Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account with this second round. By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.
Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, or Jabari Parker. Who will be the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft? It’s an ongoing debate that will continue up to draft night on June 26th.
Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account. Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile. By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013. [Read more...]
During the 2013 playoffs we all saw how close the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers were. The defending champs only managed to crack the Pacers’ resistance in Game 7 and they did that with much difficulty. Every NBA fan is eagerly waiting to see the rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference Finals. The two teams made sure to perform several moves, strengthen their armor as they get ready for the final battle.
Andrew Bynum is the latest piece of the puzzle for Frank Vogel’s group. But will he have a determining role in the outcome of the game? And could we say the same for Miami Heat’s reborn center, Greg Oden?
As things look at the moment, this battle goes above and beyond just Oden and Bynum. Let’s see why.
Shaq has a new post playing career business venture. You obviously know and love Shaquille O’Neal the broadcaster on the NBA on TNT.
O’Neal has also recently become a shareholder and global brand ambassador with a local software start-up. Shaq is working with Chicago-based TIP Solutions, a company with patented call management technology.
The race for the Rookie of the Year award this season is continuing to evolve. Two rookies are the strongest candidates, Victor Oladipo and Michael Carter-Williams. Nonetheless, judging from the respective performances of those two rookies, we can fairly say that Carter-Williams has the upper hand.
Chicagoan Anthony Davis, of the New Orleans Pelicans, headlines the sophomores roster in the National Basketball Association Rising Stars game at NBA All-Star weekend. The NBA announced rosters for the Rising Stars Challenge to be held on Friday, Feb. 14, in New Orleans during NBA All-Star weekend 2014.
Former Michigan man Trey Burke of the Utah Jazz headlines the rookies. You’ll notice there’s no #1 overall pick Anthony Bennett. That’s to be expected as he’s been a total disaster of a draft choice for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Atlanta Hawks, well actually the city of Atlanta, is the latest victim of the Polar Vortex. The arctic blast is dipping so low into the continental United States that it even hit the Deep South. The National Basketball Association game scheduled for this evening between the Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena has been postponed due to severe weather conditions in the Atlanta area.
Kobe Bryant is making waves today because he said publicly that college basketball “really isn’t teaching players anything.” Well, that’s news to me!
And Kobe Bryant should know because he……oh, wait he didn’t play any college hoops. The second trending story pertaining to Kobe Bryant today is the release of his ESPN the Magazine music issue pictorial with Nicki Minaj.
However, I’m here to give you a Kobe Bryant story that’s much important, at least from a NBA basketball standpoint, than both of those stories combined. It’s a valuable but under the radar Kobe Bryant story.
USA Basketball announced today 28 players have been selected for the 2014-2016 USA Men’s National Team pool, from which the 2014 USA World Championship Team and, if the U.S. qualifies, the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team will be selected. The Coaching staff was selected as well. (read that here)
Duke Blue Devils leader Mike Krzyzewski will once again lead Team USA. Coach K. was on conference call today with the media and he said 11 out of the 12 veterans from London 2012 will be back. Kobe Bryant is the one who isn’t returning. Here’s an explanation why.
Returning to USA basketball for 2014-16 are:
As the February trade deadline approaches, trade discussions heat up. As of lately, we have seen some action but there is much more juice ahead. Some players can be considered as a lock for a trade. Let’s see some of the most significant cases. [Read more...]
Behance.net seems to be the origin of this one. And it’s getting all around the sports blogosphere this week. I saw it on both Yardbarker and SB Nation. It’s NBA team logos redesigned as European football club emblems or “soccer badges,” as we would say stateside. It’s a very ambitious and creative project. That’s our Chicago Bulls above.