INSIDE THE NBA

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

HAPPY B-DAY TO THE CHUCKSTER!

Cee-Lo Green welcomes viewers to NBA Tip-Off by wishing Sir Charles happy birthday.

BARKLEY’S BACKBOARD BLOG

Monday, February 20th, 2012

COLLEGE ROUNDUP

Previewing the week that was and the week to come in college basketball:
 
Best game: Creighton 81, Long Beach State 79. These are two teams – and two players – that no power conference team is going to want to face in the NCAA tournament. The Bluejays won on a buzzer-beating jumper by Antoine Young, but it was Doug McDermott, their brilliant 6-foot-7 sophomore forward, who really shined. McDermott had 36 points and 11 rebounds to re-establish his credenitals as a potential first team All-American. Meanwhile, Long Beach State’s senior point guard Casper Ware was his usual self, scoring 21 points in the loss.
 
Biggest win: Kansas State 57, Baylor 56. When you’re sitting squarely on the NCAA tournament bubble and you have a chance to get a road win against a Top 10 team, you better take advantage. That’s exactly what the Wildcats did, getting 15 points and six assists from inconsistent freshman point guard Angel Rodriguez. That was Kansas State’s fourth win over a team ranked in the top 50 of the RPI, but it was the Wildcats’ first on the road against a team in the top 100. They have a tough finishing stretch, but as long as they don’t fall apart the next two weeks they should be in the tournament. (more…)

RANT AND RAVE

Friday, February 17th, 2012

INSIDE THE NBA

Friday, February 17th, 2012

 

BREAKING DOWN THE RISING STARS’ ROSTERS

Shaq and Charles share their thought processes on the selections they made for this year’s Rising Stars Challenge.

BARKLEY’S BACKBOARD BLOG

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

By: rushthecourt.net

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The Round Mound of Rebound. Sir Charles. Chuck. No matter the nickname you prefer, Charles Barkley’s playing and television career has spawned dozens of great quotes, commentary, and hilarious moments. To honor one of the greatest power forwards of all time and to look forward to his coverage of March Madness, we will pay homage to several of his best catch phrases in this weekly installment, reviewing some of the top anecdotes and stories from around the game of college basketball, in “What Would Charles Say?”

Pulling His Weight: Kentucky head coach John Calipari is not only pulling his own weight (generously measured at around 200 pounds), but he’s successfully pulling the burden of enormous expectations of an entire state of Wildcat fanatics behind him. And he’s doing it with aplomb. The third-year coach has the nation’s No. 1 team, both in the polls and in everyone’s minds. He has the nation’s best all-around player in Anthony Davis. He has a collection of talent surrounding Davis rivaled only by teams at the next level. And perhaps most importantly, he’s rebuilt UK into the “It” program in all of college basketball. Nearly every prep star wants to play there, and the media feeds the beast by slurping up everything the quotable Calipari says or does (case in point: ESPNU’s airing of a Wildcat practice session on Wednesday). And yet, despite all the pressure on “Coach Cal,” he and his players genuinely seem like they’re just having fun. (more…)

OUTSIDE THE PAINT

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012