I’m not exactly sure how I found this, but I came across this video of a kid named Steven Mallory dunking on Gilbert Arenas and Kenneth Faried in the Drew League out in LA:
So I went about trying to figure out who this kid is. Turns out he spent last season sitting out at Norfolk State. He wasn’t allowed to practice with the team, but the Riverside, CA, native did play one year at Mount San Antonio College, where he averaged 4.7 points and 2.6 boards.
I don’t know if he’ll ever have any kind of an impact for the Spartans, but I’ll tell you this much: he will one day wind up on Sportscenter if he can ever get off the bench. Because a simple google search of his name led me to this:
Nevada will be honoring Flip Saunders and Bill Musselman with a pregame warm-up routine they’ve been practicing for the past couple of weeks.
Bill is the father of Eric Musselman, Nevada’s head coach. He was coaching the Minnesota Golden Gophers that included Flip as a player when they used this warmup routine in the 1970s.
“We start almost every practice with this pregame routine,” Eric Musselman said. “It takes some time to get it down and we will perform it live for the first time before the Portland State home game at Lawlor Events Center on Nov. 25.”
The routine, which Eric found in a diagram after his father passed away, is similar to something you’d see the Harlem Globetrotters do.
In today’s episode, we talk quite a bit about Ben Simmons. How good of a prospect is he? Why do people insist on calling him overrated? Does LSU actually have a shot at missing the NCAA tournament?
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We also talk about Indiana’s disappointing showing in Maui, just how good Vanderbilt and Kansas have looked, Marquette’s ability to bounce back and whether or not we should be concerned about North Carolina and Maryland.
Oh, and Thanksgiving sides.
Do people really call stuffing ‘dressing’?
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