SH Blog: Cuban to fund HGH study; Jackson speaks about Melo’s year

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Mark_Cuban_2011Mark Cuban is putting his money where his mouth is.

And it has nothing to do with the Dallas Mavericks or the refs or David Stern.

It has everything to do with the future of sports medicine and the potential inclusion of HGH in the professional world of sports. According to Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas, Cuban is funding a study on the potential benefits of HGH use for recovering athletes. Here’s more from the story: 

SH Blog: Aldridge rushing return; Kobe calls out Shaq; Bosh says Big 3 will return to Miami; Westbrook uncertain of playoffs minute restriction

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AldridgeLillardSH1As teams continue to jockey for position in the Western Conference — and fight for 50 wins just to get in — one of the early season darlings continues to sink.

That would be the Portland Trailblazers. Once the talk of the NBA, the Blazers have hit a rough patch at the worst possible time, losing nine of their last 13 games and are now just a half game ahead of the Golden State Warriors for the 6th spot in the West. 

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Scott Odom: The Incredible Story of Professional Basketball’s First One-Legged Player

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Scott-Odom-682x1024What’s holding you back from pursuing your dream?

Is it the fear of the unknown? The overwhelming weight of expectation? The harsh reality that failure is an option?

For Scott Odom, the answer is as simple as it is complex: nothing.

Not cancer.

Not depression.

Not a snub from the NBA and one of its most prominent owners.

Not the jealousy of teammates.

Not even the loss of his right leg.

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Tweet of the Night: Kentucky upsets Wichita State, NBA players take notice

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KentuckyThe NCAA tournament has given us plenty to talk about after its first weekend.

We’ve been treated to six overtime games (the tournament record is seven), big time upsets (Duke, Syracuse and Kansas all failed to win more than one game) and memorable finishes (ask THE University of Dayton).

But between all of the madness that has commenced this week, one game has managed to stand above the rest: No. 8 seed Kentucky vs. No. 1 seed Wichita State. 

SH Blog: NBA reacts to Phil Jackson hire; Kerr denies interest in Knicks; Cuban says Dirk will never be traded

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photo (2)Phil Jackson was officially introduced as president of the New York Knicks on Tuesday during a press conference held at Chase Square just outside of the newly renovated Madison Square Garden.

Jackson was introduced by the enigmatic James Dolan, who both offered a great deal of insight and explanation into how this power relationship materialized, from which we learned began a few months ago. 

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