To me, the NBA Golden Age will always be the '90s. I appreciate and enjoy the game today, but it peaked in the 1990s, period. Just like rap and r&b music. If that makes me a crotchety old man, so be it. In Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, with the series between the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz tied at 2, Michael Jordan played despite being feverish and dehydrated from … [Read more...] about Michael Jordan “flu game” ad from NBA All-Star Weekend (video)
Tyreke Evans of the Sacramento Kings, Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors were unanimous selections to the 2009-10 T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie First Team, the NBA announced today. Rounding out the T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie First Team are New Orleans’ Darren Collison (46 points) and Chicago Bulls' Taj Gibson (41 points). … [Read more...] about Bucks Jennings, Bulls Gibson make NBA All-Rookie Team
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The 12 year drought is over for the Chicago Bulls! Derrick Rose was voted by the NBA coaches a reserve on the Eastern Conference All-Star roster today. The official announcement will come later tonight on TNT, but the rosters have already been linked. Read the whole article to see the list. Thank you to our good friends at Bleacher Report … [Read more...] about Derrick Rose 1st Bulls All-Star Since Jordan Era!
By David Kay Now that the free-agency period is starting to sort itself out, we have a better grasp on what roles the class of 2009 will be playing on the teams that drafted them. Here is a very early look at my prediction for how the Rookie of the Year race might shake down. 1. Blake Griffin, Clippers (1st overall) '09-'10 Prediction: 17 ppg, 9 rpg Now that … [Read more...] about 2010 NBA Rookie of the Year Race
By Paul M. Banks Earlier this month Utah Jazz Head Coach Jerry Sloan was announced to the Basketball Hall of Fame. He is the only coach in NBA history with 1,000 wins for one team and fourth on the list of all-time most-winning NBA coaches. He has also coached one team longer than anyone in NBA history. The 2009-10 season will be his 22nd season (and 21st full season) at the … [Read more...] about Original Bull and Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan Interview
By Brandon Robinson With the current recession, it is going to be difficult for a lot of Americans—even for those working with NBA basketball. At least as far as making money they were accustomed to making a few years ago. Additionally, the biggest effect will be on team revenue. “If you think about it, it's one big cycle. The recession affects the fans, who will spend less … [Read more...] about The Economics of Basketball