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NBA Top Shot Value Explained
NBA Top Shot is an officially licensed digital collectible created by Dapper Labs. Videos of amazing NBA plays called “Moments” are captured and packaged in a digital trading card using block chain technology. Specifically this is an NFT (or non-fungible token). You can learn more about blockchain here and NFTs here. These Moments are acquired through opening packs (note: it is pretty difficult to get a pack right now but not impossible) or buying individual cards on Top Shot’s Marketplace. After experiencing the platform for myself, I truly think the concept of NFTs will change the way we collect and consume things on the internet.
Women's Hoop Report XXXVII: National Player of the Year Finalist List by Winners Only
Pictured: Chelsey, Anastacia, Esmery, Maddy, Natasha, Naz, Michaela, Akila, Rickea, Aliyah, Unique, CeCe, Dana, Kysre and Chasity
Early NBA Bold Predictions
We are almost a quarter of the way into this 72-game season and although it’s still early, we have learned a lot so far. It’s time to make some bold predictions.
Women's Hoop Report XXXVI
Jan. 25, 2021 Oklahoma State 69 - Kansas State 55 After outscoring its opponent 25-11 in the fourth quarter, Oklahoma State (10-5) raced past Kansas State in a road win.
Women's Hoop Report XXXV
The games that are considered for National Players of the Week range from Jan. 15 - Jan. 21. Tesia Thompson - Southeast Missouri State - Senior - Guard
Women's Hoop Report XXXIV
The games that are considered for National Players of the Week range from Jan. 8 - Jan. 14. Anastasia Hayes - Middle Tennessee State - Senior - Guard
Chris Boucher: Rising Star, Bench Player, or both?
The beginning of the NBA 2021 season has been tough on the Toronto Raptors. The team is facing issues such as a lack of production coming from within their core, a lack of depth on the bench compared to previous years, and mismanagement in the lockdown that took place during off-season. With the departure of Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka, a gaping hole is left in positions such as center and power forward. However, there’s one bright spot – the new kid, Chris Boucher. At 11 games into the season, he has already demonstrated his ability to be a reliable starter who’s also a shooter. Plus, Boucher has proven to be a consistent defender for the Raptors. Here are Boucher’s stats:
The Underlying Issue with NBA Fans' Basketball Knowledge
During the postgame press conference of a Friday night matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers on January 9, 2021, Warriors forward Draymond Green was asked this question, “Do you wish defense was seen, like, in a sexier way? That like, being in good position, or staying vertical...that’s just as good as, potentially, hitting a splashy 3, but it’s the 3 that ends up on the highlight reel?”
Some big-name allstars have come off the list of available players to trade for, for the Raptors. Recently, Giannis Antetokounmpo signed a 4-year deal to stay in Milwaukee. Yesterday, former Rockets allstar James Harden was traded to the Brooklyn Nets, a team in which he wanted to go to. There were rumours that the Raptors showed interest in bringing one, if not both players to Toronto. Getting any of the two players and putting solid players around them would have likely put the Raptors back in title contention. So what now for the Raptors?
Women's Hoop Report XXXIII
National Scoring Leaders as of Jan. 11, 2021 Anastasia Hayes, Middle Tennessee, Senior, 28.6 Anastasia Hayes is averaging the most points in the country. She has played 34 minutes or more in every game this year including two games where she has played a full 40. She has scored 28 or more points at least six times. Hayes also is averaging five assists per game.
Women's Hoop Report XXXII
Jan. 10, 2021 North Carolina A&T 97 - South Carolina State 54 North Carolina A&T came three points short of 100 points as it defeated host South Carolina State for the second time in as many days.
Women's Hoop Report XXXI
The games that are considered for National Players of the Week range from Jan. 1 - Dec. 7. Natasha Mack - Oklahoma State - Senior - Forward