Matt Norlander is a college basketball blogger for CBS. He had the privilege of having access to the University of Kentucky basketball team’s locker room after they had departed the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with the 2012 NCAA National Title. Nothing was left behind in the locker room except for this whiteboard which he posted to his Instagram.
Gatorade debuted a new campaign during All Star Weekend called #winfromwithin. I’ve always thought their “What’s G” spots were annoying and confusing but it’s hard not to appreciate the greatness of Phil Jackson and Michael Jordan’s flu game performance.
It’s hard to think of a story more exciting this season than Jeremy Lin’s. He played four years at Harvard, went undrafted, was eventually signed by his hometown Warriors last year before being cut after the season. He got picked up by the Knicks and averaged less than 7 minutes a game before getting his big break against the Nets on February 4th.
The NBA won’t be the same this year. A shortened season due to corporate greed. The retirement of Brandon Roy. New faces in new places that have permanently changed the league’s balance include Chris Paul, Tyson Chandler, and Lamar Odom.
One part of my NBA experience that will be sorely missed is Free Darko–otherwise known as, “a collective of like-minded NBA writers and artists whose blog has become a staple of basketball fandom on the Internet.” Continue reading →