A few late August links take us a bit off the beaten track while maintaining a basketball flavor, so let's just get right to them.
Prepare yourself to be very jealous of Roy Hibbert
Trey Kirby takes note of Roy Hibbert's development and the legendary advice he's getting along the way.
Ranking the centers, 21 through 11
Roy Hibbert debuts at number 16 on KD's list of top 30 centers in the NBA.
Ball Don’t Lie Is Talking About Roy Hibbert
Jared Wade give the nice national mentions of Hibby the proper treatment.
- Jeremiah Johnson caught up with Rik Smits at the Fieldhouse yesterday as he hosted Moto GP stars Dani Pedrosa, Andrea Dovizioso, and Ben Spies among others for a little basketball action on the hardwood. We know Smits loves to race dirt bikes so he had to be pumped about getting involved in the MotoGP festivities for the race this weekend.
Preview-Palooza Continues! Explaining The NFL With A Little Help From The NBA
Andrew Sharp breaks new ground by previewing the NFL through an NBA prism which includes declaring Peyton Manning as the Kobe Bryant of the NFL. After the Colts' showing last night in Green Bay, seems like they could use the NFL's version of Dwight Howard to find a way to stop the other team. At least it's just preseason.
Wheels Down in Istanbul
John Schuhmann offers up some notes on Team USA after catching up with the team in Istanbul.
Chauncey Billups assumes the role of leader for Team USA
Jeff Zillgitt reports on Team USA leaning on the leadership of Chauncey Billups to help guide younger players that are playing more than the veteran. Hopefully Danny Granger is taking notes.
Police investigating Denver Nuggets' J.R. Smith
The Nuggets' tumultuous offseason continues. To go along with the Carmelo Anthony trade chatter, news of J.R. Smith being on the move was followed by worse news of an altercation involving Smith during a pickup game that now involved the local authorities. Stay strong Nugg fans, we feel your pain.