The Degenerate Bet of the Day: Nov 20, 2014

Mr. Manifesto doesn’t gamble on sports, but I know of plenty of people who do.  This includes the mysterious Barry Oh, who I’ve recruited to give his basketball bet of the night every night for you degenerates out there.  Every night we’ll bet an imaginary $100 on our pick, and will keep a running total throughout […]

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Will The OKC Thunder Make The Playoffs?

(Russell Westbrook & Kevin Durant by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)   This just hit me today when I was going through last night’s NBA boxscores – the Oklahoma City Thunder might not make the playoffs this year.  Which is crazy talk, considering they were one of the title favourites heading into the season.  The wheels fell […]

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The International Report: Mudiay, Porzingis, Hezonja

(Emmanuel Mudiay by Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)   The International Report tracks how some of the biggest players and names are doing playing in the various pro basketball leagues outside of the NBA.  We kick things off with a look at the early results of some of the top international players expected to be drafted in […]

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The Degenerate Bet of the Day: Nov 19, 2014

Mr. Manifesto doesn’t gamble on sports, but I know of plenty of people who do.  This includes the mysterious Barry Oh, who I’ve recruited to give his basketball bet of the night every night for you degenerates out there.  Every night we’ll bet an imaginary $100 on our pick, and will keep a running total throughout […]

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The Degenerate Bet of the Day: Nov 18, 2014

Mr. Manifesto doesn’t gamble on sports, but I know of plenty of people who do.  This includes the mysterious Barry Oh, who I’ve recruited to give his basketball bet of the night every night for you degenerates out there.  Every night we’ll bet an imaginary $100 on our pick, and will keep a running total throughout […]

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The Degenerate Bet of the Day: Nov 17, 2014

Mr. Manifesto doesn’t gamble on sports, but I know of plenty of people who do.  This includes the mysterious Barry Oh, who I’ve recruited to give his basketball bet of the night every night for you degenerates out there.  Every night we’ll bet an imaginary $100 on our pick, and will keep a running total throughout […]

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Wooden Award Preseason Top 50

The Wooden Award announced their preseason men’s top 50 list today, and Kentucky and Kansas are the best represented.  The full press release below:   JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD® PRESENTED BY WENDY’S®   REVEALS 2014-15 PRESEASON TOP 50 Los Angeles (November 17, 2014)— The Los Angeles Athletic Club has announced its Preseason Top 50 today on […]

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Missner’s Manifesto: Silently Watching

There are many reasons people watch sports. I think a lot of people enjoy the community around the sport more than the sport itself. Having a weekly ritual like a football game can provide the same succor as something like going to church (I assume).  I, however, have never been interested in the social aspects […]

Suns vs 76ers game preview

No one wants to be the last team to get a victory in any sports league. The Philadelphia 76ers have unfortunately become that team in the NBA. It makes life difficult as every opponent you face is determined not to be that first team to lose to you. You are tagged with the label of […]

2014/15 College Dunk of the Year Candidate: Justin Moss

  As diehards of this site (Mom? Are you there?) already know, The Hoops Manifesto runs a College Dunk of the Year Tournament every spring.  Our first nominee for the 2014/15 edition is Buffalo’s Justin Moss giving Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein the business.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDM6y6YeZlQ      

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The Degenerate Bet of the Day: Nov 15, 2014

Mr. Manifesto doesn’t gamble on sports, but I know of plenty of people who do.  This includes the mysterious Barry Oh, who I’ve recruited to give his basketball bet of the night every night for you degenerates out there.  Every night we’ll bet an imaginary $100 on our pick, and will keep a running total throughout […]

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2014 Consensus NBA Mock Draft: NCAA Season Tipoff Update

(Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)   With the NCAA season tipping off last night, and the leagues overseas in full swing, time to take another look at next year’s NBA Draft class. Rather than fill cyberspace up with yet another mock draft, The Hoops Manifesto has determined the consensus top 60 prospects for the 2014 NBA Draft.  […]

Looking ahead to Thunder at Rockets

Aside from the first season when the Thunder arrived from Seattle making the move to Oklahoma City Thunder fans have been spoiled to a degree. They are some of the best fans in the league mind you but even they would be hard pressed to recognize their team with all the injuries they have suffered […]

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