December 11, 2016

The most popular sport in 57 countries; and where basketball ranks worldwide

2016/11/14 4:35 pm

Across almost every nation, sports is not just entertainment, but can be closely linked to the national past time; the culture. Depending on where one lives in the world, the most popular sport in one’s country varies — sometimes it’s due to the geographic composition, the weather or perhaps it was introduced by outsiders. Just because you live in the United States where American football is the most popular sport doesn’t mean that there are not similarly large followings in […]

Steph Curry nets 46; sets NBA record for most three-pointers in one game with 13

2016/11/07 11:31 pm

You know Stephen Curry is going to run to that three point line and that’s he’s one of the most dangerous shooters, if not the most dangerous shooter, in NBA history. But stopping Curry, with his crafty headfakes and yo-yo dribbles, from heaving up threes is no simple task. The New Orleans Pelicans fell victim to Curry’s ability to hit threes from every angle when he hit 13 three point shots on his way to 46 points and a win […]

There’s been FOUR quadruple-doubles (not 5) in NBA history

2016/11/04 12:50 pm

Since it’s humanly possible to record a quintuple-double, I won’t say that the quadruple-double is the most difficult to pull off in the multi-faceted statistic category. Here are the four NBA players that have achieved quadruple doubles There have been just four quadruple-doubles since the NBA started officially recording steals and blocked shots during the 1973-74 season. Yes, just four quadruple doubles. Not five as many sites erroneously report. With a quadruple-double event recorded just a handful of times, we don’t have to just […]

Quintuple-Doubles: Has a player ever recorded a 10-10-10-10-10 in NBA?

2016/11/04 12:00 pm

In short, nope. No NBA player has ever accomplished a quintuple-double — which is very much like seeing a flying unicorn or a robotic Lochness monster… in a poly amorous relationship with Big Foot. That’s to say, a quintuple-double has never been reported in any professional basketball league. For you n00bs, a quintuple-double– also referred to as a 10-10-10-10-10 –is when a player accumulates 10 (or more) points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks —— within a single game. Basically, if […]

What is Zach LaVine’s racial background — is he mixed-race?

2016/11/04 9:51 am

If you are not a West Coast basketball fan or Slam Dunk Contest fanatic, then you may not know who Zach LaVine is. Although he’s won the Dunk contest twice already in his short career, LaVine has quietly become one of the hottest young players in the NBA. After a stellar High School basketball career in Washington state, LaVine went on to play one season at U.C.L.A. before being taken with the 13th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft […]

Betting on Africa as the next basketball powerhouse

2016/11/02 11:38 am

Between Asia and Africa, which continent is seen as the next basketball frontier? Africa has been the home of many more basketball players throughout the years, the most famous of which came to prominence in the NBA. Names like Hakeem Olajuwon, Dikembe Mutombo, Serge Ibaka, Luc Mbah a Moute, Luol Deng and Manute Bol have come through the NBA over the last three decades. But outside of the NBA and maybe a few NCAA college programs, not many have cared to […]

With unrealistic expectations, expect Golden State to be a relative disappointment in 2016-17

2016/11/01 12:30 pm

The NBA 2015-16 season may well go down in the record books as the most comfortable season for the Golden State Warriors since records began. They won their conference by 6 games and their Division by an impressive 20 games. Practically overnight they became the most watched team in the NBA, but that means they will well and truly be in the spotlight for the 2016-17 season. The big question is whether the Warriors realize just how much focus will […]

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