Ok, the scene is set. Team USA was 7-0 and well on its way to a perfect 8-0 Olympic Games record and a gold medal. Vince Carter took it to a new level. I’ll let the video do the rest of the explaining:
After yesterday’s first part of my NBA mock draft, I have gone all-out and finished the first round. I was thinking about doing a second round mock, but the second round of the NBA draft is pretty low-key. Catch the first part of my mock here, and the second half just below:
The NBA lottery was last night, and the Cavaliers reeled in even more rewards for the departure of LeBron James. The Bobcats got the short end of the stick, yet again. And the Wizards leapt into the top three.
There are so many thoughts swirling in my head right now, because this draft can go so many different ways. Like the NFL Draft last month, there is no clear-cut franchise player in this draft. There is no sure thing. Every player has at least one glaring hole in his game.
I am usually pretty spot-on when I predict which players will pan out in the NBA and which will not, but my accuracy is not as deadly when I predict my mock drafts.
That all being said, here is part one (the lottery teams) of the 2013 NBA Mock Draft, no trades included:
The legal drinking age in the United States is 21 years of age, but there are plenty of NBA players who have yet to legally enter a bar. Normal 19 and 20-year-olds are working a part-time job, maybe going to college. The lucky ones, however, are multi-millionaires who get the privilege of playing basketball for a living.
On the day of the NBA Draft Lottery, the league readies to welcome a whole slew of new under-21-year-olds, but before that, here is a team comprised of the best NBA players under age 21.
Hopefully this team doesn’t win any titles in the next year or two, because there won’t be any champagne showers in the locker room post game.
A few weeks ago, Mark Cuban opened to floor to Mavericks fans to design the team’s next uniforms. Another example of why Cuban is the best owner in professional sports. He is an involved owner who interacts with his fan base. However, it looks like Cuban should have put some guidelines on the submissions.
He didn’t provide a template, so fans can put basically anything on any style of jersey, sleeves or no sleeves. There are no color preferences, so there are some black and yellow and other obnoxious colors that do not resemble the Mavs mixed in the bunch.
The Conference Finals are set to begin already, just a day after the Pacers finished off the Knicks in the only remaining series of round two. Will the Heat advance to their third straight NBA Finals? Will San Antonio get back to the promised land that Gregg Popovich knows so well?
This is one of my all-time favorite dunk contest dunks ever. So it may not be flashy, but think of the athletic ability it takes to jump under the backboard, avoid it, rise back up and throw it down.
Somehow Iggy did not win the dunk contest in 2006, even though champion Nate Robinson used 14 attempts to finally finish one of his dunks. Iguodala’s performance in the 2006 contest is one of the most complete, top to bottom, of all time, and here is the best of the bunch: