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Post Up: Crafty Chris Paul

March 30th, 2009

by Holly MacKenzie
A bunch of games yesterday, but my focus was firmly on the Raptors/Bulls contest. I was at the game and spotted an empty seat courtside on press row (I’m usually in a different press section), and emailed Raptors PR who told me to make the move, so I was able to watch Derrick Rose, and Ben Gordon in action and watching them will their team back from 18-down was something.

Converse Optium

March 29th, 2009

Seth Curry is headed to Duke

March 29th, 2009

Stephen’s younger bro is not down with the mid-major scene anymore; he’ll be in the ACC (Cameron, to be exact) for the 2010-11 season.

Original Old School: Storybook Ending

March 29th, 2009

As the NCAA Tourney winds down and 64 teams are whittled down to 1 (I see you, Scottie Reynolds), we continue to unveil Old School SLAM stories that are on-point. This week we take a look back at the ’76-77 NCAA Champs, Marquette.  Now known for Dwyane Wade, Tom Crean and their unique  jerseys, Al McGuire’s Marquette team was once the champs. Here is how SLAM recaptured that title game in SLAM #59.–Tzvi Twersky
by Ryan Jones

The Recruiting Market Heats Up

March 28th, 2009

by Franklyn Calle

Billy Gillispie Out at Kentucky

March 27th, 2009

by Ben Osborne
This story deserves a link on our site, because it is a big deal, but I’m also posting it out of homage to Ryan Jones, who is no doubt amused that some people didn’t quite get what they were wishing for.

Game Notes: Lakers at Pistons

March 27th, 2009

by Eric Woodyard
“It’s cool to love to win but it’s better to hate to lose…”
Nas, The N—-r Tape (2008)
If there’s one thing that can be said about Kobe Bryant, it is that he hates to lose. With such a burning desire to rise above the competition, why would he even think about a negative outcome?

Playoff Pressure Getting to the Bobcats

March 27th, 2009

Were you expecting anything different?: “For the first time collectively, the Charlotte Bobcats are playing for actual stakes – the last spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Half of the eight-man rotation hasn’t done this before. They’re not managing it well, as losses to Minnesota, Indiana and Washington demonstrate. And time is running out with 11 games left in the season. ‘There’s definitely something to that,’ shooting guard Raja Bell said at practice Thursday.