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The Curious Case of Nick Young

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June 1, 1985. A date that should be forever engrained in history. No, I’m not referring to the death of Richard Greene, the beloved English composer and actor. No, I’m not referring to “Weird Al” Yankovich releasing Dare To Be Stupid, nor am I referring to country singer Merle Haggard marrying his fourth wife. I’m referring to the birth of ... Read More »

New York Is 2018’s 10th Best Large City for Basketball Fans – WalletHub Study

With the NBA Finals kicking off on May 31 and the league allowing teams to sell ad space on uniforms as of 2017, estimated to generate $100 million to $150 million in yearly revenue, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst Cities for Basketball Fans. To find the best cities for professional- and college-basketball fans, ... Read More »

Ticketmaster Presence Wins “Best In Sports Technology” At Sports Business Awards

LOS ANGELES, May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Ticketmaster, the global market leader in ticketing, was awarded “Best in Sports Technology” for Presence last night at Sports Business Journal’s 11th Annual Sports Business Awards. The award winners are selected by a panel of industry editors, writers, and researchers. Ticketmaster Presence is the next generation venue access control and fan engagement platform that replaces paper ... Read More »

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

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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?

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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 »