For my third installment for Black History Month, I wanted to write about my personal favorite PG of all time Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway.
Penny, who attended the University of Memphis, was a 6'7" PG who could also play the SG and SF position. Besides Magic of course, Taller guards were a rarity in the 90s NBA. But Penny was also extremely versatile and for a guard of his size, it gave him a clear advantage. Anfernee, who played two years at Memphis (91'-93') before declaring for the 93' NBA Draft averaged a combined 20.0 PPG, 7.7 RPG & 5.9 …
The Hall has yet to come knocking for Chris Webber, a basketball legend in his own right. Webber, who hails from Detroit, Michigan, attended the University of Michigan after leading his High School to three straight title games. His senior year he averaged 29.4 PPG & 13 RPG leading to him being named Michigan’s Mr. Basketball and the 90'-91' National High School player of the year. He was named MVP in both the McDonald’s and Dapper Dan All-Star games.
“C-Webb” played at Michigan for two years and was a member of the Legendary “Fab Five”. The Fab Five which also…
11x All Star.
2x All Star Game MVP.
4x Scoring Champ.
3x Steals Champ.
96'-97' Rookie of the Year.
The man. The myth. The legend. The Hall of Famer.
Allen Ezail Iverson.
Allen Iverson is a basketball GOD. A pioneer of the sport, and a trailblazer as well. We know what he was capable of doing on any night. And on most of those nights, he put on a show. …
Delonte West has been in the news a lot over the past few years. Not for basketball, but for his personal issues. Whether it’s being arrested for violating a traffic stop while armed with multiple weapons. Or going viral on social media for being photographed in public while in a hospital gown, Delonte has gone through it.
Although in 2008, when West was diagnosed with being “Bipolar”. A mental disorder that results in extreme shifts in someone’s mood. Delonte was more confident that his temporary depression and stress from being a basketball player played more of an impact.
Lamar Odom is by far one of the most skilled players the league has ever seen. A left handed, 6'10" Power Forward with a handle like a guard and equipped with a Shamgod that could only rival it’s creator, Lamar was downright filthy. Not to mention, he was a member of one of the greatest AAU teams of all time, with teammates Elton Brand and Ron Artest.
A native of Queens, New York. Odom or “Candy Man”, attended the University of Rhode Island as a transfer student after his scholarship from UNLV was revoked after suspicion arose from a Sports…
All athletes want to make it to the highest level in whatever sport they choose.
They want to be drafted. They have to be drafted.
Where I’m from, a lot of kids use sports as a way to get out of their environment. You see it every time the Draft comes on, a star college player, who has risen from the inner cities and is about to be drafted by a professional team in a professional league.
They know that the odds are against them. …
Chicago has been home to some of the most entertaining basketball players to ever play. Ask a bunch of locals who produces the best talent in basketball, and they’ll look at you like you lost your mind. Players like Dwayne Wade, Derrick Rose, and Anthony Davis all had their start in the Chi. But if you look back in history, you’ll come across one of the most flamboyant, and entertaining players to ever come out of Chicago.
That’s right, I’m talking about “Employee Number Eight” himself, Antoine Walker. Walker, who stood at 6'9" and weighed 250 lbs was a “Stretch…
As a die hard Brooklyn Nets fan, it kills me when people say we need a third star. No one expected us to come away with Kyrie and KD during the 2019 off-season. To be honest, I didn’t either. But now that we have them, we’re suddenly title contenders. The hopes are higher than ever: next season, KD will be making his debut as a Net and Kyrie will be healthy. Hopefully, we debut some new retro jerseys that’ll pay homage to our New Jersey lineage, too.
I’ve heard plenty of people say we should trade Caris for a third…
As much as a lot of NBA fans hated their dominance, the “Splash Brothers” are one of the greatest duos we’ve ever seen, and is THE greatest shooting backcourt in NBA history. Of course last season was forgettable for Golden State with Klay recovering from ACL surgery, and then Steph breaking his hand. They ultimately ended up in the lottery with the 2nd pick in the draft and with Klay coming back next season, the Warriors championship window was still open. …
Cam Reddish was the 10th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, selected by the Atlanta Hawks. So why aren’t they using him?
Coming out of High School, Cam Reddish was highly sought after by many universities. With him being a 5 star recruit, it obviously made sense why. When he commited to duke he would be joining fellow 5 star recruits RJ Barrett and the phenom himself, Zion Williamson. Duke was absolutely LOADED with talent, and in my opinion I feel like having so many superstar kids on a team can do more harm than good.
Most kids nowadays are…
Journalism major. I write basketball articles that range from current day to historic. (Twitter: @marsjoint)