LeBron, Draymond, 2 Chainz, Steve Stoute and More Hit the Barbershop to Talk Hoops

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Today, ESPN premiered “The Shop,” a 30-minute video of LeBron James, Draymond Green, 2 Chainz, Steve Stout and more talking candidly about hoops at a local barbershop in New Orleans. Filmed during the recent All Star Weekend (no, we have no idea why it took the “worldwide leader in sports” nearly four months to release it), the group of stars, be …

Long shot: The triumphs and struggles of an NBA freedom fighter

Craig Hodges

Excerpted from Long shot: The Triumphs and Struggles of an NBA Freedom Fighter by Craig Hodges and Rory Fanning, published by Haymarket Books.   On July 1, 1992, sixteen days after we won our second NBA championship title, I became a free agent. Nine days later, the Bulls released me. Jerry Krause called to break the news. “Craig, unfortunately we have …

The 25 highest-paid NBA players of all time

Kobe Bryant

The NBA may still be behind the NFL and Major League Baseball in terms of generating revenue, but thanks to skyrocketing TV contracts and smaller rosters, an NBA career can be quite lucrative. This is especially true for the athletes who played a large chunk of their careers between the late 1990s and the 2011 lockout. While many of the all-time …

Brandon Roy turned a three-win high school program into the nation’s No. 1 team in his first season as coach

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Since retiring prematurely from the NBA after three All-Star appearances in six injury-plagued seasons, former Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy couldn’t stand to be around basketball. “It wasn’t just the Blazers,” the 32-year-old told the Portland Tribune this past December. “I didn’t go to any NBA games. You just miss it. It’s like you see your girlfriend, and she’s walking …

Three Reasons Coaches Aren’t Respected Like The Old Days

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I read this article by LA Times sportswriter Eric Sondheimer. It’s a tremendous article, and he is RIGHT ON with “sounding the alarm” regarding the bad behavior of student-athletes these days. There is a phrase in the article that really got me thinking, and prompted me to write this article.  He says “What’s so baffling is why athletes no longer …

Celebrate Vince Carter’s 40th Birthday By Watching 40 of His Dunks You Probably Never Seen

Vince Carter

Forever Half-Man-Half-Amazing. Vince Carter is celebrating his 40th birthday today after a night in which he turned back the clock by scoring two of his seven points on a clean, 360-layup. It was quite endearing to see Vinsanity flash signs of his 40-plus-inch vertical, or what’s left of it for that matter, and then reality set in: Half-Man-Half-Amazing is a mere mortal these days (queue …

An Open Letter to the Undrafted

Anthony Morrow

By: ANTHONY MORROW SHOOTING GUARD / OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER Undrafted fam, First of all, welcome to the club. I wish I could say it was a more exclusive one. Every year, I’ll usually tweet you guys some words of encouragement, but this year I wanted to do a little more than that. For some of you, I’m sure this past draft …

Harlem Globetrotters Hit Amazing 583-Foot

Harlem Globetrotters

The famous trick basketball team the Harlem Globetrotters are set to launch their new tour in Texas. Making a pit stop in San Antonio to celebrate “World Trick Shot Day,” the team’s star Buckets Blakes nailed a 583-foot shot off the roof of the Tower of the Americas, becoming the “Highest Shot Ever Made in North America.” Check it out above. The …