Once the Thunderstorm passes, the Lambs will graze…

So, tomorrow night the newest instalment of the NBA regular season will begin, I am really excited. I know for a fact that come tomorrow when I am coaching and playing I’ll be thinking about the NBA! This year the Association is pretty open, except for the Superteams:┬áMiami and LA, and the lowly Magic on…

Inspiration.

Some people are very inspiring. Some pictures are inspiring. Some quotes are inspiring. Some actions are inspiring. I know I’ve been inspired when I get up off my ass and do something worth while. For example I watched the Olympic marathon and I was so inspired by the runners, right after the race I ran…

The second rounder.

Manu Ginobli, Jeremy Lin, Ben Wallace, Michael Redd, Rashard Lewis, Isaiah Thomas, Gilbert Arenas and Carlos Boozer all got drafted in the 2nd round, or didn’t get drafted at all. Pretty surprising huh? You’d think they we’re all first-rounders but no, they weren’t. This year, there are plenty of players that were drafted in the…

Music and hoops.

A line from Drake’s ‘Thank me now‘ describes this post almost perfectly. ‘I swear music and sports are so synonymous, cos we wanna be them and they wanna be us.’ Basketball and hip-hop are alike. Both have some serious flows! When you think about it though, a lot of NBA players have rap albums. Not…

Maximum Output.

To be honest, my hopes of being a pro baller vary from day to day. Now, when you look at most basketball magazines or websites, there is always advertisements for either Nike Hyperfuse or Adizero’s, they’re always on about lighter and faster. But my basketball shoes (Nike Max Air 40s.) are neither really. They’re comfy,…

Where amazing happens, part 3. (Final.)

This is the final installment of my season preview. Yesterday I spoke about rookies and today, I will give my opinions on all the teams that could make the 6th-8th playoff seed spots. Today in school I was having a discussion about the coming season with my friend, and a great point he made was…

Uh oh Kemba!

Ah, remember when Kemba and UConn won the NCAA championship two years ago? Gary McGhee does. Yes you’re wondering who the hell is Gary McGhee? So was I, but I’d say most NCAA fans especially UConn fans know who this guy is. And yes, it’s for the wrong reasons. So when Kemba got the ball…

Poor James.

Poor James Harden. The guy went to the Olympics fresh from an NBA finals defeat that was still sour in the mouth. So when the USA were in the middle of utterly demolishing Nigeria, Coach K decides ‘lets play James.’ Mr. Harden had no clue about was what was going to happen to him (or…

Where amazing happens 2013 part two.

So yesterday I gave my thoughts on who was going to win the championship (OKC) with a little about LeBron and and a certain MVP award. Today, I want to talk about the rookies. With the exception of the 1996 NBA draft, featuring: Kobe, AI, Ray Allen, Starbury, Marcus Camby, Steve Nash, Jermaine O’Neal, Derek…

The ‘In your face’ basketball magazine.

This^, the original SLAM magazine featuring Larry Johnson from 1994. Of course, I don’t own this (I wish I did), because I wasn’t alive back then. Anyway, this was the beginning of a new era for basketball, something big even though I assume no one thought so at the time. My first SLAM, issue 148…

Where amazing happens 2013 part 1.

It’s not a coinsidence that this blog was started 8 days before the latest installment of the NBA begins.┬áJust thought I would let you know. Of course, all the hype has been around Kobe and Dwight taking the Lake show all the way to the white house but in my opinion this isn’t going to…

The Crossover

As the name suggests this is a blog about basketball. I love basketball and it’s practically my life!! The reason the blog is called ‘The Ankle Breaker’ is, well, because of the crossover. So yes, this blog in a roundabout way is dedicated to the crossover. Allen Iverson, Tim Hardaway and Dwyane Wade each have…