Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan because of his simple but effective style of play (thus earning him the nickname “The Big Fundamental”). Duncan is one of those players that is easy to root for because he places winning above everything else.  Alot of players talk about but Duncan is about winning. Taking a lesser role, to make theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Tim Duncan”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week… Toronto Raptors

In a off season that saw Lebron James leave Cleveland (again) to go to Los Angeles to play for the Lakers. The move that most didn’t see coming the Toronto Raptors who needed to shake up their roster in the worst way did just that by trading their all star DeMarr Derozan for Kawhi Leonard.Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week… Toronto Raptors”

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: Trivia Thursday…

Welcome to Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday …how did you do with this week’s question? At the End of the 1976 season the NBA merged with the then ABA, Which ABA Teams joined the NBA? The teams that joined the NBA from the ABA are …The New York Nets (Now Brooklyn Nets) the Indiana Pacers, the DenverContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday…”

Smallthoughts: Too Soon to Be harsh on Kevin Durant and the Warriors

Last night the Golden State Warriors played the San Antonio Spurs and the Spurs gave the Warriors more than a smacked them in the mouth …they  exposed them on the defensive end. One thing…it looks weird seeing the Spurs and not seeing Tim Duncan on the floor, this is Lamarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard’s teamContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Too Soon to Be harsh on Kevin Durant and the Warriors”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Maurice Cheeks

Maurice Cheeks was a underrated but an important player for the Philadelphia 76ers during the Dr. J era in Philly. Cheeks was solid at both ends of the floor offense and defense and played unselfishly keeping the stars of the team involved offensively. Cheeks played 15 years as a point guard in the NBA, includingContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Maurice Cheeks”

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 …Chuck Person

Person was selected fourth in the 1986 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers; the small forward won the Rookie of the Year award in 1987 and played six seasons with Indiana. Person averaged a career high 21.6 points in 1988. During his NBA playing years he was known as “The Rifleman” due to his 3-pointContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Chuck Person”

LaMarcus Aldridge building house for his sneakers…Seriously?

Must be Nice to have money…the kind of money that you can decide to give your sneakers their own house …not a room, not a basement but a house. LaMarcus Aldridge just signed a big money contract with the San Antonio Spurs so money isn’t a problem but couldn’t use some of that in aContinue reading “LaMarcus Aldridge building house for his sneakers…Seriously?”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Louis Dampier

Dampier is one of only a handful of men to play all nine seasons in the American Basketball Association (ABA) (1967–1976), all with the Kentucky Colonels. He also was one of just two players to play all nine ABA seasons with the same team; the other was Byron Beck of the Denver Rockets, later renamedContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Louis Dampier”