January 22, 2017

‘Run Barbados’ marathon results in shocking finish, instant karma and viral video

2016/12/08 8:39 am

As we do every so often, we step away from basketball news to share something extraordinary… if not extraordinary, then it’s something we find interesting enough to interrupt our regularly scheduled hoop content. A video is quickly making it’s rounds online after a surprising finish to the 2016 Run Barbados Marathon this past weekend. Tonya Nero from Trinidad & Tabago snatched the victory (along with their souls) away from Natasha Wodak and Lanni Marchant in a shocking finish to the 10K […]

Hooplife: The luxury cars that LeBron, KD, Curry and top NBA players drive

2016/12/06 2:12 pm

NBA players have always been on the forefront of style and trends. Not only have players recently upped their fashion game, the cars they drive have always been a symbol of the success in the NBA (not to mention that legroom is a prerequisite). . Most of the top players in the league seem to either lean towards high-end sports cars, high-class European models or souped up SUVs costing in the range of $70,000+. When you’re an NBA player making […]

Yes, international players require work visas to play in the NBA

2016/12/05 10:00 am

No matter how much potential a foreign prospect might be, they still have to obtain legal entry into the United States. In order to live and work in the United States, and particularly for an NBA team that signs them to a contract. The type of visa required to remain and play in the United States, is a P-1 visa (or in extraordinary cases, an O-1 visa). . As opposed to the more common tourist visas we use when we […]

Carving out a basketball career without necessarily having on-court talent

2016/12/05 8:48 am

SOURCE: Flickr So, you love basketball enough that you want to make it into a career? You don’t have to be the best player on the team on every level to carving out a rewarding career out of basketball. There are many employment opportunities for anyone with a keen interest in the sport, which is why we’re sitting in front of a computer writing about hoops than heading to practice with gear sent to us from Nike and Under Armour. […]

Russell Westbrook is first player to average triple-double since Oscar Robertson

2016/12/01 8:31 am

It’s barely a quarter into the season and Russell Westbrook has quickly become talk of the 2016-17 so far. It’s for the same reason he was one of the biggest topics of discussions last season — he’s accumulating triple-doubles at pace very rarely seen. In fact, after he posted his fourth consecutive game with a triple double, he’s now averaging a 10-10-10 for the season. Actually, he’s averaging 31.2 points, 11.3 assists and 10.5 rebounds. In case you’re a casual […]

With his red hair, what is Blake Griffin’s race and ethnicity?

2016/11/21 11:31 am

When Blake Griffin first came into the league, he became one of most exciting and awe-inspiring players. His strength and athleticism was next level and was apparent in almost every game he played; a near nightly presence on Sportscenter. Griffin had all the pedigree and honors that almost guaranteed he’d be an NBA star. With his unique combination of skills, size, strength and ability to jump out of the gym, he was drafted #1 in the 2009 NBA draft. Priot to […]

NBA Predictions: Who’ll win the 2016-17 NBA title and postseason honors?

2016/11/21 9:09 am

The 2016-17 NBA season is a few weeks old and the storylines provide for one of the more interesting seasons in the last decade. A lot of the stories signal a changing of the guard. With Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant retiring, the San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA will never be the same. Kevin Durant divisive decision to go to the Warriors isn’t just one story, it’s two. Durant’s move also means the Oklahoma […]

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