Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Kyrie Irving

This series against the Milwaukee Bucks gave rise to concerns to teams that are linked to Kyrie Irving’s soon to be free agency (Celtics, Knicks,Lakers). He looked unmotivated at times(selfish) and out of step with keeping up defensively against the Bucks which makes you wonder if his knees are a concern especially he is seekingContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Kyrie Irving”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week…Milwaukee Bucks

After losing game one in the second round of playoffs against the Boston Celtics, the Milwaukee Bucks then got on track and took the next four games against the Celtics with a combined 65 points in the four wins. Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo said about the series “I think our mindset changed,” Antetokounmpo said. “InContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week…Milwaukee Bucks”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Dell Curry

Welcome to this week’s Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday. Today we are featuring two sharpshooters from the late 80’s through the 90′ s. First let’s get one thing straight…while younger generations maybe fawning over Steph Curry , his talent runs in the family , his father was noted Knick killer and sharp shooter Dell Curry. Just asContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Dell Curry”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Kevin Grevey

Grevey played college basketball at the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of legendary coach Adolph Rupp‘s last freshman class and played his three collegiate seasons (freshmen were not eligible to play varsity basketball at the time) under Rupp’s successor, Joe B. Hall. He was named First-Team All-Southeastern Conference in all three ofContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Kevin Grevey”

Smallthoughts: Giannis Antetokounpo aka The Greek Freak

If you can pronounce his name you are doing well. If you have noticed his game …even better. At 6 foot 11 he moves and ┬álike a guard, he is fluid. And right now he has been on a roll for the Milwaukee Bucks. His game winning shot against the New York Knicks notwithstanding(the LeagueContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Giannis Antetokounpo aka The Greek Freak”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Quinn Buckner

He played collegiate basketball for the Indiana University Hoosiers, and was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 7th pick of the 1976 NBA Draft. He had a ten-year NBA career for three different teams (the Bucks, the Boston Celtics, and the Indiana Pacers). In 1984, he won an NBA title with the Celtics. BucknerContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Quinn Buckner”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Kent Benson

  As a freshman, Benson averaged 9.3 points per game, while shooting 50.4 percent. He helped lead Indiana to the CCAT Championship, and to a 23-5 record and a Big Ten title. In his sophomore season, Kent Benson helped lead the Hoosiers to an undefeated conference record (18-0) and on to an Elite Eight appearance,Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Kent Benson”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Oscar Robertson…NBA All Star Game MVP 1961,1964,1969

The 11th National Basketball Association All-Star Game was played on January 17, 1961 in Syracuse, New York. The coaches were Red Auerbachfor the East, and Paul Seymour for the West. Smallthougths:Old School Tuesday salutes 3 time All Star Game MVP ..Oscar Robertson. Eastern Conference 1961 All Stars Player, Team MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA REBContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Oscar Robertson…NBA All Star Game MVP 1961,1964,1969”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bob Lanier All Star Game MVP 1974

GAME 24: at the Seattle Center Coliseum, January 15, 1974. MVP: Bob Lanier Coaches: East: Tom Heinsohn, West: Larry Costello. Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday salutes …Bob Lanier Eastern Conference Player, Team MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA REB AST BLK PFS PTS Elvin Hayes, CAP 35 5 13 2 3 15 6 1 4 12 WaltContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bob Lanier All Star Game MVP 1974”

Giannis Antetokounmpo “The Greek Freak”

He’s 6 feet, 10.25 inches tall after growing more than an inch between the 2013 NBA Draft and the winter of his rookie year. Doctors say his growth plate is still open, and he could keep growing through age 22 . His wingspan is 7-foot-4. His hands are 10 inches long. All of that wouldContinue reading “Giannis Antetokounmpo “The Greek Freak””