Wednesday, November 30, 2011


32: David Robinson:
Possibly the smartest NBA player ever. Robinson had perfect physique, amazing defensive instincts, agility and quickness of a forward, the footwork of a Brazilian soccer player and the hand eye of a Russian hockey player. What more do you want? Robinson over thought things though, and he was too nice to develop the cutthroat attitude of many NBA greats. Robinson is an amazing second banana and can do almost anything you ask!

31: Dave Cowens:
Cowens played every game like it was his last, leaving everything on the floor. He dove for every loose ball, fighting, crashing the boards around three other guys, battling bigger centers and doing whatever it took to win. He was a clutch performer who cared a little more than everyone else and it helped him win an MVP and our 31st spot.

Monday, November 28, 2011

33: George Gervin

George “The Iceman“ Gervin, one of the greatest players ever and top five on our top ten perimeter scorers list gets his points quietly throughout the whole game, rarely having one of those "Oh no! He's catching fire!" moments. Gervin was a 6'8'' 180 pound swing-man. He had one of the most accurate bankers ever, the ability to beat anyone off the dribble and a finger roll that gives me chills when I see it. Gervin missed out when the broken bank Virginia Squires sold Julius Erving to the Nets, had George Gervin and Julius Erving played together the “Iceman“ would have won multiple rings, they would have been the coolest team ever... and no one would be able to match up with them. Gervin nicknamed the “Iceman“ is nothing less than my number two choice on the list of greatest perimeter scorers ever, he scored with remarkable efficiency and put up these astonishing numbers: 25.1 PPG on 54% FG and 84% FT over his career. While Gervin was a very uninspired defender he was good when he wanted to be, other knocks on him would be the fact he cared more about scoring titles and money than winning championships. “Iceman“ was not a great clutch player but he was a SCORING MACHINE!!! Gervin was absolutely magical to watch sinking his everlastingly beautiful finger roll from right under the hoop to around 18 feet. Gervin won three scoring titles in a row and four overall... If that is not the mark of a great scorer I do not know what is. Gervin has inspired many, most notably Gary Payton, and in the words of the “Glove“ himself “He was just so saucy!“

Fresh Jam: He Got Game


37: Bill Walton: Walton was a championship calibre center who could pass, rebound and block with the best of them. As many have said, the peak of Walton is worth a career of almost any other center

36: George Mikan: A monster in the fifties who could not be stopped my any of his peers, hard to find out where he'd be now because of the lack of a shot clock. George was the original great, a guy who could rebound, score and defend with ease even passed better than average.

35: Sam Jones: Sam is one of the greats, he could have been the number 1 guy on any team but stayed to win for his team, Sam was also one of the most clutch players ever, he could be in a down game and still bank the game winner.

34: Kevin Mchale: Kevin McHale had an arsenal of post moves, the best way to describe it is like Bill Simmons fast food allusion, in my opinion McHale was the KFC, great moves and a huge selection.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

38: Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Tyrone Wade was the fifth pick in the loaded 2003 NBA draft. Dwyane should have been selected lower than the likes of Darko Milicic. Wade is possibly the leagues best all around player and has been great since his rookie year. Dwyane lead the Heat to a 42-40 season and a playoff berth that was extended to the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. In Wade's sophomore season (dubbed as the hardest by some) he improved from a 16-4-5 on 48% shooting to a 24-5-7 and even improving his field goal percentage by one and All-NBA and All Defensive second teams. In year two with the help of newly acquired Shaquillle O'Neal the heat improved by seventeen wins, and swept the New Jersey Nets and Washington Wizards before being defeated by the Detroit Pistons in seven games. Had Wade been healthy against Detroit that may have swung the results. By his third year Dwyane Wade had become one of the brightest burning stars in the NBA, He improved his numbers yet again throwing together a 27-6-7 on 50% shooting. He then became known as a great playoff powerhouse when he brushed off a severe knee bruise and a few other injuries to chew up and spit out the Chicago Bulls, after that he moved on to devour the same Detroit Pistons that bounced him from the playoffs the year before (even though they did not look the same). After that Wade, Shaq and co. went to the NBA Finals and thrashed Dallas, In games three, four and five Wade dropped 42, 36 and 43. In game six Dwyane Wade was the center of Dallas' defensive scheme which lead to Gary Payton hitting a clutch mid range jumper that won the game and a blocked alley oop by Wade to seal the Mavs fate. Wade became the fifth youngest player to ever win the Finals MVP, wrapped up the third highest Finals scoring average ever having 34.7 PPG.

