SH Blog: Rodman visits North Korea again; Pierce was the catalyst in Celtics-Nets trade

Rodman Kim Jong-un

Hey everyone, I’m back in action this weekend. And what a story to welcome me back, too. A while back, Dennis Rodman visited Kim Jong-Un in North Korea, and this week, he went back. Once you think about it, this shouldn’t be all that surprising: like his father, Jong-Un is a big fan of the NBA, especially the 90′s Bulls (and also a big fan of looking at things). And the only 90′s Bull weird enough to want to go

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Real Madrid Sweeps Maccabi, Advances to Euroleague Final Four

Jaycee Carroll, Real Madrid

The last time Real Madrid made a Euroleague Final Four, Maccabi stomped on them 82-63 in Barcelona to advance to the 2011 Finals.  Two years later, Real Madrid is the first Euroleague team to ensure their place in the Euroleague’s final weekend. This year it will be in London.  The team Madrid swept to get there?

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Euroleague Power Rankings: Maciej Lampe Lights It Up

Maciej Lampe, Caja Laboral

In March of 2002, a 16-year-old Maciej Lampe played his first ever Euroleague Top 16 game for Real Madrid.  The Polish prodigy scored seven points in 14 minutes and a little over a year later, the Knicks made him LeBron James’ opposing bookend as the 30th pick of the 2003 NBA Draft. New York whipped around and dealt him to the Suns in the Stephon Marbury trade, and three years and 64 games later, Lampe was out of the league at

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Euroleague Update: Papanikolaou Struggling; Jordan Farmar for MVP

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Olympiacos had gone 210 days without losing a Euroleague game. After picking up their first loss of the season in week two, the Reds’ next unbeaten streak lasted just six days. And the defending champions haven’t just been losing; they’ve been getting waxed.  This week, it was Zalgiris Kaunas doing the waxing, 79-61. In the team’s first loss it was Jordan Farmar—who we’ll get to in a minute—and Anadolu Efes putting the hurt on Olympiacos 98-72. During that loss to Efes, the Reds

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