“Derrick Rose Keeps Saying Things, Will Bounce Back in ’16-17”

No one on the planet is more optimistic about New York‘s upcoming season than starting point guard, Derrick Rose. Earlier in the week, he made another pass at the Knicks being some sort of super team capable of winning every single game. Now, following D. Rose for the better part of 8 years in Chicago, you can file this one under the “Derrick Rose Be Sayin’ … Continue reading “Derrick Rose Keeps Saying Things, Will Bounce Back in ’16-17”

“How Will We Remember Each Player on Team USA?”

The 2016 Rio Olympics were (kinda) fun? How is that possible? It seems like every game Team USA played, there were outcries of too much iso-heavy ball, a lack of competition & overall cohesion. But looking back, some 20 or so hours after their gold medal victory, each player had his own signature moment of the Olympics. We’ll Remember… Kyrie Irving‘s summer. Kyrie’s on top … Continue reading “How Will We Remember Each Player on Team USA?”

NBA 2K17 “Friction” Trailer Released

NBA 2K17 is right around the corner*, set to release in a few weeks (Sept. 16th). Today, 2K released its “Friction” trailer, a two-minute teaser video with a few key stars, added animations, & graphics improvements: #NBA2K17 presents: #FRICTION – Spread the word! #ThisIsNotAGame https://t.co/1XQsShU8l7https://t.co/aU7K3lc0k1 — NBA 2K 2K17 (@NBA2K) August 22, 2016 Right off the bat, a few player models & arenas look a bit … Continue reading NBA 2K17 “Friction” Trailer Released

“The Scoop: Gold Medal Edition (Aug. 22nd)”

Cleaning up Team USA’s Gold Medal blowout over Serbia… GOLD MEDAL Game Team USA 96, Serbia 66 Stats Leaders:  PTS: Kevin Durant – 30 | REBS: DeMarcus Cousins – 15 | ASTS: Kyle Lowry – 5 Top DOG of the Night: Kevin Durant (30 points, 5 triples) Quick Recap:  It’s another Gold for Team USA and in this one, Serbia didn’t stand much of a chance. Kevin Durant … Continue reading “The Scoop: Gold Medal Edition (Aug. 22nd)”

“Rondo v. Wade: Throwback Highlights”

It’s still hard to believe longtime rivals Dwyane Wade & Rajon Rondo will share the backcourt this season in Chicago. Ok, to say they were “rivals” is a slight overstatement but Wade & Rondo sure as hell had their fair share of battles during Miami‘s ‘Heatles’ era. So here’s a look at Rondo completely dominating Miami back in the ’12 ECF. The Scene: Game 2, … Continue reading “Rondo v. Wade: Throwback Highlights”

“The Scoop: August 14th (Olympic) Edition”

Cleaning up Team USA’s narrow victory… Game No. 5 Team USA 100, France 97 Stats Leaders:  PTS: Klay Thompson – 30 | REBS: Thomas Heurtal – 8 | ASTS: Kyrie Irving – 12 Top DOG of the Night: Klay Thompson (30 points) Quick Recap:  Another subpar outing by Team USA! – this time, they escaped with a three-point victory over France. Lack of ball movement created a lot of stagnation for … Continue reading “The Scoop: August 14th (Olympic) Edition”

Cruise Control Klay

To put it simply, Klay Thompson has not had a productive Olympic outing thus far. When initially added to the 2016 USA Men’s roster, he was expected to bring his marksman 3-point shooting to one side of the floor and stand-up defense to the other. Apparently he left both in Oakland. Klay’s last international competition with the 2014 FIBA World Cup winning team, he averaged … Continue reading Cruise Control Klay

“LeBron Joins the 30M Club”

Earlier this week, LeBron James inked a 3 yr/$100 million deal to re-sign with Cleveland. Rumored to take a shorter deal with the rising salary cap, LeBron ultimately decided to tack on an extra year, giving the Cavs a bargain. But what’s the significance? Cleveland has its all-world superstar locked up while maintaining some flexibility for future acquisitions. But that’s boring. The real meaning behind … Continue reading “LeBron Joins the 30M Club”

NBA Doggy Bag: “August 11th Edition”

Here’s a few, current storylines in the Association… Rudy Gay A Goner? Rudy Gay is NOT satisfied with the happenings in SacTown. Earlier this summer, he had no clue who Vlade Divac even picked up in the offseason and now, he’s reportedly interested in joining the Miami HEAT. Gay’s clearly worn out his welcome and it’s about that time, right? Over his career, Rudy’s had trouble … Continue reading NBA Doggy Bag: “August 11th Edition”