I was perplexed watching Simeon phenom Jabari Parker on ESPN last night. Granted I was flipping between that, the Eagles-Bengals game and the LOLakers, I was highly disappointed in what I saw.
Yes, Parker is battling injuries but he looked like an old man among boys out there. And not in a good way. He had no lift and was just sluggish. He probably should have sat the game out. Not only did he travel five times, he was also blocked at least three times.
Here is what he had to say about the disappointing debut: Continue reading
Rumor is that the Washington Wizards were the #1 team in the running for James Harden but the trade was rejected at the last minute.
Why? Because Harden wanted big money, and the Wiz refused to budge:
This is not what you’re trying to hear if you are a NBA Draft scout. Kentucky big man, Nerlens Noel, allegedly has been battling a bout of tendinitis in not one but both knees.
Noel is expected to be a top pick in the 2013 draft so we will watch this one closely. For now here are the details: Continue reading
When the Celtics made the decision to draft not only Jared Sullinger but also Fab Melo a lot of people pegged it as a potential power move if both guys pan out. Sullinger is still finding his niche but looks like he will be a solid player down the line. Now the C’s are about to see what they have in former Syracuse big man Fab Melo: Continue reading
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It’s hard out here for a pimp. Just ask Andrew Wiggins.
In all seriousness, the 6-7 Canadian forward is probably having the time of his life right now. Florida State University is recruiting him heavy and pulled no stops to get his attention on a recruiting trip. A trip which included several photo-ops with a small army of sexy girls.
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It is not often you find a 7 footer hiding in plain sight in Division III. However that is the case with AJ Matthews of Farmingdale. According to Yahoo he will very well be the next player to make the unlikely leap from Div III to the NBA:
Russell Westbrook was chosen by Jordan brand to be the debut athlete for the Jordan XX8 (28) shoe Tuesday night at the Brooklyn Nets.
At first when I saw the shoe I was like… “These look STUPID! You cant even see the whole shoe! Why would they do this?!!!!!
Not to mention the fact that they are going to retail at $250.
But these shoes actually look good on the court: Continue reading
You cannot make this up.
One day we are going to look back, and the Kobe stories are going to rival the Jordan legends we all know so well. Kobe Bryant is never one to take losing easy, has finally mounted to making audible physical threats against his teammates if the 8-9 Lakers don’t start winning.
Here is what the Bean had to say: Continue reading
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Before the season we posted Chad Ford’s 2013 NBA mock draft. A player that he said was going to be one to watch was Alex Len of Maryland. To Ford’s credit, though it is early in the season, it looks like Len is the real deal.
What scouts are going to love about Len is that he is a legit 7’1, has the speed to get out ahead on fast breaks, and can actually finish at the rim. He isn’t as akward as most players his size.
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Jabari Parker is one of the top ranked high school basketball stars in the nation. He has been getting recruited for about three years now by every top flight college basketball team you can think of.
A unique thing about him is that he is also a Mormon. Nothing against Mormons at all, it is just odd to see a top flight African American basketball player who is also a Mormon. I think this may be the Continue reading