“People ask me when the last time I was happy. I genuinely almost always tell them Linsanity. I’m not joking. For two weeks, that was the best,” exclaimed restauranteur David Chang on Bill Simmons’ podcast in May (1 hour, 9 minute mark).
The PrimeTime Shootout is a high school invitational tournament that started in 1976. Players that have appeared include LeBron James Carmelo Anthony, and Dwight Howard. Ever since the Nets moved to Brooklyn, I missed my fix of watching basketball in person.
Jeopardy had a March Madness theme tonight, but only the NCAA Champs category had actual basketball questions.
Going to a Nets game in Brooklyn is not as easy as going to East Rutherford or Newark while living Hoboken. In their third year in Brooklyn, I’ve attended one Nets game, where I used to go to a dozen in the swamp.
The minimum age requirement to play in the NBA is 19. For the top high school basketball players in the country, this means being a one-and-done player, where Kentucky’s John Calipari has mastered the art of coaching players who only stay for their freshman year, specifically for the pros.
The NBA national TV schedule is out. You’ll only find here all 30 teams with their appearances on ABC, TNT, ESPN, NBA TV and the totals. In addition, I note the difference from last year’s schedule (which is not accounting for the changes they made mid-season).
Stephen A. Smith was on Mike & Mike on ESPN radio this morning, and here’s what he had to say. He talks about Melo first, then LeBron at about the five minute mark.
Everyone’s talking about Donald Sterling, but the real action is on the hardwood. Each team has a few players with an interesting story to get you hooked.
I know this headline gender-stereotypes, but let’s face it — it’s more likely there’s a male that wants to watch the game with his unwilling female counterpart.
Syracuse got knocked out of the NCAA tournament by Dayton — but behold! You can still watch some former SU players in the NBA!
(Currently called the Izod Center, I attended most Nets games when it was the Continental Arena).
The Barclays Center has The Vault—an exclusive club that Jay-Z designed.
The Continental Arena had a lot of empty seats.
But that big white complex in the swamp certainly has some distinctive traits. Here are six.