Author Archives: Troy Pierce

Throwback Thursday: Steve “The Franchise” Francis

Troy Pierce | May 30th, 2019

Former NBA Star Steve Francis Shows Up At All Star Weekend Looking Not So Good

You might remember Steve Francis best for his flashy ball-handling ability. Or maybe you remember the way he would contort his body in mid-air for acrobatic layups and rim-rattling dunks. Both are memorable aspects of his game, and the game of basketball, but probably don’t remember the path that Steve took to make it to the NBA. Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Corey “Bad Porn” Maggette

Troy Pierce | May 23rd, 2019

Corey Maggette was a hyper-athletic wing player that feasted on his ability to get the basket, draw contact, and ultimately the free throw line. This would not only help become a perennial scorer during his time in the NBA but also lead to him earning one of the more interesting nicknames in sports history. Continue reading

Chicago Bulls Interested in Lonzo Ball

Troy Pierce | May 21st, 2019

Last Tuesdays Draft Lottery helped give a better idea of what this NBA offseason will look like for the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls had high hopes of landing one of the first two picks in the 2019 draft but, unfortunately, the ping pong balls did not bounce their way as they were projected to grab the fourth slot. However, they found themselves with the seventh overall selection. That’s an unfortunate fall when you look at what Chicago is missing out on, one Zion Williamson and one Ja Morant. Either player would have been a key piece in a rebuild that has been marginally successful but is trending in the right direction. Continue reading

Houston Rockets – Utah Jazz Playoff Preview

Troy Pierce| April 14th, 2019

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This is a classic battle of offense versus defense. The Utah Jazz play a tough brand of basketball and force the opponent to work hard for 48 minutes. The Houston Rockets have claimed the third seed in the Western Conference thanks to James Harden‘s historic season as he looks to become a back-to-back MVP. Continue reading

Milwaukee Bucks – Detroit Pistons Playoff Preview

Troy Pierce | April 14th, 2019

The Bucks and Pistons will tip off game one of their playoff matchup Sunday night in Milwaukee. The path each team took to get here has been very different. The Bucks have dominated the Eastern Conference from the very start of the season. Whereas, Detroit lost 7 of the final 11 games, just barely making the cut, winning their final two games of the year. While both teams rely on their stars to help them win games, both teams will need steady contributions from others to help them through the playoffs.

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Rookie Report: 2019 Playoff Edition

Troy Pierce| April 13th, 2019

82 regular season games have come and gone, and playoff basketball is upon us!

Several rookies made a name for themselves this season, but of all the top rookies from this season, only three remain with playoff basketball at their fingertips. Rodin Kurucs (Brooklyn Nets), Landry Shamet (Philadelphia, traded to LAC), and Shia Gilgeous-Alexander (Los Angeles Clippers) will get the chance to suit up and take the floor this NBA postseason.

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