Did you hear that? It's the sound of NBA appeal and influence in this country falling hard to the floor. Due to the ongoing labor crisis, the league cancelled a big chunk of preseason games last week. Within another few days, it'll probably be time to cancel the rest of the preseason. And you know what comes after that...casualties in the regular season, and with it, an erosion … [Read more...] about NBA MVPs Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant Possibly Headed to Play Overseas?
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Basketball’s Euroleague doesn’t think it’s clubs will be signing any players who are currently under contract to NBA teams. The league’s president Jordi Bertomeu said the European teams need to have stable rosters and know how long their players will be staying for. They don’t want to sign guys for just a couple of months who will be taking off back to America as soon as the … [Read more...] about Euroleague Hesitant to Sign NBA Stars
He's one of the most iconic players in recent college basketball history, and the face of Illini basketball for half a decade. Dee Brown, an All-American, and winner of the 2006 Cousy Award (given to the nation's best point guard) was the cover boy for SI's 2005 March Madness issue. During that Final Four run, his "poppin your collar" move became a national trend. He didn't … [Read more...] about Does Former Illini Star Dee Brown have a Future Coaching Basketball? (Videos)
Last night the New Jersey Nets Deron Williams played basketball in front of a crowd for the first time since a wrist injury shut him down ot end the season. After the jump check out this bounce pass dunk to himself (this is soon to be a YouTube sensation) that got the air conditioningless arena rocking. … [Read more...] about Deron Williams Spectacular Dunk in Alumni Game (Video)
In this summer of the NBA lockout, college basketball alumni games are more exciting than ever. We need to get our Basketball Jones somewhere. And tonight we could find it in Champaign-Urbana as former Illinois Fighting Illini point guards Deron Williams and Demetri McCamey squared off against each other in the UI alumni game. Both are heading to Turkey for the 2011-2012 … [Read more...] about Nets Deron Williams Takes to the Basketball Court Again