Monthly Archives: December 2014

Max, Trade or Amnesty

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.

2014-15 NBA First Trimester Awards

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.

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Hoops Exchange Pt 2: Magic and Twitter

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.

Lamont Peoples:
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.

Jhony Guiterrez
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

NBA Stars Wear “I Can’t Breathe” Shirts

In the wake of grand jury decisions not to indict police offers Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo in the shootings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, NBA players including Derrick Rose, Lebron James and Kobe have spoken out by wearing “I Can’t Breathe” shirts during pre-game warmups. We decided to speak out too.