STROMILE SWIFT NEWS

Compilation of monster dunks by Stromile Swift

Stromile Swift was a pretty big sized bust. He was drafted 2nd overall by the Vancouver Grizzlies in the 2000 NBA Draft ahead of the likes of well…no one in particular. The 2000 NBA Draft was pretty awful. Darius Miles, Marcus Fizer, DeMarr Johnson, Chris Mihm, Keyon Dooling. That’s what we are working with. The best players from the first round were probably Mike Miller and...
Via Bacon Sports
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Tuesday Afternoon Links, Featuring Michael Beasley Riding Dirty

ArizonaSports.com: No sooner than you can start to wonder, “is Michael Beasley finally getting his **** together?,” he goes and gets busted for doing 26 miles over the limit in an unregistered vehicle with a suspended license and a gun in the console.  To his credit, the notorious weed smoker passed a sobriety test and somehow managed to basically smooth talk his way out of...
Via NBA 24/7 365
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss
BLOCK PARTY

Marc Gasol blocks eight shots in game

Relative to the way they began the season, the Memphis Grizzlies are really struggling right now.  They’ve dropped four of their last six, with Friday’s defeat being one of their most frustrating thus far.  In an 86-84 loss to the Blazers, Mike Conley missed a point-blank layup that would’ve given the Grizzlies a one-point lead with just seven seconds to go.  It was Memphis’s...
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January 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Random Athlete Of The Day- Jabari Smith

 6-11 Center Jabari Smith is from Atlanta, Georgia  (…where the playas play, and they ride on them things like every day). He played high school basketball at Booker T. Washington, which is the same HS Martin Luther King Jr. attended. After high school Smith went to Atlanta Metropolitan JC and then earned a spot on the LSU Tigers where he immediately saw significant minutes....
Via Taking Bad Schotz
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Thursday Afternoon Links, Featuring Jalen Rose & Master P

The Basketball Jones: Jalen Rose once starred in a Master P music video.  So did Stromile Swift’s Memphis Grizzlies jersey.  All of this inspired me to do some research on Master P’s brief preseason stint with the Raptors.  It seems that Charles Oakley wasn’t too keen on the whole experiment. Youtube: A couple videos of Jeremy Lin and David Lee playing pickup ball in Taiwan...
Via NBA 24/7 365
August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Epic Nostalgia: The ’98 McDonald’s All-American Game (VIDEO)

It’s not every day that you stumble upon extensive, reasonably-good-quality footage of your favorite player tearing sh!t up in high school.  Especially not when your favorite player happens to be Stromile Swift. Although he’s been gone from professional basketball (even the Chinese kind) for multiple seasons now, I still take a moment every so often to enter “Stromile Swift”...
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August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Random Athlete Of The Day- Vincent Yarbrough

The name Vincent Yarbrough would only ring a bell if you’re an avid Tennessee Volunteer fan, or a die-hard Nuggets fan. The name sounds much more like a famous painter than I highly recruited basketball stud.  Yarbrough, a 6-7 small forward out of Tennessee, was the #11 overall recruit and committed to Tennessee. He was in the 1998 McDonald’s All-American game which featured...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Hoopster Nation: Wang ZhiZhi Dallas Mavericks Jersey

Last week I said that the most worthless jersey that you could buy would be a Rashad McCants Minnesota Timberwolves jersey but I believe that I’ve found something worse. I present to you a Wang ZhiZhi Dallas Mavericks jersey. If you are type of person that still laughs at “…he said 69!” jokes then this is a jersey for you. What Hoopster wouldn’t want to walk around with...
Via Bacon Sports
July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Some Really Cool Jerseys Are Set To Return In ’12/13

If there’s anything cool about getting old I imagine it’s seeing stuff from your youth come back to be presented in a glorious light.  While we ’80s babies aren’t exactly old, we’ve finally reached a special benchmark in our lives: this coming NBA season we’ll get to see some throwback jerseys from our younger years, and I’m not even talking about Mitchell & Ness...
Via NBA 24/7 365
July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Potential 2012 NBA Draft Busts

This year’s upcoming NBA Draft is very rare.  In a typical draft, you have your two or three potential superstars, and then a few all star caliber players, rounding out with 8 or so good role players. The rest will probably get a few garbage minutes here and there or not even play in an NBA game. In this year’s class, there isn’t any certainty at all.  We don’t know if...
Via The Eastside Perspective
June 20, 2012  |  Discuss

The 2011/12 Stro Show Awards: Griffin Wins Again!

