Footlocker’s Week Of Greatness Returns And So Do Their Amazing Ads Featuring Derrick Rose, Time Duncan and James Harden!!


Footlocker’s Week of Greatness returns where they will be releasing the freshest shoes of the year! They brought in Derrick Rose and Tim Duncan to speak about their “Excitement” for the week and James Harden who got a little “Defensive” when asked if he’d be attending the week of greatness. These are two great ads that will have you laughing all week long!

Your 2014-2016 USA Olympic Basketball Team!


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Today, Managing Director of the USA Men’s National Team, Jerry Colangelo and his staff announced the 28 players who were invited to fill the 2014-2016 USA Men’s National Team Roster. 14 members of the gold medalist 2012 U.S. Olympic and/or the 2010 USA World Championship teams will be on the roster. The returning players include LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and Kevin Durant. 14 other newcomers will join the returning players in their quest for Olympic gold.

2014-2016 USA Men’s National Team Roster

LaMarcus Aldridge
F
6-11
240
7/19/85
Portland Trail Blazers / Texas
Carmelo Anthony
F
6-8
230
5/29/84
New York Knicks / Syracuse
Bradley Beal
G
6-5
207
6/28/93
Washington Wizards / Florida
Tyson Chandler
C
7-1
235
10/02/82
New York Knicks / Dominguez H.S. (CA)
DeMarcus Cousins
C
6-11
270
8/13/90
Sacramento Kings / Kentucky
Stephen Curry
G
6-3
185
3/14/8
Golden State Warriors / Davidson
Anthony Davis
F/C
6-10
220
3/11/93
New Orleans Pelicans / Kentucky
Andre Drummond
C
6-10
270
9/10/93
Detroit Pistons / Connecticut
Kevin Durant
G
6-9
230
9/29/88
Oklahoma City Thunder / Texas
Kenneth Faried
F
6-8
228
11/19/89
Denver Nuggets / Morehead State
Paul George
G
6-8
221
5/02/90
Indiana Pacers / Fresno State
Blake Griffin
F
6-10
251
3/16/89
Los Angeles Clippers / Oklahoma
James Harden
G
6-5
220
8/26/89
Houston Rockets / Arizona State
Gordon Hayward
F
6-8
210
3/23/90
Utah Jazz / Butler
Dwight Howard
F/C
6-11
265
12/08/85
Houston Rockets / Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (GA)
Andre Iguodala
G/F
6-6
207
1/28/84
Golden State Warriors / Arizona
Kyrie Irving
G
6-3
191
3/23/92
Cleveland Cavaliers / Duke
LeBron James
F
6-8
250
12/30/84
Miami Heat / St. Vincent-St. Mary H.S. (OH)
Kyle Korver
G/F
6-7
212
93/17/81
Atlanta Hawks / Creighton
David Lee
F
6-9
240
4/29/83
Golden State Warriors / Florida
Kawhi Leonard
F/G
6-7
235
6/29/91
San Antonio Spurs / San Diego State
Damian Lillard
G
6-3
195
7/15/90
Portland Trail Blazers / Weber State
Kevin Love
F
6-10
260
9/07/88
Minnesota Timberwolves / UCLA
Chris Paul
G
6-0
175
5/06/85
Los Angeles Clippers / Wake Forest
Derrick Rose
G
6-3
190
10/04/88
Chicago Bulls / Memphis
Klay Thompson
G
6-7
205
2/08/90
Golden State Warriors / Washington State
Russell Westbrook
G
6-3
187
11/12/88
Oklahoma City Thunder / UCLA
Deron Williams
G
6-3
207
7/26/84
Brooklyn Nets / Illinois

 

 

 

Derrick Rose Gets In A Pre Game Workout!


It’s great to see Chicago Bulls guard, Derrick Rose back on the basketball court even if it is just a pre game workout. The announcers mentioned he could make a return during the playoffs if the Bulls make the cut in the eastern conference. Keep it up Derrick!

Kobe Bryant Is The NBA’s Highest Paid Player!


