CHICAGO — It was not a make or break situation, but when you walked into the gym for the NBA pre-draft camp on Chicago’s west side - filled with scouts, general managers, coaches, media and everyone in between – you could feel the intensity in the air.
Monday brought forth a great many things, but NBA games were not one of them.
So, what was the big news on a day when the dominating headlines all built up to the NCAA National Championship game?
The 2013 Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame inductees were formally announced Monday at a ceremony in Atlanta, host site of the NCAA Final Four.
The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is pure mayhem; games begin and end simultaneously, buzzers sound from TV’s, iPads, iPhones, and computers, celebrations are loud … and defeat is inevitable for more than three-quarters of the field…
Which brings us to these next four days of college basketball: Games are fewer than the week before, but the stakes continue to rise as the Sweet Sixteen turns into the Elite Eight, and, eventually the Final Four.