Smallthoughts :Old School Tuesday…Charles Oakley

Patrick Ewing was the franchise for the Knicks but Charles Oakley was the backbone for the team. He did the dirty work. Oakley was drafted with the 9th overall pick in the 1985 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but his draft rights were traded to the Chicago Bulls. Oakley provided another scoring option andContinue reading “Smallthoughts :Old School Tuesday…Charles Oakley”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Buck Williams

After three years at Maryland, Williams decided to leave for the NBA. The New Jersey Nets selected him third overall in the 1981 NBA draft, behind Olympic teammates Aguirre and Thomas. In his first season with the Nets, he averaged 15.5 points and led the team with 12.3 rebounds per game, helping New Jersey winContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Buck Williams”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Horace Grant

This week’s Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday is about the underrated underappreciated but important member on the basketball team…the Power forward so for this week Smallthoughts”Old School Tuesday will highlight 3 under appreciated and underrated but important players to their teams…Horace Grant, Buck Williams and Charles Oakley. First we are going to spotlight Horace Grant. HeContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Horace Grant”

Lebron James signs for a King’s Ransom …3 years 100 million …

  Take a wild guess as to who will be the highest paid player in NBA history for the 2016-17 season? Yes you guessed right Lebron James. He will be paid a King’s ransom 100 million for the next 3 years …which by the end of his deal he will be paid over 33 millionContinue reading “Lebron James signs for a King’s Ransom …3 years 100 million …”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week…Russell Westbrook

Ok Knick, Laker an Celtic fans and anyone else who was entertaining thoughts on Russell Westbrook joining their team in the free agency class of 2017…it isn’t going to  happen. Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder according to reports have agreed to a new 3 year worth 85 million dollars. WestBrook in his own words aboutContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week…Russell Westbrook”

Smallthoughts: This is the ERA of the Super Teams

If this week has taught us anything in NBA free agency is that the ERA of the Super team is alive and well and shows no slowing down as every free agent to be Superstar finds himself looking for a stacked deck on which to play on. The Furor of Kevin Durant leaving Oklahoma CityContinue reading “Smallthoughts: This is the ERA of the Super Teams”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Stephen A. Smith

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week fall on ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. “I view it as the weakest move I ever seen from a Superstar” “Jumping on the bandwagon”, He ran away … These were just some of the opinions of one Stephen A.Smith  of ESPN.(See video below) Never one to shy away from voicing his opinion his callingContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Stephen A. Smith”

Dwyane Wade Takes his Talents Home to the Chicago Bulls

                  This is definitely the week for bombshells in the NBA first Kevin Durant leaves Oklahoma City to join the Golden State Warriors and now after 12 seasons in Miami Dwyane Wade is no longer with the Miami Heat …he is going back home to Chicago toContinue reading “Dwyane Wade Takes his Talents Home to the Chicago Bulls”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Charlie Scott

New York City product Charlie Scott  was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 1970 but he had already signed a contract with the Virginia Squires of the ABA. Scott was named ABA Rookie of the Year after averaging 27.1 points per game. During his second season with the Squires, he set the ABA record for highestContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Charlie Scott”

Cleveland Finally Wins a Championship

It’s Party Time in Cleveland. The City of Cleveland finally can claim a championship of their very own. Lebron James made good on his promise on his return to Cleveland to bring a championship to the city. It was not easy and it was not pretty. The Cavaliers were down 3 games to 1 toContinue reading “Cleveland Finally Wins a Championship”