When Victor Oladipo was taken second overall in the 2013 draft by the Orlando Magic, everyone assumed he would play shooting guard in the NBA. His 6-4 frame and 214 pounds projected perfectly for the NBA’s new wave of shooting guards. However, over the summer, the Magic made it clear they would experiment with Oladipo by slotting him into a dynamic combo guard role. As a result, Oladipo has been featured more at the point than at any time in his basketball life.
If you needed a reminder why Dwyane Wade is one of the NBA’s classiest players, look no further than his last few tweets. He has been very public about his relationship with Tom Crean, who coached Wade during his college days at Marquette. The three-time NBA champion often calls Crean to discuss personal matters. 10 yrs after he’s coached me. We continue to learn from ea other. Love this guy tomcrean is the best!!! http://t.co/IztfMOHFVY — THREE (@DwyaneWade) August 18, 2013 Wade included a
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. [Read more…]
It is not often that we devote serious attention to regular season NCAA games, but this weekend is different. We’ve got Zeller 2.0 plus the sons of former NBA stars Glenn Robinson and Tim Hardaway all on the same court when the No. 1 Michigan Wolverines play the No. 3 Indiana Hoosiers in Bloomington, Indiana. If I predicted this would happen, say, three years ago, the only people who might have agreed that they could see this coming would have been John Beilein,
Shabazz Muhammad BROOKLYN — Shabazz Muhammad of UCLA making his highly anticipated NCAA debut. Cody Zeller of Indiana battling a breathing problem in front of 50+ NBA scouts. Otto Porter of Georgetown proving his versatility at both ends is no fluke. Jordan Hulls of Indiana stealing the show and taking home the Legends Classic MVP honor. [Read more…]