Calipari embraces the sordid system, uses it, and dominates. He doesn’t pretend he’s taking kids for the leafy campus life, for the diploma that will never arrive, or even for a few classes. He wants talent. And talent he gets. And talented he is.
The player, college, and NBA have suffered greatly in quality of play and players. And for every Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett there has been a conga line of lost causes, teens who toiled in Europe or Asia or worse once their hoop dreams melted into memory.
When the Wizards took John Wall no. 1 overall in 2010, he was immediately embrace by the city at its basketball savior. A day later, then-Mayor Adrian Fenty even declared June 25 as ‘John Wall Day.’ Super agent David Falk smashed John Wall Thursday, and then later apologized. But was he right to ridicule the young point guard?
The Chairman of USA Basketball’s Board of Directors, Jerry Colangelo joined Holden and Danny on 106.7 The Fan to discuss the forthcoming Summer Olympics in London and what’s expected of Team USA.
John Wall thinks the Washington Wizards have their guy in Nene.
Another NBA draft lottery, another shot for the Wizards to strike it rich occurs when representatives of the 14 non-playoff qualifiers gather tonight in Times Square for the made-for-television event.
Many players, especially if they’ve played for John Calipari, have gained huge financial windfalls before they were legally allowed to drink by entering the NBA a year removed from high school, but that hasn’t been to the benefit of the league.
By: Mark Chalifoux Hardcore basketball fans have been talking about him all year and at the end of the NCAA tournament, even the most casual of fans will know who Anthony Davis is. If you’ve […]