1. Should NCAA Athletes Be Allowed to Profit from Their Own Fame?

    The NCAA currently prohibits student-athletes from selling autographs, accepting money as "gifts" and having contact with an agent without losing their "amateur" status and becoming ineligible to continue playing in NCAA games...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about over 2 years ago 1,827 reads 0 comments

  2. Alabama Football: Why Good Teams Lose

    The 2010 season is not even 50% completed, and already many highly-ranked teams have taken a tumble in the rankings, or, even worse, fallen so badly we realize the original ranking was a sham...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about almost 4 years ago 651 reads 0 comments

  3. Why the Los Angeles Lakers Are Worse This Year Than Last Year

    The Los Angeles Lakers are considered underdogs to repeat as NBA Champions and the more I consider that shocking fact, the more I have come to agree with it...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about almost 4 years ago 2,214 reads 110 comments

  4. Carmelo Anthony Learns the NBA Thinks He Is Overrated and It Hurts

    Carmelo Anthony, NBA star and three-time All-Star (2007, 2008, and 2010), is learning the hard way that the rest of the NBA thinks he's overrated. His situation is simple: He doesn't want to play in Denver anymore and his contract expires in one year...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about almost 4 years ago 2,033 reads 1 comments

  5. Celtics' Rasheed Wallace: The Choke Artist and What Could Have Been

    Rasheed Wallace is a phenomenal athlete, NBA star, and competitor, and his career achievements include an NBA Championship in 2004, four NBA All-Star selections, and many playoff series victories...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about almost 4 years ago 1,487 reads 3 comments

  6. Isiah Thomas: Is the Guy Being Paid by James Dolan To Keep a Secret?

    After hearing that James Dolan was determined to keep giving Isiah Thomas free money, this time as a "consultant" to the Knicks with an unverified list of responsibilities while still ...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about almost 4 years ago 659 reads 8 comments

  7. What Doc Rivers Should Write in His First Book

    Doc Rivers, NBA veteran and NBA Champion coach (2007-2008 season) should write a first book and should write it now...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about almost 4 years ago 531 reads 0 comments

  8. Shaquille O'Neal's Poor Leadership Finally Catches Up to Him

    Shaquille O'Neal has been one of the great players in NBA history but his remarkable run of championships (4), All-Star appearances (15), and relevancy (drafted 1992) has come to a startling and regrettable conclusion...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about almost 4 years ago 1,270 reads 3 comments

  9. Leadership 101: Understanding Kevin Durant's Great Leadership Style

    Kevin Durant's leadership style is an important aspect of the Oklahoma City Thunder's development and is the No. 1 reason they improved by a staggering 27 wins over their 2008-2009 season...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about 4 years ago 1,650 reads 1 comments

  10. Why LeBron James Will Watch Dwyane Wade Win the 2010-11 MVP

    Dwyane Wade is setting the stage for himself to win the 2010-11 regular season MVP award with his vocal defense of new teammate LeBron James from accusations that James "quit" during the playoffs the last two years...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about 4 years ago 1,256 reads 3 comments

  11. Trying To Explain The Oklahoma City Thunder's Win Over The L.A. Lakers

    Recently the Oklahoma Thunder upset the Los Angeles Lakers 91-75, but lead 80-47 after three quarters. It was a tremendous win for a young core of players who are set to make their first playoff appearance this year...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about over 4 years ago 369 reads 2 comments

  12. Shaq's Stature Is Critical To Lebron James' Development

    LeBron James' career in the NBA has been remarkable. Only 24 years old, he has been to the NBA Finals, won a regular season MVP award, two-time All-Star game MVP, regular season scoring champ, and multiple time All-Star selection...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about 5 years ago 279 reads 0 comments

  13. The Qualities of an NBA Champion: What Your Mom Never Told You

    What are the qualities of an NBA champion? What does it take to be the best? To answer that, one has to look at who the NBA's champions are. And it can't simply be those who were role players...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about 5 years ago 479 reads 0 comments

  14. May 27, 2009: The Day Kobe Bryant Gambled and the Lakers Became Champions

    If the Lakers win the championship this season, it will be because of the Denver Nuggets. Rather, the Nuggets and whatever happened at the Lakers facility on May 26...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about 5 years ago 191 reads 0 comments

  15. Phil Jackson's Age: an Asset Or a Liability?

    I want to start by saying that Phil Jackson is a great coach with tremendous success. As a coach, Jackson has nine NBA Championships, 11 NBA Finals appearances, over 1,000 regular season wins and a career regular-season winning percentage higher than ...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about 5 years ago 314 reads 0 comments

  16. Proof the Cleveland Cavaliers Won't Win the Championship

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are overrated, they aren't the best team in the NBA, and they won't win the championship unless LeBron goes into God-mode. In the 2006-2007 season Dallas had the best record and lost in the first round...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about 5 years ago 2,516 reads 99 comments

  17. Cleveland Cavaliers Fans: You Don't Want LeBron James To Average a Triple-Double

    LeBron James has the potential to average a triple-double for a season, but many commentators agree that to do it, he'd have to average even more minutes per game...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about over 5 years ago 542 reads 4 comments

  18. Shaq Versus Dwight Howard: Who Is the Better Center?

    Dwight Howard and Shaquille O'Neal are two of the top centers in the league: Shaq has been at the top for a long time. Dwight Howard is at the start of his career and Shaq is as the end of his...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about over 5 years ago 4,949 reads 3 comments

  19. Why There Is Only One Possibility: Lakers and Cavs in Finals

    There is only one possibility for the NBA Finals: Lakers vs Cavs. And don't try to convince yourself otherwise. While I'd love to extoll the virtues of the Lakers and Cavs, its easier to look at their opponents and figure why they can't win...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about over 5 years ago 913 reads 7 comments

  20. Predicting The NBA Upset: Regular Season Games

    Upsets in the NBA, whether during the regular season or the playoffs, seem to always come as a surprise. However, they occur regularly...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about over 5 years ago 102 reads 1 comments

  21. Why the Pittsburgh Steelers Will Repeat: The Quest for Seven!

    The Steelers are a top-tier team in the NFL. They are experienced, skilled, and have a franchise with a strong identity. Unfortunately, they just won the Super Bowl. And that is where the problems start...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about over 5 years ago 1,112 reads 22 comments

  22. The Clippers: Who Will Beat Them by More Points, Boston Or Utah?

    The Clippers are one of the worst teams in the league right now. To make matters worse, they are perennially in the Lakers' shadow. The better the Lakers do, the less attention and pressure the Clippers get...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about over 5 years ago 116 reads 2 comments

  23. Why Mark Cuban Needs To Shut Up or Sell the Mavericks

    I'm not a Dallas Mavericks fan but I hate to see a team with such good players stumble and play below their potential...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about over 5 years ago 556 reads 9 comments

  24. Andrew Bynum's Injury Finally Affecting Lakers?

    The Lakers suffered an injury to Andrew Bynum Jan. 31 while playing against the Memphis Grizzlies. It was the second game of a six-game road trip...

    Daniel Locke Written by Daniel Locke about over 5 years ago 451 reads 2 comments