1990 NBA Draft Remix

Way back in the way back, back when I penned (digitally) a weekly NBA draft column for SLAM, I did a series of articles where I “remixed” NBA drafts from years past.  With hindsight, how would the order of the players selected in that draft change?  Since those articles are disappearing from the internets, I figured it was prime time to redo them with a fresh perspective.  Next...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Serbia’s FIBA Silver Medal Celebration Puts America To Shame

Team USA may have blown out Serbia by 37 points in the FIBA World Cup final on Sunday, but the award for Best After Party most certainly belongs to the silver medal winners. While the stars of Team USA returned home to prepare for NBA training camps (which, oh by the way, start in roughly two weeks), the Serbians received a hero’s welcome at their parliament building, where the...
Via Next Impulse Sports
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Is Nikola Mirotic the Next Toni Kukoc?

One of the burning questions for the Chicago Bulls this season rests on new addition Nikola Mirotic.  Can he match the outstanding success of Toni Kukoc?  Well, that is a hard question to answer so below will be a comparison of the two based on stats when they entered the league.  Then a couple of videos will illustrate what Kukoc brought to the Bulls during his memorable run...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings Calls Kobe ‘Greatest Ever’, Says MJ Had Better Supporting Cast

Brandon Jennings went on a Twitter rant Tuesday where he called Kobe Bryant “the greatest ever,” citing that Michael Jordan had a better supporting cast in winning his rings. Micheal Jordan had more “Help” winning his rings then Kobe. #debate #yallfightingthat — BRANDON JENNINGS (@BrandonJennings) August 19, 2014 Kobe Had Shaq. MJ had Pippen, Dennis, Ron Harper, Horace...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Fan Voting: Results for Bucks, New Poll for Bulls

Voting for the Bucks poll on who their best player is at each position over NBA history is closed, and after one mere vote, we have our results. Our only voter, commenter Ron, voted on these players: Guard: Ray AllenGuard: Oscar RobertsonForward: Marques JohnsonForward: Vin BakerCenter: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar The next team to be voted on is the Chicago Bulls. Here are some candidates...
Via The League News
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Greatest NBA Teams Championship Matchup: Lakers vs Bulls

And then there were two. Over the course of the past couple weeks, Sportsnaut has been engaging in an interactive Greatest NBA Champion tournament, which pitted the 16-best NBA championship teams in the history of the league against one another in a NCAA-like one-and-done tournament.  There were some surprises along the way, but at the end of the day we have come up with the two...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NBA Draft Player Profile: Dario Saric

Dario Saric Croatia (Born 1994) Small Forward/Power Forward 6’10″ 223 lbs   Accolades: FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship MVP (2010) FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship MVP (2012) Croatian League Finals MVP (2013) FIBA European Young Player of the Year (2013) Adriatic League MVP (2014) Adriatic League Finals MVP (2014)   The Good: - extremely skilled player for his size - ‘point...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Hilarious Story About Toni Kukoc’s First Dinner In America

Posted to Chicago BullsToni Kukoc was recently interviewed by SLAM Magazine and had a hilarious story to tell about his first dinner in the United States: “For my first real meal in the States, I read the menu and ordered pasta, salad and soup and thought they were smaller European-style portions. When they brought the food to the table I had enough food to feed eight people. So...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

No, the Bulls Would NOT Have Won 8 Straight Titles Had Jordan Not Retired

Would the Chicago Bulls have won 8 straight titlesif Michael Jordan didn't retire?  Would they evenhad won a total of six?It has been 20 years since 1994 and ESPN and other parts of the media has been looking back at the NBA Finals that year.  ESPN has dubbed them the "Forgotten Finals" and for good reason, even though the series went the full seven games with the...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Prospect: Dario Saric – Croatia

Dario Saric Of all the European players in the draft, Saric is the one scouts have the most information on.  Dario Saric has been playing professional basketball in Croatia since 2009, but is still 19 years old.  This kid is experienced!  In fact, he just led his team to an Adriatic League championship.  Projected as a top-10 pick in last year’s draft, Saric decided to return...
Via TornBySports
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Bulls teammate Toni Kukoc endorses TNT’s Steve Kerr for Knicks Coach

With the vultures circling Madison Square Garden and looking down at the fate of New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson, one name which keeps popping up as a potential replacement is TNT’s Steve Kerr. In March, Kerr’s name was mentioned after Phil Jackson was hired as team president. Kerr played down the rumors, but did not necessarily deny them. Now a former teammate has given his...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Turn On The Knicks Throwback Thursday – NBA Minutes Leaders

If you feel like Carmelo Anthony has barely left the court this season, you’re not alone. Melo’s 38.8 minutes per game lead the league, and given New York’s playoff situation, things aren’t going to get any easier on him over the next six games. Still, he probably wishes that he could be on the floor as much as Anthony Mason was back in 1996. Mason was the last member of...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Be Wary Chicago, Nikola Mirotic May Have Trouble Adjusting to NBA

Chicago Bulls Basketball – The time seems to finally be upon us Chicago Bulls fans; Nikola Mirotic looks to be making his jump to the NBA next season. After three years overseas playing for Real Madrid, all signs point to the 23-year-old forward joining the 2014-15 Bulls roster. Mirotic has been a dominant force in Europe to this point. With a league MVP already under his belt...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Phil Jackson Win Without Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan?

