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Relive Donovan Mitchell’s dunk contest takeover from NBA All-Star Saturday Night.  Saturday evening’s NBA All-Star Weekend festivities were a tad underwhelming prior to the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest.  Things changed dramatically as soon as Donovan Mitchell hit the court — the first of four contestants. He set the tone and never let off the accelerator. DUNK ONE DM45 immediately brought out a prop — a second goal. The dunk attempt as a whole was incredible, but the most mind-boggling aspect of it all is that...Continue reading »

Though scoring just seven points in Friday evening’s Rising Stars Challenge, Donovan Mitchell intensified his chances at becoming a dunk champ later this weekend.  NBA All-Star Weekend 2018 officially tipped off on Friday with the infamous celebrity game followed by the Rising Stars Challenge, a regulation game of basketball featuring the NBA’s top rookies and sophomores. Donovan Mitchell is the latest Louisville Cardinals product to earn a spot on a Rising Stars roster. He certainly made his mark on the evening, surely securing...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – North Carolina Edition Getting to Know the Tar Heels: Head Coach: Roy Williams Record: 20-7 (9-5) National Rank: 14th The Tar Heels have had an up and down year up to this point. While UNC has been producing on the offensive end, averaging 83.3 points per game, the defense has been a struggle for Roy Williams squad. Williams typical 22 Set, a man to man style of defense predicated on bringing pressure in the half court and clogging up passing lanes has not been working for this team. The Heels have made a small tweak...Continue reading »

After yesterday’s ridiculous verdict was upheld against the Notre Dame football program, after UNC was allowed to skate, and especially the egregious overreaction to Louisville’s scandal….now is the time for starting the movement for change.  Given the Notre Dame President’s scathing response to the NCAA’s weak decision to uphold their vacation of games, it looks like this sham of an organization has ticked off the wrong school. In their appeal response, the NCAA gave no justification of their final ruling. ...Continue reading »

Donovan Mitchell will now participate in the dunk contest on NBA All-Star Saturday Night.  Many fans, even those outside of the Utah Jazz and Louisville Cardinals fan bases, were disappointed to see Donovan Mitchell was not amongst the four competitors for this year’s NBA dunk contest.  As “Louisville Sports Live” discussed on January 24th, “Spida” was snubbed by the NBA. The league decided on four very talented dunkers to participate in the annual All-Star Weekend event, but Mitchell was a definite...Continue reading »

While David Padgett has stepped up to take control of the program after the fallout of the federal investigation, LSL is tracking the top potential candidates to become the permanent coach next year.   The list will be adjusted as need be.  Here’s the fifth installment: Chris Mack – Xavier Mack has been the reported front runner just after Pitino was fired.  The 47-year old coach has been very successful at Xavier, going to three Sweet 16s and one Elite Eight in seven NCAA Tournament appearances during his eight...Continue reading »

The Boston Celtics continue their winning ways with Terry Rozier taking over a starter’s duties.  When an NBA team loses its All-Star point guard, the results oftentimes are not desirable.  That is the issue the Boston Celtics faced this past week. Superstar Kyrie Irving is listed as day-to-day as he has recently suffered a quadricep injury.  Who would step up in Irving’s absence?  With the incredible depth the Boston Celtics have compiled, they have plenty of viable options. Rather than doing much mixing and matching...Continue reading »

Donovan Mitchell was red hot from start to finish in Utah’s victory over the Phoenix Suns.  It was evident on Friday night that Donovan Mitchell was going to have a big game.  “Spida” scored the first bucket — an and-one layup — for his Utah Jazz at the 10:31 mark in the first quarter. He would make the ensuing free-throw.  At the 9:00 mark, he splashed home a three-point bomb. He would finish the period with nine points.  This was only the beginning. Mitchell was just heating up.  The three-pointers...Continue reading »

Donovan Mitchell continues to receive recognition in the new year.  The accolades keep coming for Donovan Mitchell as he refuses to let off the gas pedal in the Rookie of the Year award race.  After being named to the Rising Stars Challenge and Skills Challenge rosters for the upcoming NBA All-Star Weekend festivities, Donovan is still making his mark. Not to mention, he received a Rookie of the Month award for December 2017.  The sky is the limit for this former Louisville Cardinals legend. In such a deep rookie class, DM45...Continue reading »

The Breakdown – Virginia Edition Getting to Know the Cavaliers Head Coach: Tony Bennett Record: 20-1 National Ranking: 2nd Virginia has been running through the ACC this season, posting a perfect 9-0 record in conference and ascending to #2 in the country in the latest rankings. Obviously, the Cavaliers have been getting it done with defense. Virginia leads the nation in almost every defensive category thanks to Tony Bennett’s vaunted Pack Line system. Backcourt: Thanks to their defense, the Cavaliers haven’t needed to put up a ton of...Continue reading »

The Los Angeles Clippers completed a major trade with the Detroit Pistons. Though Montrezl Harrell is staying put, he will be affected tremendously.  It is nearly one week until the February 8th deadline for NBA teams to make final trades of the season. However, the Los Angeles Clippers and Detroit Pistons are wasting no time in solidifying their rosters for the remainder of 2017-18.  Not only were six current players moved in total, but two future Draft picks were included as well.  With all of the player movement, former Louisville...Continue reading »

It is not the almighty dunk contest, but Donovan Mitchell has been selected to participate in an NBA All-Star Saturday Night event.  Social media has been in an uproar — especially on the Utah Jazz side of things — due to a former Louisville Cardinal not being selected to participate in the annual NBA dunk contest.  Not just any ex-Card. We are talking a true NBA Rookie of the Year candidate, Donovan Mitchell.  Because of Mitchell’s excellence he has demonstrated in his rookie season, he was undoubtedly going to be selected...Continue reading »

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