Jay Staples

Jay Maguire lives in Dallas Texas. Born a cheesehead, Jay always has an eye on his beloved Wisconsin teams. A published author, journalist, marketing guru, and sub par athlete, Jay works closely with agents and sports marketing executives. Although Jay has opinions on just about everything, Jay loves sitting down with athletes and discussing life off the playing field.

Looking Back with J-Kidd

on Friday, 01 April 2011. Posted in Interviews


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Looking Back With J-Kidd

Gary Payton once said you should call Jason Kidd "Ason Kidd" because he has no "J". For more than a decade, the scouting report said to ignore Kidd on the three-point arc. Let him fling away. Turn a passer into a shooter, as the NBA saying goes. Those days are long gone.  When it comes to three-pointers made in NBA history, Kidd is the third best.

Once again, Jason Kidd finds himself in the midst of a “championship or bust” playoff push. Back Sports Page sat down with the Maverick’s floor general to get a rare view through his eyes.

Interview With Bucks Guard Brandon Jennings

on Wednesday, 13 April 2011. Posted in Interviews

Bucks Guard Tells All


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Interview With Bucks Guard Brandon Jennings

With Iverson's floor presence, Shaq's wit, LeBron's confidence, Wade's humility, Magic's smile, and Nash's game, Brandon Jennings has fans screaming “Fear The Deer!” Except for Cleve and Toronto, no team in the Eastern Conference had as big a drop in victories this year than the Milwaukee Bucks.  Back Sports Page had exclusive access to Brandon Jennings during the second half of this season, as the “Young Buck” tried to carry his team to another playoff berth.  BSP first caught up with Jennings during All Star Weekend. Who says you can’t go home again? Before becoming an NBA rising star, Brandon Jennings built his basketball foundation on the Gardena, California pavement.

Josh Howard Looks Back and Forward with BSP!!

on Wednesday, 22 June 2011. Posted in Beyond the Athlete

BSP Gets The Scoop on Josh Howard


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Josh Howard Looks Back and Forward with BSP!!

It has been said that character is much easier kept than recovered. The spotlight has always shined brightly on the mistakes that Josh Howard has made over the years. From admitting to marijuana use to getting arrested, to disrespecting the National Anthem, Josh Howard’s character has been questioned by many and respected by few.

Josh Howard's Charity Game Set Tone For NBA Season

on Sunday, 22 January 2012. Posted in Interviews, Foundation Spotlight

Josh Howard Hosts in Dallas!!


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Josh Howard's Charity Game Set Tone For NBA Season

Tucked in the shadows of the Texas State Fair grounds, quietly standing firm as the concert next door blasts Zac Brown Band, in a gym the size of most NBA training rooms, NBA players got back to the only thing they truly ever wanted to do...

They played basketball.

The exact damage of the NBA lockout will never truly be known, but for one night in south Dallas, it could be seen.

Vince Carter: A Beacon of Hope

Written by Jay Staples on Tuesday, 30 October 2012. Posted in Beyond the Athlete


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Vince Carter: A Beacon of Hope

Vince Carter believes that he owes something to basketball. “I love the game of basketball,” Carter says. “Basketball has given me the opportunity to be in a position to help out people. I enjoy helping out people.” The Dallas Maverick guard is entering the final stretch of his NBA career, something I didn’t address with him, but Carter sees an opportunity off the court to give back. “Even around here, I always sit down with the rookies. I hang around the rookies and we talk about things going on with their lives, and even though they make a few old man jokes, I am able to give what I have experienced and seen to them.”

 

Hanging with Dominique Wilkins

Written by Jay Staples on Thursday, 13 December 2012. Posted in Interviews, Basketball


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Hanging with Dominique Wilkins

Dominique Wilkins has experienced a great deal of life both on and off the basketball court. Currently working as the Atlanta Hawks’ Vice President of Basketball, Wilkins is no stranger to Hawks fans. “There are a lot of different things that I do,” says Wilkins. “From business, advising, ownership, it’s just a lot of different things that I’m a part of.”