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TNT broadcaster and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley dissed the Bay Area recently, saying that he would rather live on Alcatraz than reside in either Oakland or San Francisco. He went on to say that he likes Sacramento more. Locals are fuming and want The Round Mound of Reboundâ€™s large head on a platter. â€œI love it when they give me a hard time,â€ Barkley said. â€œI know that Iâ€™m getting a lot of love there now.â€ Bay Area radio and TV stations have received numerous complaints about Barkleyâ€™s remarks. People have created amusing photo shopped pictures of Barkley in a rowboat on... (more)
Greg Oden is through with school. Heâ€™s fleeing Ohio State University for greener pastures at the professional level. The 7-foot freshman said yesterday he will leave Ohio State after leading the Buckeyes to the national championship game and enter the NBA draft, where he figures to be one of the top two picks along with Texas freshman forward Kevin Durant. And how can you blame him? The kind of money Oden will be making next season in the NBA will be unprecedented for a rookie. He played like a man among boys this season and looks like a seasoned NBA all-star already. For him to stay in college... (more)
...in the postseason and are looking good. The Sharks start a second round series against the Detroit Red Wings, a team theyâ€™ve won three of four games from this year. The Warriors are in the playoffs for the first time in well over a decade, and are probably the hottest team in the entire NBA right now. The Sharks are skating well, playing like a complete squad and focused on getting to the Stanley Cup Finals. With a great mix of veterans, rookies and role players, the Teal Team looks poised and ready to roll. Team leader Joe Thornton had six assists in the first-round series... (more)
...watch a little sports. Mostly just the highlights and analysis, but occasionally the actual games themselves. The best announcer/analyst teams: NFL: John Madden and Al Michaels (NBC) Chris Berman and Tom Jackson (ESPN) College Football: Kirk Herbstreit/Lee Corso/Jay Crawford(ABC/ESPN) NBA: Greg Anthony/Stephen A. Smith/John Saunders (ESPN) College Basketball: I am not huge fan of any of them, but Digger Phelps (ESPN) and Dick Vitale (ESPN) stick-out and do occasionally have unique and revealing things to say. MLB: Joe Morgan and Joe Miller (ESPN) Highlights: Stuart Scott and... (more)
...of what you may ask? January 22nd 2007 will mark the one year anniversary of a major event in the history of basketball. A year ago, on January 22nd 2006, Kobe Bryant scored 81 points in a game opposing his team, the LA Lakers, and the Toronto Raptors. His point total in that game is second in NBA history only to Wilt Chamberlain's legendary 100-point game in 1962. WHY81 is a mystery event organized by Nike to celebrate the anniversary of Kobe's record during which 80 contestants will be able to purchase a very limited edition of the anniversary shoe after a 4-hour event. The nature of... (more)
...you even hungrier than you were before. Talk of the preseason fills our hearts with dread: of obligatory attendance to earn one's status as a "true fan", of watching back-up players trying clumsily to make the roster, and of a half-filled arenas or stadiums of only mildly amused patrons. The NBA's preseason is no exception. In a sport with so few players on each team, and even fewer superstars to go around, injuries are as much a part of the game as balls and hoops. And as a result, no one's going to risk a thing for games that "don't count". So with every team trotting out their... (more)