Kentucky vs. Louisville: rivalry t-shirt wars (photos)

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Don’t think Louisville vs. Kentucky is a hard-core rivalry? Check out the Final Four smack-talking t-shirts after the jump. This is NASTY. Brutal, like Duke vs. North Carolina.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft (6/28/13)

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It’s already time to start looking ahead.  The 2014 NBA Draft class is shaping up to be way more loaded than the 2013 group.  Here is an insanely early 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT yet been taken into account.

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2013 NBA Mock Draft- Second Round (6/27/13)

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Here is the second round of our updated 2013 NBA Mock Draft.  Check back later today for our FINAL version. Click on the players’ name for a complete, in-depth scouting report.

(By the way, The Sports Bank was graded as the most accurate 2011 AND 2012 NBA Mock Draft on the web.)

CLICK HERE FOR THE FIRST ROUND

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2013 NBA Mock Draft- First Round (6/27/13)

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Here is our updated 2013 NBA Mock Draft.  Check back later today for our FINAL version.  Click on the players’ name for a complete, in-depth scouting report and the team for a complete guide to the NBA off-season team needs page.

(By the way, The Sports Bank was graded as the most accurate 2011 AND 2012 NBA Mock Draft on the web.)

GO HERE FOR THE SECOND ROUND

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2012 NBA Draft re-do with 2013 hindsight

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It is an annual tradition here during the NBA All-Star break to re-do the NBA Draft lottery from the previous year.  The Sports Bank’s NBA Draft Nerd, David Kay and Peter Christian will alternate re-drafting the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft taking into account what they know about the rookies based off their performances so far this season.  They will factor in how each team’s roster looked at the time of the draft and give their reasons as to why the selection would be made.

Check out The Sports Bank’s 2013 NBA Mock Draft.

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2013 NBA Draft stock report: Big East edition

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The NBA Draft Stock Report checks in on which college basketball players have either helped or hurt their future draft position.  This edition focuses on which Big East players have opened some eyes or disappointed since the start of the season.

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Who had the most accurate 2012 NBA Mock Draft?

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A mock draft is exactly like a sports nerd crossword puzzle- you have to work hard to make things fit logically. And our friends at Weakside Awareness have done a study showing who can complete the puzzle most effectively.

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NBA Draft 2012 is in the books so it’s time for a lot of grading… no, I don’t mean judging teams or drafted players because it’s too early but there’s one draft-related topic which doesn’t require waiting few years:

Who Had The Best and Worst 2012 Mock Drafts on the Internet?

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2013 NBA Mock Draft (6/29/12)

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I am well aware that the 2012 NBA Draft just wrapped up.  Still, we are looking ahead to the 2013 NBA Draft with insanely early projections on how it may unfold.  Team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into consideration with this 2013 NBA mock draft.  Click on the players’ name for a complete, in-depth scouting report.

(By the way, The Sports Bank was graded as the most accurate 2011 NBA Mock Draft on the web.)

Check out The Sports Bank’s 2013 NFL Mock Draft.

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2012 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (6/28/12)

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Happy NBA Draft Day!!!!  Time to defend my crown as having the most accurate NBA Mock Draft on the internet last year (humble brag.)  Click on the players’ name for a complete, in-depth scouting report and the team name for a list of off-season needs.  You can also follow links to interviews The Sports Bank conducted with the top prospects at the NBA Draft Combine.  Also, check back later today for our FINAL version.

(By the way, The Sports Bank was graded as the most accurate 2011 NBA Mock Draft on the web.)

Check out our ridiculously early 2013 NBA Mock Draft.  Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2013 NFL Mock Draft.

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FINAL 2012 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (6/28/12)

Who had the Most Accurate 2011 NBA Mock Draft?

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One thing I always disliked about draft grades- for both sports, is that they’re very inaccurate. You can’t actually grade/judge them until a few years have passed.

Now grading a mock draft? You can do that as soon as the draft ends. And one website, Weakside Awareness, has done just that with their  “Watching the Watchers” post. Of course, they didn’t rank every single mock on the web, just the most prominent ones.

And here are the results. Notice who’s #1!!!!!!  REPRESENT!

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Can Kansas’ Tyshawn Taylor be a true NBA point guard?

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Tyshawn Taylor helped lead the Kansas Jayhawks to the NCAA National Championship Game this past season.  Though KU lost to Kentucky and fell short of cutting down the nets, a terrific senior season helped propel Taylor to possibly being a first round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.  One of the biggest questions regarding the Jayhawk floor general is just that; can he be a true point guard at the NBA level?

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