Basketball

Basketball is easily still one of my favorite sports in the world. As I got older and moved a bit away from playing baseball, basketball became my passion. Most of the free time I had for years was spent on a basketball court. If I had time to play, I was playing. And I was able to grow up in a great era. Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Michael Jordan, among others, had made the NBA must-see television and there was also a great era of college basketball on the horizon as well. While I may not physically play as much as I used to, my love for the game hasn’t changed and I still follow the sport with great enthusiasm.

Click on the links below to read my most recent basketball articles.

Vlade Divac Threatening to Retire Wasn’t the Only That Nearly Kept the Hornets From Trading Kobe Bryant to the Lakers
Sportscasting | June 29, 2020

What Happened to Former NBA Lottery Pick ‘Big Country’ Bryant Reeves?
Sportscasting | June 29, 2020

Kobe Bryant: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Dozen Players Drafted Ahead of the Black Mamba 24 Years Ago Today
Sportscasting | June 26, 2020

The 5 Players That Made More Money Than LeBron James This NBA Season
Sportscasting | June 15, 2020

Typically Mild-Mannered Hakeem Olajuwon Once Slapped an Opponent and His Own Teammate
Sportscasting | June 13, 2020

WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry Once Met a ‘Disrespectful’ Michael Jordan and Things Nearly Didn’t End Well For No. 23
Sportscasting | June 9, 2020

What Happened to Underrated NBA Star Hersey Hawkins?
Sportscasting | June 2, 2020

The Tragic Tale of Drazen Petrovic, the Trailblazing NBA Star That Was Killed at the Age of 28
Sportscasting | June 2, 2020

How Did Michael Jordan’s True ‘Last Dance’ Season Play Out?
Sportscasting | June 2, 2020

How Derrick Rose Could Find Himself on the Wrong Side of History When He Retires
Sportscasting | June 1, 2020

How Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Used What He Learned Under Bruce Lee On and Off the Basketball Court
Sportscasting | June 1, 2020

How LeBron James Helped Convince Nike to Run the Controversial Colin Kaepernick Ad
Sportscasting | May 30, 2020

LeBron James Is in a No-Win Situation With the LA Lakers If and When the NBA Returns
Sportscasting | May 27, 2020

The Day Isiah Thomas Had to Keep the Most Heartbreaking Secret From Joe Dumars During the NBA Finals
Sportscasting | May 26, 2020

What the 2020 NBA Playoffs Look Like With 1-16 Seeding Taking Conference Out of Play
Sportscasting | May 26, 2020

Why Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls Lose to Hakeem Olajuwon’s Houston Rockets in the Best NBA Finals Matchup We Never Saw
Sportscasting | May 25, 2020

Michael Jordan Once Tried to Bully Robert Parish at a Bulls Practice and It Did Not Go Well
Sportscasting | May 23, 2020

The Awesome Connection Between Kyler Murray and Scott Burrell
Sportscasting | May 23, 2020

Ranking the Best NBA Centers of the 1990s
Sportscasting | May 23, 2020

How Many Three-Peats Have There Been in the NBA?
Sportscasting | May 22, 2020

Scott Burrell Appreciates Michael Jordan’s Tough Love and Is Now a Successful Head Coach
Sportscasting | May 20, 2020

Horace Grant is Legit Ready to Fight Michael Jordan Over ‘The Last Dance’
Sportscasting | May 19, 2020

Floyd Mayweather Threatened to Buy Diana Taurasi’s WNBA Team for Trash-Talking Him
Sportscasting | May 19, 2020

Dennis Rodman Was Encouraged to ‘Raise the Heat’ With Karl Malone in the 1998 NBA Finals to Further Their Storyline in WCW
Sportscasting | May 19, 2020

Michael Jordan Once Roasted Teenage Diana Taurasi a Year After She Missed a Free Throw at His Basketball Camp
Sportscasting | May 19, 2020

Michael Jordan Had Issues Coming Back to Chicago to Play Against the Bulls With the Washington Wizards
Sportscasting | May 18, 2020

There’s More to the Michael Jordan Pizza Story Than What ‘The Last Dance’ Showed
Sportscasting | May 18, 2020

