Charles Barkley And His Crew Had The Dumbest Discussion About Analytics

There once was a time when TNT's Inside the NBA could be counted on to be the only sports studio show worth watching on a regular basis, but things have been trending downhill lately. Case in point: Last night's brain-dead discussion about basketball analytics, during which the collective ass-showing by those involved… » 2/11/15 9:38am 2/11/15 9:38am

Dennis Scott's Young Son Socked Shaq In The Face

I somehow missed this Thursday night, but it's too funny to let pass by. That's Dennis Scott's son, Dennis III, socking Shaq in the face on the set of Inside the NBA. Scott and Shaq played together in Orlando for four seasons and I assume are friendly, but Dennis III hit Shaq a little bit harder than "jokingly,"… » 1/24/15 1:42pm 1/24/15 1:42pm

Hoop Dreams, Rap Nightmares: Revisiting B-Ball's Best Kept Secret

There's no semblance of a barrier between professional athletes and rappers today, but that wasn't the case in 1994. Long before Ron Artest put out his own mixtape or Damian Lillard dominated #FourBarFridays, the NBA's biggest stars were only just beginning to tiptoe into the studio, with oft-disastrous but… » 11/14/14 10:01am 11/14/14 10:01am

Infographic: Are College Sports In The Midst Of A "Shaq Boom"?

Over on his blog, Ken Pomeroy makes a convincing case that we're in the midst of a "Shaq Boom." The babies named "Shaquille" that were born in O'Neal's heyday in the '90s are now turning 18 and entering college basketball. The name "Shaquille" first entered the list of top 1,000 baby names in 1991 (720th) and peaked… » 9/17/13 5:00pm 9/17/13 5:00pm