1. via Hoops Hype’s interview with Jalen Rose:

"When was the last time you spoke with Chris Webber?

JR: I heard through mutual friends that he’s upset that I said that I feel like he should have come out and apologize for some transgressions that happened at the University of Michigan. But I still stand behind that. Also I’m disappointed how the relationship with [Michigan booster] Ed Martin ended. Ed, unfortunately, in my opinion basically died of a broken heart. So while we’re still brothers and I hope that we’re going to make amends… One of the great things of being teammates and friends is we should be able to speak openly and honestly. And hopefully he finds a way to realize and apologize about what happened in Michigan. It ain’t just about you. It’s about the players, it’s about the coach. Steve Fisher coached in three finals and won a championship in Michigan. You go in that campus, his name is nowhere. So it’s bigger than just him. And the fans deserve it, the history of the University of Michigan deserves it. And all he had to do is say two words. It’s not brain surgery. They are ‘I’m sorry.’

- See more at: http://hoopshype.com/interviews/sierra/jalen-rose-chris-webber-needs-to-say-hes-sorry#sthash.jNYqfNOx.dpuf

    via Hoops Hype’s interview with Jalen Rose:

    "When was the last time you spoke with Chris Webber?

    JR: I heard through mutual friends that he’s upset that I said that I feel like he should have come out and apologize for some transgressions that happened at the University of Michigan. But I still stand behind that. Also I’m disappointed how the relationship with [Michigan booster] Ed Martin ended. Ed, unfortunately, in my opinion basically died of a broken heart. So while we’re still brothers and I hope that we’re going to make amends… One of the great things of being teammates and friends is we should be able to speak openly and honestly. And hopefully he finds a way to realize and apologize about what happened in Michigan. It ain’t just about you. It’s about the players, it’s about the coach. Steve Fisher coached in three finals and won a championship in Michigan. You go in that campus, his name is nowhere. So it’s bigger than just him. And the fans deserve it, the history of the University of Michigan deserves it. And all he had to do is say two words. It’s not brain surgery. They are ‘I’m sorry.’

    - See more at: http://hoopshype.com/interviews/sierra/jalen-rose-chris-webber-needs-to-say-hes-sorry#sthash.jNYqfNOx.dpuf

  2. sportingnewsarchive:

From the archives…
Alonzo Mourning poses next to a drawing board in the locker room during the 1988 McDonald’s All-American Game. (Mike Powell/Getty Images) #throwback

    sportingnewsarchive:

    From the archives…

    Alonzo Mourning poses next to a drawing board in the locker room during the 1988 McDonald’s All-American Game. (Mike Powell/Getty Images) #throwback

  3. "Hempstead, NY – Hofstra Basketball legend and current Assistant Coach Craig “Speedy” Claxton was inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame last night.

The ceremony took place at the New York Athletic Club and the organization inducted seven individuals and one team into the hall of fame.

In addition to Claxton, also inducted last night was Hugh Evans, Charlie Davis, Felipe Lopez, Michael Riordan, Jack Rohan, Tom Owens and the 1993 Christ The King High School Girls Basketball team.

Claxton, one of the all-time greats in the history of the Hofstra Basketball program, joined the Hofstra staff after spending the previous two seasons as a scout with the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Claxton graduated from Hofstra in 2000 as one of only six players in school history to score 2,000 career points (2,015). He also graduated as the program’s all-time leader in both assists (660) and steals (288), and was a two-time Player of the Year selection in the America East Conference (1998, 2000). He was also named the 2000 winner of the Haggerty Award, given to the top player in the Metropolitan New York area, after leading Hofstra to an America East Conference championship and its first NCAA Division I tournament berth in 23 years.”

    "Hempstead, NY – Hofstra Basketball legend and current Assistant Coach Craig “Speedy” Claxton was inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame last night.

    The ceremony took place at the New York Athletic Club and the organization inducted seven individuals and one team into the hall of fame.

    In addition to Claxton, also inducted last night was Hugh Evans, Charlie Davis, Felipe Lopez, Michael Riordan, Jack Rohan, Tom Owens and the 1993 Christ The King High School Girls Basketball team.

    Claxton, one of the all-time greats in the history of the Hofstra Basketball program, joined the Hofstra staff after spending the previous two seasons as a scout with the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

    Claxton graduated from Hofstra in 2000 as one of only six players in school history to score 2,000 career points (2,015). He also graduated as the program’s all-time leader in both assists (660) and steals (288), and was a two-time Player of the Year selection in the America East Conference (1998, 2000). He was also named the 2000 winner of the Haggerty Award, given to the top player in the Metropolitan New York area, after leading Hofstra to an America East Conference championship and its first NCAA Division I tournament berth in 23 years.”