‘The Last Dance’: The Best Moment From All 10 Episodes of the Michael Jordan Documentary
Sportscasting | May 18, 2020

Bryon Russell Was So Much More Than the Guy Michael Jordan Hit ‘The Shot’ On; Where is the Former Utah Jazz Star Today?
Sportscasting | May 17, 2020

Former Indiana Pacers Star Rik Smits Was the Most Underrated Center of the 1990s
Sportscasting | May 17, 2020

Why the Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James GOAT Debate is a Ridiculous Argument to Have in the First Place
Sportscasting | May 16, 2020

Reggie Miller Had Every Right to Believe His 1997-1998 Pacers Would Be the Ones to ‘Retire Michael Jordan’
Sportscasting | May 16, 2020

Kobe Bryant Had an Epic Michael Jordan-esque Moment at a Lakers Practice in 2015
Sportscasting | May 15, 2020

Why John Stockton Wanted No Part of the ‘Michael Jordan Puff Piece’ Known as ‘The Last Dance’
Sportscasting | May 15, 2020

What Happened to Nick Young, Former NBA Star Known as ‘Swaggy P?”
Sportscasting | May 13, 2020

Former Chicago Bulls Center Says Michael Jordan’s Teammates Had Stronger Relationships With MJ’s Father Than With Him
Sportscasting | May 13, 2020

Charles Barkley Says His Longtime Feud With Michael Jordan Won’t End Anytime Soon
Sportscasting | May 12, 2020

Michael Jordan’s All-Time Starting Five Consists of Himself and Only Players From His Era
Sportscasting | May 11, 2020

How Gary Payton Says Phil Jackson Responded When He Got in Michael Jordan’s Head
Sportscasting | May 11, 2020

LaBradford Smith Tells His Side of the Michael Jordan Revenge Story From ‘The Last Dance’
Sportscasting | May 11, 2020

How the Two Men Convicted of Killing Michael Jordan’s Father Are Eligible for Parole
Sportscasting | May 10, 2020

A Look Back at the Crazy Trade That Nearly Sent Michael Jordan to the Los Angeles Clippers in 1988
Sportscasting | May 9, 2020

The List of Players Who Made More Money Than Michael Jordan When the Chicago Bulls Went 72-10 is Insane
Sportscasting | May 9, 2020

There is a Season That Exists Where John Paxson Was Better Than Michael Jordan
Sportscasting | May 8, 2020

Michael Jordan Almost Signed With the New York Knicks in 1996
Sportscasting | May 8, 2020

Why Patrick Ewing Refuses to Watch Most of ‘The Last Dance’
Sportscasting | May 8, 2020

Why Michael Jordan Didn’t Allow Film Crews into His Real Mansion for ‘The Last Dance’
Sportscasting | May 8, 2020

25 Years Ago Today Michael Jordan Looked Human on the Basketball Court, Reggie Miller Did Not
Sportscasting | May 7, 2020

Craig Hodges Tore Into Michael Jordan For Some of His Comments in ‘The Last Dance’
Sportscasting | May 6, 2020

Scottie Pippen Actually Made More Money in the NBA Than Michael Jordan
Sportscasting | May 5, 2020

Isiah Thomas’ Mother Was Once the Subject of an Award-Winning Film Starring Oscar Nominee Alfre Woodard
Sportscasting | May 5, 2020

There Was a Glaring Omission in Episode 6 of ‘The Last Dance’ That Has All the Layers of a Classic Michael Jordan Grudge
Sportscasting | May 5, 2020

A Look Back at Michael Jordan’s Four Games Against Phil Jackson
Sportscasting | May 4, 2020

Michael Jordan Once Turned Down $100 Million For Two Hours of Work
Sportscasting | May 4, 2020

Toni Kukoc and the Yugoslavian National Team Were One of the Main Reasons the Dream Team Was Created in the First Place
Sportscasting | May 4, 2020

‘Baseball’ Documentarian Ken Burns Has a Big Problem With ‘The Last Dance’
Sportscasting | May 4, 2020

How Michael Jordan’s Iconic ‘Be Like Mike’ Gatorade Commercial Strangely Ignited His Grudge Against Disney
Sportscasting | May 3, 2020