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Along with the NBA’s most valued franchises, Forbes also released the highest paid players in the NBA! The list only included the top 10 players but included the usual suspects.

1) Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers- $64.5 Million Dollars

2) LeBron James, Miami Heat- $61.1 Million Dollars

3) Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls- $38.6 Million Dollars

4) Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder- $31.8 Million Dollars

5) Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat- $30.7 Million Dollars

6) Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks- $30.4 Million Dollars

7) Amar’e Stoudemire, New York Knicks- $28.2 Million Dollars

8) Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets- $26.5 Million Dollars

9) Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks- $23.2 Million Dollars

10) Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers- $22.7 Million Dollars

Los Angeles Clippers Star Chris Paul Will Be Out 3-5 Weeks!!


Bad news for Los Angeles Clippers fans as their star point guard will be out 3-5 weeks with a separated shoulder. It’s bad enough it’s 3-5 weeks but there’s rumors the shoulder could require surgery which would put the star guard out even longer. You always hate to see a great player like  Chris Paul go out but this year the injuries aren’t playing favorites as Russell Westbrook, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Deron Williams, Al Horford and Derrick Rose have all been out this year. Wishing all players a speedy recovery!

Breaking News: Derrick Rose Has A Torn Meniscus!


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Last night Derrick Rose injured his right knee during the third quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers. NBA fans were worried he tore his ACL again, which had him sit out all of the 2012-2013 season. Rose had an MRI Saturday which revealed he tore his meniscus in his right knee and will need surgery. Take a look at the injury below:

 

It’s also looking like the Bulls are worried about Rose being done for the season as no timetable has been set for his return. This news is coming from ESPN’s Marc Stein

 

All NBA fans are wishing Derrick Rose a fast recovery!

 

Chris Paul Is The Best Point Guard In The NBA


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Chris Paul is the best point guard in the NBA. I could tell you, it’s the way he plays, how he finds his teammates and how he leads the Clippers every night but i’m going to tell you with statistics from this season. Yes, the season is just beginning but if you watch a second of ESPN you’ve probably seen a lot of CP3.

For starters, tonight Chris Paul broke Magic Johnson’s record of 11 straight games of 10+ points and 10+ assists. Chris pushed that streak to 12 straight games and will continue the streak tomorrow night against the Thunder.

I’m going to name in my opinion the top 5 point guards, #1 Chris Paul, #2 Tony Parker, #3 Russel Westbrook, #4 Derrick Rose and #5 Kyrie Irving. We can start with season averages first and break it down from there using stats.nba.com.

Chris Paul:             19.5 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 12.6 APG, 26.84 PER

Tony Parker:            18.5 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 6.2 APG, 20.49 PER

Russel Westbrook: 22.8 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 5.1 APG, 18.89 PER

Derrick Rose:          15 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 4.5 APG, 9.33 PER

Kyrie Irving:              21.3 PPG, 4 RPG, 7 APG, 17.68 PER

 

Paul is ranked in the top 3 in points, the top 2 in rebounds and ranked first in assists and player efficiency ratings. Chris Paul is so efficient. it is the main reason I believe he is the best point guard.

Chris Paul has 103.9 touches per game, compared to the other 4 guards the closest is Kyrie Irving with 84.3 touches per game. Chris Paul also has a total of 139 assists compared to Kyrie Irving at 77 assists. Paul has a total of 21.7 assists opportunities per game compared to Tony Parker at 13.3 assists opportunities per game. Lastly Chris Paul creates 28.6 points per game off of his assists compared to Kyrie Irving at 15.8. As you can see Chris Paul leads all of those categories by a huge margin. Also Derrick Rose and Russel Westbrook, who are mainly scorers, were not second in any of the categories.

Chris Paul has the highest player efficiency rating among point guards in the league, despite having the ball in his hands more than any other point guard in the NBA. A player with the ball that much should not be that efficient, unless they truly are the best at what they do. And in my opinion Chris Paul truly is the best.