NBA All-Star Reform

NBA All-Star Reform

The NBA All-Star weekend has become stale and boring. The dunk contest has become a beauty pageant. Star players won’t participate in anything but the game, which features no defense. The league has tried to fix and adjust the events little by little, to appease the fans. It’s not enough. If we are going to […]

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 Best Basketball Movies Ever

Best Basketball Movies Ever

It is the slow time of the basketball season, and in the absence of games, we have turned to watching basketball movies. Some of them are absolutely amazing, and some are pure junk. We have to ask the question, which ones are actually the best ones. Look no further, as this blog is about to […]

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 State Of Basketball

State Of Basketball

Basketball Premise As you can imagine, it is not easy writing about basketball every week. I constantly ask myself what would be a good and interesting topic. I reach out to other podcasts and writers, and occasionally, I accidentally stumble on an idea. For this week’s piece, my inspiration came from Wyatt Williams, co-host of […]

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 High School Players (Best of the Worst)

High School Players (Best of the Worst)

High School Superstars When the Timberwolves selected Kevin Garnett fifth overall in the 1995 NBA Draft, he became the first high school player to go pro in 20 years. He was an immediate impact player, and it wouldn’t be long before skipping college to turn pro became all the rage in the league. The 1996 […]

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 What If..(NBA Edition)

What If..(NBA Edition)

Is This a What If Sequel? This is the second iteration of my last What If blog for BellyUp Sports. The last one tackled some basketball, football, and baseball questions, but this one will focus solely on the NBA. Consider it more of a season two than a sequel. The basketball landscape in every era […]

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 LeBron James Is A Crybaby!

LeBron James Is A Crybaby!

Dr. Seuss wrote a wonderful story titled The Big Brag, in which a rabbit can use his ears to hear half way around the world. While this super power may be inside a word of American classic fiction, it exists in real life today. LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers point forward, has shown this […]

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 Who Is Impressed With Pro-Am Basketball?

Who Is Impressed With Pro-Am Basketball?

Somewhere in America, at a barely lit YMCA basketball court, sneakers are heard squeaking and whistles blowing. Mixed into the squeaks and shrieks are occasional grunts of grown men, as their bodies crash into each other. Every town and every city has a men’s basketball league. A place for over the hill, and out-of-shape guys […]

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 2024 USA Basketball Roster

2024 USA Basketball Roster

2021 USA Basketball The national anthem played over the loudspeakers as the United States stood atop the podium, wearing their Gold Medals. It was the fourth consecutive Olympic Gold Medal, and seventh Gold Medal since we started using professional basketball players in 1992. Every four years, the USA Basketball plays the role of favorite in […]

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 Let’s Cool the Summer League Hype

Let’s Cool the Summer League Hype

Heat Goes Up, Hype Goes Up In the dog days of summer, the temperature in Las Vegas nears 110 degrees, as the city turns into a virtual frying pan. The air is dry, as the people outside of their air conditioning remain damp or even soaked in their own sweat. It is that time of […]

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 What If?

What If?

What If we asked questions? On August 11, 2021, the newest Marvel property, What If, will debut on Disney Plus. The premise of the series will revolve around Marvel-themed hypotheticals. What if Iron Man isn’t blown up? What if Agent Carter was Captain America? In honor of this TV event, which will likely be groundbreaking […]

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 The Return of Jimmy Garoppolo

The Return of Jimmy Garoppolo

The final 39 seconds ticked away and Matt Barkley took a knee to end the game. The end result was a Buffalo Bills 38-9 victory over the New England Patriots. Still one week remaining in the season, with likely another loss for the most dominant football franchise in NFL history. A six-win season for the […]

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 Top 10 Christmas Movies All-Time

Top 10 Christmas Movies All-Time

Hot off the release of my last piece, outlining the Top 10 Holiday songs of all time, it is time to tackle cinema. Everybody has their favorite Christmas movies. The go-to films that the entire family watches year round, and five times in December. There is much debate over which movie is the best, but […]

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 Top 10 Holiday Songs All-Time

Top 10 Holiday Songs All-Time

The holiday season is upon us. There’s nothing like making memories with eggnog in hand, and friends nearby. Maybe not as nearby in 2020 as in years past, but always close to the heart. Of course, every memory needs a soundtrack. Starting on Thanksgiving, the airwaves across the country are flooded with holiday songs. Rock, […]

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