Good Ass Game here. Channing Frye and Salim Stoudamire vs. Seattle hoopers Will Conroy, Tre Simmons and Brandon Roy (Garfield High School) and Nate Robinson (Rainier Beach). This was the next wave of Seattle hoopers to get on the map after Jamal Crawford went to Michigan and became a pro. S/O to Seattle hoops.
National Championship from 1999. 8 future NBA players in this one: Most notably Elton Brand, Shane Battier, Corey Maggette and Richard Hamilton,
You may hear otherwise, but Knuckleheads is the best basketball podcast around right now (no disrespect to Let’s Get Technical or All The Smoke). Hosted by Chicago native Quentin Richardson and East St. Louis native, Darius Miles, the pod almost feels like an homage to Illinois– and more specifically, Chicago–basketball. The name of the pod stems from the duo’s signature on court celebration of putting two fists against the top of the dome after a highlight worthy play when they were teammates on the upstart Los Angeles Clippers in the early 2000’s.
The podcast doesn’t focus strictly on Chicago ballers, past and present. A lot of guests tend to be former players you may have forgotten about already, or former teammates of Q and D. No matter who the guest, there are a few underlying threads throughout each pod. Many guests refer to their experiences playing pickup runs in Chicago during the off season. Not many episodes are complete until there is a Michael Jordan story (whose effect on Chicago basketball is only rivaled by hometown hero, Isiah Thomas).
Chicago ball isn’t as publicly heralded as North Carolina, New York, or Los Angeles, but for the hardcore hoops fan, there are more than enough names to turn ones head and give the Windy City its due.
PG Isiah Thomas HOF 2 time NBA Champion, 1989 NBA Finals MVP, 1 Time NCAA Champion
F Eddie Johnson Sixth Man Award Winner, Averaged 16 pts a game
F Hersey Hawkins One Time All Star, Averaged 14.7 points a game
PG Mo Cheeks HOF 4 Time All Star, 1983 NBA Champion
PG Doc Rivers 1 Time All Star, 1 NBA Title as a Head Coach
PF Terry Cummings 2 Time All Star, 1982 Rookie of Year, Avg. 16.4 pts a game
F Mark Aguirre 3 Time All Star, 2 Time NBA Champion, Avg. 20 pts a game
PG Tim Hardaway 17 pts 8.2 assist, 5 times All Star
SG Kendall Gill Avg. 13.4 pts a game
PF Juwan Howard 2 X NBA champ, 13.4 pts a game, 6 rebounds 1 Time All Star
SF Michael Finley 2 Time All Star 2007 NBA Champ 15.7 pts, 4.4. assists
SG Nick Anderson 14.4 pts game, 5 rebounds, 13 years
SG Quentin Richardson 12 seasons 10 points a game, 4.7 rebounds
PG Sherron Collins NCAA Champion 2008 13 pts a game
PG Patrick Beverley 3 X all Defensive team 10 seasons
SG Dwyane Wade 22 pts. 13 All Star 4.7 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 3 time NBA champ, ’06 Finals MVP
PF Antoine Walker 3 Time All Star, 7.7rebounds , 17 pts a game, ’06 NBA champ
SF Corey Maggette 16 pts, 4.9 rebounds, 12 seasons
SG Tony Allen 6 Time All Defensive team, 2008 NBA champion
PF Anthony Davis 8 Time All Star, 23.9 points a game, 10.2 rebounds 2 Time Olympian
PG Derrick Rose 3 Time All Star 18.5 pts, 2011 MVP
PG Iman Shumpert 2016 NBA champ 10 seasons
PG Will Bynum Georgia Tech high flyer Averaged 9 pts in NCAA
PG Bobby Simmons DePaul Seven NBA Seasons
God ShammGod. Austin Crochere. Jamel Thomas. Derrick Brown