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By Josh Kramer
Now that title is a bit deceiving. By no means am I saying that men’s basketball is better than women’s basketball. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Sure men’s hoop teams tend to be more talented, but the point here is that men’s basketball receives much greater viewership at both the collegiate and professional ranks than women’s basketball. It is a simple fact.
Now why exactly does this happen?
Here are the five main reasons.
1. Women’s basketball is way too predictable. Continue reading
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Tagged Blake Griffin, Butler Bulldogs, Candace Parker, Diana Taurasi, Dwyane Wade, Grant Hill, Greg Oden, Kobe Bryant, Kwame Brown, Lebron James, March Madness, Maya Moore, Michael Olowokandi, NBA, Shaquille O'Neal, Tennessee Volunteers, Tim Duncan, UConn Huskies, VCU Rams, WNBA, Yao Ming
Photo courtesy of watchesbydesign.com. Yao Ming (pictured above) could be a potential bargain pick up for a contender when the CBA situation is eventually figured out according to our very own Nick Craddock.
By Nick Craddock
With a Thursday midnight deadline looming, NBA owners and the NBA players union appear nowhere near close to hammering out a new collective bargaining agreement that would allow for free agents to start negotiations, as regularly scheduled, on July 1.
However, whenever the 2011 free agency period does commence, there will be some talented ballers available for general managers to sign. How a new CBA affects player contracts is yet to be seen, but here is a list of this summer’s free agents who are overvalued and in line to start taking baths of Benjamins. On the other hand, potential bargain players could reap huge rewards for teams:
5 overvalued players
1. Jose Juan Barea (Dallas Mavericks): The diminutive Puerto Rican point guard won many admirers for his performances during the Mavericks’ 2011 championship run, but whether or not this former undrafted player and star from Northeastern is ready for primetime is yet to be seen. Sure, Barea sliced-and-diced the Lakers during the playoffs, but could this career bench player sustain such success for 82 games a year in a more demanding role? Regardless of my skepticism, his playoff heroics will be the most recent memory general managers have of Barea and, consequently, he will undoubtedly cash in with a hefty pay raise. Once Barea receives a bump in pay, one can only hope he will follow the path of fellow Puerto Rican Jennifer Lopez; although he used to have a little, but then a lot, he’ll remember where he came from because he’s J.J. from the block. Continue reading
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Tagged Al Thornton, Amare Stoudemire, Andrei Kirilenko, Boston Celtics, CBA, Dallas Mavericks, David West, Detroit Pistons, Glen Davis, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Jason Richardson, Jeff Green, Jennifer Lopez, Jose Juan Barea, Kevin Durant, Los Angeles Lakers, Michael Redd, Michigan State Spartans, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, New Orleans Hornets, Nick Craddock, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Reggie Evans, Russell Westbrook, Tayshaun Prince, Toronto Raptors, Tracy McGrady, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, Yao Ming
Photo courtesy of nicekicks.com. Patrick Ewing (right) wants to do what Rick Pitino (left) does and step into the head coaching ranks.
By Josh Kramer
The NBA Draft was a wild one this year. Who cares if the talent level was at a seemingly all-time low and that the lottery was dominated by little-known international players. Television ratings were the highest they have ever been. And everyone is praying that a new CBA gets formed sooner rather than later.
But in the meantime, an intriguing story just broke. The Detroit Pistons are considering Patrick Ewing, the former Knicks great, as a possible candidate for their head coach vacancy? Ewing, who really defined New York basketball for a 15 year period has been an assistant coach basically since his retirement. Many have pigeon-holed the first ballot Hall of Famer as a “Big Man” assistant. Continue reading