Monthly Archives: July 2010

AGR Authentic Jersey of the Week(end): Shaquille O’Neal on the Orlando Magic

AGR Authentic Jersey Rule #18: Not all jerseys are created equally. While each of my jerseys has its own personal residence in my heart, some of these residences are middle-class row houses while others are glorious mansions with indoor gyms, … Continue reading

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Who Should USA Basketball Send to the FIBA World Championships?

Without question, the Redeem Team’s 2008 mission in Beijing to restore the luster to the USA Basketball program was a resounding success. Maybe even too much so. All 12 players on that roster have reverted to the old status quo … Continue reading

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The State of Basketball in the State of Israel

Two of AGR’s members–thecornerthree (myself) and toughjuicepech0–recently made the trip to one of the holiest of all basketball grounds…Israel. While Rucker Park or Madison Square Garden may hold more weight as the holy land among the world’s ballers, Israel is … Continue reading

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3 Common Misconceptions About “The Decision”

It’s one day after LeBron’s very public commitment to join the Miami Heat, and the fallout is just getting started. Never, in recent memory, have the actions of one basketball player gotten casual fans so worked up. The only close … Continue reading

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AGR Authentic Jersey of the Week(end): Hakeem Olajuwon on the Houston Rockets

The 90’s contributed some, uh, “interesting” jersey graphics, and the above jersey is no exception. The Rockets decided their name wasn’t descriptive enough, so they decided to put it into a picture. And luckily for us, this picture includes a … Continue reading

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The Basketball Fan’s Guide to the World Cup, Part 2: The Stars

We’re now down to the 8 quarterfinalists, and a couple of sham contenders we analyzed in Part 1 (England and Italy) are out of the fray. You probably weren’t backing either of their chances unless you’re ill-informed, English, Italian, or … Continue reading

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