A couple of weeks ago, Foot Locker came out with a new commercial. In it, some teenager is playing basketball at his house and he's talking to himself, living out his hoop dreams by counting down the seconds in some imaginary game, setting himself up for the game-winning shot.
If he's not playing against the Miami Heat, odds are that Roy Hibbert isn't going to bother you too much on the offensive end of the court. On the season, the former Hoya is averaging 11.8 points on 9.6 field goal attempts per game.
Back when I was 14 years old, I watched Raging Bull for the first time. I was raised in a house of movie gurus and this was one I had been dying to see, so the day I finally got the "OK" from my parents was a good one.
The 80 games Dwight Howard spent under the glowing lights of Tisel Town were a raging disappointment. Here was someone who was supposed to be the next Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; the next Shaquille O'Neal; the next all-time Laker great. He was supposed to lead the men in purple and gold to great things - championship things - alongside Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Pau Gasol.
On Saturday night, the Houston Rockets made a trip to Milwaukee to take on the woeful Bucks. It shouldn't have been an interesting game because, well, the Bucks are terrible and the Rockets are not, but the men in green gave James Harden and company a run for their money, losing by just six points.
Kevin Durant is pretty awesome.
Robin Lopez is one of the most interesting players in the NBA. For one, he's got kooky hair. Everyone loves kooky, frizzy hair. Secondly, he's that guy who does all the dirty work on the court, which you can only tip your hat to.
Remember Jared Jeffries? The 6-foot-11 power forward who as drafted with the 11th pick by the Washington Wizards in the 2002 NBA Draft? He played for New York Knicks, Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers, too. Yup, he was a scout for the Denver Nuggets last year. Good. Now that we're all caught up, let's get to it.
People do the weirdest things to get a shout-out on Twitter. Some go down the "I love you, you're my favorite player" route, which may get you a retweet or follow depending on who that person is. Others go down the "Hey, you! Yeah, you. You're terrible. I know what I'm talking about" route.
Back on December 4th when the Portland Trail Blazers were taking the NBA world by storm with the best record in the league, they sent out a little something on Twitter that set the basketball blogosphere world on fire: Is it too late to join the Eastern Conference? Asking for a friend.