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Centers of the New School


It was only a few years ago that prognosticators were predicting the demise of the traditional center and power forward in the National Basketball Association. As a matter of fact, the NBA itself has been moving toward that paradigm anyway. This

2016-17 NBA Preview: Boston Is Ready To Rule The Atlantic Division


As we approach the opening tip of the 2016-17 NBA regular season, The Shadow League looks at every one of the leagues six divisions and the players who will make this year an unforgettable one. Today, we examine what's soon to be popping in the div

And With the No. 1 Pick In The NBA Draft, The Sixers Select…


Former NBA Defensive Player of the Year and Philadelphia 76ers big man Dikembe Mutombo tweeted a congratulatory message to his former team for nabbing the top overall pick prior to the NBA draft lottery selection show occurring. For some, it was a

March Madness Media Mosh Pit: Charles Barkley  


The Shadow League attended CBS and Turner Sports NCAA Media Day and interviewed a bunch of NBA greats, celebrity sports journalists and media movers and shakers in anticipation of another emotionally-riveting March Madness run.

Demarcus Cousins and Andre Drummond Are Taking Back The Center Position


A standard commercial door frame in the United States is between 80 and 84 inches high.

At 6-11, Andre Drummond and Demarcus Cousins have probably bumped the roof of their heads on a few door frames, but they haven’t scraped thei

NBA Draft Preview: Beware of the Phog


Of all the first year player drafts that happen in sports, the NBA is where I believe the most immediate impact is felt. Of course there is a learning curve and it takes time to see the true development, but there are many who have

The Decision 2.0: Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker?


Four years after LeBron’s nationally televised “The Decision”, the tables have turned and the Cleveland Cavaliers are the ones on the hot seat.

Thursday’s draft presents an intriguing forking path for the divided Cav

David Blatt’s Euro Step To Cleveland Signal’s Next Stage of NBA Invasion


Every four years the World Cup’s meteor circles around in its grand, billion-dollar orbit and pinches the world’s attention for approximately one month reminding insulated Americans just how globalized sports has become.


Dear Philadelphia 76ers,


Dear Philadelphia 76ers,

We’re one month away from the 2014 NBA draft on June 26 and we find you sitting at a precarious crossroads. Go left and your franchi

The Cleveland Cavaliers First Overall Pick Is Haunted


The 2013 NBA playoffs are a nexus of forking paths for a directionless Cleveland Cavaliers franchise that clinched their third No. 1 overall pick in four years on Tuesday night. Winning the 2013 NBA Draft Lottery was akin to rec