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Lebron’s odds at five straight finals

  The LeBron James sweepstakes dominated the sports headlines for much of the summer. As in 2010, James kept fans on edge about where he would play next. In 2010, he left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. Hopefully his ticket from Cleveland ... Continue Reading →

No Love lost for conference rivals

There have been many different speculations about what team will land NBA All-Star forward Kevin Love. The most recent trade proposal came from the Chicago Bulls, who have offered forwards Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic in exchange for ... Continue Reading →

The NBA draft is finally upon us

Up until a few days ago, the number one pick in tonight’s NBA Draft was locked in, but now it’s a two-man race. The University of Kansas’s Joel Embiid was set to be the top pick and head to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but a foot injury has hurt Embiid’s ... Continue Reading →

NBA age requirement nothing but cash

How rare is it someone wanting to work and earn a paycheck is denied that opportunity? In what field is it okay for an 18 or 19-year-old to be barred from their natural duty of employment?  Just one field, professional athletics, puts restrictions on ... Continue Reading →

Michael Jordan soars over LeBron James

The fact that people even dare to mention LeBron James and “His Airness” in the same sentence is an insult to the greatest basketball player to ever live. James is widely considered to be the best player in the game today and can certainly make a ... Continue Reading →

Anthony a poor fit for the Bulls

With the NBA trade deadline less than a day away, it appears the Chicago Bulls will not trade for Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks forward, and that’s a good thing. The rumored trade between the Knicks and the Bulls was announced on Feb. 10. Chicago ... Continue Reading →

Vote Symone as NBA Commissioner

One of the most respected men in the history of the NBA, with the most important job in the game, has decided to retire and pass his torchto…? NBA commissioner David Stern made a huge impact on the game of basketball and has paved the way for ... Continue Reading →

Former SIU star to speak at Morris

Former SIU basketball player Mike Glenn will speak in the Guyon Auditorium of the Morris Library Friday at 2 p.m. Glenn will be discussing his fourth book, “My Next Shot Goes In: Ten Sacred Characteristics of NBA players that lead to success.” Along ... Continue Reading →

NBA fines limit players’ actions in games

  NBA players and coaches are subject to be fined by the NBA for such things as profanity, fighting, criticizing and any acts of disrespect that creates a bad image of themselves and the NBA. Players can be fined for nearly anything they do on and ... Continue Reading →

Saluki family loses basketball legend

Daily Egyptian Tyler Dixon Saluki basketball’s all-time leader in points and hall of famer, Charles “Chico” Vaughn died today at the age of 73 after losing his battle with cancer. Milton Vaughn said his brother enjoyed life. “He was my brother, ... Continue Reading →

Heat, Spurs tied in title race

  The NBA finals rarely disappoint and this year is certainly no exception. The San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat have come to a draw after the first two games. The Spurs played the role of the tortoise perfectly in game one, scrapping by with ... Continue Reading →

D.E. Weekly Bark December 3, 2012

The NBA fined the San Antonio Spurs $250,000 for excusing four players — guard Tony Parker, forward Manu Ginobili, F/C Tim Duncan and guard Danny Green — from Thursday night’s loss against the Miami Heat. The Spurs played five away games in the ... Continue Reading →

NBA gets it right with ‘no flopping’ rule

No one likes a faker. The National Basketball Association implemented an “anti-flopping” rule Oct. 4, which will penalize players who exaggerate body movements after contact and fall to the floor to draw foul calls. Flopping can happen on both the ... Continue Reading →

Why the world hates Lebron James (And why I don’t)

Sports Column LeBron James is the best player in the NBA. He wins MVP trophies, goes to the finals (though no championships, yet), and has captured the hearts of basketball fans everywhere, only to smash them into a million pieces. For some, the latter ... Continue Reading →
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