Michael Beasley gets a little too comfy on the bench

Keywords: minnesota, michael beasley, anthony tolliver

 

This clip pretty much speaks for itself. Michael Beasley of the Twolves went to rub his leg while getting a little break on the bench. It wasn’t a break from the action however, as he ended up getting closer to teammate Anthony Tolliver. It took Beas a solid 3 seconds to realize that he was rubbing his teammates knee rather than his own.




New weHOOPny segment features 90′s NBA highlights complimented by a throwback song of the decade

Keywords: skee-lo, i wish, dream team, 1992, hoops in the 90s, america, croatia basketball

 

Since I started working at this site I’ve been wanting to figure out how to incorporate more things I am passionate about, other then basketball. Finally I can show my love of the 90′s with a tune from the final few years of the millennium along with some of basketballs greatest moments. So for Week One I present to you the song ‘I Wish’, by Skee-Lo. The song actually happens to have a basketball theme to it. But I wont strictly stick to songs like that so enjoy this classic beat and keep reading for a chance to relive the original Dream Team.

 

 

 

1992 was the first year that NBA players joined the American squad in the Olympics. The team was: Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen of the Chicago Bulls, John Stockton and Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz, Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers, Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics, Patrick Ewing of the New York Knicks, Chris Mullin of the Golden State Warriors (and formally of St. John’s), David Robinson of the San Antonio Spurs, and Charles Barkley of the Philadelphia 76ers. Oh and not to mention they later added Clyde Drexler of the Blazers and Christian Laettner of Duke. Laettner was the only college player of the squad, he actually beat out Shaq for the last spot on the team. So you could imagine when this team hit the court they dominated the competition. They beat their opposition by an average of 44 points per game , with one blowout of Angola by 68 points. They easily beat Croatia to take home the Gold medal in the finals. The team as a whole is a member of the Hall Of Fame, and many experts consider it the greatest team of athletes ever formed. They were kind of a big deal.




Kevin Love keeps on rolling in the month of March with his third 40 point game of the calendar

Keywords: kevin love, mvp, ricky rubio, twovles, 8 seed

 

Kevin Love is in the midst of an a excellent season. Earlier this year I wrote about Love being the prime candidate for MVP. Since Ricky Rubio went down the Twolves have fallen out of the playoffs, but Love has still been playing hard to try to keep his team afloat. Minnesota sits three games out of the eight spot in the west, unfortunately they probably wont be playing in the postseason without Rubio. This also means any chance of winning the MVP award will go up in smoke. But what Love has done all year is still impressive, especially since he is no longer receiving passes from Rubio.

 

 

So finally lets get to last night. Love had 40 points and 19 rebounds. Numbers like that have only been seen by Love and Dwight Howard in recent memory. All right, granted this time it came against the Bobcats, Love has done this against real teams, like the Thunder. Love hit a game tying three against the one seeded Oklahoma City Thunder to send his Timberwolves to overtime. He had 50 points in that game. The guy is clutch, plain and simple. A full season of Rubio and Love next year will be trouble for the NBA.




Jason Kidd may return to the Nets, albeit in a different state

Keywords: jason kidd, brooklyn nets

 

The more things change, the more they stay the same. As the Nets leave New Jersey for Brooklyn, part of their Garden State past may just follow. Jason Kidd has expressed interest in returning to the Nets, an organization he spent 6 plus seasons with. Now the question is does the Kidd, who is in his late 30′s, sign with the Nets to be Deron Williams back up, or does he sign to be there starter if D-Will leaves. No matter where Kidd goes, the team that signs him will be getting a championship winning point guard who is bound for the hall of fame.




Some guys just have different motivational techniques

Keywords: lebron james, miami heat

 

Well I never really understood what Lebron James could possibly say to his teammates before a game. The guy makes millions and is one of the most famous people in the world, so it is hard to really take him too seriously when it comes to basketball speeches. He was certainly able to change that perception as he grabbed everyones attention before the series clincher when he threatened to kidnap their families. But lets have our quote do the talking.

 

“If someone came to you right now and told you, ‘If you don’t win tonight you won’t see your family again,’ how would you play? Approach this game like your family is in danger. How bad do you want to see your family again?”

 

So there you have it. You want an NBA championship? Well you better, because if you dont win you wont have a family to come home to later.




Money a non issue for Shaka Smart as he decides to spend another year coaching VCU

Keywords: shaka smart, vcu, illinois, rams, final four

Virginia Commonwealth University. Is that a name that screams college basketball? Of course not, if I was a betting man I still wouldn’t be positive that the school was in Virginia. Thanks to head coach Shaka Smart however VCU has been an up and coming basketball school. Smart led the Rams to the Final Four of last years NCAA tournament. As a 12 seed they upset the likes of Georgetown, Purdue, Florida State, and finally the powerhouse of Kansas. After this past season Smart has an all time record of 84-27 with VCU. And he is only 34 years old.

 

So with a repertoire as impressive as the one Shaka Smart possesses it would be safe to assume that he is a hot commodity on the coaching market. With VCU Smart makes 1.2 million dollars a year, obviously a very nice salary. But Illinois was willing to offer him a lot more, and he had many other suitors as well this offseason. Smart passed and pledged his allegiance to VCU. He will continue making his “meager” salary as he continues to get the VCU program on the map.




Metta World Peace elbows James Harden

James HardenKeywords: james harden, ron artest, metta world peace, elbow

 

Well if there was any doubt that the name Metta World Peace made no sense, Ron Artest gave us more of a reason. Artest is most famous for the malice and the palace, where he went into the stands to fight a couple of fans in Detroit. Luckily Artest, who changed his name to Metta World Peace in the off season, only did damage to one guy, and he was an opposing player. That player is James Harden who may be the front runner for sixth man of the year. Hopefully he isn’t concussed after the wicked elbow Artest dealt to his dome.

 

 

But wait, there is more. Artest later went to twitter after watching what happened. Ron Ron firmly believes that this was just an unfortunate turn of events. In the words of Ron Burgundy, that escalated quickly, I mean that really got out of hand fast.