Jason Kidd is also known as “The Magician” for his uncanny ability to pass the rock. He was born in San Francisco, CA but was raised in the Hills of Plaid Valley Oakland where the rich folks lived. But he was influenced to play basketball in the Flat Lands of Oakland where the ghetto folks […]
If you only listen to the hype you will develop a misconception that says, Ray Allen was a great 3 point shooter. Although true, he was also a complete player that later in his career became a great shooter. He was a playmaker and had a way of breaking down defenses with his speed, athleticism, […]
I recently heard something that made me “fact check” its accuracy. I heard Grant Hill is the first, former Duke basketball player to enter into the Basketball Hall of Fame. What!? With all that talent Duke University has developed over the decades? Well, it’s true friends.
It’s been about 7 weeks since my last post. Once upon a time, prior to a complete home remodel which included a new kitchen, a new bathroom, floors, paint and new interior doors with trim, I had the free time to write. But enough of that let’s talk cards. Also, once upon a time, prior […]
Shaquille O’Neal has almost as many nicknames as his size 23 shoe. He is also known as: The Big Aristotle, Hobo Master, Shaq, The Diesel, Shaq Fu, The Big Daddy, Superman, The Big Agave, The Big Cactus, The Big Shaqtus, The Big Galactus, Wilt Chamberneezy, The Big Baryshnikov, The Real Deal, The Big Shamrock, The […]
I will try to restrain myself as I make this declaration. It is my unqualified opinion and the opinion of many who are qualified, that Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all-time! His accomplishments on the court, and his marketing star power put the NBA on the mountaintop for many years.
Larry Bird is the only person in NBA history to be named MVP of the league, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year. In his playing days, his super-hero like quality was in his defensive anticipation. He had a feel to know where the opposing teams next move was going to be and […]
Chamberlin is considered one of the All-Time Greats of the game and one of the most dominant players in NBA history. Monte Johnson, former teammate, has been quoted saying, “Wilt had unbelievable endurance and speed…and was never tired.” He had multiple nicknames but wasn’t a fan of any of them, except for one, “The Big […]
William Felton Russell holds the title of Most Winningest Player in basketball history. He led his alma mater at the University of San Francisco to 2 NCAA Championships in 1955-56. He then went on to the 1956 Summer Olympics where as captain of the Mens Basketball Team dominated the olympics and beat Russia for the […]