Welcome, basketball fans, to the 2011/12 Stro Show Awards!  As you may or may not know, the Stro Show Awards are all about honoring the league’s premier poster dunkers and the spectacular slams they’ve thrown down over the past season.  The feature award, dubbed the Stro Show Award in honor of the high-flying Stromile Swift, is given out annually to the player who racked up...
Via NBA 24/7 365
April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Things That Happened Yesterday, Featuring JJ Barea & His Headband

I love the last day of the NBA’s regular season.  On what other evening are you virtually guaranteed to see D-League call ups exploding for 35, ten-win teams destroying playoff squads, and guys you’ve never heard of dropping triple-doubles?  I’ve got fond memories of the season’s final day that range from an Ike Diogu 28-point, 13-rebound game to a self-alley-oop by Stromile...
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April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

POTD 4/24/12: Derrick Favors on Robin Lopez

Finally, a poster worth posting!  It’s actually been a fine year in slam dunking, but things seem to have slowed down lately.  Maybe the condensed schedule has worn on the legs of the league’s high flyers, or maybe guys are saving it for the playoffs.  Who knows.  Anyway, Derrick Favors has been coming off the bench all year, so he remains fresh.  The man was an absolute...
Via NBA 24/7 365
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

POTD 3/20/12: Mbah A Moute on Luke Babbitt

Is it still Luke on Luke violence if one of the Lukes spells his name with a “c”?  I figure it is.  Anyway, I really wanted to give this to Markieff Morris because I’m partial to any dunk that looks at all similar to Stromile Swift on Yao Ming, but I’ve accepted that Mbah A Moute’s long leap from the dotted line makes his and-one facial the superior of the two… Tough...
Via NBA 24/7 365
March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns to Host Suns Scramble Thursday

PHOENIX SUNS TO HOST SUNS SCRAMBLE THURSDAYSold out tournament to benefit Phoenix Suns Charities WHAT: The 19th annual Phoenix Suns Scramble will take place tomorrow (April 2) starting at 12:30 p.m. at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale.The sold out tournament, which raises funds for Phoenix Suns Charities, will feature elite prizes for the top nine teams, including Suns season tickets...
Via nba.com/suns
February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

POTD 1/20/12: Nick Young On Kosta Koufos

POTD presents quite a few tough decisions, but normally I can find some way to justify one dunk being better than another.  Not today, though.  Yesterday evening, Nick Young soared past Kosta Koufus for a basline one-hander, and Javale McGee drove on Timofey Mozgov for one of those freaky dunks that only he has arms long enough to pull off.  You’ve gotta love the athleticism...
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January 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Random Athlete Of The Day- Dan Langhi

Dan Langhi is a former college basketball stud, and a below average NBA player. Langhi was born in Chicago, Illinois but played high school ball in Kentucky where he dominated, and earned a scholarship to play at Vanderbilt. The 6-11 220 pounder didn’t do much his first two years at Vandy. His Sophomore year he averaged 6.3 ppg in 15.9 mpg, and was on the rise. The next season...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
December 28, 2011  |  Discuss

Happy Birthday Stromile Swift!

My all-time favorite basketball player turned 32 today!  In honor of his birthday let’s get some Stro Show appreciation going on here…  That’s more like it!  Based on the fact that you’re reading this right now I’m going to go ahead and assume you like NBA247365.COM.  So, whether you liked Stro or not, you’ve got to appreciate him at least one day a year because...
Via NBA 24/7 365
November 21, 2011  |  Discuss

Fresh Photos From China: JR, Wilson, Stephon, And Others!

Reason why the lockout sucks #1,976: no media day.  At least the CBA appears to have had something similar, and it produced some pretty interesting photos.  I only chose 16 to post here, but you can find more at osports.cn and sports.sina.com.cn… that’s where I got ‘em all.  Good luck navigating those sites, though… it’s all in Chinese.  Took me hours to gather these...
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November 19, 2011  |  Discuss

Anger Mismanagement…Vancouver Grizzlies NBA draft flashbacks

Vancouver hoops blogger Steve Lee tells us the Vancouver Grizzlies were not a good drafting team. From overweight country bumpkins to selfcentered malcontents the Grizzlies success rate on draft night was about 33%. Bryant Reeves, Antonio Daniels, Mike Bibby, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Steve Francis, Stromile Swift to name a few.
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 03, 2011  |  Discuss

JR Smith Records 33/10/10 In CBA Debut (Preseason)

Let me start by saying that it can be fairly difficult to gather information about the CBA. I’ve yet to find a website published in English that covers the league well, and translations of the Chinese sites usually come out pretty messed up. I mean, you can get the gist of what happened, but that’s about it. Fortunately, I do have quite a bit of experience in gathering CBA...
Via NBA 24/7 365
October 29, 2011  |  Discuss

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