The votes are in and we have our starting fives for the NBA All-Star game. Big props to Amar’e Stoudemire getting the first Knicks start since Patrick Ewing way, way back in 1997. As a Bulls fan, you know I’m absolutely PUMPED to see my main man Derrick Rose starting on the East. It’s going to be a crazy point guard battle between Rose and Chris Paul on the West. Other than that, your standard stars fill out the rest of the rosters – even a standard star who hasn’t played all season, like Yao Ming.
But enough about the results, let’s get to some cool early pictures of the stars in their well-earned unis. Keep reading to check out full-sized pics of All-Stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant, Paul and Stoudemire.
The top two spots in my rankings stayed the same, but there was lots of movement elsewhere on the board. Click here to see where your favorite team ranks!
Did you hear thunder Wednesday night? Or, perhaps the growl of a cougar? You may have, only it came in the form of Kevin Durant and Jimmer Fredette’s wild shooting displays. The Oklahoma Thunder forward and Brigham Young Cougar guard made a lot of noise on the court last night, combining for 90 points in a pair of offensive explosions that set the NBA and college hoops on fire. Durant’s 47 and Fredette’s 43 point performances were not only blowing up highlight shows everywhere, they also ignited the question: who had the better performance? Check out my breakdown of the two scoring machines and let me know what you think in the comments.
A few pitchers are lucky enough to throw a no-hitter in their career. Roy Halladay threw two…and both of them were last year…and one of them was a perfect game…and the other was in his playoff debut! Are you kidding me!?!?
Amazing accomplishments like these make Halladay an aficionado on the art of the no-hitter. They also make him perfect for the cover of Major League Baseball 2K11. That’s because 2K Sports will once again award $1,000,000 to the first person to pitch a verified perfect game in MLB 2K11. (Gamers can start trying to throw their perfectos on opening day, April 1, 2011.)
I caught up with Halladay on the set of his upcoming commercial for 2K11 to talk about real no-hitters, video game no-hitters, and the Phillies potentially historic pitching staff. Keep reading to hear what he said...
OK, so my Aaron Rodgers jinx didn’t work (although it did seem to slow him down…he had a QB rating under 60, didn’t he?) and now the Chicago Bears are done playing football for the year. Yet as painful as it was to watch the Green Bay Packers stomp the Bears in their own stadium yesterday, I can’t even remember what happened in the game anymore because all I can hear is…JAY CUTLER JAY CUTLER JAY CUTLER JAY CUTLER
Seeing as I’m the world’s biggest Chicago Bears fan, this is very painful for me to admit, but heading into Conference Championship weekend, it’s time I got it off my chest. OK, here it goes: Aaron Rodgers is the greatest, most clutch, most talented quarterback to ever throw a football in the NFL. There, I said it. Happy, Packers fans?
It wasn’t that long ago that running back C.J. Spiller of the Buffalo Bills was running back C.J. Spiller of Union County High School in Lake Butler, Florida. In high school, Spiller dominated his opponents, rushing for 5,511 yards and scoring 93 touchdowns. One of the highlights of Spiller’s prep career was playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in 2006, a showcase game for the top high school players in the country. In 2011, Spiller returned to San Antonio, Texas, home of the All-American Bowl, to put this year’s crop of high school phenoms through a speed workout. SIKIDS.com caught up with Spiller after the workout to find out what he thought of the up-and-comers, his new sneakers, and his goals for the 2011 NFL season. Check out the interview and photos after the jump.