Heat or Pacers? Breaking Down the Defense

Posted on February 5, 2014

What makes for a great defense? Is there a system that can shut down any team? These are all fundamental questions that NBA teams try to answer. We have a great case study in the Eastern Conference this season for the first question. There are two dominant teams, the Miami Heat, and the Indiana Pacers. The Heat are the champs, they have the best player in basketball and he has two talented sidekicks.The Pacers have the best winning percentage ...

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FIBA 2014 Basketball World Cup: Drawing Results

Posted on February 4, 2014

Spain will host the 2014 FIBA World Cup, with games across the country from Madrid to Barcelona. With the US Team looking to be dominant this year, they look to be in a fairly easy group to advance. Spain, France and Brazil look to be favorites(besides the USA Team) in the tournaments as well with Spain, Brazil and France  looking to match up early in round plays. Here are the four Preliminary Round groups, which each consist of six teams....

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2014 Adidas All-Star Full Shoe Collection

Posted on February 4, 2014

Adidas has released the full shoe collection for the 2014 all star game. As we reported earlier, Adidas has featured the Crazy1 and Crazy 8 models, but now have added the Howard 4 model as well as the new CrazyQuick 2. Adidas continued with the NOLA theme with splatter theme and Mardi Gra colors. This is what Adidas had to say on the theme of the collection: "Inspired by New Orleans' rich culture and the atmosphere of NBA All-Star weekend, ...

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Raptors Terrence Ross POSTERIZES Kenneth Faried

Posted on February 1, 2014

Raptors Terrence Ross goes up for a major JAM against Denver's Kenneth Faried.

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NBA All-Star Snubs: Can Google Trends Predict Them?

Posted on January 31, 2014

The NBA All-Star rosters are set for the 2014 season. Every year there seems to be some controversy on who got snubbed, who is there from pure star power, and who is there because of their team play not their individual play. We can’t ignore the power of media interest in this voting process. Between social media, media and news outlets, and people simply arguing more for a more well known player, players get left out of the conversation ...

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Nike NCAA Men’s Hoop Collection: Tradition Meets Innovation

Posted on January 31, 2014

Nike has released a series of throwback jerseys this season for a select group of teams on their partnership. The collections includes throwbacks for Michigan State, Kentucky, Ohio State, Duke, Oregon, Syracuse, and North Carolina. All of these schools are powerhouses with a long tradition of basketball excellence (Yes even Oregon).     These jerseys will be worn at the following games this season: Feb. 1: Michigan ...

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NBA All-Star Jersey Starter Collection Adidas

Posted on January 30, 2014

Many people have a dislike for the new sleeved jerseys that Adidas has been trickling into the NBA the past couple seasons, but Adidas and the NBA are obviously committed to the new garment as the All-Star game will host these new uniforms. One can see a business connections into why we are seeing this shift in the sport. Corporate fans, which makes up a majority in this sport ( just look at the NBA's corporate sponsors) have trouble with the ...

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D.Rose 4.5

Posted on January 30, 2014

Adidas continues to put its money behind Derrick Rose as the main face of the company. The D.Rose 4.5 holds the Crazy Quick sole design and structure that looks to have great flexibility and traction for a great shoe to play some ball in. The designs definitely up the game with basketball shoes and matched the streetwear soul that Adidas so well imprints onto the sports culture. The animal like pattern and stripes is a little baffling but we ...

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Durant’s Streak Holds Up to the Heat

Posted on January 30, 2014

Durant tallies 33 pts against Heat, continues his streak to 12 straight 30 pt games. Next up: Friday @ Nets. pic.twitter.com/8yDIjf91V9 — HoopConnect (@HoopConnect) January 30, 2014 Durant continued his streak in a  impressive win against the Heat. While Durant continued this streak putting up 33 pts, the MVP conversation was not solved, as LeBron put up 34 of his own. The Heat jumped to an 18 pt lead out of the gate, but Durant took ...

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Nike Year of the Horse Shoe Collection

Posted on January 29, 2014

Nike, looking to expand on their emergence of the Chinese market, releases yet another Chinese Zodiac animal collection. The gem of this collection comes with the Air Flightposite. This shoe, which is a sleeker adaptation of the foamposite shoe, sports a pearl shiny exterior complete with the new Nike YOTH logo. The collection will release January 31st and include the Air Flightposite, Air Force 1, and new Kobe 9 NSW Lifestyle model. The ...

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