NBA

Through the Eyes of a Sports Fan

By Raymond Lopez aka DJ_LILRAY

I grew up a basketball fan, love the sport, it was also a great time to be a fan of the game. With players like Magic, Bird, Robinson, Barkley, and the greatest of all time Michael Jordan. Over the years, basketball has really changed, not just for the game but for the fans as well. The only time I got to see all the great players of the game was when it was the all-star game or the 1992 Olympics that was a great year! Nowadays fans can see all the great players almost every game, More >

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The Top 5 Sports Movies of Generation Y

By Gregory Sanchez aka Sugarpooper

Although I have not had the privilege to watch some of the cult classic sport films from the 1970s and 1980s, I do however know that some amazing sports movies have been produced in my generation’s time. I personally feel that I would be doing a disservice to all those great movies from the past if I named this list the top five greatest sports movies of all time. So without further ado, here is my take on the top five greatest sports movies of Generation Y!

#5 – Love & Basketball

What better way to start the More >

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Don’t Judge the Hobby by Its Cover

By Eric Fritz aka emfritz10

Ever since I was a young child, I was always enamored with the sport of basketball. Growing up in Indiana, this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. This is where the “Milan Miracle” took place, where Reggie Miller single-handedly brought New York to its knees, where Indiana University built its legacy, and Butler made two improbable NCAA runs. This is also where my love of basketball cards began in the late 1990s.

There has been a lot of talk about how the hobby has changed, especially in the past 15 years since I began collecting. The More >

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Hounding in the heat

by Drew Pelto, AKA *censored*

“Sometimes these things they are so easy,

Sometimes these things they are so cold,

Sometimes these things just seem to rip you right in two

Hold on man, don’t let ‘em get to you.”

– Izzy Stradlin, “Dust ‘N Bones”

Okay, so it wasn’t cold– quite the opposite actually. But it certainly wasn’t easy, and I sometimes felt like I was going to get ripped in two by the crowd.

For the fourth year in a row, the autograph hounding circuit brought me down to Frisco, TX on a hot summer afternoon for the Reebok Heroes Foundation Celebrity Baseball Game. Each year, More >

The Four Saddest Words

By Pedro Maicazo aka metsmagic18

What could have been.  John Greenleaf Whittier coined this phrase back in 1856. Little did he know,  these words would end up meaning a lot in the world of sports. The poem is about a maid who meets a judge. They fall in love but end up marrying other people, while wondering their whole lives;  ”what might have been?” . Similarly, in every day sports you find these guys. Not all of them are so well known. Everyone knows Drazen Petrovic,  Len Bias,  Armando Galragga’s perfect game. But there are so many of these players, these More >