NBA 

Jalen’s All-NBA Snub team

With the All-NBA teams announced, there are some notable names that were left off the list. Here is the All-NBA Snubbed team. Kyrie Irving Playing next to LeBron James has it’s perks and it’s downfalls. On one hand, your team is an automatic championship contending team. Your play, along with that of the whole team, will be elevated and James will... Read More
NBA 

Minnesota Timberwolves Season Preview

The Timberwolves have all the pieces to be something special this season. Since Kevin Garnett was traded to the Boston Celtics back in 2007, Minnesota has for lack of a better terms have been bottom feeders in the NBA. Yes, Kevin Love was a force of the team for 2008 to 2014, but that did not translate into wins. However, year after... Read More
Podcasts 

The Finals Talk, No Name Podcast style

  After a few weeks of schedule conflicts The No Name Podcast is back. I (@GainesonNBA) sat down with guest Mike Sykes (@MikeDSykes) to discuss the Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the amazing performances by Kyrie Irving and LeBron James, Steph Curry’s struggles, Draymond Green’s impact, Harrison Barnes, the Jimmy Butler trade talk, and many more tangents. Read More
NBA 

Wolves get their guy, hire Tom Thibodeau as head coach

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor took little time in finding the team’s next head coach and general manager. On Wednesday, the T-Wolves announced the hiring of former Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau as the new head coach and president of basketball operations. The team also announced the hiring of former San Antonio Spurs assistant general manager Scott Layden as... Read More
NBA 

We Are All Witnesses……. Again

On July 11, 2014 NBA Superstar LeBron James announced via Sports Illustrated that he is “coming home” to play for his home state Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron, a native of Akron Ohio, chose to return to the team he once spurned in 2010 for the Miami Heat. In a letter LeBron detailed some of the reasons he returned to the Cavs... Read More
NBA 

Two Sides Of The Coin: The 2014-2015 NBA Rookie Of The Year Is…..

The NBA Draft had plenty of people excited over who could potentially be playing for their favorite team. More specifically, teams were looking to cash in on the bevy of talent that this draft had. And some teams got lucky to get who they wanted. While others are waiting on their guys to eventually ready to contribute to their team.... Read More
NBA Wizards 

Standing Pat? The Washington Wizards’ Draft and other notes

The reaction on Wizards twitter wasn’t great when the Washington Wizards ended up trading their lone draft pick to the Los Angeles Lakers for cash considerations. The cash fills out the bottom line of the roster. It essentially represents money that doesn’t count for or against the cap, but it gives the Wizards the freedom to spend a bit extra... Read More
NBA 

Thoughts on the 2014 NBA Draft

Fans, scouts, and front offices have been keeping tabs on Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker well before the young prospects could legally operate a motor vehicle. Now the long wait and anticipation is nearly over, as one of the more anticipated NBA draft is only a day away. Before the festivities begin, I’ll share my thoughts on some players in a Q&A format. Once the draft is complete ,... Read More
NBA NCAAB 

A Different Kind of Savior

Ever since he was an extremely skinny 14 year old kid,  Andrew Wiggins has been in the spotlight.  Dubbed “the next one” by NBA scouts, he’s been compared to everyone from Kobe Bryant to LeBron James. The comparisons have been made largely because of his skill set and world class athleticism. After a successful high school career, Wiggins took his talents to Kansas to play... Read More
NCAAB 

Polarizing Narratives Surround Wiggins

A few months ago, Andrew Wiggins was considered, in many circles, as the best pro prospect to appear on the national scene in quite some time. Whether or not he was a better high school player than Kevin Durant or Derrick Rose was missing the point.  The fact of the matter was that Wiggins was a generational talent blessed with... Read More
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