     In 2007 "Flash" took a a beating every game, leading to NBA fans hoping it wouldn't be Penny Hardaway all over again. "Flash" missed a total of thirty one games but still capturing All-NBA and All-Star honors (The only other to complete this feat was "Pistol" Pete Maravich in 1977-78). Wade was sidelined with a major  shoulder injury, when asked whether he would undergo surgery or rehabilitate it, Wade chose to rehab. Wade had a stellar season putting together a 27-5-8 on 50% FG adding two steals in the process, Dwyane "Flash" Wade also lead the league in player efficiency rating. No easy feat! In the playoffs Wade averaged a 24-5-6 while being swept by the Chicago Bulls. In the off-season Wade went through surgery to repair his left shoulder and left knee in which he suffered "Jumper's Knee" forcing him to meet USA  Basketball's qualifying tournament that summer.

     After going through rehab Dwyane Wade returned more effective than ever before, He returned from the US Olympic team after leadding it in scoring. Early in the year Dwyane Wade became the second player in NBA history to puta 40 point, 10 assist and 5 block game in the books (The other was Alan Adams back in 1976-77). Wade set a record this season when he became the first player to ever record atleast two grand in the point department, five centuries in the assist box, a bill's worth of steals, and the same amount of steals, he also became the first player under 6'5'' to record 100 blocks in a season. Wade chewed up the Charlotte Bobcats to clinch a playoff spot for the Heat. "Flash" scored a career high 55 against the New York Knicks in a 122-105 W, He finished that season with a red hot 30.2 PPG, threw together a sick 7.5 AST, 5 REB, 2.2 STL, and 1.3 BLK. He finished atleast a point, assist, steal or rebound higher than either Kobe or LeBron but somehow both finished higher in the MVP race (he was fleeced!).

    During his 2010 campaign Wade scored his 10,000th point against the Chicago Bulls, Wade was also the All-Star MVP, and hit many clutch shots. Wade averaged a 27-5-7 on 48% shooting, He recorded a career high playoff score of 46 points, Despite averaging 33 PPG the Heat lost to the Celtics. On July 7 it was announced that Wade would come back, and bring LeBron James and Chris Bosh. The "Heatles" reached the NBA Finals... Only to have their fire stomped out by Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks. 

So their you have Wade's career, but I couldn't show you the fact that Wade took  Iverson beatings and still played, he scored with defender draped all over him. He plays great defense with commitment to all aspects of the game and still managed to score 30 PPG (something T-Mac never accomplished) and did everything needed to be one of the greats! Wade has his ring and his skills, He's a top forty all time!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

In My Opinion: Best Point Guards Today (preview)

In light of the NBA lockout coming back I decided to hit you with a preview of something to come soon!

Best Defensive Point Guards

10. Mike Conley
Conley is a hard nosed defender, very pesky, and also very gritty, there's not much to say about Conley's D other than it's good, he plays defense traditionally, but its better than most of the league.

9. Chauncey Billups
Chauncey uses his size to keep opposing PG's out of the paint while still reacting quickly to affect all the shots he can.

8. Jason Kidd
J-Kidd is a great defender in all aspects, he can defend jumpers, lay-ups, drives (except he is getting slower and abused by some quicker guards) and hustles a lot.

7. Deron Williams
A traditional defender who does it very well, especially using his strength to keep opposing guards wherever he wants them.

6. Chris Paul
The master thief is also a very pesky defender, though he is not the best defending the J he can keep people to the outside pretty easily.

5. John Wall
Possibly the best blocking point-man in the league, has great speed and a great wingspan to help him defend, If his team was better at defending he could most likely be top three on the defensive end.

4. Derrick Rose
Not the best when it comes to stealing the ball but Rose is the product of a great defensive scheme, his scheme shows his great man to man defense while helping him in case he gets burned.

