SH Blog – Chicago outlast Miami, Meeks goes off and LeBron’s visit to Cleveland.

Joakim Noah

Good evening hoops fans. This is my first crack at the Sheridan Hoops blog for quite some time, but rest assured, I will do my upmost to fill the void left by some of the blog’s veterans. As always, there was plenty going on around the league. We’ve had upsets, injuries and brilliant individual performances on this NBA Sunday. Oh, and that team in New York is still attracting headlines. Let’s get to it! Bulls outlast Heat Chicago again proved that it is at the


The Third Banana Awards, Team by Team


I noticed recently that  ESPN’s Bill Simmons had been using the term “Third Banana” when referring to the third-best player on a team. A simple concept, but it did get me thinking. Who are the best “third bananas” in the NBA? I decided to put together a list ranking every team’s third-best player, and then I’d put that player into an overall league ranking, from 1-30. Ultimately I was hoping to stumble upon a correlation between how high a teams Third Banana


NBA Gambling: Notes from the Quarter Pole – Bet The Lakers!


The gambling life ain’t easy, folks — which is where today’s tale begins. But by the time you get to the end of today’s column, hopefully you’ll be amused by my personal adventures and enlightened by my leaguewide analysis. We are at the quarter-pole of the NBA season, and trends have emerged. First, to truly appreciate what it means to gamble on the NBA on a daily basis, you had to experience what it was like to bet on the Philadelphia 76ers


Abrams: Which NBA Players Will Be Traded? Odds Say …


The offshore sports book Bovada recently published odds on certain players to be traded at any moment this season, which has created a bit of a buzz in the NBA sports betting industry because of its intrigue. Some offshore sports books have offered these type of proposition bets in previous years, but with the early intrigue and excitement of this upcoming season I believe the exploration of these particular players and their teams’ current situation is definitely of note. As many of you


NBA Proposition Bets: A Different Angle


In the past few weeks I have written columns on the NBA futures market (to win the championship) and over/unders on regular season win totals, which is always something that intrigues not only bettors, but fans, too, because it gives them a barometer for how their team may perform in the upcoming season. The last item on the menu before the regular season starts next week is some of the more exotic proposition bets on the NBA betting menu which get


Tweet of the Day: Nick Collison’s Awkward Experience

Nick Collison

NBA players are subject to constant autographs and pictures with fans, but what Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nick Collison recently experienced is straight out of the weird category. While using the washroom at a public facility, a male approached and took a picture of the player while urination. I just snatched the phone from a guy who took a picture of me pissing at a urinal. #okc — Nick Collison (@nickcollison4) October 19, 2013 Professional basketball players are no stranger to the oddity of


NBA Rumors and News for October 18, 2013

Friday, October 18 Daily Trivia: Other than Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point game, no two teammates have combined for 100 points in the same game. Can you name the two who came the closest? Bad blood between Brooklyn and Miami Posted at 07:10 PM ET Before the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets’ game on Thursday night, LeBron James said to reporters that he thought the Celtics owed Ray Allen an apology for criticizing him for going to Miami. James mentioned that Kevin Garnett and Paul


NBA Rumors and News for October 9, 2013


Wednesday, October 9 Daily Trivia: Carmelo Anthony is fifth among active players with a career playoff average of 25.4 points per game. Who is ahead of him? Answer below. LeBron likes new look Pistons Posted at 09:19 PM ET Miami Heat forward LeBron James was intrigued by the offseason makeover of the Detroit Pistons, reports Michael Wallace of ESPN. The team brought back championship guard Chauncey Billups as well as acquired former Atlanta Hawks star Josh Smith and high-scoring ex-Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings.