Category: Basketball History

NBA Not In Tune With Former ABA Players

NBA Not In Tune With Former ABA Players

The NBA has a program called NBA Cares. Sam Smith, an ABA (American Basketball Association) great and pioneer who helped blaze the trail for the sport of basketball and more importantly, for helping break race barriers in America on and off the court, was the most recent former ABA player to die waiting on help […]

Top 20 Basketball Father-Son Combos

Top 20 Basketball Father-Son Combos

#20 While not the best two players to make the list, they certainly are the tallest. As you would expect, both Manute Bol and Bol Bol are known for being exceptional shot blockers. Manute lead the NBA in that category in two of his first four seasons and ended his career averaging over three blocks […]

50 All-Time Elite Defenders In Basketball History

50 All-Time Elite Defenders In Basketball History

Extended debates on the best defenders in basketball history a prompted this list of all-time elite defenders. Son of basketball legend Randolph Childress and one of the best basketball players in Wake Forest history, Brandon Childress, said “in order to be a great defender, you have to be able to shut the water off” [on […]

Top 75 Men’s Basketball Players All-Time

Top 75 Men’s Basketball Players All-Time

We decided to create a list with our criteria for the 75 greatest players of all-time.  Criteria Impact on winning Individual game transcending era Impact on the rule changes Impact on the generations that followed #75 Paul Pierce 1x NBA Champ 1x Finals MVP 10x Time All-Star 4x All-NBA Team Paul was a player with […]

The Origins Of Basketball

The Origins Of Basketball

Basketball beginings are different than other sports. It’s pretty clear that Dr. James Naismith developed the game of basketball. Naismith was born in 1861 in Ramsay township, Ontario, Canada. He graduated as a physician at McGill University in Montreal and was primarily interested in sports physiology. In 1891, while working as a physical education teacher at […]