An All-Time Phil Jackson Team Would Be the Most Unstoppable Squad Ever
Sportscasting | May 3, 2020

Charles Barkley Goes Old School When Naming His Top 5 NBA Players of All Time
Sportscasting | May 3, 2020

Jim McMahon Says That Michael Jordan Wanted to Put Seven Figures on Nine Holes of Golf
Sportscasting | May 2, 2020

Michael Jordan Was Not the Best Player on the 1992 Dream Team
Sportscasting | May 2, 2020

Ranking the 6 NBA Titles of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls
Sportscasting | May 1, 2020

It Wasn’t Michael Jordan Who Kept Isiah Thomas Off the Dream Team
Sportscasting | May 1, 2020

Bill Laimbeer Isn’t Backing Down on the Pistons’ Walk-Off Against the Bulls and Is Still Calling Them Names
Sportscasting | April 29, 2020

How Isiah Thomas Changed His Story Through the Years About the Pistons’ Walk-Off After Losing to Michael Jordan and the Bulls
Sportscasting | April 28, 2020

Michael Jordan Had One Big Demand During the Filming of ‘The Last Dance’
Sportscasting | April 28, 2020

What Happened to Former New York Knicks Star John Starks?
Sportscasting | April 27, 2020

Michael Jordan Once Had a Monster Game After Playing 36 Holes and Crushing Beers With Jeremy Roenick
Sportscasting | April 27, 2020

Why Carmelo Anthony Should Have Beaten LeBron James for NBA Rookie of the Year in 2004
Sportscasting | April 27, 2020

Toni Kukoc Doesn’t Seem to Be Enjoying ‘The Last Dance’ as Much as the Rest of Us
Sportscasting | April 26, 2020

Michael Jordan Once Skipped a Trip to the White House to Gamble With a Drug Dealer
Sportscasting | April 26, 2020

‘The Last Dance’ Director Told a Michael Jordan Story That Didn’t Make the Final Cut and It’s Incredible
Sportscasting | April 25, 2020

Dennis Rodman Made a Crazy Amount of Money During His Run in Professional Wrestling
Sportscasting | April 24, 2020

A Look Back at Michael Jordan’s Historically Awful Performance in the NBA Three-Point Contest
Sportscasting | April 24, 2020

A Look at the 1994 Scottie Pippen Trade That Would’ve Kept Michael Jordan From Returning to the Chicago Bulls
Sportscasting | April 22, 2020

The Story of Mike Tyson Confronting Michael Jordan in a Chicago Restaurant Over Robin Givens
Sportscasting | April 22, 2020

Derrick Rose’s Brothers Did Whatever It Took to Protect His NBA Dreams
Sportscasting | April 22, 2020

The Chicago Bulls Are Worth Almost 200 Times More Than What Jerry Reinsdorf Paid For the Franchise in 1985
Sportscasting | April 21, 2020

George Steinbrenner Owned a Portion of the Chicago Bulls For More Than a Decade
Sportscasting | April 21, 2020

What Happened to Tim Floyd, the Man Chosen to Replace Phil Jackson With the Chicago Bulls?
Sportscasting | April 20, 2020

Jerry Reinsdorf: How Much is the Chicago Bulls and White Sox Owner Worth?
Sportscasting | April 20, 2020

How Michael Jordan Himself Held Up ‘The Last Dance’ Documentary For Two Decades
Sportscasting | April 19, 2020

Michael Jordan Held Some Epic Pickup Games on the Set of ‘Space Jam’
Sportscasting | April 19, 2020

What Happened to Underrated Chicago Bulls Center Luc Longley?
Sportscasting | April 18, 2020

Michael Jordan Knew He Was Going to Leave the Chicago Bulls to Play Baseball Long Before He Actually Did
Sportscasting | April 18, 2020

Scottie Pippen’s Salary Didn’t Even Crack the Top 5 for the Chicago Bulls During “The Last Dance” Season
Sportscasting | April 18, 2020

Remembering the Incredible MTV ‘Rock N’ Jock’ Era of the 1990s
Sportscasting | April 17, 2020

What Happened to Former Chicago Bulls Star Toni Kukoc?
Sportscasting | April 17, 2020

