Archive for July, 2011

Ask Ira: Are there any signs of LeBron upgrading his game?

Q: I’ve watched LeBron’s summer video highlights so far, and while it would be ridiculous for me to fully judge a player based on rec-level highlights, I see the exact same player: a player who is either right at the rim or taking long fadeaways and step-back jumpers - York.

Brown is wrong fit for young Timberwolves

That’s why he’s in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of fame. That’s why he has won an NCAA national title and an NBA championship, the only coach in history to do so.

Evin Alexander Demirel

After playing his last game with the Pistons in 1999, Marcus Brown sought his fortune abroad.

NOTES, LINKS & TWEETS

Anthony Macri A A at hoopsworld.com has some tips on how Mo Speights can improve his game .

Turkish club that signed Williams says it’s in talks with Kobe

Turkish club Besiktas is in talks with Kobe Bryant’s representatives about the possibility of the Los Angeles Lakers star playing in Turkey during the NBA lockout.

NBA Lockout 2011: Deron Williams and Others Who May Test the Waters Overseas

Since the NBA Lockout commenced on July 1, fans and players alike speculate as to the likelihood of even having a 2011-2012 NBA season.

NBA Lockout: Should Amar’e Stoudemire Follow Deron Williams to Europe?

Recently, many NBA stars have been threatening to take their talents to the Mediterranean.

Philadelphia 76ers: Can Evan Turner Be a Franchise Cornerstone?

Why all the fuss surrounding Evan Turner , Philadelphia’s highly acclaimed NBA rookie from last season? Keep reading.

Wall Street billionaire seals deal for Sixers

Courtesy of University of Pennsylvania via WPVI 6abc.com Joshua Harris attended the Wharton School.

NBA Trade Rumors: 12 Reasons Why the 76ers Should Keep Andre Iguodala

Before and after the 2011 NBA Draft, and now in the midst of a potentially long lasting NBA lockout, the Philadelphia 76ers have been extensively rumored to being more than willing to trade borderline superstar Andre Iguodala .

NBA Living Legends: 15 Active Players Who Are Hall of Famers in-Waiting

The level of depth in the NBA right now is the best I’ve seen in over a decade. All-Star talent can be found all around the league.

Orlando Magic News & Notes: Going Overseas, Major Changes?

During the ‘98-99 lockout-shortened season, the Magic finished 33-17. Led by Penny Hardaway, they tied for first in the division with the Miami Heat, but fell in the first round to the Allen Iverson 76ers.

Post-lockout changes coming for Magic like in ‘99?

Everything changed for the Magic after the 1998-99 lockout. And a dozen years later, more dramatic changes might be heading the Magic’s way after the lockout of 2011-12. During the ‘98-99 lockout-shortened season, the Magic finished 33-17. Led by Penny Hardaway, they tied for first in the division with the Miami Heat, but fell in the first round to …

NBA Lockout: 5 Reasons Why Players Going Overseas Is Bad for the NBA

The league-wide NBA lockout was a result of a broken business model which has cost NBA owners millions of dollars annually.

NBA Lockout: Deron Williams’ New Team Also Wants Kobe Bryant

With the NBA lockout in place, basketball teams in leagues around the globe are scrambling to acquire the service of NBA players.