You get your bracket and fill it out. Lets face it, the easiest pick is the number 1 seed beating the 16. It’s a no brainer. But one day, David will sleigh Goliath. Is this the year?
According to multiple reports, AND1 basketball player and street ball mixtape star Troy “Escalade” Jackson passed away in his sleep last night in Los Angeles. He was 35-years-old.
Jackson appeared in just 20 games at Louisville from 1996-98. He averaged 3.0 points and 1.6 rebounds but was more known for his size (6-9, 350 lbs.) and surprising agility, a pair of qualities which helped him gain notoriety while playing streetball for the AND 1 Mixtape Tour.
“It all started just passing the ball with my dad.” That’s what’s up. 2 hours a day of practice (insert Iverson sound byte: We talk’n bout PRACTICE!?) and this young dude is out balling most dudes you know at 12 years old. Put the time in folks. Even if they don’t turn into stars the kids will feel like one.
In his first public appearance since requiring stitches in his lip from a Friday basketball game, President Barack Obama took his family out to a basketball game at Howard University Saturday night.
Howard played Oregon State, whose head coach happens to be the president’s brother-in-law, Craig Robinson. Final score: Oregon State 84-Howard 74.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson blasted the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday for treating Miami-bound LeBron James like a “runaway slave.”
On Saturday, May 1, Atlanta’s Morehouse College will play host to what is likely to be the fiercest music-themed basketball competition the school has ever seen.
GREENSBORO – The North Carolina A&T women’s basketball team won its third straight MEAC regular-season title and was rewarded for it. Five Aggies earned postseason honors headed by senior Ta’Wuana “Tweet” Cook’s first selection to the first-team all-MEAC squad.