My esteemed colleague in the bouncemag.com cipher, the inimitable, intelligent professor of hoop-ology who goes by the moniker of Funkalot, suggested that this lovely soundtrack should accompany any discussion of the Chicago Bulls’ Manchild in the Promised Land, Derrick Rose, from here on out. Read More »
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The Playground Gave Us Derrick Rose – The D-Nice Edition The Latest / Feb 25, 2011 / 11:40 am
The Semi-Automatic and The Dish: Three the Hard Way The Latest / May 4, 2010 / 1:41 pm
Basketball, broken down to its simplest compound, is about scoring more buckets than the team you’re playing against. The Semi-Automatic refers to players who leave bodies in their wake with their innate ability to get buckets.
And the Dish, aka The Assist, is my favorite part of the game because it’s the most philanthropic. While most casual observers appreciate the dudes that can get buckets, my informal education as a New York City playground point guard stipulated that I acknowledge, comprehend and cherish the brilliance of the pass that led to the basket, as well as players with an innate ability to make others better.
Honestly, I’m at a loss to recall any season where three rookies, all young point guards not far removed from their high school proms, exploding onto the scene in such immediate, brilliant fashion. Read More »