In 2011, a 6-10, 220-pound forward named Willie Reed, a junior for the Saint Louis University Billikens, went undrafted in the NBA. Since then, he has made a career of being a journeyman D-League athlete, playing for the Springfield Armor, the Reno Bighorns and, most recently, the Grand Rapids Drive. His most recent assignment with the Rapids began November 22nd against the Canton Charge. He had a great night, finishing with 24 points on 11-of-13 shooting with 15 rebounds. Heading into his
Ever since news broke late Monday evening revealing that a grand jury in St. Louis County, MO had decided not to charge Darren Wilson — the officer who shot an unarmed Michael Brown, protests have grown rampant. Riots have taken to the streets of Ferguson and news networks have had coverage on an endless cycle. Media outlets are eating it up, choosing to slant the story one way or the other, depending on how they interpret the evidence. Social media has
Considering that the No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats dominated the No. 5 Kansas Jayhawks, winning 72-40 with relative ease, the question has since been posed as to whether the Wildcats would be able to defeat the hapless Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers are now 0-11. They are statistically among the worst defensively in the NBA and, likewise, also among the worst offensively. Still, for all of the talented, young big men that Kentucky boasts on their roster, Philly still boasts a lineup of grown
Let no one say that Houston Rockets guard James Harden, for whatever his shortcomings may be, is incapable of getting a laugh, even at his own expense. The two-time NBA All-Star took to Twitter Wednesday to share a couple new commercial spots that he is appearing in. The first being one for ESPN — one of their “This is SportsCenter” spots that routinely utilizes professional athletes in a comedic scenario. In this setting, ESPN anchor Kenny Mayne is explaining the network’s reliance
Have you ever had your birthday mistaken for a day that you weren’t born? Were you born on the 10th and still get birthday wishes on the 9th or the 11th … from people who genuinely think that that is your birthday? Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried understands your frustration.
Promoting one’s endeavors outside of the basketball arena is commonplace in the NBA. It happens all of the time. Whether it’s Dwyane Wade advertising for The Tie Bar, Chris Bosh hocking Mr. Nice Tie, Chandler Parsons pitching CP25 socks, Martell Webster championing his forthcoming rap album, LeBron James selling Beats by Dre or any athlete in the league selling their latest signature shoe, most players have things going on outside of basketball, and many use the success and popularity of
Amid the showers of thanks and gratitude for our nation’s war veterans and those currently serving in the military, a single tweet crossed the wire remembering one of the founding members of the Sugarhill Gang. Henry “Big Bank Hank” Jackson, 57, passed away early Tuesday of complications from cancer. Big Bank Hank, along with Wonder Mike and Master Gee, all of whom hailed from Englewood, New Jersey, were assembled by producer producer Sylvia Robinson. Their 1979 hit, “Rapper’s Delight,” was the
Week 2 of the 2014-15 NBA season came to a close this past weekend, and with it come two new names as the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week. Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams was selected player of the week in the East and he expressed his gratitude for the honor on Twitter.