The NBA Store by Le Basketbawl

Welcome to the new and easy to use NBA store from Le Basketbawl! Easy access to your favorite jerseys, shoes, and apparel straight from Amazon without actually have to go over to Amazon. If the small frame is annoying you, feel free to use the link to our external site on the sidebar. Let me know if you have any specific product requests....

Top 25 NBA Basketball Blogs: July 2008

The July 2008 results are in… Cuzoogle cracks the top 25 with a big jump to #18! Congrats to Cuzzy as I think we can all give a nod to the amazing work he’s done over this past month. We also made the jump into the top 25 which I’m sure comes as no surprise. (Hah, bout time!) Here are the March, April, May, and June results if you would like to compare any of the previous results or big jumps some of these blogs have made. *Remember that tie-breakers are decided based upon a blog’s Technorati authority. Enjoy! Top 25 NBA Basketball Blog Rankings: July 2008 #1 FreeDarko.com 6 9 9 10 34 #2 Celtic’s Blog 4 10 9 10 33 #3 Hardwood Paroxysm 5 8 9 9 31 #4 Basketbawful 5 9 9 8 31 #5 TrueHoop 6 10 10 3 29 #6 Need4Sheed 4 10 7 7 28 #7 Detroit Bad Boys 3 9 8 7 27 #8 Forum Blue and Gold 5 9 7 6 27 #9 Odenized 4 9 9 5 27 #10 Basketball Jones 4 8 8 6 26 #11 Blog A Bull 4 8 8 6 26 #12 Hoops Addict 5 8 6 5 24 #13 Bullets Forever 3 7 7 6 23 #14 Sactown Royalty 3 9 6 5 23 #15 Blazers Edge 3 9 6 5 23 #16 Lakers Blog 5 10 5 3 23 #17 Hornets247 3 8 7 4 22 #18 Cuzoogle 2 9 4 6 21 #19 Golden State of Mind 3 9 3 6 21 #20 3 Shades of Blue 3 7 7 4 21 #21...

Las Vegas Sues the NBA! Barkley Gambles!

Hey NBA, Pay your Bills! Yessir! The Wynn in Las Vegas has filed suit against the NBA claiming it still owes them $50,000 from the All-Star weekend they held back in 2007. According to reports, the NBA owes for unpaid bills stemming from meetings and convention spaces used by the NBA, NBA Entertainment and Alonzo Mourning Charities. Wasn’t the big argument last year that the NBA should have a team located in Vegas? Rubbing the Wynn the wrong way is probably not the best way to take on this task. And what the hell is Alonzo thinking? Maybe he should stop playing pool and drinking Tiger Gatorade and focus on his charities’ bills. It never looks good when a charity run by a ga-gillionaire isn’t paying its bills on time. *UPDATE* and *CORRECTION* The Wynn has just come out and removed the NBA from the lawsuit claiming that the only money owed is actually from Alonzo and his charity. “Wow” is all I can say at this point. Nice work Zo! At first I thought the $50,000 was split up between all parties and instead that was just your cheap ass not paying the bills. Barkley, you Liar! In a related note, Charles Barkley is also back on the gambling trail! He anted up for a charity poker event just a month or so after claiming his was done for “the next year or two.” The NBA is killin’ it on the strip! At least Barkley is doing it for charity purposes, but who knows where that could lead or what he’s doing away from this charity tourney while...

Option to Monetize your Sports Blog: Clickbooth

What’s up everyone! I know that this post seems sort of “off topic” but it’s definitely one that many sports bloggers should look at if they aren’t already. The whole idea of monetizing your sports blogs has become a hot topic as of late and the Clickbooth CPA Network is one of the options you have out there. Clickbooth is one of the major CPA networks that offers you all kinds of options to monetize a blog with. It gives you options for email programs, on-site publishing, and search engine marketing. (It is also there if you are looking to advertise your blog, but I wasn’t sure that any of us have budgets large enough to worry about advertising!) Does this network mesh well with the sports world? I guess that is really for you to figure out for yourself. They aren’t offering programs for sporting goods stores just yet, but they do offer programs for Apple iPhones and video games which we all know fit well with sports fans. I definitely use Clickbooth on another blog of mine that is geared towards making money with sports blogging and it has worked well at times for me. If you have any questions, shoot me an email or give them a...

Top 10 Biggest Draft Steals of All-Time

This post was written by the half drunk, often belligerent, New York sports addict who goes by houroc over at sportfiends. He indulges in most of life’s guilty pleasures but never misses the games and still knows more about sports than you. You can check out more of his daily ramblings posts over there. So the NBA draft was yesterday and despite the fact that many are calling this a very mediocre NBA draft, you really just never know. Don’t be one of those pathetic people who is sad that their favorite NBA squad is not in the draft lottery because this is the NBA. That means that top picks don’t always pan out and you can find some real gems with lower picks if you know what you’re doing. With that said, lets look at some of the top NBA draft steals of all time. This list includes all of the top players in history who were drafted after the top 14 draft lottery picks and some of the losers who were picked before them. I bet you didn’t even know that these guys would turn out like they did. 10. Rajon Rondo (21st Overall, 2006 Phoenix Suns) – You may be wondering why this guy is on the list. It’s very simple, he’s a champion. When you are the floor general on a championship squad like the Celtics, as long you don’t mess it up then your in the clear but Rondo did more than just not mess it up, he played pretty damn well for a young gun. In game 2 he had 16 assists and...