It was just an average Tuesday afternoon at Montclair State University in New Jersey….until Kyrie Irving showed up and decided to play pickup with the basketball team. Kyrie showed up, laced up his kicks, and put on a show for everyone that was in the gym.
Kyrie played high school ball at St. Patrick’s in North Jersey, so I guess that’s the reason he was around.
Kyrie has proven himself as one of the best point guards in the NBA, and these DIII kids had no chance.
Watch the video as Kyrie crosses these kids up, hits jumper after jumper in their face, and even shows off his dunking ability at the end.
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I don’t know if you guys have been paying attention to the news lately but Jason Collins came out of the closet this morning. Yeah, I know. Who cares? None of us should really give a damn what we do behind closed doors. As long as it doesn’t hurt us, more power to you. You believe in that philosophy too? High five! We’re soooo cool. You know who’s not as cool as us? Chris Broussard. Read the rest of this entry »
We all know about how Bill Russell is one of the greatest winners in all of sports with 11 championships during his 13 year career. Those 11 rings ties Henri Richard in the NHL for the most championships won by a single player in any North American sport. We also know how much of an undercover bad ass he was off the court considering the fact that he used to take Wilt Chamberlain out for dinner before games in order to soften him up. He was the first black head coach in any North American sport, a social activist, and there’s a very good chance that he could be God. But did you also know that Bill Russell was also Vince Carter from the year 2000. Read the rest of this entry »
We know about most of the participants in this year’s dunk contest. Just kidding. In the past few years, the dunk contest has been filled with up and comers and bench warmers. So allow me to reintroduce themselves. Jeremy Evans is that nobody that won last year. I don’t think too many people even remember that he won last year. Go ahead. Ask one of your boys who won the NBA dunk contest last year? I’m sure there was a pause, right? There’s the young upstart from the Clippers going by the name of Eric Bledsoe…or as I like to call him: Westbrook lite. The man is a tank with springs. He’s a contender. We got the 2007 champ in the bulding as well: Gerald Green. I mean this dude has me questioning whether Anakin and Senator Amidala had triplets instead of twins. Like Obi Wan could have been like “Hey, we can send one of these kids back in time. Vader will never find him there.” However, instead of being someone that could potentially make the world a better place, the dude is all “Naw, bro. I just want to be a lazy ass NBA player, that squanders his potential and instead I want to woo chicks with my high flying dunks and isht.” If someone said that was Gerald Green, you could totally buy it, right? Indubitably because when this guy flies for dunks, it looks like he’s floating. It’s supernatural. There’s also Kenneth Faried and Terrance Ross and even though they can put it down…do we really think they have a chance in hell in winning? Nope. Then we have James White.
“Who?” Ah, my peoples. Allow me to enlighten you to the best dunker that you probably never heard of. Read the rest of this entry »
Carmelo flipped his lid. Can you blame him? This lowlife by the name of Kevin Garnett said that his precious LaLa tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios! As if! How would this punk know how this queen tastes? Balderdash, I say! He was merely trying to get under Carmelo’s skin. While Melo is taking the high road (LOL J/K, he waited for KG by the Celtics’ team bus to have a word or two with him.), we at TSB don’t roll like that. Well, I can’t speak for everyone. I’m the one taking the low road here. I don’t mind getting my hands dirty. Don’t worry, Melo. I got you. Read the rest of this entry »
Oklahoma State celebrates it’s Puerto Rico Tip-Off Championship after beating #6 ranked North Carolina State
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Thanksgiving is a holiday with longstanding traditions. Prayers of thanks are a part of the Thanksgiving celebrations in many households across the country. Partaking in the celebrations, I began to reflect on the things that I’m most thankful for. My family, pets, home, health and the Big 12 conference are all things that I’m thankful for. Yes, I said the Big 12 conference and to be more specific Big 12 men’s basketball. Here are twelve reasons why I’m thankful for the Big 12 men’s basketball conference in the year 2012. Read the rest of this entry »
Baylor’s Pierre Jackson drives to the basket during the Baylor Bears win over Boston College earlier this week.
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Growing up I was always be greeted at the door by my parents every day after school. They would always present the question, “What did you learn today?” It always made me reflect on what was the day, but more importantly my education. That very question my parents asked me growing up is same question I ask my students every day before they leave to go home. An education is there for the taking and it’s no different when considering the first week of college basketball season. Read the rest of this entry »
What do you do when you’re a storied franchise and you just fired a head coach that was extremely one dimensional, nobody thought he had the chutzpah to win an NBA championship, and your franchise’s superstar had no respect for him? You hire a coach who got fired for the same reasons at his last job! Wait…huh? How does this make any sense?
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By Brad Lafratte
Another basketball season is upon us once again. Like most college basketball fans I’ve been anxiously awaiting the ‘madness’ known as college basketball to begin. The Big 12 conference has a rich tradition and it was never more evident with Kansas taking Kentucky to the wire last March in the national championship game. Looking forward to Friday, the Jayhawks are the odds on favorite to win the conference for a ninth straight time. Even with that being said the conference’s depth is deeper than it’s ever been heading into this season. Conferences throughout the country have taken part in realignments and the Big 12 is no different. The Big 12 has welcomed new traditions West Virginia and TCU, as Texas A&M and Missouri have left for the SEC. The shake-up will provide the opportunity for new rivalries to develop. I have had the pleasure of putting together how I think the conference will shape up. Read the rest of this entry »
Last night, while I was watching the cacophony that was Sportscenter during the Dwight Howard debacle, I couldn’t help but feel sick to my stomach. I think the easiest way to do this is by doing a blog about the winners and losers of this trade.
Winners: LA Lakers
Holy fucking shit, do the rich get richer or what? I mean, the Lakers getting Dwight Howard is akin to the reports of Mitt Romney having never paid taxes in the past 10 years. With a lineup of Nash and Kobe in the backcourt, Dwight and Pau as their bigs, and a piece of hot, steaming pile of turd at SF and they can sleepwalk through the season and still get to 60 wins. This is a team that traded Vlade Divac for Kobe Bryant. That signed Shaq away from Orlando. Traded for Pau Gasol for Marc Gasol (okay, that was kind of fair actually). They traded scrubs for Kareem. They were awarded the Jazz’s first round pick (which turned out to be Magic Johnson) for an aging Gail Goodrich. I’m currently hoping for a chance that, somehow, Bane exists and is cooking up a plot to somehow pull a backbreaker on Dwight. THEN, he’ll have my permission to die.
But then again, their coach is still Mike Brown. Wait, I think Buss family is currently on the phone with Phil Jackson. Read the rest of this entry »