Exclusive: Drew Valentine on Stopping Ayo Dosunmu, Kofi Cockburn

The Loyola Ramblers scored one of the college basketball season’s biggest upsets, when they knocked the #1 seed Illinois Fighting Illini out of the NCAA Tournament in the second round. For the Illini, it continues a long frustrating “tradition” of failing to advance to a March Madness round that has a nickname (Sweet 16, Elite 8 etc.), as they haven’t reached one since 2005.

For Loyola, it showed what a mid-major can do to a bigger power conference team when you have an astute coach with a great game plan, and players who can execute it.

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Study Analyzes NBA Franchises By Drafting Ability

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Each year, new players are drafted to NBA teams in the hopes of becoming rising stars. Many have succeeded in that goal, but what do teams’ drafts throughout recent history say about their performance? Lines.com analyzed drafts from each team from 2005 to the present to see which teams performed best and which players have had the most impact.

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2021 NBA Mock Draft 7-29-21 Final Update

The NBA Draft is July 29, with the Draft Lottery set to be held on June 22. The Draft Combine will take place June 21-27. Welcome to our first 2021 NBA mock draft, team needs have not been taken into account at this time.

Some player descriptions have been filled out, but the others will be completed at a later date.

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Kevin Durant, Devin Booker to Lead Team USA at Tokyo Olympics


Team USA men’s basketball has just announced their roster for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and it is pretty much what you expected. With Lebron James focusing on plugging Space Jam instead, the USA will be led by Kevin Durant instead. Without a doubt, the odds are with the red, white and blue to continue their dominance in this competition. America will be heavy favorites.

Although Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns is another stud who will be a part of the American all-star team. In addition to Devin Booker, the Stars and Stripes will include another former Kentucky Wildcat, Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat. Full roster is below:

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Seven Best NBA Teams of All-Time 


With more than 70 years of history, NBA fans have certainly seen several teams enchant the world with their incredible plays and sensational victories. However,  how would we determine the seven best teams in the history of this competition? 

Despite it being such a difficult task, we asked the help of basketball expert Evelyn Balyton to select these 7 teams. Let’s take a look:

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Three Pro Athletes That Had Horrible Gambling Addictions

Here, we take a look at three professional, very successful athletes who have struggled for some time with gambling addictions. Unfortunately, gambling addiction is not uncommon among professional athletes. While many athletes enjoy such activities from time to time, this hobby may turn into an issue before it becomes a full-blown gambling addiction. This leads to other issues primarily financial problems that stem from an urge to invest money in gambling activities despite being aware of the risks.

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Top Three Most Iconic Sportswear Items Of All Time

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The sportswear world is full of amazing clothes and items for fans to enjoy. Some of these products are made in the image of your favorite athletes, which makes them even more popular! Naturally, we’ve seen loads of different sportswear brands release new items over the years. However, we’ve picked up the top three most iconic items of all time. Check them out, and feel free to comment with your most iconic sportswear items:

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Factors to Consider When Choosing Basketball Shoes

Basketball is a popular game all over the world for both men and women. Because of its popularity, kids as young as four years of age are already playing this sport. If you know an enthusiast of this game, you may have considered giving them a basketball. 

The balls used in the game also differ in size. Here’s the NBA basketball size guide for 2021 to know what’s the official basketball size being used in the game. Other than the size of the ball, the materials being used also differs. While you’re at it, you may also want to consider getting the perfect basketball shoes for your basketball practice or game.

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Four Basketball Players Certain to Make Every All-Time Best List

Basketball is a game made up of fierce matchups and tough competition. Therefore it’s no surprise that the prospect of an all-time great list is a hotly debated topic. From fans and analysts to the players themselves — everyone has an opinion.  

So that got me thinking, amidst all the arguing: which players are guaranteed a spot? And after research, there are names that continue to crop up in spite of wild takes and team allegiance, either because they are too important to the game, or the stats don’t lie.  [Read more…]

When Might the NBA Potentially Return to Action? 


The Covid-19 pandemic sabotaged all sporting activities across the globe with major leagues and tournaments halting on its account. The NBA is no exception; the 2019-20 season had to be called off for the safety of players, fans, and other stakeholders. Two months later, it is not yet clear when the league will resume.   [Read more…]

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is Inspired by Michael Jordan

In his heyday, Michael Jordan was once described by Oprah Winfrey as “the most famous person on the planet.” The clip, included in the new series which pretends to be a documentary, “The Last Dance,” might not be hyperbole. In terms of sporting figures throughout the course of history, there’s pretty much Michael Jordan and Babe Ruth in the highest pantheon of pantheons.

Yes, you have Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona and more in the world of football, but Jordan is rarified air. His Airness played with the Chicago Bulls from 1984-1993, and when he came back to play for the team from 1995-1998, there was already a statue of him (deservedly so) outside the venue where he put in work every night.

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Scottie Pippen: An Exclusive with the Chicago Bulls Legend


With all the buzz tonight surrounding the debut of the 30 for 30 docuseries, “The Last Dance,” profiling the Chicago Bulls dynasty, we figured it was time to revisit this piece from June 13, 2013. It’s an exclusive with the greatest so-called “second banana” in NBA history, Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen.

It’s from the ground-breaking ceremony on the Bulls’ practice facility, the Advocate Center. At the time of the interview Pippen was serving as Special Advisor to the President and COO for the team. He is probably the team’s number one ambassador these days, as everybody recognizes his game. The oldest nba players, youngest, tallest, fastest, strongest, didn’t matter- he could beat them all.

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