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  • The Webb Report: Knicks Talk!!

    The Webb Report: Knicks Talk!!

    Author Eric Webb

    It was a light week for the New York Knicks, in terms of their games played, but a heavy one in terms of the pressure the 70-year old organization received from the media and fans around New York.

    The Knicks only played three games this week instead of four and had three days until their next game, but the critics of the Knicks took no days off this week. The usual Knicks fans booed their team as they lost to the Pelicans at the Garden and to the Sixers in Philadelphia, but they also have been publicly criticizing Carmelo Anthony on multiple social media platforms begging the team to trade him. The week the plot thickened by Phil Jackson’s good friend, Charlie Rosen, jumping into the conversation suggesting that Melo would consider waiving his no-trade clause in his current 5-year $124 million contract, only if he was dealt to the Los Angeles Clippers or Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Are the Sixers for Real?

on Friday, 03 February 2012. Posted in Basketball

History Shows They Are

My buddy Jay texted me after the Sixers 74-69 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday.

 

"The Sixers are for real!"

 

He sent the same text sometime during the third quarter of the Sixers 98-82 drubbing of the Chicago Bulls two days later. I texted him back in agreement.

 

The NBA is Back, A Look At The League and How We Got Here

on Thursday, 02 February 2012. Posted in Basketball

How the Lockout Helped the NBA

•THE LOCKOUT•

 

When the NBA Lockout began, I, as a writer and as a fan, refused to cover it, and refused to write about the league at all.

 

A couple of my friends suggested this was just an opportunity to be lazy, hell even my editors probably thought so. They couldn't have been further off. Truth be told, there isn't a sport I'd rather cover, nor write about. It was more like a self-imposed punishment, as if I wasn't being punished enough by the fact that my favorite sport, and favorite league, was a lot closer than a casual fan may think to not having a season at all. Had the league been canceled, would I have continued my NBA writing boycott? Hopefully we'll never find out.

 

A Hopeful Homecoming

Written by Kira Weinstein on Friday, 11 November 2011. Posted in Interviews, Basketball, Foundation Spotlight

How Randy Foye is Changing Newark


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A Hopeful Homecoming

Newark, New Jersey is not the easiest place in which to grow up. For years, New Jersey’s largest city has struggled against drugs, gun violence and theft. Kids are often faced with pressures from the street before they can solve an algebra problem. But to Randy Foye, it’s the place he calls home. And he is doing everything he can to make it a better home for the next generation.

Dwight Howard: Super Man

Written by Kira Weinstein on Friday, 15 July 2011. Posted in Interviews, Basketball, Foundation Spotlight, Beyond the Athlete

A GLIMPSE OF DWIGHT HOWARD OFF THE COURT


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Dwight Howard: Super Man

Watching Dwight Howard on the basketball court provides basketball fans with everything they could ever want: hustle, intensity, overwhelming power and moves worthy of a SportsCenter highlight reel. Since Howard entered the league out of high school in 2004, he has been dominating the paint. His impressive resume includes averaging a double-double, winning an Olympic gold medal, being selected as an All-Star five times and being voted NBA Defensive Player of the Year an unprecedented three seasons in a row (2009-2011).

The Jason Kidd Foundation

Written by Mark Fischgrund on Saturday, 25 September 2010. Posted in Basketball, Foundation Spotlight


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The Jason Kidd Foundation

 

When you think of NBA All Star and Future Hall of Famer Jason Kidd you think of statistics. Kidd has accumulated over 16,000 points, 10,000 assists, 7500 rebounds and over 100 career triple doubles. What goes unnoticed is probably Jason’s greatest assist of all; the Jason Kidd Foundation.

From the King to the Hive

Written by Randy Zellea on Wednesday, 23 June 2010. Posted in Interviews, Basketball

By Randy Zellea

Most fans may not know, but Peja Stojakovic was drafted 14th in the 1996 NBA Draft by Sacramento.  Due to the likes of Allen Iverson, Ray Allen, Kobe Bryant, Marcus Camby, Stephon Marbury, and others, Peja’s selection became unnoticed due to playing professionally in Greece and a lack of name recognition.

Stojakovic eventually entered the NBA during the 1998-99 lockout NBA season. After learning the NBA game during his first two seasons, Stojakovic showed why he was selected 14th overall by becoming one of the league’s best three-point shooters.  He averaged 20.4 PPG and 5.8 RPG while shooting 40 percent behind the three-point line and was the runner-up for the Most Improved Player Award during the 2000-01 season.

During the 2001-02 season, Stojakovic was elected to his first NBA All-Star game and won the three-point shooting contest during the All-Star Saturday night.  After a successful regular season averaging 21.2 PPG, the Kings fell short in Game Seven of the conference finals against the Lakers.

Stojakovic continued to grow as a player as a King, Pacer, and now a member of the New Orleans Hornets. He has stepped into a leadership role with a young Hornets team led by the energetic and talented point guard, Chris Paul.

I recently sat down with Stojakovic to talk about his growth in Sacramento, participating in the All-Star festivities, his brief stint as a Pacer, being compared to Drazen Petrovic, and flying around as a member of the New Orleans Hornets.