Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Bobcats And Domains

The Charlotte Bobcats finally brake into simple branding and into a simple web address.

The expansion team Charlotte Bobcats for the first three seasons were using a longer domain name and there official site could be found at www.bobcatsbasketball.com. The reason for this being that the owner of www.bobcats.com belonged to a Montana real bobcat breeder.

Barbara Roe owns Bitterroot Bobcat and Lynx in Stevensville, Mont., and had the rights to the Web site name for 10 years. She says team officials began asking her in 2004 about buying the rights, but the early offer of a couple thousand dollars wasn't enough. Roe says they have agreed to pay about $50,000. I believe for an NBA team $50,000 was still pretty low if you ask me, but if Barbara Roe is happy, and all the bobcat fans rather NBA teams or the real bobcats...let it be.

Roe now uses the domain name www.bobcatsmt.com.

Charlotte Bobcats president Fred Whitfield says the team is glad to have the rights.

The NBA team's new marketing campaign also includes the slogan "Elevate," new uniforms, simple SEO, and a new secondary logo.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Who Will Be Top Freshman Of College Basketball

Who Will Be Top Freshman Of College Basketball
OJ Mayo, Eric Gordon, Michael Beasley, or K Love could lead their class.

I know, everyone is asking or saying who is this class especially when you had Oden and Durant last year. Well, this year frosh class is not bad at all. Some could be overrated while others I believe are underrated. Here is my top ten list of top frosh.

1. O.J. Mayo, SG, USC - 6-5 215lbs - O.J. Mayo has literally had the spotlight on him since the 7th grade while dunking on High schoolers back in KY, though ending his HS carrer in W.V. He continues to recieve all the attention and this year I believe it will continue to live up to even though he had a poor showing in the McDonald's All American game. The only thing that can stop this kid is himself (meaning if or will he stay out of trouble or will USC be able to hide it well enough).
2. Eric Gordon, SG, Indiana - 6-4 205lbs - Gordon is the real deal and will be showing nationwide this year at IU. Coming from Indiana and only losing to Oden's team in the past. Eric Gordon Jr. can be a scorer at will, and can fit right in at IU and the Big Ten.
3. Michael Beasley, SF, Kansas State - 6-9 235lbs - This forward can get the job done and do just about anything asked. Headed to Kansas State was I believe an interesting choice, but should be given a full opporunity. KSU could be a interesting team to watch this.
4. Derrick Rose, PG, Memphis - 6-2 180lbs - Incredible athlete that probably the pure point guard in this class. He will be making everyone in Memphis around him better.
5. Kevin Love, PF/C, UCLA - 6-9 240lbs - K Love is the best "big man" this class has. Headed to UCLA, and could put some good solid minutes in for the Bruins this year.
6. Kyle Singler, SF, Duke - 6-8 210lbs - Kyle Singler is Duke's top recruit this year which will hopefully turn around the Duke Blue Devils. Complete player that will fit in well with Coach K.
7. Bill Walker, SF/SG, Kansas State - 6-6 220lbs - Another one for KSU, with Beasley on his side this could be a team that could have a lot of fun especially with this high flying duo.
8. Patrick Patterson, F, Kentucky - 7-0 240lbs - Played with OJ Mayo in High School, and very athletic big man. He has a lot of room to continue to get better and could make some noise in the SEC this year.
9. Donte Greene, SF, Syracuse - 6-9 220lbs - Solid sort of reminds me alittle of Durant or do I even dare say that.
10. Jerryd Bayless, PG, Arizona - 6-2 180lbs - Good, but needs to continue to be a true point guard at 6'2".

A few more names worth throwing out, many more could be up there, but hey it's the best of the best...

* DeAndre Jordan, PF/C, Texas A&M
* Cole Aldrich, C, Kansas
* Nick Calathes, G, Florida
* Austin Freeman, G, Georgetown
* Jamelle Horne, F, Arizona
* Kosta Koufos, C, Ohio State
* Chandler Parsons, F, Florida

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Now This Couple Could Make Some Tall Kids

Yao Ming Wedding Pictures - Yao Ming Wedding Pictures

That's right Houston Rockets’ basketball star Yao Ming married longtime girlfriend Ye Li at a swank hotel in his hometown of Shanghai on Monday. This is a pretty big wedding in more ways than hype and height.

The 26 year old Yao Ming, 7′6″, and the 6′2″ Ye, 25, at the five-star Shangri-La Hotel shared a close friend wedding.

About 70 close friends and relatives joined 7′6″ Yao, who is 26, and the 6′2″ Ye, 25, at the five-star Shangri-La Hotel.

The couple met each other about eight years ago. Ye is also a basketball player for the Chinese national women’s team.

Here are some Yao Ming Wedding pictures:

Congrats and Best Wishes to Yao and Ye...Zhù nǐ mén bái tóu dào lǎo!!!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Pau Gasol On The Cover Of Rolling Stone Magazine

Pau Gasol On Rolling Stone Magazine

In Spain Pau Gasol is a plan stud, and has topped his Stardom with the picture above. This is coming from the most recent Spain version of Rolling Stone Magazine Cover. Pau your the man! This one takes him to the whole new level of being a the Superstar from Spain.

Friday, July 20, 2007

How Many 19 Year Old Boy Do You Know That Has A Range Rover?

How Many 19 Year Old Boy Do You Know That Has A Range Rover?

Well, that's right, all in one blog and one daya 19 year old boy gets a Range Rover, and is all excited about getting "NCAA football 2008" a new video game. I can only think of one and let me introduce you to him. His name is Michael Conley, Jr. and he is from Indianapolis, Indiana. This upcoming NBA season he will be playing for Memphis Grizzles. His father is his agent along with a guy by the name of Greg Oden. They are both currently blogging at yardbarker.com. Some other thing that interest Michael Conely Jr. are Bowling, Golfing, Video Games, Movies, and of course Basketball...and I bet we add driving his new Range Rover now to that list.

NBA Hair Style

I think we have the newest most Ugliest hair style in the NBA thanks to the Aussie Andrew Bogut...

Here is a complete intereview of from Australia of NBA player Andrew Bogut.

Also speaking of media issues surrounding Mr. Boguts, you might want to check out the lastest news surrounding Andrew Boguts and Etan Thomas. Which was all started by this quote from Andrew Boguts.

“The public’s image of NBA players is true; a lot of them get caught up in the hype and do video clips with rappers and all that crap. They want bling bling all over themselves and drive fast cars. But that’s just the way the culture is in America — if you’ve got it flaunt it and if you don’t, you can’t.”

“I’m not into jewellery. I’ve got some earrings but they’re not too expensive. There are guys who drop a hundred grand for a chain. The public’s got it right — a lot of NBA stars are arrogant and like to spend lots of money and have lots of girlfriends and all that.

“The smarter guys don’t do that. They like to live a regular life and want to retire and be set up. About 80 per cent of them go broke by the time they retire or come close to it.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Yi Jianlian Will Not Be In The NBA This Year

Where everyone else and even Yi Jianlian states in this video he just wants to play in the NBA, well if wants to play so bad why not with the bucks. Though today the report came out that "Chinese team, Bucks no best for Yi". So there you have it the Chinese National Team is blocking Yi Jianlian to the Bucks.

Now the real question is...why?

They state it has nothing to do with the location, but does anyone really buy into this? I don't!

NBA Summer League Not Always Boring

A few interesting plays in the NBA summer league...

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Did you hear about the Nash Fight and Sun's Saga

This is a great pic that we had to use from YAY Sports

This is sort of just summing up the whole Sun Spurs series and maybe even the whole NBA playoffs!