3. Russell Westbrook
Westbrook is a better man to man defender than almost every point in the league who can defend all shots, drives, catch up to someone if he gets burned while using strength and everything he has got to improve his d.

2. Jrue Holiday
A relentless man to man defender who always leaves everything he has on the floor when defending the opposing player. Jrue has blistering speed and quickness when it come to his reflexes and reactions, he also has great length, good weight and many ways to stop you. The one reason he isn't topping this list is his his team defense is not as good as the number one selection.

1. Rajon Rondo
Rondo has been a good defender since his less than stellar debut in the L. His man to man d has become the best of any PG, his reactions and anticipation are top notch and he has speed and quickness not possessed by number two Jrue Holiday. He has length that is unmatched, and good size overall, He tops Baby Glove by having the best team defense other than Derrick Rose.

Fresh Jam: Who Killed Hip-Hop?

Joe is on point and one of the greats!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fresh Jam: Pursuit Of Happiness

Kid Cudi is gonna be one of the greats, he has his ownh style... I still can't tell if he's singing or rapping!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fresh Jam: Walk With Me

Joe Budden is one of the greats and explains how the people on top feel in this track.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fresh Jam: It's My Turn

It's his turn, Dee-1 is a great rapper who is underrated, this song shows his skill and is one of my favorites!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fresh Jam: Livin' It Up ft. Case

I didn't really like Ja Rule as a kid but this track was then and always will be bananas!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fresh Jam: The City ft. Kendrick Lamar

Another new school banger, the beat is sick, Game goes hard, and Kendrick Lamar goes so berserk I couldn't even tell the beat stopped!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fresh Jam: Last Hope

X is Back... Hopefully for real this time...

Fresh Jam: Ain't No Sunshine

DMX, one of the greatest. X is my favorite rapper and has been ever since I was a little kid, his old stuff reigns supreme over any rapper nowadays (other than Nas, I vote a tie between these two) and he needs to make a comeback. So let's hope he sees this and it sparks some nostalgia.

I put this at 11:11 for the hell of it!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fresh Jam: Cole World

The first relatively new song on the site is sick, so all you new school haters (I like the older rap way mroe to but this song goes hard) J. Cole will be a great when all is said and done.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fresh Jam: Ride Wit Me

Reminds me of the old days chillin' with friends, great song that will be a hit forever!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fresh Jam: Slam

Slam is one of the greatest songs to ball to, it seemed to work with the site!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fresh Jam: Nas Is Like

That's right I brought out the last big gun I own with this one. Nas is like freedom or death, he's a rebel, His poetry is deep, he never fell, Nas is like half man half amazing, no doubt.
Nas is nothing less than top ten rappers all time material, Nas week is over and I'm going to miss it. If you didn't enjoy Nas week you either:
A) Don't like rap
B) You're Jay-Z
C) You don't know your rap or hip-hop
D) Your crazy

We're out like those stupid endings of the dime posts.
(Jokes I love those things)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fresh Jam: Ether

You knew it was comin' right? You knew it was gonna happen right? It was supposed to end the week right? Well truth is I have a different song in mind to end the week so we busted Ether out a little earlier than most people thought! Ether is probably the greatest diss track ever (depending on what you think of Real Motherf***ing G's) and even led to me and my friends saying he got ethered when someone gets cross or destroyed in a video game etc. Here it is, Ether

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fresh Jam: Hate Me Now ft. Puff Daddy

Nas kills it, different style beat than everything so far but as they said "You can hate me now, but I won't stop now,"

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fresh Jam: N.Y. State of Mind

Brilliant. raw, magnificent, street, all of these can be used to describe the great New York State of Mind. N.Y. State of Mind is what Empire State of Mind hopes it can be when it grows up (not to say I don't like ESOM).

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fresh Jam: The Message

Nas is possibly the most versatile rapper ever, and by the time this week is over you'll know why! Even if Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five had the original in my humble opinion Nas had the greatest message...
Okay maybe it's not humble!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fresh Jam: Just A Moment ft. Quan

Well it's Nas week here on TheSportsBoys and for no real reason, it just seems that every year after halloween I listen to Nas for a week, it helps that he can't be stopped, so here is the lyrical miracle himself Nas!