Three Reasons Why the Celtics Should Use, Not Trade, the #1 Overall Pick

The Celtics made the Eastern Conference Finals with the roster of Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder, Amir Johnson, and Al Horford. When they finished with 25 wins just three years ago, I never imagined that they’d be where they are now, especially considering who they are doing it with. Despite this unforeseen success, this…

Celtics’ Keys to the Series Against the Cavaliers

After fighting through a tough seven game series against the Washington Wizards, the Boston Celtics face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. For the Celtics, it’s their first Conference Finals appearance since 2012, where they lost to the Miami Heat. For Cleveland, they are in their third straight Conference Finals, and…

Your Yearly Reminder That I Hate One-And-Done

Last night, UCLA lost in the Sweet Sixteen to Kentucky, ending Lonzo Ball’s career with the program. The Bruins were a popular pick for reaching both the Final Four and the National Championship, but they couldn’t offset a historic night from De’Aaron Fox. Ball’s last game was lackluster. Besides losing out to another elite team…

Sweet Sixteen Storylines to Watch

Only two rounds of the NCAA Tournament have concluded, and everyone’s bracket is pretty much busted. A one-seed and two two-seeds went down, opening the door for some mid-level squads that are hoping to make the glass slipper fit. Who Comes Out of the East Region? After walking through to easy first round wins, #1…

Thoughts On The Round Of 32

The NCAA Tournament is the best playoff in sports, period. It never disappoints. That being said, this hasn’t been an exciting tournament in terms of pure upsets thus far. I’m not saying the first round was unexciting or anything, I’m just saying that if you filled your bracket with upsets, then this wasn’t your ideal…

LaVar Ball Is A Genius

To most people, LaVar Ball is living vicariously through his three talented sons – Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo. He’s a loud-mouthed dad on the sidelines who puts all the other hardo parents we’ve all seen at Little League, CYO and Pop Warner games to shame. He’s a clown, or a media whore. I disagree. I…

Mid-Major Stars to Watch in the NCAA Tournament

Every year there is a small conference school that makes a deep run into the NCAA Tournament. From the early years of Gonzaga’s Cinderella runs, to Stephen Curry and Davidson. From Bryce Drew and Valparaiso to Ali Farokhmanesh and Northern Iowa. There is potential for a Cinderella every year, and in a year where no…

N2K’s All-Time College Basketball Bracket Challenge: The Sweet Sixteen

We’re getting down to the wire soon here in the All-Time Bracket Challenge with the Sweet Sixteen taking place today. The magic number is only four games to win the first All-Time College Basketball Championship. A few of today’s main storylines include how much further can underdogs 1997 Kansas, 1992 Cincinnati, 1996 UMass and 2008…