Huge NBA (more importantly LeBron) fan, love writing about things happening around the league.
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The Fresh Prince
I looked up the number of players who have worn the number 25 in the NBA. It seemed to be a fairly obscure number; the lone people I could think to sport the number were Ben Simmons and Derrick Rose. Turns out 213 players (including 16 active players) have worn the number 25, including legends Gail Goodrich, Mark Price and Robert Horry—there was also a Seattle Supersonics player named Michael Phelps who wore 25... I don't know what to make of that.
The People's Champ
Let me be clear: I believe Ben Simmons was the best rookie (yes, he was a rookie; this is not up for debate) and deserved to win the Rookie of the Year award. However, Donovan Mitchell came out of nowhere and made it a much tighter race than anyone anticipated heading into the season. The Utah Jazz had been written off by many following Gordon Hayward's departure for the Boston Celtics, but as the year progressed, Mitchell began to show flashes of greatness; those flashes turned into stretches and those stretches turned into wins, playoff wins in fact. And while the return of eventual Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert helped the Jazz's case, it is indisputable that he carried the team offensively and they would have been lottery-bound without him.
Slow Your Rolls...
In the doldrums of summer and the NBA offseason, I find myself on YouTube a lot, often watching basketball or NBA 2K videos. One of my favourite shows to watch is First Take, as I enjoy hearing Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman banter and give their opinions on a myriad of NBA topics. Typically, I agree with at least one of them on any given matter. But a few days ago, I found myself disagreeing with both analysts, and it is actually a topic I have been giving a great deal of thought to the past little while.
When I first heard about Lonzo Ball, it was December 2016. I was on YouTube, scrolling through my subscribed videos for something interesting. I came up on Mike Korzemba's video titled, "Meet Lonzo Ball: Stephen Curry With A 40 INCH VERTICAL!"
What's the Big Idea?
July 2, 2018. I was sitting in my friend’s living room, watching Marlon! on Netflix (funny stuff, by the way). I was minding my own business, merely being entertained by the hilarity and/or stupidity of Marlon Wayans. Suddenly, my phone vibrated.