by Lang Whitaker
This has nothing to do with hoops but I had to share. Spent about an hour looking at photos last night. This site is a total tour de force.The ’80s and ’90s were some weird times.
Found via Andrew Sullivan.
by Joey Whelan
And then there were four. It’s taken three days, 12 games and 38 hours of blogging, but we’ve reached the Big East Semifinals. At least three of these teams will be in action after this week when the NCAA Tournament starts (Syracuse, Villanova and Louisville) and with a win over Pitt last night, I think West Virginia may have punched their ticket as well.
I knew money was tight in the NBA, but damn: “Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard took it to the next level in this year’s Sprite Slam Dunk competition by changing in a phone booth to become Superman. Now you have a chance to own that phone booth and an autographed Dwight Howard jersey. Beginning Monday, March 16 at 4 p.m. ET the auction for the actual phone booth from the 2009 Sprite Slam Dunk competition will begin online at auctions.nba.com. The phone booth stands 94″ high and weighs 170 pounds.
by Matt Caputo
Originally published in SLAM 127
After going undrafted in the ’05 NBA Draft, Will Conroy was left looking for a place to play. It might not have seemed like much at first, but the NBA D-League had a spot for the former University of Washington point man and the Huskies’ all-time assist leader. He’s now the little League’s leading scorer and a quick first step away from a full-time position in the NBA.
by Alan Paul
I grew up on Pitt basketball. It may not have been much during the 70s and 80s but it was what we had in Pittsburgh and it was, in fact, a lot of fun. I went to virtually every home game from early elementary school until I graduated form high school in 1984, most of them of them with my brother and father. Those years incorporated a lot of pretty mediocre teams, but also some tremendously exciting basketball played in the close confines of musty old Fitzgerald Field House.
by DeMarco Williams
Day 1 of the ACC tourney saw the NCAA tournament hopes of one team (Miami) dashed and those of three others (Maryland, Virginia Tech and Boston College) carry on for another day. Today, that trio, along with the Cinderella Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, face the big boys. And while we can’t promise any six-overtime thrillers at the Georgia Dome today, UNC, Duke, Wake and all the rest battling for seedings and invitations promise a good day of action. SLAM will do its best to keep up…
by DeMarco Williams
All right, Big East. The ACC has let you solo shine for a day, but now it’s time for some real hoops action. Man, do y’all understand that this conference has an eight- and nine-seed, Miami and Virginia Tech, with 35 combined wins? Yet, here they are, trying to convince the selection committee that just because you finish 7-9 in conference doesn’t mean you’re not a NCAA tourney-caliber team. Craaazy.
by Marcel Mutoni
It’s no secret that things haven’t exactly gone according to plan for Chris Mullin and the Warriors. The product on the floor is awful, and things are even worse in the front office. In other words, changes are a-coming.
And those changes include Mullin no longer working for the Warriors after this season, according to the local media.