Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Tracy McGrady

The NBA is filled with stories of High School kids who make the jump to the NBA without going to College. Moses Malone, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Bill Willoughby, Darryl Dawkins and Tracy McGrady. McGrady was drafted by the Toronto Raptors in the 1997 NBA draft. He teamed up in 1998 with cousinContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Tracy McGrady”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Glen Rice

Glen Rice had a solid at times moments NBA career. He could score and score often and sometimes he ended up on teams that didn’t make best use of his skills (Knicks and Lakers) but that didn’t change the fact that Rice was a three-time NBA All-Star, and made 1,559 three-point field goals during hisContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Glen Rice”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Super Teams

Let’s set the record straight on this nonsense of Super teams…the NBA has always yes ALWAYS had them. It’s just a shame that fans today believe this is new. Nope. In the past OWNERSHIP put together pairings like Kareem , Magic and James Worthy, the Celtics of the 60’s, What the 76ers did with JuliusContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Super Teams”

Dantoni to Blast off with Rockets

When Mike Dantoni was out as Laker coach …I thought we saw the last of him and his 7 seconds or less offense that he used in Phoenix, tried to use in New York, couldn’t make work in Los Angeles but yet will get another chance in Houston. He will get a 4 year 16Continue reading “Dantoni to Blast off with Rockets”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Walter Berry

Berry was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 14th overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft. However, he did not want to play for the Blazers and soon after being drafted was traded to the Spurs in exchange for Kevin Duckworth. He spent three seasons in the NBA, from 1986 to 1989 withContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Walter Berry”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Clyde Drexler

Picture Michael Jordan and Clyde Drexler on┬áthe same team in Portland. It almost happened. Portland had the number one pick in 1984 and could have drafted Michael Jordan to team up with Clyde Drexler but the Portland Trailblazers took Sam Bowie. The Bulls took Jordan and the rest as they say is history. During hisContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Clyde Drexler”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Robert Horry

Guess which players has won more championships than Michael Jordan and Kareem not named Bill Russell? Believe it or not …it is Robert Horry with 7 championships with 3 different teams. Did Robert Horry follow winning teams or did winning teams follow Robert Horry? No doubting the fact the two went hand and hand, winningContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Robert Horry”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Sam Cassell

For Knick fans like me, you didn’t like Sam Cassell who made a knack of hitting big shot after big shot and wear your team down especially in the fourth quarter. This was his calling card throughout his career. Drafted 24th overall in the 1993 NBA draft by the Houston Rockets, Cassell played for eightContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Sam Cassell”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Kenny Smith

Everyone remembers when a star wins a championship, but championships are won by not just the stars but the role players or players who specialize in hitting the big shots in big moments that compliment the stars. So today we are going to spotlight 3 such players who hit big shots in big moments onContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Kenny Smith”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Hakeem Olajuwon

Olajuwon was one of my favorite players from the 90’s. His signature move was the dream shake and no one was stopping it. Almost the same way no stopped Kareem’s sky hook no one stopped the dream shake. In my opinion Olajuwon was one of the games greatest big men ever …in the same classContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Hakeem Olajuwon”