cover Is An Homage To The Famous 1996 Rookie Class Photo

You don’t have to be an early reader of SLAM magazine to be familiar with one of its most famous covers: the 1996 NBA rookie class, considered to be one of the three best NBA drafts of all time. Nearly 20 years later, featured on the cover of SLAM‘s November 2014 issue are the rookies of the 2014 NBA Draft, which is being hyped up as the best draft since 2003 — another Top...
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Top (Not) draft day suits in NBA history

Today is the day that some young guys dreams will either be made or broken. The NBA draft is always an interesting day for many reasons. In this post, we will pay homage to some of the hideously awesome suits that some former NBA stars adorned on their special day. Because I’m feeling patriotic due to the USA’s World Cup game, let’s start with Jalen Rose’s very red pinstripe...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Worst NBA Draft Night Suits (Photos)

Ah NBA Draft night, when league commissioner David Stern introduces men tall enough to set drinks on his head to a nation of college basketball and Association fans. It’s also the night that the formal dress code gets thrown out the window. Fashion week, it is not. Get ready for more futuristic, throw backs to the past, and just plain old UGLY threads to grace the stage on Thursday...
Via The Sports Bank
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Here's a look at every lottery pick the Celtics have ever had..and it's a little depressing

The NBA draft lottery was brought into existence in 1985 with the famous "frozen envelope"/Patrick Ewing to the Knicks draft. Since then, the lottery has brought a lot of great moments to teams lucky enough to win it. David Robinson and Tim Duncan to the Spurs, Shaq to the Magic, LeBron to the Cavs, Durant to the Sonics, and just two years ago, Anthony Davis to the Pelicans...
Via Celtics Life
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville Basketball: Flash Back Friday

On this Throwback Thursday, it’s only right that we look back at the history of our storied basketball program and remember the tradition that makes it so great. While you throw back a few, enjoy my awards for some of the greatest throwback moments in program history. Best Mustache, Beard or Facial Hair: Okay, yes, I cheated. So What? Butch Beard is the greatest mustache and Beard...
Via The Cardinal Connect
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The No. 1 draft pick has gone ghost

If you haven't seen Anthony Bennett play for the Cleveland Cavs yet, he's most likely hoping that you wait a while before checking out his skills ... he does still have skills, right? Bennett has had quite the slow start for being the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Like, the worst start by a top pick in NBA history. Bennett has not made a field goal. The 6-foot-8, 240...
Via Fox Sports
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Go Back In Time And Relive Some Of The Best Louisville Basketball Games

If there are any Cardinal Connect followers out there looking to kill some time, or if you’re just desperately missing basketball season, there is a YouTube channel that may be able to cure your boredom and offer some nostalgia. ​ As of about a month ago, a channel by the name of “Upfromtheashes” has been posting full game broadcasts for Louisville basketball games from as...
Via The Cardinal Connect
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA Draft’s Most Memorable Fashions

It’s draft time again. And just like I did in April with the NFL draft, I’ve decided to take a stroll down NBA Draft memory lane by recognizing some the evening’s most memorable fashions…well in most cases most regrettable. Jalen Rose Jalen took it straight to his Detroit roots in 1994 with this red pinstripe suit with awkwardly printed tie. I wouldn’t be surprised if he...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Worst NBA Draft Night Suits (Photos)

Ah NBA Draft night, when league commissioner David Stern introduces men tall enough to set drinks on his head to a nation of college basketball and Association fans. It’s also the night that the formal dress code gets thrown out the window. Fashion week, it is not. Get ready for more futuristic, throw backs to the past, and just plain old UGLY threads to grace the stage on Thursday...
Via The Sports Bank
June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Random Athlete Of The Day- Samaki Walker

The 1996 NBA Draft is known as the best of all-time. The top 20 includes Allen Iverson, Marcus Camby, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Stephon Marbury, Ray Allen, Antoine Walker, Kobe Bryant, Peja Stojakovic, Steve Nash, Jermaine O’neal, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, and of course Samaki Walker. Samaki (and his suit) was the 9th pick of the draft, projected to be better than Kobe Bryant and more. The...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

5 Craziest (i.e. Worst) NBA Draft Night Suits (Photos)

Ah NBA Draft night, when league commissioner David Stern introduces men tall enough to set drinks on his head to a nation of college basketball and Association fans. It’s also the night that the formal dress code gets thrown out the window. Fashion week, it is not. Get ready for more futuristic, throw backs to the past, 70s pimp stylin, and just plain old UGLY threads to grace...
Via The Sports Bank
June 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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