After one of the more remarkable playoff runs in recent memory, the Miami Heat have reached the finals, where Lebron and the mighty Lakers await them. While taking the Heat to win this series has become a sexy underdog pick, I really don’t see it happening. For me, the Heat’s biggest weakness is LA’s exact strength: lack of size on the interior. Miami was able to use their … [Read more...] about NBA Finals Preview!
Reactions from re-opening weekend at the NBA bubble
It was quite a weekend of action from the NBA bubble down in Orlando. Lots to address, we did our best to trim down our mess of notes, thoughts and reactions. Bucks vs. Celtics -The Bucks’ defense just leapt off the screen for me. I cannot recall a single attempt Boston had around the basket that was not met by two leaping long-armed men from Milwaukee—and this was … [Read more...] about Reactions from re-opening weekend at the NBA bubble
Reactions from the NBA’s re-opening night
After a much anticipated wait spanning over four months the NBA made its return from Orlando with a Thursday night doubleheader before an action packed weekend... … [Read more...] about Reactions from the NBA’s re-opening night
Why NBA Players (and other celebs) are being tested for COVID-19 faster than the general population.
A breakdown of why and how certain members of society are getting tested at different rates. The recent outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, has disrupted daily life for millions of Americans and individuals worldwide. Social distancing and sanitary measures are reactionary steps the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) have suggested, but one of the more critical … [Read more...] about Why NBA Players (and other celebs) are being tested for COVID-19 faster than the general population.
Mike Wise – Kobe Bryant 1978-2020: An Appreciation
I'm not sure what to say tonight other than I'm really sorry for everyone connected to anyone who went down in that helicopter crash that authorities are saying killed all nine people aboard, including Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna (Gigi) We sometimes forget when someone uber-famous dies in a tragedy that kills others that there are thousands of other … [Read more...] about Mike Wise – Kobe Bryant 1978-2020: An Appreciation
Euro-stepping the NBA’s age-requirement: Will LaMelo Ball set a blueprint on how to manage the NBA’s age-limit?
The NBA has seen a number of individuals shape the liberties that current players enjoy. For example: Former Seattle Supersonic turned Phoenix Sun big man, Tom Chambers, gave rise to unrestricted free agency. Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf asserted his right to maintain his personal beliefs regarding the ongoing war(s) when he covered his eyes during the National Anthem Ed … [Read more...] about Euro-stepping the NBA’s age-requirement: Will LaMelo Ball set a blueprint on how to manage the NBA’s age-limit?
The Mike Wise Show: David Stern Sit-Down Part 1
When we first conceived Pure Hoops Media back in August of 2018, our vision was to create a basketball community that would generate exciting and exclusive content that featured substance over “click bait.” One such example is our two part exclusive interview with NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern on The Mike Wise Show. … [Read more...] about The Mike Wise Show: David Stern Sit-Down Part 1
What’s In A Name? The NBA’s notable history of trademarks
LeBron James applied for a trademark through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) this past summer. Typically, trademarks are sought for the exclusive use of a name, image, term, etc., but in James’ case he was more interested in protecting himself from litigation as a spokesman stated “[t]he filing was to protect the company from potential lawsuits should … [Read more...] about What’s In A Name? The NBA’s notable history of trademarks
NBA goes International
In the wake of USA Basketball’s stunning losses to France and Serbia in the FIBA World Cup Tournament, we have once again seen that the rest of the world is producing players that are comparable to elite American talent. While the 2019 Team USA was not at the level of the USA Basketball team that will compete in the 2020 Olympics, it still featured many All-Stars and solid NBA … [Read more...] about NBA goes International
“A Born Leader”
In the waning moments of a tied BIG3 matchup against the Killer 3s, Trilogy captain Jason Terry rises purposefully to greet his teammates. One play earlier, David Hawkins attempted to score the final bucket but lost his balance and turned the ball over. Coach Kenyon Martin takes a timeout to regroup and plan for the final moments of the game. When the whistle blows, Terry … [Read more...] about “A Born Leader”