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Friday , Apr , 30 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

NBA Names Tyreke Evans Rookie of the Year

Tyreke Evans of the Sacramento Kings is the recipient of the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy as the 2009-10 T-Mobile NBA Rookie of the Year, the NBA announced today.

Evans received 67 first-place votes (491 points) from a panel of 123 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Golden State’s Stephen Curry finished second with 391 points and Milwaukee’s Brandon Jennings finished third with 204 points. Players were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place vote.


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Thursday , Apr , 29 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Scott Skiles: Brandon Jennings Should Have Been RoY

The Rookie of the Year Award will be given to Tyreke Evans of the Sacramento Kings later this week.

Milwaukee Bucks Head Coach Scott Skiles believes his rookie point guard, Brandon Jennings, should have won the award. However, Skiles was more than understanding on why the voters chose Evans.

"Those [Jennings, Evans, Stephen Curry] were the three guys that stood out," Skiles said prior to Game 5 against the Hawks. "Each person that votes has their own criteria. All I can say is, I find it hard to believe there's any rookie that has been more valuable to their team than Brandon has been."

"But how can you argue with what Tyreke did or what Curry did," he said. "Those guys had great years as well."
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Monday , Apr , 26 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Brandon Jennings: The Hawks Were Cocky

Milwaukee’s Brandon Jennings(notes) doesn’t exactly lack self-confidence, so he knows cockiness when he sees it.

And the rookie guard thinks the Atlanta Hawks came into Game 3 in Milwaukee expecting to blow out the Bucks.

Instead, Milwaukee gave its heavily favored first-round playoff rivals something to think about: a 107-89 drubbing Saturday that cut Atlanta’s series lead to 2-1. The Bucks now have a chance to even the series at home in Monday’s Game 4 before heading back to Atlanta.

“I felt like they were a little bit cocky,” Jennings said Sunday. “They came in like, ‘OK, it’s Milwaukee, we’re up 2-0.’ I mean, that’s just how I felt. I felt like they thought they were just going to come in and just blow us out. I think with the crowd, and the way we came out, it just changed everything.” 
Don’t Slag the Stag
Wednesday , Mar , 31 , 2010 Jesse Andrews

Don’t Slag the Stag

The origin of "Fear the deer" is disputed.  But one thing is certain: "Don't slag the stag" is being coined right here, right now.  Slap it on a poster, Milwaukee.  It's all yours!  The problem is that in this article, I actually will be slagging the stag a bit.  Milwaukee's not surviving Round 1.  The Bucks Stop Here, in other words.  Go Buck Yourself.  Dismantle the Antlers.  Why is it so easy to come up with these?  Hoof Springs Eternal.  Okay, that one might not work.  These Bucks Were Made for Milwaukin'.  What the hell is happening and why am I suddenly terrible at this game.

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Tuesday , Mar , 16 , 2010 C.Y. Ellis

[vid] Superb Brandon Jennings Under Armour Commercial

While I'm usually the first to call out a crappy commercial, I'm a big fan of this one.  Despite the hype that has followed him for years, the fact that Brandon Jennings has spent the past two seasons hooping in Rome and Milwaukee means that he's still far from being a household names in most US markets.  Under Armour, however, had the foresight to sign Young Money to a sponsorship deal straight out of high school, and they're reaping the rewards of their smart decision with commercials like this one.  Check out the clip below for my favourite basketball commercial of 2010 so far and let us know what you think by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page.