David Stern Proposes 23 and Under Rule for Olympic Basketball

The commish suggested that he’d like to see an age limit of 23 years old and under placed on the U.S. Olympic Team, moving forward. The elder statesman of this year’s team Kobe Bryant fired back at the commissioner without filter. “It’s a stupid idea,” said the future Hall-of-Famer, “It should be the (player’s) choice.” … Continue reading

He Got Game: The NBA’s Next Rising Stars

                As we near the end of future Hall of Famers Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Kobe Bryant’s careers, we look at the next generation of NBA stars. During the reign of many great players, fans are always left to wonder “whose next?” When everyone said their goodbyes to the likes of Wilt … Continue reading

Taking My Talents…Home!

The Miami Heat’s failure to capitalize on its first shot at an NBA Championship, with their “Big 3,” in place, will undoubtedly go down as one of the biggest disappointments in Sports History.  It’s not the fact that a team so top-heavy in talent can lose a series; it’s what happened prior to this point, … Continue reading

10 Things To Watch For In The 2011 NBA Playoffs

The 2011 are right around the corner, and are sure to be the most competitive NBA Playoffs we’ve seen in years.  While the 2nd round and beyond, are the rounds everyone’s anticipating, there are a few things we need to be on the look-out for.  Here are 10 of them… 1st Round Upsets 1.  The New York … Continue reading

N.Y. State Of Mind

Losers of 6 straight, and 9 of their last 10 games, the New York Knicks are in a bit of a, “funk,” so to speak.  Acquiring a major talent in one, Carmelo Anthony, just before the NBA Trade Deadline, seemed to be the next big step, in “Righting the Ship.”  However, the Knicks have found … Continue reading

Let’s Make A Deal

The NBA Trade Deadline is almost as exciting as the All Star Weekend and NBA Finals in one.  This year’s deadline was no different, and possibly the most impactful we’ve seen in recent years.  Here is a breakdown of the most significant deals, and what they mean for the present and near futures. Knicks Get: … Continue reading

A Royal Exit

Fans across the globe have just witnessed the biggest following of one professional athlete, in any sport.  Former Cavaliers Star, LeBron James’ journey through NBA Free Agency will undoubtedly go down, as one of the most chronicled events in Sports History.  James ended a following, which lasted close to two years, on July 8th, with … Continue reading

ESPN Elite 24

  ESPN Rise and Boost Mobile came together for it’s fourth annual Elite 24 High School Basketball game, back in August.  The game features some of the top talent in High School Basketball, across the country!  This event saw NBA youngsters Tyreke Evans and Rajon Rondo coaching Skip to my Lou (White Team), who defeated … Continue reading

The CrossOver

And the winner of the first Ball St. Journal Handles Tournament…Allen Iverson.  Iverson won by a much slimmer margin than Jason Williams’ victory over Crossover King, Tim Hardaway.  Iverson was the favorite going into the draft, in my opinion, but I thought he was all but gauranteed to face Tim Hardaway in the Finals.  The Answer … Continue reading

The CrossOver

Ok I have to admit now…When I first started this tournament, it was strictly through the vote of the fan.  From the players that were placed into the tournament, to the outcome of the battles.  I never thought I’d be saying this, but Jason Williams has done it again, knocking off the God Father of … Continue reading