McDONALD’S ALL-STARS UNDECIDED

The 2009 McDonald’s All-American boys basketball were recently named and of the 24 names in the West and East rosters, two stood out because of what it said under the last column – undecided. Lance Stephenson of Lincoln High School from Brooklyn, N.Y., and DeMarcus Cousins of LeFlore High School from Mobile, Ala., have yet … [Read more…]

BRYANT, MAYO HEADLINE NBA MIDSEASON

When he was a freshman at USC, O.J. Mayo spent his summer vacation playing one-one-one against Kobe Bryant at Bryant’s basketball camp held at Loyola Marymount in Marina del Rey. Bryant won most of the battles, but Mayo more than held his own against the player regarded as the best in the world. Mayo’s basketball … [Read more…]

CELTICS’ GLASS IS HALF EMPTY

Something is definitely wrong with the Boston Celtics. Though the defending NBA champs are still a major driving force in the East, the Celtics’ high-powered engine is beginning to leak and their once tireless energy on defense is showing some wear-and-tear. Coach Doc Rivers also hinted the team is severely missing two key cogs from … [Read more…]

10 BEST CLUTCH SHOOTERS IN THE NBA

Larry Bird, Hall-of-Famer and three-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics, once said that a true basketball “assassin” is someone who is not afraid to shoot when the game is on the line. Bird explained that it is easy to shoot a potential game-winning shot when the game is tied, and the worst thing that … [Read more…]

‘PSYCHO T’ IS NOT THE TOP TAR HEEL

Tyler Hansbrough recently became the greatest scorer in North Carolina history. What does it mean for Hansbrough’s place among Tar Heel legends? Nothing. Absolutely, nothing. Hansbrough may be the No. 1 scorer in Chapel Hill, but he has a ways to go before he becomes a member of Tar Heel royalty. Heck, I have a … [Read more…]