Pump Fake to the Altar: Episode 18 – Reflecting on the 2018 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class

In this episode of Pump Fake to the Altar, Felix John-Baptiste and DJ Allen reflect on the accomplishments of the 2018 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductees. Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, and Ray Allen are just a few of the deserving individuals that were enshrined and received recognition. The story of the NBA during the

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Yao Ming to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame

The Vertical has reported that longtime NBA center Yao Ming will be elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame. From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports: Former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming, a transcendent 7-foot-6 Chinese icon, has been elected for enshrinement into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016, league sources told

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John Calipari, Dikembe Mutombo Highlight 2015 Hall of Fame Class

According to Elliot Smith of CBS Sports, the 2015 class of the Naismith Hall of Fame was announced on Monday. Highlighting the class are none other than John Calipari of Kentucky, eight time NBA All-Star and shot-blocker Dikembe Mutombo, and three-time WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie. That is only three of the eleven members that are

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Calipari, Mutombo Among 2015 Hall of Fame Finalists

As reported by Igor Mello of CBS Sports, the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame named its finalists for the class of 2015 on Saturday. Kentucky’s head coach John Calipari and former NBA big man Dikembe Mutombo are two of the twelve potential inductees. Finalists need at least 18 of 24 votes from the Honors Committee

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Flashback Friday: The Passing of the Torch

Kobe vs. LeBron… This match-up has dominated NBA conversations for the better part of a decade now. Last night’s thrilling Cleveland Cavalier victory over the Los Angeles Lakers gave us a chance to reflect on some of the best games played between these sure first-ballot future Hall of Famers. The debates over who’s greater have

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Cheryl Miller

Woman Crush Wednesday: Cheryl Miller

Let’s just face it, all male basketball fans just love a woman who can hold her own on the court as well. Sanaa Lathan was every guy’s dream soon after Love & Basketball came out. We all fantasized of having the type of relationship Quincy McCall and Monica Wright had. With that being said, some

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Pete Maravich

Teacher's Corner: Pistol Pete's Homework Basketball Revisited

Pistol Pete Maravich is a player who often gets lost in the annals of basketball history. Easily the greatest player College Basketball has ever seen, The Pistol was supposed to completely transcend the pro game from a guard standpoint. Although he had a very successful NBA career from an individual standpoint, despite his NBA 2k

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