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Stephen Curry’s Top 10 Rookie Plays

March 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry would undoubtedly be this season’s NBA Rookie of the Year if it was not for Tyreke Evans of the Sacramento Kings and his insane stats (20, 5, 5). However, Curry has put together a great season and silenced the doubters that did not think his success in college basketball would translate to the league. Even his back court mate, Monta Ellis, questioned the addition of Curry to the Warrior’s offense. I was also a doubter. For some reason I just did not think Curry’s slight frame and “not fast enough” shot release would lead to success in a league with the greatest athletes in the world.

Obviously, Curry bulked up a little bit, improved his ball handling and point guard skills, and improved the speed of his release. As the NBA season has progressed, Curry has improved his scoring every month shattering the myth that every rookie eventually hits a wall of fatigue in their first season. Curry is on his way to becoming an NBA superstar. He just needs to learn how to win games now.

Curry’s monthly scoring averages:

October: 13.0
November: 9.8
December: 13.5
January: 19.1
February: 21.5
March: 20.2

McNabb No Longer Feeling the Love in Philly

March 27, 2010 Leave a comment

ESPN‘s NFL reporter Adam Schefter gives us an update on the Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb and the trade rumors surrounding him.

Arenas Escapes Jail Time

March 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Suspended Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

According to the Associated Press, Washington Wizards All-Star guard Gilbert Arenas was sentenced to 30 days in a halfway house and two years of probation today because of a locker room incident with his Wizards teammate Javaris Crittenton. Arenas and Crittenton were both suspended for the rest of the NBA season by commissioner David Stern for bringing guns into the Wizards locker room.

Arenas pleaded guilty to violating Washington DC’s gun law back on December 21st. Arenas is also required to donate $5000 to a fund for victims of violent crimes and do 400 hours of community service.

Sweet Sixteen Preview

March 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Ali Farokhmanesh #5 of the Northern Iowa Panthers (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The round of 32 is over and we have arrived in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet Sixteen. The tournament so far has provided us with unexpected upsets, overtime games, and thrilling buzzer beaters. The darlings of this year’s tournament are the Panthers from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and the Ivy League’s Cornell Big Red.

The ninth seeded Panthers have defeated both UNLV and the tournament’s overall number one seed Kansas on their path to the sweet sixteen. UNI has been led by senior guard Ali Farokhmanesh who has carried his team with some clutch three points shots.

The 12th seeded Big Red have defeated Temple and Wisconsin, each by double-digit margins, to make it to the round of 16. Cornell has been led in scoring during the tournament  by senior guard Louis Dale and have had senior forward Ryan Wittman and senior center Jeff Foote patrolling the paint.

Both the Panthers and Big Red have monumental challenges ahead of them in the Sweet Sixteen

Cornell will be going up against the freshman phenom/highlight producing John Wall and the number one-seeded Kentucky Wildcats. Since the Jayhawks were eliminated, Kentucky has become the favorite to win this year’s national championship. Kentucky has faced very little opposition during the tournament. The Wildcats defeated East Tennessee State University and Wake Forest by an average of about 30 points. Cornell’s size inside will make Kentucky’s Patrick Patterson and DeMarcus Cousins work hard for every bucket. However, the talent and fire power that Kentucky possesses with Wall and Eric Bledsoe in the back court will propel them into the Elite Eight.

UNI will face off against Tom Izzo‘s Michigan State Spartans. Tom Izzo has been one of the most successful college coaches over the past 10 years. Izzo has led the Spartans to five Final Four appearances and a national championship in 2000. The Spartans have been impressive during the tournament and ended their second round game against the Maryland Terrapins with a game winning three pointer by sophomore guard Korie Lucious (who also had 13 points). Michigan State will be playing without their star junior guard Kalin Lucas, who tore his Achilles tendon against Maryland. Although junior guard Durrell Summers picked up some of the scoring slack by dropping 26 against the Terrapins, the Spartans will have to rely heavily on Luscious who is not as good offensively as Lucas. The absence of their floor general will be too much for the Spartans to overcome as Northern Iowa will advance to the Elite Eight.

John Wall and the Kentucky Wildcats (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The other teams advancing to the Elite Eight will be Ohio State over Tennessee, St. Mary’s over Baylor, Duke over Purdue, Syracuse over Butler, West Virginia over Washington, and Kansas State over Xavier.

Jay-Z Young Forever

March 24, 2010 Leave a comment

Young Forever – New Music Video by Jay-Z

Gary “G” Smith One of The Best In-Game Dunkers In The World

March 24, 2010 Leave a comment


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Biden Swears at Bill Signing: Just Biden Being Biden? – Political Hotsheet – CBS News

March 23, 2010 Leave a comment