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Yesterday’s star – George Mikan

The NBA draft this 2017 version seems more frenetic than ever. Prospects are dissected, analyzed, and compared to heroes of yesteryear. There is the pre-draft camp, the endless talk show hustle as well as fantasy drafts. Preceded by hype, hope and hoopla, the NBA Draft finally will finally arrive with

Sports Bookshelf

NBA Play-offs looming and big-time books about basketball all over the place. What follows is your faithful reviewers picks – all slam dunks. Golden by Marcus Thompson II (Touchstone, $26.00, 259 pages) is sub-titled “the miraculous rise of Seth Curry” and it is all about that and much more.  Thompson, who

NBA TEAM NICKNAMES, A SHORT HISTORY

With the end of the National Basketball Association season fast approaching and the endless play-off season on the horizon, how some of the teams got their names is always a fascinating topic. Read on and learn more. Back in the day, as some are apt to say, I was interviewing and

The Knicks Are Selling Hope

The Knicks are selling hope for this season with a new head coach and a new point guard. They spent money building around Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis by signing Joakim Noah and Courtney Lee. If nothing else, the Knicks have a competent starting five, which they couldn’t

Lin Seeks Redemption and Normalcy

There was no fanfare in Jeremy Lin’s official return to New York yesterday. There was no media throng, either. That’s the way it goes when a player plays for the Nets. It’s night and day compared to playing for the Knicks. It shows the Nets are irrelevant in the city’s conscience. For

Shame on Durant For Taking Easy Way Out

Being a free agent means having the freedom to pick whatever job he or she wants if so many suitors seek his or her service. That’s the perks of being great at what he or she does. Pro athletes have that luxury if they are great at what they do. It’s

Latest NBA Odds For the 2016-17 Season

The NBA has been making headlines lately. The biggest shockwave sent through the association occurred when Kevin Durant decided to sign with the Golden State Warriors leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder and their fans behind. He didn’t sign a long-term deal he signed the deal of a mercenary. A two-year, $54.3

Uncle Cliffy Makes the Pitch For a Sports Cannabis Market

At the Arc View Group Investor Forum held recently in Portland, Oregon, NBA all-star Cliff Robinson introduced investors and entrepreneurs to  his latest venture Uncle Spliffy. With this enterprise, Robsinon intends to make moves off the court through the creation of a “Sports Cannabis" market. Robinson reflects how cannabis has

Can Melo Handle Porzingis’ Popularity?

Leslie Monteiro has an interesting take on the impact of the Knicks rookie on the team. It took 12 games for Kristaps Porzingis to finally have a portrait of him in the back page of Thursday’s New York Post. It took 12 games for him to receive chants of “Porzingis” from the

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