Topic: NBA Draft

July 25, 2013

Robert Swift was one of the last prep-to-pro big men before the NBA instituted its one-and-done rule. He never became the player he might have become, and was paid a lot of money for a few years of nondescript basketball. And now he's all the way gone.

July 2, 2013

Bill Simmons started a beef with Doc Rivers on very vague grounds and out of a very ESPN impulse. It was squashed just a few days later. He's figuring this TV thing out fast.

July 2, 2012

As a television program, the NBA Draft has a certain dorky appeal. But as a live event—one worth schlepping to Newark for, and one that gets away with beers approaching the $10 plateau—it's a different story. Still, there's something to be said for the NBA Draft as a live experience, and not just because lucky attendees get to watch a frazzled Jeff Van Gundy eat crappy pizza.

April 25, 2012

In 2010, Dominique Ferguson was a blue-chip recruit bound for Kentucky. Today, after following Isiah Thomas to Florida International and being denied the opportunity to transfer in the wake of Zeke's firing, Ferguson is a longshot NBA Draft candidate, and proof of how dangerous it is to be loyal to faithless people and institutions.