Utah Saints to the Rescue

The Utah Jazz morphed into the Utah Saints on Monday night as they treated a sick little fella with an extremely rare and beautiful opportunity. With 29.0 seconds remaining in the third quarter a special substitution was made and Jazz rookie, 5-year-old JP Gibson checked in for his first NBA minutes. Young JP was diagnosed with¬†acute lymphoblastic leukemia…

Kobe Bryant – Ready Once Again, to Do Work

There’s not a great deal to get excited about this season when it comes to the Los Angeles Lakers, other than waiting to see this guy lace ’em up again. Seen here putting some pre-season work in, Kobe Bryant looks ready to go and claims to be back. The shoes, the shirt, the footwork… it’s all happening and…

NBA 2K15 – Trailer Notes

It’s that time of the year again, where folks clamor around their local video game store, madly awaiting the latest NBA release from 2K Sports. See below for this year’s trailer and consider the following¬†points of interest: Let’s hope Matthew Dellavedova’s face is fixed. LeBron dunking on Shabazz Napier, is quite the cruel addition. Imagine how Cleveland-centric this trailer would…

Jordan Files #11 – Can’t Win Them All

When it comes to the career of Michael Jordan, there’s plenty of good to with a very small amount of bad and/or ugly. Well, this little nugget of YouTube gold definitely belongs in the third category. Participating in the 1990 NBA Three Point Shoot-Out, Michael Jordan gets completely dominated by then teammate Craig Hodges. As the saying goes, “you can’t win…

Hoop Diary NBA Jersey Countdown #42

The Hoop Diary NBA Jersey Countdown continues with number 42. Most basketball fans are familiar with the work of James Worthy, complete with his signature beard and goggles. Worthy ran alongside the great Earvin “Magic” Johnson during the “Showtime” Lakers days of the 80’s and here we recap his stellar career. Drafted with the first overall pick of the…

Jordan Files #10 – Beat The Heat

The NBA wasn’t always a playground for the Miami Heat, and like all franchises they did indeed have to be “first-timers” to the playoffs at some stage. It was 1992 for the Heaters, where they first got a taste of NBA playoff action. And Michael Jordan and Co. were there to welcome them. Check out this video of Game 3 of…