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UConn is the New Duke

UConn is the New Duke

Whether you love or hate them, for better or worse, and if it makes sense or not, Duke is the gold-standard in the eyes of many when it comes to college basketball. Don’t shoot the messenger. Part of the reason is winning, but it has more to do with allure. Those two used to be [...]

April 8, 2014 Kevin Blogs, Kevin Burke 0

Pacers Coach Frank Vogel Pretty Much Admits He Mismanaged Roy Hibbert

Pacers Coach Frank Vogel Pretty Much Admits He Mismanaged Roy Hibbert

By now, you’ve seen how last night’s Indiana Pacers – Miami Heat game ended. On the final two possessions for Miami, in a one possession game, Pacers coach Frank Vogel removed 7’2″ shot-blocker, Roy Hibbert from the game for matchup purposes. And on those two possessions, LeBron James finished at the rim. One of which, [...]

May 24, 2013 Kevin Blogs, Kevin Burke 4

Phil Jackson Compares Jordan to Kobe in Upcoming Memoir; Jordan Comes Out On Top

Phil Jackson Compares Jordan to Kobe in Upcoming Memoir; Jordan Comes Out On Top

The closest thing we’ve seen to Michael Jordan has been Kobe Bryant. And I don’t mean from a basketball skillset standpoint, I mean from an emulation point of view. Ever since he entered the league in 1996, Kobe has walked, talked, pointed, chewed gum, shot free throws and fade-aways just like Mike. The similarities were [...]

May 16, 2013 Kevin Blogs, Kevin Burke 13

The Writer Who Cost LeBron a Unanimous MVP States His Case

The Writer Who Cost LeBron a Unanimous MVP States His Case

Over the weekend, LeBron James of the Miami Heat was named NBA MVP for the 4th time in his career. It’s scary because if you take a look at his career stats, LeBron seems to be getting better, as tough as that is to believe. Yesterday, we learned that of a possible 121 first-place votes, [...]

May 6, 2013 Kevin Blogs, Kevin Burke 7

Jordan Wanted to Sign With adidas, Not Nike

Jordan Wanted to Sign With adidas, Not Nike

You don’t have to be a basketball fan. In fact, you don’t even have to be a sports fan. But if you have on a pair of Jordans, you’re considered cool. Jordans have forever re-written the sneaker game to a level that will never be approached. And even though he’s retired, Jordan Brand set a [...]

February 18, 2013 Kevin Blogs, Kevin Burke 0

THD Behind the Scenes as Wizards Knock Off Thunder

THD Behind the Scenes as Wizards Knock Off Thunder

The NBA can be a very unpredictable League, where it’s tough to take any team too lightly. We saw that last night as the NBA-worst 4-28 Washington Wizards hosted and defeated the NBA-best 26-7 Oklahoma City Thunder, and I represented The Hoop Doctors at the Verizon Center in D.C. to cover the game. Now, it’s [...]

January 8, 2013 Kevin Blogs, Kevin Burke 0

Who Made the Worse Decision: James Harden or the Rockets?

Who Made the Worse Decision: James Harden or the Rockets?

The National Basketball Association can be a very opportunistic place. Occasionally, things may go your way, or “fall in your lap”, and you must simply seize and capitalize on this. From the very moment James Harden was drafted 3rd overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2009 NBA draft, he has done just that. [...]

October 29, 2012 Kevin Kevin Burke 0

Video: Robert Griffin III’s Windmill Dunk During H-O-R-S-E

Video: Robert Griffin III’s Windmill Dunk During H-O-R-S-E

September 13, 2012 – Kevin Burke Gatorade and NFL Films have partnered for the second season of “Everything To Prove,” the online series that chronicles the journeys of 11 rookie NFL players trying to make a league where everyone must prove themselves each and every game. The series begins this week with new episodes posting monthly throughout [...]

September 13, 2012 Kevin Blogs, Kevin Burke 0

UConn’s Jim Calhoun Decides to Retire at the Perfect Time

UConn’s Jim Calhoun Decides to Retire at the Perfect Time

September 13, 2012 – Kevin Burke Everything comes to an end. Nothing is forever. Nothing. The writing has been on the wall for a while, and it was finally announced Wednesday that hall of famer Jim Calhoun will retire as UConn head basketball coach. I spent four of the greatest years of my life roaming the [...]

September 13, 2012 Kevin Blogs, Kevin Burke 1

THD Chats With Ball Up’s The Professor, Air Up There and Pat The Roc

THD Chats With Ball Up’s The Professor, Air Up There and Pat The Roc

July 26, 2012 – Kevin Burke Ball Up, Presented by Simple Mobile, is the hottest thing going on the street-ball circuit these days, and they just wrapped up the portion of their tour that made its way to the east coast. [...]

July 26, 2012 Kevin Blogs, Interviews, Kevin Burke 2