Getty Images What happens when you look on the floor and you see Kobe Bryant, Shaquille Oneal, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. As a coach you are thinking you have the best job in the NBA. Those players will easily get you a few rings and recognition as one of the greatest coaches of all time. But if you were to throw in names like Dennis Rodman, Toni Kukoc, Pau Gasol, Andrew...
Via TopSportsReport
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Rising Stars Challenge, Another Success

(Courtesy of AP/espn.go) NBA All Star Weekend is here, and it is back in fashion, with the 63rd annual NBA All Star Weekend taking place in New Orleans. The Rookie Challenge is the first and one of the highlighted events in the weekend, The Rookie Challenge game was established in 1994, way back when, that game featured players such as PJ Brown, Chris Webber, Toni Kukoc and Rookie...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Toni Kukoc had an interesting pregame meal

NBATV's Open Court has provided some nice little nuggets from life in the NBA. The show is a panel of former NBA players (in the Turner family) discussing NBA issues and telling stories from their playing days. It is an absolute treat for NBA fans. Why? Because you get stories like this one from Steve Kerr. Kerr talked about having a pregame meal with Toni Kukoc. The result...
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Toni Kukoc had an interesting pregame meal

NBATV's Open Court has provided some nice little nuggets from life in the NBA. The show is a panel of former NBA players (in the Turner family) discussing NBA issues and telling stories from their playing days. It is an absolute treat for NBA fans. Why? Because you get stories like this one from Steve Kerr. Kerr talked about having a pregame meal with Toni Kukoc. The...
Via Crossover Chronicles
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr’s Toni Kukoc Story Is Reason #4,587 Why “Open Court” Is The Best

Two years ago, while the NBA was neck-deep in a lockout, NBA TV launched the fantastic roundtable discussion show Open Court, an hour-long retrospective that covered all things NBA — and from the varied perspectives of the diverse roster of on-air talent spread across the Turner family. As TNT’s resident white guy (as we all know, Brent Barry and Ernie Johnson are honorary brothers...
Via Next Impulse Sports
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr tells epic Toni Kukoc dinner story on NBA TV’s “Open Court”

In terms of epic Toni Kukoc stories, this one told by former teammate Steve Kerr on the NBA TV show “Open Court” has to rank among the very best. Open Court was doing a special fan edition that allowed Twitter users to submit their questions and this was Steve’s response to a topic about pregame meals: *** Toni Kukoc image courtesy of Getty Images
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr dishes on Toni Kukoc's huge pregame meal

On NBA TV's "Open Court" show, the panelists often give us a little glimpse into the lives and thoughts of what NBA players go through. The show connects the fans with the inside information of the game we typically didn't know. Or in this case, didn't want to find out. Former Chicago Bulls guard and five-time champion Steve Kerr has seen a lot of awesome...
Via The Other Paper
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston College Signs a Swedish Power Forward

I guess it’s never too late to go get more players.  According to BC Interrupted, the Eagles landed Swedish power forward Billy Magarity Jr. He becomes the third member of Steve Donahue’s 2013 class. The other two are Darryl Hicks and Garland Owens. Listed at 210 centimeters (that’s 6-11 for us ‘Mericans),  he’s the 23rd rated international player. There’s not a...
Via SCACC Hoops
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Profiling the NBA Draft: Sergey Karasev

Leading up to the 2013 NBA Draft on June 27, Nick Mancini will be profiling the top 20 players available. The Cleveland Cavaliers currently own pick Nos. 1, 19, 31 and 33. Follow Nick on Twitter @nickmance.   No. 18. Sergey Karasev – Europe 6’-7”, SF 2013 stats (Triumph Moscow) – 16 ppg, 3 rpg, 2.4 apg For the first time in a few drafts, there could be...
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June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA Draft News: Russian Sergey Karasev not holding workouts for NBA teams

Yesterday ESPN’s Chad Ford released his NBA Mock Draft 4.0. In it, he had the Cleveland Cavaliers drafting Nerlens Noel with the #1 overall pick. For the Cavaliers’ 2nd first-round pick at #19 overall, he had the Cavaliers looking to Russia for their pick, in the form of the 19 year old international sensation Sergey Karasev, writing: If the Cavs grab Noel at No. 1, look for...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

MJ and wife get huge wedding card

Michael Jordan has made the Upper Deck trading card company lots and lots of money over the past 30 years, so the company decided to repay him and his new wife Yvette Prieto with a very impressive wedding gift. Jordan and Prieto’s wedding present came in the form of a giant trading card bearing their likeness as well as the autographs and well-wishes of 16 notable sports figures...
May 01, 2013  |  1 Comment

Michael Jordan Marries Yvette Prieto

Michael Jordan married Yvette Prieto over the weekend in a lavish ceremony in Palm Beach, Florida near his home. MJ wed in front of 500 of his closest friends and family at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church and then joined 1,500 more guests for the ceremony. Scottie Pippen, Toni Kukoc, Patrick Ewing, Spike Lee, Tiger Woods and more were all on hand and joined Jordan & Prieto...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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