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Monthly Archives: September 2011

NBA Cancels 43 Preseason Games!

According to the Associated Press (via ESPN): The NBA postponed training camps indefinitely and canceled 43 preseason games Friday because it has not reached a new labor deal with players. NBA Logo The NBA owners have locked out the players, and little progress has been made in negotiations. ESPN.com Topics keeps you up to date with all of the latest on the NBA’s ongoing lockout. Topics Page » All games from Oct. 9-15 are off, the league said. Camps were expected to open Oct. 3. “We have regretfully reached the point on the calendar where we are not able to …continue reading

From waaaaayyyyy downtown…BANG!

Use your best Mike Breen voice when you read the above title. Though I could just have easily have gone with, “What’s next, Rony Seikaly and Michelle Bachmann?” or, “Glen Rice never could stop anyone from scoring!” or even, “Sarah Palin and an overrated, volume-shooting small forward walk into a bar…” Pun-tastic headlines notwithstanding, for those who have a life might have missed it, the interwebs has gone giddy with the news that this nation’s fave former VP candidate evidently made the beast with two backs one sultry night back in 1987 with a then-Michigan Wolverine undergrad whom you may …continue reading

Shumpert shines in first day of Vegas Impact League

Just a brief reminder that, somewhere, dudes — and in some cases our dudes — are still playing basketball. Yesterday marked the kickoff of the Impact Basketball Las Vegas Summer League, which is expected to include upwards of 70 current pro players. Team D will in effect be Knicks West for the next few days, and includes four current Bockers on its roster: Chauncey Billups, Iman Shumpert, Roger Mason, Jr. and Shawne Williams. On the first day, Shumpert’s the only one who got any burn. But burn he did! There’s not much in the way of reportage out there (at …continue reading

“Bock to the Future”: 1970 NBA Finals, Game 7

This is what we’ve been reduced to. With the NBA labor situation still in a tenuous teeter, and with the interwebs already plush with reams of creative, clever, and compelling distractive fodder, content angles – at least original ones – tend to dry up right quick. Which is why, after a lot of thought… Let me just start that sentence over: Which is why, after basically no thought whatsoever, we decided to turn to a completely unoriginal template of sports entertainment to help get us through the coming weeks: the running diary. But rather than chronicle the Euro Cup, FIBA …continue reading

Roger Mason: Not The Next Anthony Weiner?

Today NBA Player Union Representative, and part time Knick-guard, Roger Mason Jr. tweeted: Looking like a season. How u A few minutes later he followed that up with: Someone just hacked my account. I did not say its looking like a season! and I’m sitting here wondering why my phone is ringing off the hook and I look on twitter and see that message. SMH! I wish that were the case So either one of two things happened. Option 1: Mason is telling the truth. One of the world’s great hackers decided of all people to target Roger Mason’s twitter …continue reading

2011 Report Card: Toney Douglas

For your typical NBA player entering the third year of his rookie contract, having a half-dozen or so go-to hangouts, avoiding arrest, getting to work without a GPS, and not being shipped to Bismarck, North Dakota would make for a pretty admirable list of accomplishments. Toney Douglas can probably check off all of these things. As could a number of other guys not named Javaris Crittenton. But there’s one superlative amongst the ranks of soon-to-be Juniors to which the 25-year-old TD can claim sole ownership: The longest-tenured player on his adoptive team. Which – let’s face it – has a …continue reading

Melo vs Goodman League Summer Ball

It’s great to see NBA players keeping active during the lockout.  With almost no progress made in labor talks thus far, professional leagues across the country have had to schedule their own games. Two of the most prominent leagues this Summer have been the Melo League in Baltimore and the George Goodman League of Washington D.C.  This past Tuesday, August 30th, these teams met on the court at Morgan State University for some friendly competition.  The Baltimore team featured three all-stars – LeBron, Melo, and Chris Paul – as well as Josh Selby (just drafted 49th by the Grizzlies) and …continue reading