Michael Jordan Once Flew to Las Vegas to Retrieve Dennis Rodman During ‘The Last Dance’ Season for the Bulls
Sportscasting | April 17, 2020

Michael Jordan’s Best NBA Finals Performance Wasn’t the ‘Flu Game’
Sportscasting | April 15, 2020

How James Worthy’s Dad Convinced Him to Wear No. 42 with the Lakers
Sportscasting | April 15, 2020

The Only Head-To-Head Matchup Between Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen Was a Bit Disappointing
Sportscasting | April 14, 2020

How Charles Barkley’s Controversial “I Am Not a Role Model” Nike Spot Came to Be
Sportscasting | April 13, 2020

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Once Tore Into Wilt Chamberlain in an Open Letter
Sportscasting | April 13, 2020

What Some May Forget About ‘The Last Dance’ Season of the Chicago Bulls
Sportscasting | April 13, 2020

Never Forget That Michael Jordan and Larry Bird Played the Best Game of HORSE in History
Sportscasting | April 12, 2020

The Rise and Fall of Former Los Angeles Lakers Star Andrew Bynum
Sportscasting | April 11, 2020

Kobe Bryant Once Wanted to Join Michael Jordan With the Washington Wizards
Sportscasting | April 11, 2020

How Former Number One NBA Pick Joe Smith Blew Through $61 Million
Sportscasting | April 11, 2020

Michael Jordan vs. Kobe Bryant Headlines What an All-Time NBA HORSE Competition Would Look Like
Sportscasting | April 10, 2020

What Happened to Gheorghe Muresan, the Tallest Player in NBA History?
Sportscasting | April 8, 2020

What Happened to Former NBA All-Star ‘Thunder’ Dan Majerle?
Sportscasting | April 7, 2020

A Look Back at the Best Classic ‘NBA Jam’ Duos
Sportscasting | April 7, 2020

How Many Undefeated Teams Have Won the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship?
Sportscasting | April 6, 2020

How WWE WrestleMania 36 Helped Rick Pitino Get a Home Game for Iona Against His Son
Sportscasting | April 6, 2020

How the LA Lakers Could Actually Benefit From a Canceled NBA Season as it Pertains to Anthony Davis
Sportscasting | April 5, 2020

What Happened to Larry Johnson and the UNLV Squad That Won the 1990 NCAA Championship?
Sportscasting | April 4, 2020

What Happened to ‘Baby Jordan’ Harold Miner?
Sportscasting | April 4, 2020

It Looks As if the Chicago Bulls Are Ready to Move On From Gar Forman and John Paxson
Sportscasting | April 3, 2020

Remember When B.J. Armstrong Started in the NBA All-Star Game?
Sportscasting | April 3, 2020

Magic Johnson at the 1992 NBA All-Star Game Was One of the Most Emotional Performances in History
Sportscasting | April 2, 2020

Why Kobe Bryant Passed On Being Jesus Shuttlesworth in Spike Lee’s ‘He Got Game’
Sportscasting | April 1, 2020

Kobe Bryant Once Got Upset with DeMar DeRozan for Wearing the Wrong Shoes
Sportscasting | March 31, 2020

Eddie Jones Isn’t Given Enough Credit for His Role in Lakers History
Sportscasting | March 29, 2020

The Best Part of Michael Jordan’s Game Against the Knicks 25 Years Ago Today Wasn’t His 55 Points
Sportscasting | March 28, 2020

Where Does Shaq Rank Himself on the NBA All-Time Greatest Players List?
Sportscasting | March 27, 2020

What Happened to Former NBA Star Nick Van Exel?
Sportscasting | March 27, 2020

How Did the Players Drafted Before Scottie Pippen Fare in the NBA?
Sportscasting | March 24, 2020

The Day Michael Jordan Took Over a Warriors Practice Before Returning to the NBA in 1995
Sportscasting | March 24, 2020

The 1987 NBA Draft Might Be One of the Most Underrated of All Time
Sportscasting | March 23, 2020

What Happened to Former NBA Star Latrell Sprewell?
Sportscasting | March 22, 2020

Stephon Marbury Called Out LeBron James For Not Being a ‘Real Laker’
Sportscasting | March 21, 2020

