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Podcast Audio: ‘The Sports Watchdog’ Radio Show Features NHL’s Bryan Bickell & DRL’s Jordan Temkin

This weekend’s edition of The #SportsWatchdog Radio Show on NBC Sports Radio AM 1060 – Phoenix was loaded with action! In addition to exclusive interviews with 3x #NHL Stanley Cup champion with the #ChicagoBlackhawks Bryan Bickell as well as #DroneRacingLeague pilot and 2x Allianz World Champion Jordan ‘Jet’ Temkin, it also featured commentary on #soccer with Wayne Rooney’s move from ... Read More »

Shaquille Harrison: A Journey from Obscurity to Eminence

Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

By Mason Kern It was 2012 and Shaquille Harrison had a decision to make. He could either play Division I college football at the University of Kansas or go a different route toward Division I basketball at Tulsa University. He opted for the latter, which was a pinnacle decision that has wholly defined his life ever since. Harrison grew up ... Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers Contenders Once More?

Credit: Joe Camporeale

After a flurry of trade deadline shipments and acquisitions, the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers have sights set on this year’s NBA Playoffs By Mason Kern Cleveland has a new look. The organization had a busy trade deadline in early February in which it made several moves that wholly reshaped the face of the team. And necessary this was amid a team ... Read More »

Deadline Moves Show Knicks Actually Have A Plan

By Ben Horney Without Kristaps Porzingis on the court the New York Knicks resemble a dumpster that has been set aflame, but if owner James Dolan continues to let the executive tandem of Steve Mills and Scott Perry do their thing, the team’s future can still be bright. Mills and Perry, president and general manager for the Knicks, respectively, didn’t ... Read More »

Unicorns Have Ligaments Too

By Ben Horney Kristaps Porzingis had just completed a monster slam dunk over one of the best defenders in the NBA when the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee — a ligament so important that its middle word is almost the word “crucial” — decided it had been in one single piece for too long. As Porzingis’ knee buckled ... Read More »

Tensions Run High as NBA Altercations Escalate

Copyright Jacob Gonzales

Multiple physical incidents prompt ejections and suspensions league-wide   What a wild week it has been in the NBA, quite literally. Tensions clearly ran high across the entire league this week as fans bore witness to unsavory NBA behavior similar to past unbecoming incidents like the infamous “Malice in the Palace” melee. To kick off this week’s fury-fueled iteration of ... Read More »

Audio Interview: Ten-Season Harlem Globetrotter Veteran Chris ‘Handles’ Franklin

It’s not every day that one gets to connect with greatness. But I recently enjoyed that privilege through my conversation with ten-season Harlem Globetrotter veteran Chris ‘Handles’ Franklin. This Lock Haven University, Pennsylvania graduate used his intense ball handling ability to finish his career second on the school’s all-time assist list, and fifth on the all-time steals list. He finished ... Read More »

Memorabilia from Legendary Coach Bob Knight on Steiner Auctions Block; Bidding On-Line Continues Through November 18th

Knight’s ‘81 Plaid Sports Coat, Lapchick’s “Scandals Scrapbook” Up for Grabs   New York—The Steiner Auctions “Fall Classic” on-line auction includes a treasure trove of basketball memorabilia from the collection of legendary college coach Bob Knight that includes the Green-Plaid Sports Coat worn in the 1981 NCAA Championship Game (photo-matched).   Visit steinerauctions.com to bid and for more information.   Rare collectibles up for grabs also include: St. John’s University ... Read More »

Steiner Sports Launches Exclusive Edition Shaq Size 22 Reebok Sneaker Collectible to Commemorate 25th Anniversary of Rookie Season

New York, November 7—To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Shaquille O’Neal’s NBA debut (November 6, 1992), Steiner Sports Memorabilia has launched an exclusive edition “Shaq Attaq” SIZE 22 PUMP Reebok autographed sneaker, the same sneaker that he wore during his “Rookie of the Year” season with the Orlando Magic, it was announced today.   Visit https://www.steinersports.com/pages/shaq-attaq-size-22-sneaker for details.   The sneaker is autographed by Shaq and inscribed “HOF ... Read More »

Beloved Knicks announcer Andariese to receive Johnny Bach Award from Fordham

 John Andariese to Receive Johnny Bach Award at Fordham Basketball Tip-Off Dinner on Monday Night, October 30 at The Water Club in New York City Fordham Posthumously Honors Beloved Knicks Hall of Fame Analyst, Distinguished Fordham Alumnus   New York, October 17—Fordham University Athletics will celebrate the life of beloved New York Knicks analyst and distinguished alumnus John Andariese when he posthumously receives the “Johnny Bach Award” on Monday night, October 30 at the 2017 Fordham ... Read More »