Who’s Hurt More DRose or adidas?

by Featured Guest Journalist

We all feel for DRose, but what does this mean for the shoe company that bet  big on him?

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: $185 Million is nothing to sneeze at.

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Chicago Nightfall unveiled by adidas.

by Hoopsvibe
Adidas unveils a dope new colorway of the adidas D Rose 4 signature shoe.
 
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Would DRose ever wear these during a game? Doubtful. 

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HoopsVibe’s Staff Kick Picks

by Andrew Flint

Our staff pick their favorite kicks of the week.

HoopsVibe’s Quick Call: This weeks staff picks of what’s hot on the court and off.

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NBA MVP: A Three-Man Race?

by Andrew Flint

Paris NBA basketball player Kevin Durant exhibition session

League MVP: A Three-Man Race?

Now that we've gotten a small sample of what is to be during the 2013-14 NBA season, we can finally make a more educated guess on who will walk away with awards. Particularly the league's coveted MVP award.

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The NBA’s Top 5 Point Guards

by Andrew Flint

Chicago Bulls player Derrick Rose attends an in-store  Adidas promotional event near  Champs Elysees

Let me open by saying that I need to explain something before you get halfway through reading this and start having a panic attack. I have left Russell Westbrook and Rajon Rondo off of this list due to their injuries.

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NBA GM Survey Raises Eyebrows

by Paul Eide

Yesterday, NBA.com released the results of their 12th annual GM survey.

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: Preseason polls are always fun, especially when the results are complied from the most knowledgeable NBA people in the world; general managers.

Miami Heat Victory Parade And Rally

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Fantasy Basketball: Breaking Down The Top 10

by Andrew Flint

Lebron James

With the NBA season inching closer by the day, that means two things. Basketball is nearly back in action, and the time to start drafting your fantasy basketball team(s) is now. Preseason is buzzing and the regular season picks up on October 29th. That gives you approximately 12 days to get your fill of fantasy research before drafting your winning team(s).

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D Rose Tour Invades Sendai, Japan and Beijing, China.

by Featured Guest Journalist

D Rose proves he’s a man of the people displaying his table tennis skills in China.

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: The NBA loving world is clearly ready for the return of Derrick Rose and Asia is no different.

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Top 5 Letdowns of 2012-13 NBA Season

by Paul Eide

After every NBA season, thanks to the gift of hindsight, it’s easy to point out the biggest letdowns of the year.

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: There are no shortage of candidates for this list. 

 

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Top 5 Reasons Derrick Rose Shouldn’t Return This Year.

by Diego Garcia

Top 5 reasons Derrick Rose shouldn’t return this season.

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Everyone want to see DRose back on the court, but at this point in the season he should probably just sit it out.

#5 Disrupt Chicago’s Flow: Chicago is currently 5th in the Eastern Conference with a clinched playoff birth. I’m sure they’d be in the top 2 or 3 if Rose was playing, but Chicago is still a dangerous team and has proven they can beat top teams (ending Miami’s 27 game win streak) even without Rose. His return at this point wouldn’t help them finish the year strong, it would only disrupt whatever continuity and offensive flow they’ve taken the year to establish.

#4 Not Game Ready: Rose has been out almost a year. I know he’s been practicing and feels great, but the reality is you are only truly in shape to play ball, by playing ball. Rose isn’t in the shape he needs to be in to compete at playoff level NBA ball. It would take most player at least a couple weeks of games to get their legs back and with the playoff almost upon us, not isn’t the time.

#3 Unrealistic Expectations: People are expecting DRose to swoop in and be the same player he was before his injury. He may never be that player again. If he does regain his former form, it may take time. Throwing him into the NBA playoffs and expecting him to save Chicago’s season is unfair. He needs more time to come back gradually. Just let this season go and let him come back full strength next year.

#2 Not Mentally Ready: Rose has told the press he still doesn’t “feel” ready. If a player doesn’t feel confident with his body he should be on the court. Give, Rose may only ever get ready by getting back in the game, but his mental preparedness is key to his return. If his mind doesn’t believe he’s ready to be back, his effectiveness and susceptibility to injury should be concerns. 

#1 Risk Injury: Chicago and Rose need to think of the big picture. His return for the last few games of the regular season and a playoff run that will likely be stopped in either the first or second round isn’t worth the risk. Let Rose continue to rehab over the spring and summer, coming back completely confident in his ACL next season. Why risk it?

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The top 5 most popular NBA jerseys

by Matt Formica

In the most recent data gathered, Lebron James topped the list of the NBA’s most popular jerseys.

Hoopsvibe’s quick call:  Here is the list of the top 5 most popular NBA jerseys.

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