Posts Tagged ‘National Basketball Association’

Oscar Schmidt – A Retrospective

August 13, 2016

 

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Every two years at the FIBA World Championships or Summer Olympics, we are treated to plenty of talented (non – NBA) international basketball players that otherwise are off our radar. Back in the ’80s, one such Brazilian player dominated like nobody before him or since.

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NBA Preview – The Predictions

November 5, 2012

ALL-NBA*

1st Team

Kevin Durant, OKC

LeBron James, MIA

Carmelo Anthony, NYK

Deron Williams, BKN

LaMarcus Aldridge, POR

2nd Team

Russell Westbrook

Chris Paul

Dwyane Wade

Rajon Rondo

Marc Gasol   (more…)

Micheal Ray Richardson – A Retrospective

August 26, 2012

 

 

Quite routinely, supremely talented athletes come along in the world of sports. And some of them are also charismatic, likeable, and highly entertaining.

Unfortunately, the demons of drug or alcohol addiction can derail such promising careers. Mickey Mantle. John Daly. David Thompson. George Best. Dwight Gooden. And one-of-a-kind NBA guard Michael Ray Richardson.

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Fed Ex Delivery Man had Jeremy Lin the #2 PG in 2010 Draft

February 17, 2012

Fed Ex delivery driver Ed Weiland, carries packages in downtown Bend, Ore. Weiland also writes for a blog and predicted that Jeremy Lin would be a good NBA player

Although a couple of us weren’t that surprised that Linsanity is running wild, NBA scouts and GMs are likely kicking themselves for overlooking him.

However, before the 2010 draft, there was one fellow that had him pegged as a potential NBA starter.  (more…)

Drazen Petrovic – A Retrospective

February 10, 2012

European players are common on NBA rosters these days, and a lot of them are pretty talented: Nowitzki, Rubio, Parker, Bargnani, Calderon, and the Gasol brothers among them.

Twenty years ago there were only a few. The shining light among them was Drazen Petrovic. (more…)

JERSEY STRONG: North Jersey Trumps NYC in NBA Talent Produced

February 3, 2012

St. Patrick's Michael Gilchrist in 2007

New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Balt/D.C. have long been considered the regions of the country with the most high school basketball talent. NBA rosters are littered with players from these areas.

It’s time to talk about northern New Jersey in the same light. 15 NBA players  prepped in North Jersey, highlighted by big names Andrew Bynum; Al Harrington; Loul Deng; Joakim Noah; J.R. Smith (as soon as he gets back from China); and exciting rookie Kyrie Irving.

In contrast, the NYC area is only represented by 8 players.   (more…)


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