Due to his father being a former collegiate All-American, NBA veteran, and title winning head coach; Duke's Austin Rivers has been in the national spotlight for quite some time. The Blue Devil shooting guard chose to enter the 2012 NBA Draft after just one season in college and carries a heavy burden as he transitions to the next level. … [Read more...] about Can Duke’s Austin Rivers live up to the hype in the NBA?
As you obviously know, former Duke Blue Devils guard Austin Rivers is the son of former NBA point guard and current Boston Celtics coach Glenn "Doc" Rivers. As such, Austin will be better prepared for the transition to the NBA life than other league prospects. As you might expect, the topic of his Dad came up quite a bit at the combine The Sports Bank's Ngozi Ekeledo stopped … [Read more...] about Duke’s Austin Rivers has great guidance for NBA transition (Video)
This is the second time now that I have had to write about the referees in the playoffs. And again, it's about their lack of judgment during a game. What happened last night was an absolute atrocity. During Game 1 between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, Boston was called for three (yes, I said "three") technical fouls in the second quarter. Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and head … [Read more...] about NBA Playoffs: Referees, put your whistles in your pocket
Well, here is the Miami Heat for the second year in a row: the Eastern Conference Finals. All of us know how last year ended for the Heat: a 4-2 NBA Finals loss to Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks. Last year, the Heat beat the Boston Celtics in the second round of the NBA playoffs, 4-1. But it's a new year and, probably, the last time the Boston's "Big Three + Rondo" will … [Read more...] about Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat: everything you need to know
There has been nothing pretty about the series between the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics. The past few games have been rather rough to watch. Both teams have scored less than 20 points in a quarter in 17 times so far in this series. And we are going to a Game 7, back in Boston on Friday night. This series has been trademarked by great (and I mean great) defense and … [Read more...] about NBA Playoffs: May the toughest team win
I know the last few years have been down-right dreadful for fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Our last few draft picks (Wes Johnson and Derrick Williams) haven't panned-out, so far or yet. But, Ricky Rubio brought a spark this season before his ACL injury. He lit-up Target Center with his maestro passing skills and non-matador-esque defensive ability that most of his … [Read more...] about Minnesota Timberwolves “luck” might be turning around?
Kobe. Jordan. Dwight Howard. Derrick Rose. Before they went on to NBA greatness, they all played in it, the nation's premier high school all-star game. Tonight, the United Center- home of the Chicago Bulls will host the 2011 McDonald's All-American Game. The Michael Jordan statue outside the UC is adorned with MJ's jersey from his appearance in the 1981 game. What should you … [Read more...] about McDonald’s All-American Game Tonight Features Nation’s Best Prospects
Last night, Duke super-recruit Austin Rivers, the number one overall prospect in the class of 2011, rocked the McDonald's All-American Game skills competition known as Powerade Jam Fest. What event elicited the loudest roar from the crowd at the Chicago State Convocation Center? Austin revealing his warm-up to display his father's old school Atlanta Hawks #25 jersey while … [Read more...] about The Influence of Doc Rivers on his son and Super Recruit Austin