Basketball is a tall mans game. It’s always been. And in the NBA, Centers are often the most coveted of any position. Centers like Shaq, Hakeem, Kareem Abdul Jabar, and Wilt Chamberlain (to name a few) represent some of the greatest and most dominant players in NBA history, which explains why there’s been a lot of excitement about how the “big man” has finally returned to the NBA over the past two seasons. Seven footers who are actually mobile, and healthy, not to mention those with any type of skill, are the equivalent of the “holy grail” in today’s game. But what about the “little guys”.
Finally, the highly anticipated follow up to last years “Too Real” J Dilla mixtape is here. From one legendary hip-hop producer to the next, I present “Attack of The Playoffs” featuring the Neptunes.
I’ve wanted to write something on the emerging trend of “positionless” Basketball in the NBA for a few years now. From Penny Hardaway to Allen Iverson, Dirk Nowitzki to Draymond Green players that don’t quite fit the basketball mold cast for them based on their size always intrigued me. These days they happen to be some of greatest prospects/talents to enter the NBA, just look at recent 76ers top draft pick Ben Simmons. Another name that comes mind (if you can even pronounce it) is Giannis Antetokounmpo better known by NBA fans as the “Greek Freak”.
The Golden State Warriors might be blowing out teams by astronomical amounts, but these days I spend more time watching the Oklahoma city thunder…. or should I say, checking their box score. It’s becoming a full time job keeping up with Russell Westbrooks Triple Doubles. Where’s that kid from the Jordan commercials when you need him?