Win $100 with your Basketball Blog…

There is an interesting site that I have been a part of for a while called NBABasketballOnline.com that if subscribed to, will check your feed for new posts and link them to you to get some more exposure to your site. The service used to work really well for me, but after the first couple of months of blogging I had forgotten about it as it seemed to be dying off.  Well just the other day, they hit me up with an email which looked like they were trying to make some sort of a comeback and start back their growing nature. So yesterday I got a second email from them about a contest they are putting up: To try and motivate our bloggers to get inbound links we’re going to have a contest to see which blogger can get the most inbound links to their blog.  The winner gets $100.  The contest starts now and goes until July 31st, 2008.  To learn more about the contest go here: http://www.nbabasketballonline.com/bloggers/weblog/2984.html Sounds interesing enough and could give you a little incentive as a small or even mid-sized blog to earn an extra $100 bucks.  Start writing those linkbaiting pieces so you can put that $100 towards your new basketball...

Should we feel bad for Baron Davis?

Baron Davis’ return home may be a sign that retirement is on the horizon and now I feel bad for Fear the Beard.  The guy packs up from Golden State (a program that can actually win) and heads to the dump of the NBA while chasing those damn dollars.  And who knows, he could have actually thought Brand would be returning to help him out and possibly restore or resurrect or…is there a word for “sucking forever” and finally being good? Maybe he really took this deal because he thought they had a chance next year! He definitely took this deal knowing that Maggette was on the “outs” and that Brand supposedly had made workings to free up space to bring in help.  Well that came out to be just another NBA lie with Elton heading his movie making behind to the east coast to the league of “a couple of acquisitions can win you a championship!”  (Look out for the Sixers!)  Now Davis is stuck, as I mentioned before, in the “dump” of the NBA with the worst supporting cast of his career. LA isn’t a bad place to end a pretty decent career though, right?  He may not be a hall of famer and may never reach an NBA Finals or win an MVP, but at least we’ve seen some lovely dunks, clutch performances, and the most magnificent beard of all time from the guy. (I’m almost surprised this guy never tore down a basketball goal.)  So do I feel bad for B-Diddy?  Not really.  I’m sure he already knew that Brand would be heading out and...

Jenkins to Europe? NBA Officials go Military? Kemp brings the Heat!

First time a top recruit heads straight to the Pro’s rather than College? It’s true that Brandon “Mr. Hair” Jennings might not make it into college even if he actually wanted to. The kid can’t pass the SAT’s! Well, he failed on his first try, supposedly cheated on the second and is now waiting for his third attempt to be scored. Jennings – ranked the No. 1 incoming recruit by Scout.com, Rivals.com and ESPN.com – is considering playing professionally in Europe for one year instead of attending the UA. He would then enter the 2009 NBA Draft. Today’s news won’t skew Jennings’ decision-making process, family friend Kelly Williams said today. He said he was “sure (the decision) will come after the 11th.” Just think though, KG didn’t pass those SAT’s and he just won a championship!   Kemp sort of sticks up for the Sonics Sean Kemp is back to gaming it up, only this time with a minor league team? Or is it just a rec. league? Either way he had some interesting things to say about Seattle losing the Sonics and I’ve got to say that I agree with most of it. “This is what I think, man,” Kemp says. “I’m afraid that if they bring the Sonics back, what kind of team are they going to put on the court? Are they going to put the effort out? “If they bring the team back, are they going to really put a good team out there? Or do we just want any team? You’ve got to at least try.” What I would give to see the “Reign...

Saturday Review: Pay Per Post

You probably noticed the “Saturday Review” I just ran for the iPhone and MacBook protective coverings? Well this will be a new type of post you’ll come to see on weekends here at Le Basketbawl. Saturday and Sunday during the off season will most likely be lacking basketball chatter, so we thought it was a great time to use our newest service, Pay Per Post. Pay Per Post is a site that gives you an opportunity to earn some money from all the hard work that you’ve put into your blog. The service is free to sign up for but may not allow you to actually make any money at it until your blog is established and has a solid PageRank. Luckily for us, we put in enough work to have Google grant us a PR of 5 which also allows us to take on most of the opportunities at Pay Per Post. We may not be in the blog marketing business on this blog, but we have done a ton of work in this field on other blogs. Pay Per Post offers you all kinds of offers to take on or decline and you may even find some that are sports related. We’ll try to keep our reviews to products or services that we believe in or would actually use. Like I said, the beauty of Pay Per Post is the power to choose which reviews you would like to take on. And who doesn’t like to earn a little cash on the side? Isn’t that one of the reasons we all keep doing this blogging thing? I’ve...

LINKBAWL: 7/5/08

Chris Duhon really wasn’t lying about going to the Knicks. It’s official! Lakers Nation with a great read on the culture of the game and Kobe Bryant. Oh lord…the new Olympic shoe is here! Thank you Carolyn! Red’s Army of course, loves him some Paul Pierce. I guess I can’t blame him, even though my boy Ray should’ve won that MVP! Hoops Addict with a look at Jerry West being underrated? I know that Chris Kaman jumping ship to play for Germany seems un-American, but I could care less. The guy can barely hack it in the NBA anyway. Thanks Ethan for this post on the Olympic Team’s conspiracy photo. The defensive mind of Bill Russell. Why do these two crazies keep getting married again? An unseen MJ dunk? This made me laugh, the title anyway and then seeing LeBron with some lions. Chris Mullin, watch out for that...