Flashback: 2011 NBA Draft Drinking Game

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Happy NBA Draft day! Time to flashback and republish one of our favorite NBA Draft articles of all time. It’s one that ESPN personality Jay Bilas himself acknowledges on NBA Draft night.

One of my favorite articles to write every year is the annual NCAA Tournament Championship Drinking Game. Here are the three we have done in case you missed them; 2009 Michigan State vs. North Carolina version, last year’s Butler vs. Duke one, and this past season’s Butler vs. UConn Drinking Game.

So why not do one for my favorite night of the year, the NBA Draft.  Even if you do not have a rooting interest in tonight’s draft and have never heard of half the players likely to be picked, invite some friends over, buy a heck of a lot of booze, follow our drinking rules, and you have a memorable night.

(UPDATE: Jay Bilas subtly mentions the NBA Draft drinking game last night on air with the word “wingspan.” Video, via Larry Brown Sports)

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2011 NBA Draft Wrap Up

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The days after the NBA Draft for me are like the days following the NCAA Tournament Championship Game; filled with a little bit of sadness, emptiness, and a whole lot of “what the heck am I going to do with my free time now?”  So before we put the 2011 NBA Draft to rest and melancholy and infinite sadness sets in, here is a wrap up.

By: David Kay

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2011 NBA Mock Draft-First Round 6-23-11

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HAPPY NBA DRAFT DAY!  Here is our updated 2011 NBA Mock Draft with major changes after the 3-team trade that shakes up the late lottery. Be sure to check back throughout the day for more updates.  Click on the players’ name for a complete scouting report and a NBA comparison, and make sure to check out our feature articles from the NBA Draft Combine.  Click on the team name for a look at their off-season needs.  Here is a list of outstanding trades for the 2011 NBA Draft.  Check out a 2012 NBA Mock Draft and our 2010 NBA Draft Lottery Re-Do.

UPDATED: 6/23/11 (UPDATED 5:15 PM)

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UConn’s Kemba Walker is the Most Undervalued Player in 2011 NBA Draft

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Too often, NBA teams get caught up with qualities like athleticism, potential, up-side, wingspan, how high someone can jump, or how tall or short some guy measures in shoes when scouting NBA Draft prospects.  While those attributes are important, so is a player’s track record on the court and his ability to flat out play the game.

UConn‘s Kemba Walker is coming one of the more impressive college basketball performances in recent years.  The Husky point guard made the leap, becoming one of the best players in the game and leading his team to an incredible run in March.  For reasons that absolutely baffle me though, Walker could possibly slip out of the lottery in tonight’s 2011 NBA Draft.

By: David Kay

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2011 Guest NBA Mock Draft 6-22-11

NBA Draft Mailbag (6/21/11)

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Let’s tackle another 2011 NBA Draft Mailbag.  In this edition I answer questions about the Bulls two first round picks, the Wizards possibly reaching at #6, and the chances of the Pistons moving up in the first round.  If you have a question about the draft or my 2011 NBA Mock Draft, leave a comment at the end of this post and I will try to answer it in tomorrow’s mailbag.

By: David Kay

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OFFICIAL 2011 NBA Draft Early Entries

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The May 8th deadline for college basketball underclassmen to either announce they are returning to school or staying in the NBA Draft for good has past.  There were some very questionable and surprising decisions.  Check out The Sports Bank’s 2011 NBA Mock Draft and click on the player’s name for an in-depth scouting report.

UPDATED: 5/11/11

By: David Kay

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NBA Draft Stock Report: NCAA Tournament Edition

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Even though it is just one game or a few games, the NCAA Tournament can do wonders to either help or hurt a college basketball player’s NBA Draft Stock. Here are some players who have seen their stock rise and fall since tourney time has tipped-off

By: David Kay
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2011 NBA Draft Stock Report (2/11/11)

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The NBA Draft Stock Report checks in on which college basketball players have made a name for themselves in the past week; either helping or hurting their future draft position.  In this edition, a pair of UNC freshmen are on the rise while two early season Player of the Year candidates are starting to slip some.  Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2011 NBA Mock Draft.

By: David Kay
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2011 NBA Mock Draft- First Round (1/29/11)

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Team needs have NOT been taken into account with this 2011 NBA Mock Draft.  We will begin to factor in team needs once the NBA trade deadline has passed.  Click on the players’ name for a complete scouting report and an NBA comparison.  Here is a list of outstanding trades for the 2011 NBA Draft.  Check out a 2012 NBA Mock Draft and The Sports Bank’s 2011 NFL Mock Draft.

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Big East Basketball Power Rankings (1/26/11)

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Pitt suffered their first conference loss this season but do they drop out of the top spot in my latest Big East Power Rankings?  How far does Syracuse fall after losing three straight games including an embarrassing 22-point home loss to Seton Hall.  So many questions; only one way to find out the answers.

By: David Kay
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2011 NBA Mock Draft- First Round (1/7/11)

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With Kyrie Irving‘s toe injury and Harrison Barnes‘ struggles, the top spot in the 2011 NBA Draft is up for grabs.  Team needs have not been taken into account with this mock draft.  Click on the players’ name for a complete scouting report.  Check out a 2012 NBA Mock Draft and The Sports Bank’s 2011 NFL Mock Draft.

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