More 2017 NBA Draft

This little tidbit from radio and TV talk show host, Tony Kornheiser; what do Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons  both #1 NBA draft picks have in common?
Answer: both their college coaches were fired.

Drum roll: my 2017 sleeper draft picks are: Josh Hart, Villanova and Ike Anigbogu, UCLA. Note, Ike being a freshmen and with limited […]

By |2017-06-21T21:44:15-07:00June 21st, 2017|NBA, NBA Draft 2017|0 Comments

Tanking — or Dumping?

Today, it is called “tanking.” In the early 1950s, we had an enormous point-shaving, or “dumping,” scandal involving a dozen major colleges in New York City and around the country. In recent years, thanks to people like Sam Hinkie — one of the analytic gurus — we have tanking (losing unashamedly and, often, intentionally) to […]

By |2017-04-06T11:08:57-07:00March 31st, 2017|NBA, Philadelphia 76ers, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Booker and 70 Points

We all know Devin Booker is special. No question. And scoring 70 points is a quite a feat, especially so at age 20. There are players today you could put in a gym all by themselves for half a day and they wouldn’t score 70 points. However, after Booker’s big game, Boston’s Jae Crowder nailed […]

By |2017-03-31T04:46:38-07:00March 31st, 2017|Boston Celtics, NBA, Phoenix Suns|0 Comments

Is this Pro-Hoops Game Plan?

File this under “survival plan for getting along (while continuing to bank endless millions).” Cribbed by Mister Research from a European soccer blog but its application to present-day Pro-Hoop’s game plan is undeniable:

–Keep expectations at a minimum, avoid pressure at all costs, embrace mediocrity. Let it wash over you. Easy does it.

–No one will expect […]

By |2017-03-17T16:51:02-07:00March 1st, 2017|NBA|1 Comment

Anthony Davis and Wilt

Anthony Davis, no question, is a special player. But, please, don’t compare his walk-in-the-park 52 points with Wilt Chamberlain’s previous record high of 42, which had stood for 55 years.
Of that that clash, won by the West, 150-130, in the St. Louis Arena, the hometown Post-Dispatch observed, “The game was hard fought, despite the fact […]

By |2017-03-09T03:47:40-07:00February 22nd, 2017|NBA, NBA, Pro-Hoops|0 Comments