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Hoop History: Ralph Sampson, 1982, & The NBA Draft

You’re probably wondering who that random dude in the crowd is. That’s normal. I’ll spare you the detective work—his name is Ralph Sampson. Who is Ralph Sampson? I’ll spare you the reading time: Here’s a terrifying prospect—in 1982, Ralph Sampson, who was in attendance for Game 1 of that year’s NBA Finals between the Sixers […]


Hoop History: Reimagining The Magic Kingdom

Here’s a frightening scenario for the 1990s-era Orlando Magic. As we know, the Magic maneuvered a draft-night deal to acquire Penny Hardaway for Chris Webber and three future first-round draft picks. As a result, Shaq and Penny would become a formidable duo in the Eastern Conference, making it to the 1995 NBA Finals before Shaq […]


Five Reasons, Five Fixes: Salvaging Foreign Football

Look around you. It’s likely rather easy to, assuming that you’ve heeded the advice of your more prudent local officials and remained indoors. The Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has completely ravaged the world as of right now, serving as the century’s first (and hopefully last) global pandemic that could very well define a generation. […]


Wise Man, Dumb Decisions: Developing The G League

James Wiseman is one of the most intriguing and versatile big man prospects to be recruited since Anthony Davis. But none of that will matter, because this happened: The NCAA has ruled Memphis F/C James Wiseman — the possible No. 1 overall pick in 2020 NBA Draft — ineligible, his lawyers said in Memphis. — […]


Five Reasons, Five Deals: Who’s Moving?

This has been quite the offseason, hasn’t it? We saw Zion Williamson go #1 overall to the New Orleans Pelicans, an injured Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving spurn the New York Knicks for the upstart Brooklyn Nets, reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and Paul George team up with the Los Angeles Clippers, Russell Westbrook […]


Miami Heat Predictions: Five Reasons Sports Network

The Miami Heat start their 2019-20 season with the most optimism in at least four years… and perhaps longer. They have a real star, a streamlined roster and an intriguing group of young players. What do some of the Five Reasons Sports Network contributors expect?   Zach Buckley (@ZBuckleyNBA): This Heat team has sneaky-good upside […]


With the 13th pick, the Miami Dolphins select…

Today is the day, folks. After months of speculating and smokescreens, the 2019 NFL Draft is finally upon us. And unlike year’s past, NO ONE knows what the Dolphins plan to do during this weekend’s draft. What we do know, however, is that the team has a plethora of holes to fill.  Miami desperately needs […]


Manchester City vs. Liverpool: The Final Countdown

With two goals from Bernardo Silva (’54) and second-half substitute Leroy Sané (’66), defending champions Manchester City have defeated crosstown rivals Manchester United 2-0 in yet another edition of the Manchester Derby. The win moves City temporarily (?) past league leaders Liverpool FC atop the table with three games to play and a sizable goal […]


An Emerald NBA Expansion: Part I

Throughout the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA), a combination of market demand and well-timed business investment has resulted in the addition of twenty-three expansion franchises, planting roots in various cities throughout the country. As of April 2019, the most recent league expansion took place in Oklahoma City in 2008 after the dissolution of […]