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TNT announces BBVA Rising Stars Challenge participants

TNT announces BBVA Rising Stars Challenge participants

TNT had a little fun Thursday evening when they hosted a televised Draft with Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal for the 2012 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge set to take place next Friday from the Amway Center in downtown Orlando, Florida. Team Chuck and Team Shaq announced the participants of the Rookie Sophomore Challenge, now known as the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, in a draft scenario that saw Team Shaq swoop up the momentous Jeremy Lin and … Read entire article »

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Weren’t these rookies supposed to suck?

Weren’t these rookies supposed to suck?

Weren’t these rookies supposed to suck? Remember all that talk pre-draft 2011 about the lack of talent coming into the league?  Wasn’t this supposed to be a so-called ‘down year’ for NBA rookies? Surely you remember all of that utter nonsense, but if not it bears repeating as the overwhelmingly premature generalizations gained momentum like an all-encompassing mid-western tornado this past summer. Thankfully the early returns are in and with about a third of the 2011-12 season completed; … Read entire article »

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Kemba Walker first rookie this season to post triple-double

Kemba Walker first rookie this season to post triple-double

Kemba Walker notched an impressive 20-point, 10-rebound, 11-assist effort Saturday night in a close 102-99 Bobcats’ loss to the visiting Washington Wizards.  It was the first such triple-double effort by an NBA rookie this season, and obviously, the first of young Kemba’s short career. With starting point man D.J. Augustin out indefinitely with what has been deemed as big toe inflammation, Walker has taken the reins at point and done so confidently albeit in just his … Read entire article »

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2011 NBA Draft Green Room Invitations Announced

2011 NBA Draft Green Room Invitations Announced

You know it’s getting close to Draft night when the NBA officially announces its “Green Room” invitations. Luckily for us faithful Hoops’ fans that night is now just days upon us as the National Basketball Association issued this year’s invitees to the 2011 NBA Draft which will be held Thursday, June 23rd at 7 PM from Newark, New Jersey. Those slated to be on hand along with their families and agents will be none other than Duke’s … Read entire article »

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