NBA Rookie of the Year Predictions

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The 2021 NBA Draft class has been proclaimed the best draft class since 2003. That draft class consisted of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Bosh. While rookie of the year is always a hard award to decide, this year should be more difficult than usual. Will it be consensus number one overall […] READ MORE


NBA Summer League Standouts

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As the NBA Summer League draws to a close this week, it has been nothing short of spectacular. Great performances from highly touted and lesser-known players have lit up the NBA world. Many players showed that they definitely belong as well as showing flashes of potential stardom. In this article, we will review NBA standouts […] READ MORE


Houston Rockets have Tremendous Draft Night: Grades

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The Houston Rockets had a wonderful 2021 NBA Draft making four selections in the first round. After an ugly 2020 campaign that saw an underwhelming return for James Harden, the Rockets bounced back in a big way. Let’s take a look at the Houston Rockets draft grades. 2021 NBA Draft: Houston Rockets Grades Houston Rockets […] READ MORE


2021 NBA Mock Draft

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It’s finally time for the NBA Draft, taking place on July 29th. This year’s talent pool is deep – ranging from top NCAA, G-League, and international prospects. Take a look at Last Word on Sport’s 2021 NBA Mock Draft. 2021 NBA Mock Draft First Round 1. Detroit Pistons – Cade Cunningham, Guard, Oklahoma State Cade […] READ MORE


2021 NBA Draft Lottery: Projection of the Top 5

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The ping-pong balls have fallen in favor of the Detroit Pistons, and they are the winners of the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery. After enduring a tough couple of seasons, the lottery gods have offered Detroit a glimmer of hope with the first selection in this year’s upcoming draft. With the draft order finally set, here […] READ MORE


2021 NBA Mock Draft Lottery Predictions

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The end of the NBA regular season is approaching in terms of games left to be played, but seeding is still far from over. There’s a general idea of what teams will be picking early in the draft, but the new play-in playoffs format changes things. With that being said, take a look at the […] READ MORE


Jalen Green 2021 NBA Draft Profile

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Jalen Green is one of the most highly-touted prospects of the past decade. That statement alone should tell you how good he is. The Fresno, California native went to Prolific Prep school and showed out in his time there. He then led the charge of the first wave of players to skip college and choose […] READ MORE


Catching Up with Mike Daum

Mike Daum was a dominant forward for the South Dakota State Jackrabbits where he appropriately earned the nickname “Dauminator.” Daum was kind enough to accept an interview request where we caught up on his basketball career since his days with the Jackrabbits. Catching Up with Mike Daum Mid-Major Success Daum attended South Dakota State from […] READ MORE


NCAA Approving Rules for Players to Make Compensation

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Starting 2021-22 the NCAA will adopt new rules that will let players make compensation off their names, image and likeness. The NCAA is a powerhouse organization that has generated billions of dollars in revenue. The players have never seen any of that money. The NCAA says it is expected to adopt new name, image and […] READ MORE


How Jalen Green Affects the NCAA

The NCAA has consistently come under fire for not paying its student-athletes. Those same athletes generate ridiculous amounts of funding for athletic departments which in turn fund upwards of 80 percent of other institutional spending. Clearly, student-athletes play a major role in the success of colleges and universities. Now, professional basketball has created an attractive […] READ MORE