All posts by Brian Sprowl

Hampton University graduate. Lover of all things basketball and football. And I love to write.


Posted On July 12, 2014By Brian SprowlIn Entertainment, Sports

Carmelo staying in New York with the Knicks

A day after LeBron James announced his decision to return to Cleveland, the secondary prize in this year’s free agency class made his choice. On Saturday afternoon, it was announced that Carmelo Anthony will be staying in New York to play with the Knicks. Anthony had been the most sought after free agent behind LeBron this summer. But unlike LeBron, Carmelo was strongly considering more than just one team other than his current one. Teams like the Chicago Bulls, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets were all believedRead More

Posted On July 12, 2014By Brian SprowlIn Entertainment, Sports

LeBron back to Cleveland

After weeks of speculation, the best player in the world has made his decision: LeBron James is going home. The announcement came Friday afternoon, thanks to a story broken by Sports Illustrated. Reported by Lee Jenkins, LeBron wrote a very detailed and heartfelt essay in which he gave his reasoning for his return to the team that he started his career with. The essence of the essay was that the move was not for basketball reasons, but more so for personal reasons. LeBron, a native of Akron, Ohio, which isRead More

Posted On June 27, 2014By Brian SprowlIn Entertainment, Sports

The 2014 NBA Draft Report

The next crop of talent learned their respective destinations on Thursday night as the 2014 NBA draft took place in Brooklyn, New York. With three marquee players, and a plethora of potential solid pros, this year’s draft class was billed as one of the most anticipated classes in recent memory. With the Joel Embiid injury, the options for the top pick became Andrew Wiggins out of Kansas and Jabari Parker out of Duke. Ultimately, the Cleveland Cavaliers decided to go with Andrew Wiggins with the first overall pick in theRead More
The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat 104-87  in game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night. The win gave the Spurs their fifth title in franchise history, and in the process, the Spurs ended the Heat’s bid at a three peat. For Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan, it was their fifth ring together, and for Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, it was their fourth ring. With their backs against the wall, the Heat came out on fire and jumped out to an early 16 point lead inRead More

Posted On June 13, 2014By Brian SprowlIn Entertainment, Sports

Spurs Win Game 4, 1 Win Away From NBA Title

The San Antonio Spurs are now one win away from claiming their fifth title in franchise history. Looking like a team on a mission, the Spurs soundly defeated the Miami Heat in game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, 107-86. It is the second consecutive blowout in the series, as the Spurs obliterated the Heat in similar fashion in game 3. With the game 4 victory, the Spurs can clinch the 2014 championship on Sunday in game 5. Kawhi Leonard was once again sensational for the Spurs, as heRead More

Posted On June 11, 2014By Brian SprowlIn Entertainment, News, Sports

Spurs dominate Heat, take 2-1 lead in Finals

In a pivotal game 3 on Tuesday night, the San Antonio Spurs showed just how unbeatable they are when they are firing on all cylinders. The Spurs scored 71 points and shot an NBA Finals record 75.8% from the field in the first half of game 3, on their way to a 111-93 win over the Miami Heat. Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs’ offensive assault with a career high 29 points, including 18 in the first half. The 22-year old Leonard didn’t just have a great offensive game, but heRead More

Posted On June 9, 2014By Brian SprowlIn Entertainment, News, Sports

Heat respond in Game 2, tie series at 1-1

LeBron James was the butt of a lot of jokes on social media after game 1. After game 2? He was back to being the best player in the world. Thanks to a herculean effort from the four-time league MVP and some clutch plays from fellow Big 3 member Chris Bosh, the Miami Heat inched out a win in a very competitive game 2, defeating the San Antonio Spurs 98-96 on Sunday night. In the process, they tied the NBA Finals at a game apiece heading to Miami. In theRead More
Nobody could have predicted the events that took place in the AT&T Center on Thursday night. For more than half of the first game of the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat played each other without any air conditioning in the building. In what was described as uncomfortable settings, the Spurs managed to pull away from the Heat in the fourth quarter, winning 110-95. Heat superstar LeBron James sat out more than half of the final quarter, as he dealt with severe cramps. After the A/CRead More

Posted On June 4, 2014By Brian SprowlIn Entertainment, Sports

NBA Finals Preview

“We have four more (games) to win. We’ll do it this time.” Those words were spoken by Tim Duncan on Saturday night after the San Antonio Spurs’ series-clinching game 6 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The win secured a second consecutive NBA Finals appearance for Duncan and the Spurs. Their opponent: the team that narrowly escaped with the Larry O’Brien Trophy last season at the hands of the Spurs, the Miami Heat. On June 18, 2013, the San Antonio Spurs were 28 seconds away from capturing their fifth titleRead More