Glen Rice, Not One of the Fab Five, is the Greatest Player in Michigan Basketball History
Sportscasting | March 20, 2020

How Many Players from the 1984 NBA Draft Class Are in the Hall of Fame?
Sportscasting | March 17, 2020

What’s the 50-40-90 Club in the NBA and How Many Members Does it Have?
Sportscasting | March 17, 2020

Kobe Bryant Began a Historic Scoring Streak On This Day in 2007
Sportscasting | March 16, 2020

Multiple NBA Players Are Watching Their Own Highlights to Stay Busy
Sportscasting | March 16, 2020

Ranking the 6 Players Taken Ahead of Stephen Curry in the 2009 NBA Draft
Sportscasting | March 16, 2020

Ranking the 5 Players Taken Ahead of Larry Bird in the 1979 NBA Draft
Sportscasting | March 15, 2020

How Many Teams Has Rick Pitino Coached?
Sportscasting | March 14, 2020

Ranking the 4 Players Taken Ahead of Kevin Garnett in the 1995 NBA Draft
Sportscasting | March 14, 2020

30 Years Later, the Hank Gathers Story is Still Heartbreaking
Sportscasting | March 13, 2020

If the NBA Does Return, Here’s What the Playoffs Would Look Like
Sportscasting | March 12, 2020

March Madness is Now March Sadness
Sportscasting | March 11, 2020

The Warriors and Nets Will Play in an Empty Arena Due to Coronavirus Concerns
Sportscasting | March 11, 2020

5 Best Cinderella Stories in March Madness History
Sportscasting | March 11, 2020

How NFL and NBA Rookie Contracts Differ
Sportscasting | March 10, 2020

Is Russell Westbrook Better Than James Harden?
Sportscasting | March 10, 2020

Who Are the Favorites in the 2020 Big Ten Basketball Tournament?
Sportscasting | March 9, 2020

The Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Was the Epitome of March Madness
Sportscasting | March 8, 2020

James Harden Put Up the Wrong Kind of Quadruple-Double
Sportscasting | March 8, 2020

The 5 Players With the Most Triple-Doubles in NBA History
Sportscasting | March 7, 2020

When Did the Milwaukee Bucks Win Their Last NBA Championship?
Sportscasting | March 6, 2020

5 NBA Records That Will Never Be Broken
Sportscasting | March 4, 2020

Vermont Senior Josh Speidel Scores First NCAA Basketball Points 5 Years After Brain Injury
Sportscasting | March 4, 2020

The 5 Teams With the Most Final Four Appearances
Sportscasting | March 3, 2020

5 Intriguing Matchups for the 2020 NBA Finals
Sportscasting | March 3, 2020

James Harden and Russell Westbrook Just Had a Historic Month
Sportscasting | March 2, 2020

How Many Teams Have Won Back-to-Back NCAA Basketball Championships?
Sportscasting | March 2, 2020

Where Did the Term ‘March Madness’ Come From?
Sportscasting | March 1, 2020

5 NCAA Basketball Records That Will Never Be Broken
Sportscasting | March 1, 2020

How LeBron James Has Been Dominating the NBA’s Young Stars This Season
Sportscasting | March 1, 2020

LeBron James and Kobe Bryant Now Share an Amazing NBA Record
Sportscasting | February 28, 2020

Zion Williamson Is Close To Setting Another NBA Record
Sportscasting | February 28, 2020

Houston Rockets Owner Admits to Being Scared of the Warriors
Sportscasting | February 26, 2020

The 5 Schools With the Most NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships
Sportscasting | February 25, 2020

How Dwyane Wade Honored Kobe Bryant at His Jersey Retirement Ceremony
Sportscasting | February 24, 2020

How Many Times Have the Lakers and Celtics Played Each Other?
Sportscasting | February 21, 2020

The 2 Factors That Will Decide LeBron James’ Status for the 2020 Olympics
Sportscasting | February 21, 2020

Who Made the USA Basketball 3-on-3 Olympic Qualifying Teams?
Sportscasting | February 19, 2020

How Glen Rice and the number 41 strangely helped shape my marriage proposal (and so many other things)
The Luke Norris Experience | February 14, 2020

