Basketball is back, and in the early part of the 2016 season, some NBA teams have already shown flashes of major change from last year--some for the better, some for the worse. Young players have proven their worth, remodeled teams have flexed their new talent, and Derrick Rose isn't hurt yet. There is plenty of … Continue reading 7 Thoughts After 7 Days of the 2016-17 NBA Season
Regardless of your collegiate affiliation or personal bias, there is no denying that the first renewal of a revitalized Pennsylvania rivalry epitomized how powerful and compelling the nature of sports can be. September 16th, 2000 marked the last time the Pitt Panthers faced the Penn State Nittany Lions before their 2016 match-up. After nearly 16 years, the … Continue reading The Pitt-Penn State Game Exemplified the Beauty of Sports
The last time anybody felt this nervous about Team USA Basketball was...well, let's not talk about that. In the summer of 2016, it came as no surprise that many bonafide NBA superstars, like LeBron James, Steph Curry, Anthony Davis, Kahwi Leonard, Chris Paul, and a million others, opted not to join Team USA to make a … Continue reading The 2016 USA Basketball Team Likes to Play With Our Emotions a Bit Too Much
It takes no deep analysis to realize that the Pirates might not be the same team that notched three postseason appearances and 280 wins over the last three years. The Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 37-40 after suffering 21 losses in their last 30 contests and find themselves four and a half games out of the National League … Continue reading Can Anybody Turn The Pittsburgh Pirates Around?
The Golden State Warriors last dropped three straight games in November of 2013 when Mark Jackson was still coaching Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. However, current head coach Steve Kerr, along with Curry and Thompson, allowed that exact feat to occur on their own home floor Sunday evening by a score of 93-89 in favor … Continue reading Steph Curry Finally Failed
Week: February 24 to March 2, 2016 Sure, Steph Curry hit 33 of 54 three pointers last week, but John Axford picked 17 of the 24 Oscar winners correctly, and numbers never lie. Jaws began dropping last Thursday when Steph Curry melted the Orlando Magic with 51 points, eight dimes, and seven boards, but the awe … Continue reading “The Wrap-Around” (Volume 1): Curry’s 3P Barrage, Bracket Busting, and Axford’s Oscar Picks
Original Publication: February 14, 2014 Throughout NBA history, most teams that have went on to win the NBA Finals generally had the most well assembled and most effective team in the league at the time. In some cases, these teams were lead by two key players that catapulted each other, and the team, to the next … Continue reading “In the Rafters” (Volume 1): The Top 10 Best NBA Duos of the New Millennium