Tag Archives: Basketball

Mixtape Masters: Aquille Carr

aquille carrBY SCOTT PHILLIPS

As many of you know, I’ve covered high school and college basketball since my college days and I spend a lot of time watching mixtapes of top players.

Mixtapes are a collection of highlight-reel plays that are put together to music by dudes that obsessively follow certain players.

 And this week’s high school mixtape of Aquille Carr is ridiculous. 

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Mixtape Masters: D Rose’s high school mix is ridiculous

derrick roseBY SCOTT PHILLIPS

As many of you know, I’ve covered high school and college basketball since my college days and I spend a lot of time watching mixtapes of top players.

Mixtapes are a collection of highlight-reel plays that are put together to music by dudes that obsessively follow certain players.

 And this week’s high school mixtape of Derrick Rose is ridiculous.

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Mixtape Masters: Shaquille Johnson and my favorite hoops mixtape of the last decade

Shaquille JohnsonBY SCOTT PHILLIPS

Poor Scholars returns today with a new series we’re running entitled: “Mixtape Masters”.

As many of you know, I’ve covered high school and college basketball since my college days and I spend a lot of time watching mixtapes of top players.

Mixtapes are a collection of highlight-reel plays that are put together to music by dudes that obsessively follow certain players.

And this Shaquille Johnson mixtape is worthy of the hype.

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Poor Scholars NCAA Tournament Buckets Pool Final Scoring

fgcBY POOR SCHOLARS STAFF

The Poor Scholars NCAA Tournament Buckets Pool is over and we have our winner. A breakdown of the final scoring.

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The NBA scoring race is getting fun

lebronmelodurantBY SCOTT PHILLIPS

If you are like most basketball fans by now the NBA regular season is dragging a bit. After the All-Star break, through about now, it’s just difficult to drum up excitement to watch NBA basketball. March Madness contributes to this factor a bit, but more-or-less, there really isn’t much to get excited about in the first place.

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Relax, Woj

Photo Credit: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images

Photo Credit: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images

BY HAROLD BAYLESS

In terms of transactions in the NBA, there is only one reporter working that I look to for the latest information — Adrian Wojnarowski.

After reading his column today, he remains one of, if not the best, news reporter for all things NBA in my dreary eyes. I haven’t heard, seen or read anyone better at getting the news first.

However, his opinion has now lost all credibility with me and I will no longer waste more than a second to read anything with his byline unless it is a news report.

Before you read any further, please read his column.

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Death of the Dunk Contest? Stop it…

BY SCOTT PHILLIPS

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I’m obsessed with dunk contests, so it pains my heart to watch another mediocre contest like the one over the weekend. But rather than joining the masses and complaining with no solutions, I’ve decided to come up with my own ways to improve the NBA Dunk Contest. My credentials, you ask? I’ve watched every NBA, college, and high school dunk contest imaginable and was once a judge during the dunk contest of a high school All-Star game. I also produced enough of my own dunk contests on a Fisher-Price hoop as a kid in the basement of my Dad’s house to know what I’m doing. See, Grandma, judging all of those basement dunk contests featuring everyone from Detlef Schrempf to Mark Price to Michael Jordan finally paid off!

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The 5 Best NBA Player/Actors

michael-jordan-in-space-jam-1996BY BRIAN GODAR

In honor of Michael Jordan’s 50th birthday and Space Jam’s 12-year theatrical release anniversary last week, I look back at some of the NBA’s most transcendent stars; players going beyond athletics and taking on the mantle of actors. Most of the time, the movies are bad or gimmicky, or the players discover that their acting talents don’t run nearly as deep as their athletic prowess. Luckily, this almost never has any effect on how entertaining the movie itself is, and it can actually make a movie better when an athlete-actor is bad. Sometimes the role in question requires someone to ham up the acting, and rather than embarrass a real actor, you can hire an athlete who is doing this for fun and will actually make the role better.

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The sad story of Derrick Griffin

4f0b13d2b2ea5.preview-300BY DANNY HAZAN

In the wake of national signing day, I became compelled to share a story;  but a little background information is necessary first.

I covered the NY2LA Sports Summer Jam presented by Under Armour last summer for Slam’s website.

The five-day club basketball extravaganza should be on the bucket list for any basketball junkie because of the collection of talent from around the country that competes in suburban Milwaukee.

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