By Matthew Pertz,
There comes a time in one’s basketball fandom in which he/she experiences something so unbelievable, so incredulous, so monumental that one must take a step back and reconsider his/her thoughts and opinions on the game. There comes a time in which the worst possible case does happen, and the onlookers have no choice but to accept an altered reality. There comes a time in which you stare at the TV in disbelief, knowing that you’ll never forget the day that you saw the unthinkable.
By Joseph Makram,
We all know that the western conference is absolutely stacked. An overwhelming majority of the best players in the world are on western conference teams, and this is reflected in the Wests domination of the East in the past few years.
By Chris Ramirez,
Colorado Springs, CO – USA Basketball has added DeMar DeRozan and Chandler Parsons to its training camp roster for the 2014 World Cup.
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By Derek Wiggins,
Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans is in his 2nd year in the NBA. Davis New Orleans Pelicans team’s winning percentage is below .500 currently with a 16-25 record. Even though his team is struggling, last year’s number 1 overall pick is averaging a double double, averaging 20.2 points per game and 10.3 rebounds a game.Davis was selected Thursday for Team USA, meaning he’ll have a chance to compete for a spot on the final Olympic roster for the 2016 Rio Games. Davis also represents New Orleans’ best shot to have a player in the All-Star game, which the city hosts on Feb. 16.
By James Schrader
Kentucky coach John Calipari is a master at enabling his freshman stars to play at their highest levels. Year after year, Calipari effectively eliminates any learning curve a young player might have, helping players like Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist look like savvy veterans from day one. Critics question his ability to bring his players up to speed each pre-season, but Calipari has yet to disappoint. This season is no different. Flat-top shot-swatter Nerlens Noel is the crown jewel of the latest Kentucky recruiting class and has recently garnered some of the sharpest criticism of any Calipari freshman. Noel played in the Adidas Nation counselors game and according to witnesses, failed to live up to his billing as the number one player. (more…)
Ainge said the team has been in contact with the representatives of Mickael Pietrus, who had been somewhat of an afterthought. “We have been in contact with the whole list of guys you would look at,” Ainge said. “I don’t want to mention names, but we have been in contact with them. We’ll continue to find the best player we can. “We’ve added a couple of great professionals in Jeff Green and Jason Terry, and we drafted three guys that I think are very professional and add to the locker room. Talent is a hard thing to find but we put a great deal of value into what goes on in the locker room also.” Boston Globe (more…)