R.I.P. to Former NBA Favorite Darryl Chocolate Thunder Dawkins

R.I.P. to former NBA favorite Darryl “Chocolate Thunder” Dawkins as he is laid to rest this week after dying from an unexpected heart attack. Though he never achieved the impossible expectations that others placed upon him, Darryl Dawkins will always … Continue reading

NBA Player Nicknames on Jerseys: Not a BIG Deal

As a basketball purist, I’m not thrilled by the NBA’s recent promotional campaign to add player nicknames to the back of their uniforms for specific games.

For a professional league that has always marketed in a BIG way, last night’s cheeky commercialism was small minded.

The NBA has always fostered a team game reliant on the collective efforts of brilliant individual performers.

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