Monthly: Anatomy Of The “Knicks Curse”!

April 24, 2017 |  by  |  Articles  |  No Comments

Carmelo, Knicks

This edition of The Monthly is strictly for my Knickerbockers fans. In April we watched the New York Knicks close out yet another disappointing regular season finishing with a record of 31-51 – one game worse than the year before. It was year filled with high expectations based off big name summer acquisitions, a brand new coach and all the hype that comes naturally with a team that resides in the most famous city in the world. The goal at the very least was a return to the post season, which has eluded them the past three seasons, and it was only months ago that playoffs appeared to be a lock…. until everything went downhill fast in pure Knicks fashion.

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Monthly: White Men Can’t…. Play In The NBA?

March 1, 2017 |  by  |  Articles  |  No Comments

Once upon a time, the NBA was all White players, or should I say “Whites Only”. Let that sink in for a minute. I know it sounds like the beginning of a twisted fairly tale. But it’s actually true. Believe it or not, Black people were once not allowed in the NBA. Then again, Black people used to be slaves so….. I guess it’s not too hard to imagine. But that was a long time ago. Times have changed, and so has the NBA.

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Monthly: The Return Of The “Little Man”?

January 30, 2017 |  by  |  Articles  |  No Comments

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”.

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The Future Of The NBA Is GREEK

December 9, 2016 |  by  |  Articles  |  ,  |  No Comments

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”.

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