5 offseason needs for the Los Angeles Lakers
FanSided | May 10, 2019

Who made All-Star Team Giannis?
FanSided | February 8, 2019

Who made All-Star Team LeBron?
FanSided | February 8, 2019

NBA Free Agency 2018: 5 offseason targets for the Los Angeles Lakers
FanSided | June 14, 2018

NBA Finals 2018 TV schedule
FanSided | May 29, 2018

NBA Playoffs 2018: Conference Finals TV schedule
FanSided | May 10, 2018

NBA Playoffs 2018: Complete TV schedule
FanSided | April 12, 2018

Jalen Rose’s 100-year-old grandma is Michigan’s answer to Sister Jean
FanSided | March 26, 2018

10 NBA duos that would make great WWE tag teams
FanSided | October 19, 2017

NBA Season Preview 2017-18: 10 players with the most to prove this season
FanSided | October 16, 2017

NBA Season Preview 2017-18: Do the Spurs have enough talent to stay at the top?
FanSided | October 10, 2017

NBA Season Preview 2017-18: The Timberwolves have playoff talent
FanSided | October 10, 2017

NBA Season Preview 2017-18: The Lakers rotation is flush
FanSided | October 10, 2017

NBA Season Preview 2017-18: The Warriors rotation is loaded
FanSided | October 10, 2017

NBA Season Preview 2017-18: The Chicago Bulls have a lot of holes
FanSided | October 10, 2017

NBA Season Preview 2017-18: 5 teams that can beat the Warriors
FanSided | October 9, 2017

Kobe Bryant jersey retirement set for Dec. 18
FanSided | September 12, 2017

Twitter reacts to Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade
FanSided | August 22, 2017

NBA Schedule 2017-18: Complete TNT TV schedule
FanSided | August 14, 2017

NBA Schedule 2017-18: Complete ABC TV schedule
FanSided | August 14, 2017

NBA Schedule 2017-18: Complete ESPN TV schedule
FanSided | August 14, 2017

NBA Draft 2017: 5 best lead guards available
FanSided | June 22, 2017

NBA Finals 2017: Warriors vs. Cavaliers Game 4 live stream: Watch online
FanSided | June 9, 2017

NBA Draft 2017: 5 targets for the Chicago Bulls
FanSided | June 9, 2017

NBA Finals 2017: Warriors vs. Cavaliers Game 3 live stream: Watch online
FanSided | June 7, 2017

Warriors run away from Cavs, again: 3 takeaways from Game 2
FanSided | June 4, 2017

NBA Finals 2017: Warriors vs. Cavaliers Game 2 live stream: Watch online
FanSided | June 4, 2017

NBA Draft 2017: 5 targets for the Los Angeles Lakers
FanSided | June 2, 2017

NBA Finals 2017: Power ranking Finals MVP possibilities
FanSided | May 30, 2017

NBA Playoffs 2017: Cavaliers vs. Celtics Game 5 live stream: Watch online
FanSided | May 25, 2017

Warriors sweep Spurs: 3 takeaways from Game 4
FanSided | May 22, 2017

Cavaliers annihilate Celtics to take 2-0 lead: 3 takeaways from Game 2
FanSided | May 19, 2017

NBA Playoffs 2017: 5 things we learned from the Rockets beating the Thunder
FanSided | April 26, 2017

NBA Playoffs 2017: Houston Rockets advance, fans react on Twitter
FanSided | April 25, 2017

NBA Playoffs 2017: Who will the Houston Rockets play in the Conference Semifinals?
FanSided | April 25, 2017

Rockets eliminate Thunder: 3 takeaways from Game 5
FanSided | April 25, 2017

NBA Playoffs 2017: Rockets vs. Thunder Game 5 live stream: Watch online
FanSided | April 25, 2017

Rockets take 3-1 lead on Thunder: 3 takeaways from Game 4
FanSided | April 23, 2017

NBA Playoffs 2017: Rockets vs. Thunder Game 4 live stream: Watch online
FanSided | April 23, 2017

Thunder survive Rockets: 3 takeaways from Game 3
FanSided | April 22, 2017

NBA Playoffs 2017: Rockets vs. Thunder Game 3 live stream: Watch online
FanSided | April 21, 2017

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