Fellow basketball snob Tim Adkins joined The Court to wax poetic about the 2014-15 NBA playoff picture. Have the Cleveland Cavaliers finally turned the corner? Who will win out in the 3 team race for the #8 seed in the Western Conference? Can the Los Angeles Clippers finally breakthrough this May and make it to the Finals? And finally, will the Chicago Bulls find some consistency down the stretch? We do our best to answer all of those questions. You’re welcome.
Back in January, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson scored 37 points in the 3rd quarter of a game against the Sacramento Kings. In the process he broke the previous record of 33 points set by Hall of Famer George Gervin in 1978. During a phone interview with Bleacher Report, Gervin stated that should the Guinness Book of World Records list Thompson as having the record it should have an “asterisk by it.” Does Gervin have a case?
Last week the 2015 NBA All-Star reserves were announced. As always several deserving players were left off by both the fans and NBA coaches. Our esteemed judges and jury dive in deep to see which players the coaches were guilty of snubbing.
Part 3 of my Hoops Exchange series has us taking a quick detour to the NFL. With the Super Bowl approaching in a few days, I made the comment that it might be the last football I ever watch. My good friend, The Journalista asked me why. Read below to see my answer.
Lamont Peoples: Watched League of Denial on Netflix last night. Think I’m done with the NFL after the Superbowl.
The Journalista: What is it about, and why does it make you not want to follow the NFL anymore? Continue reading
Forbes says that the average NBA Team is worth a record $1.1 billion. Are they guilty of valuing the franchises too high? The NBA might think so. Our esteemed court room takes up the case.
Kevin Garnett won his first title in 2008, after spending twelve seasons with the woefully mismanaged Timberwolves. He was the NBA’s tragic warrior, an intense competitor whose teams never found success despite their stalwart leader. Since then though, he’s devolved into an aging, senile, bombastic prick. I don’t know what’s gotten into him, but his on-court antics just this season include blowing in David West’s ear and pretending to bite Joakim Noah. He’s turned into a 38-year old mash of Metta World Peace nee Ron Artest, JR Smith, and Lance Stephenson. A player I once admired and respected is now one I can’t stand. The only thing I “like” about it all is that gives me an opportunity to go Buzzfeed and present: 7 Times Kevin Garnett’s Gone Wild. Continue reading
On December 23rd, Detroit Pistons General Manager/Head Coach waived Josh Smith. Since then the Pistons have gone on a 8-1 streak without him. Adam even has a bold prediction for them. Enjoy!
The other day, Myles Brown tweeted out his basketball version of the now famous “fuck, marry, kill” game. Today Triangle Offense posted their first round of said game “max, trade or amnesty” with the following rules – given a list of 3 players which player would you give a max contract, which would you trade and which would you amnesty. Oodles of fun was had.
The first third of the NBA season has been filled with tons of excitement. Join our trio of hosts as they discuss the recent firing of Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Malone, Rajon Rondo has a new home in Dallas, we give out grades to new faces in new places and hand out some early awards.
For part 2 of our Hoops Exchange series, Andthefoul.com’s Jhony Gutierrez joined me for a quick Q & A. Topics included rule changes, Magic Johnson’s tanking comments and our early season MVP.
Here’s my first question – which of these commercials do you think is funnier?
Both of them are great, especially if you know the NBA and the reputations, real or perceived, of the players involved. They won’t get me into a Foot Locker anytime soon, but I laugh every time I’ve seen them and can’t decide which is funnier. I am leaning towards the Harden one.
I thought Foot Locker did a great job tapping into humor stemming from well-known NBA storylines, and as a result, it reached its target audience: hoop heads on social media.
NBA athletes are continually benefitting from the exposure that social media allows for. No longer do they have to be a star in a major market, they can now pull off sponsorship deals that resonate from anywhere in the states (not that Houston and S.A. are small markets per se), which creates great opportunities for video content like Foot Locker created. Continue reading