Get your head straight.

OK so now that you have delved this far into my blog there’s a couple of things you need to know about me that’ll explain some things that may have puzzled you up to now. Paul George is my favourite player. Quincy Miller is a beast. I’m a huge Knicks fan. I worship Nate Robinson…

Throwback Thursday.

Now there’s a throwback thursday once in a while on the ankle breaker. This the inaugaral, an NCAA and a little bit of high school edition with a couple of current college stars featured too. Enjoy! Ty Lawson, UNC. Isaiah Thomas, Washington. Dwyane Wade, Marquette. Jamal Crawford, Seattle. Kobe Bryant, Lower Merion High. Brandon Roy,…

Promise.

The swish   The touchdown The shot The tackle The leap The ripple of the net The sweat The tears The ecstasy For someone who doesn’t participate in sport or is not affiliated in sport, some people’s reactions to sporting actions seem damn silly. ‘It’s only a game.’ To some people, including me, it’s more…

What’s that comin’ over the Hill?

Danny Granger’s gone. Kobe’s having the flu game (40 points.). 9 seconds left. It’s you and Metta World Peace. 5 seconds left it’s you and Pau Gasol. 1.9 seconds left it’s the ball and Dwight Howard. 0.1 seconds left it’s the ball in the basket. Yes George Hill got it done for the Pacers last…

Sad face.

OK so when your team loses that’s one thing, but when the Knicks lose 3 out of four games that’s not cool, especially when two of those games are to Brooklyn and Jeremy Lin. C’mon Knickerbockers get real! Before this ‘run’ they were 8-1. Now they’re 9-4, 5-0 in MSG and 4-4 on the road….

50 things we’ve learned.

The season is about 10 games in for most teams and there are a couple of patterns beginning to show in regards to a few teams and players. 1. Dwight Howard is trying to be Wilt. 2. Kobe is still carrying the Lakers.3. James Harden isn’t as good as everyone thought.4. Damian Lillard’s a pro.5….

Workin’ 9 to 5.

‘Hustle beats talent when talent doesn’t hustle.‘ – Gretchen Gaskin. All that means is that, if you work hard no matter if you’re talented or not you’ll always beat someone who’s talented but doesn’t work hard. Whether you put in an extra hour of practice or an extra pushup, it all counts and helps towards…

Wiggins World.

Canada? Basketball? Canada? Anything? When I hear about basketball in Canada two things instantly pop into my head. Steve Nash. The Toronto Raptors (Who have been described as ‘utterly screwed’ this year.). Andrew Wiggins. A 6-7 small forward from Toronto. The greatest Canadian high schooler ever and is the top rated prospect in America(!) after he reclassified to the…

Lucky lefty.

Left handed ballplayers are very rare. Bill Russell, Manu Ginobli, David Robinson, James Harden, Wilis Reed, Chris Bosh, Mike Conley, Bob Lanier, Chris Mullin, Dave Cowens, Tiny Archibald and Artis Gilmore are all left handed. Left hand! Use your left. Work on your left hand. Gotta be able to use both hands. Has anyone ever heard:…

Favouritism.

Favourite players play a huge role in prospering players’ games and lives. I have two favourite players for two different reasons. 1. Nate Robinson simply for his attitude, his size, his play and positive mental state. 2. Paul George (Who this is based on.) who is a monster of a Shooting guard/Small forward. At 6-8…

Every little helps.

We’ve all heard the stories of people getting up really early and practicing for hours before school or work. I think they’re great stories of hard work and inspiration but at the same time, for some people they seem unrealistic and hard to match. ‘Most great shooters’ workouts start near the basket.’ – Jonathan Pesaitis (I’m…

Lets get to the POINT.

Who’s the greatest point guard ever? Magic Johnson, John Stockton, Isiah Thomas, Oscar Robertson?  Kevin Johnson? What. Seriously. Sweeping statements are my thing but this is too far. Kevin Johnson isn’t the best point guard ever. Or is he? What’s a point guards job? To bring the ball up the court, pass the ball, and…