This weekend in Phoenix we will see Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson all reunited for the first time since the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Detroit Pistons in The NBA Finals in 2004. It marked the end of a highly successful but also highly tumultuous run for the trio.
Cheerleader of the Day
Thanks to our friends over at Icon
Sports Media, we have access to thousands of great college & NBA basketball photos
to use on the site. Each day, along with our
Picture of the Day, we'll be featuring a Cheerleader of the Day. In honor of
the upcoming NBA Draft, we'll be focusing on NBA dancers until the end of June!
FACT #1: Most homegrown 1st round picks since 2000: Celtics, Hawks, and Supersonics with 5 each (but these 3 teams have combined for only 7 playoff appearances in 8 years)
The title of the article pretty much sums it up – do the number of lottery drafted players on a NBA team’s roster affect the team’s outcome on the court? At first blush the obvious answer would be yes – more often than not talent wins out on the court, so more talent on a roster should equal more wins. On the other side of the coin, normally the worst teams in the league are the ones drafting in the lottery, so therefore crummy teams should have their rosters saturated with lottery picks.
Part One of All-Time NBA Draft Studs & Duds contains Atlanta through Miami.
Record: 58-24, 2nd Southwest