  4. This was timely work from Hardwood Paroxysm. I bought a pack of basketball cards just this past weekend.

"One of my favorite activities growing up was going to the local card shop* with my two older cousins and buying a pack or two of the newest basketball cards. Upper Deck, Fleer, NBA Hoops – it didn’t matter. We wanted them all, and every time we opened a pack, we felt a ripple of excitement.

So many questions and so much anticipation coursed through me when I was in that card shop. Which card am I going to get? Will there be any special edition cards? Will my cards be better than my cousins’? Will this time finally be the time I get the MJ?”

    This was timely work from Hardwood Paroxysm. I bought a pack of basketball cards just this past weekend.

    "One of my favorite activities growing up was going to the local card shop* with my two older cousins and buying a pack or two of the newest basketball cards. Upper Deck, Fleer, NBA Hoops – it didn’t matter. We wanted them all, and every time we opened a pack, we felt a ripple of excitement.

    So many questions and so much anticipation coursed through me when I was in that card shop. Which card am I going to get? Will there be any special edition cards? Will my cards be better than my cousins’? Will this time finally be the time I get the MJ?”

  5. "@wzzntzz: #TBT 1984 when Bullets was flush with follicles, floating cranial desire, and congealed stardust. http://t.co/vT723msUqe”

    "@wzzntzz: #TBT 1984 when Bullets was flush with follicles, floating cranial desire, and congealed stardust. http://t.co/vT723msUqe

  6. "@MonumentalNtwrk: Stay tuned for the behind-the-scenes story of @PTI #CelebrityStatBoy Gheorghe Muresan! http://t.co/FpFZFQHMA8”

    "@MonumentalNtwrk: Stay tuned for the behind-the-scenes story of @PTI #CelebrityStatBoy Gheorghe Muresan! http://t.co/FpFZFQHMA8

  7. "@cavs: .@dallasmavs Not bad, but when the enemy is weak against a fiery opponent, you really need Charmanderson! #NBAPokemon http://t.co/5iZX5uZVKi”

    "@cavs: .@dallasmavs Not bad, but when the enemy is weak against a fiery opponent, you really need Charmanderson! #NBAPokemon http://t.co/5iZX5uZVKi

  8. CDR is going to bring back short shorts.

    CDR is going to bring back short shorts.

  9. How the SEC wrecks its own basketball product.

    @GaryParrishCBS dug up a stupid rule that’s hurting SEC basketball recruiting:

    "It has, on some level, created an uneven playing field.

    "Jae Crowder is a perfect example," said Georgia coach Mark Fox. "He’s a Georgia kid. So I get the job [at Georgia in April 2009], and he’s at Howard JUCO [in Texas], and I’ve got a good contact over there. But he wasn’t eligible for us to recruit."

    That’s because Crowder started his career at South Georgia Technical College, which is also a JUCO. He then transferred to Howard County Junior College for his sophomore year and thus became ineligible for SEC programs because — Did you even realize this? — the SEC does not allow its member institutions to sign and enroll prospects who do not spend at least three semesters at the junior college from which they graduated.

    Every other power-conference does.

    But the SEC, for whatever reason, does not.”

  10. Baller @stackmack checked in on Ekpe Udoh’s book club.

"TO: A lot of fans have this perception that NBA players roll out of bed in the afternoon, head to the arena to play a game and then go home. On one hand, you have long days of practice and therapy and games, but on the other, there’s a lot of downtime when traveling. What do you do with your time?

EU: A lot of reading. We have time—we practice from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then you have the rest of the day to read. During the season this year I didn’t really watch TV until late at night. I’d be on my computer reading articles and reading a book for the book club. You have time on the airplane, on the road when you’re not with your teammates.”

    Baller @stackmack checked in on Ekpe Udoh’s book club.

    "TO: A lot of fans have this perception that NBA players roll out of bed in the afternoon, head to the arena to play a game and then go home. On one hand, you have long days of practice and therapy and games, but on the other, there’s a lot of downtime when traveling. What do you do with your time?

    EU: A lot of reading. We have time—we practice from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then you have the rest of the day to read. During the season this year I didn’t really watch TV until late at night. I’d be on my computer reading articles and reading a book for the book club. You have time on the airplane, on the road when you’re not with your teammates.”