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October 22, 2019 | General Latest News Press

October 21, 2019 —
By Jammel Cutler #33

The season’s opening tipoff is just hours away. We’re awaiting a wild nine-month ride that will take fans on highs that reaches higher than Giannis Antetokounmpo wingspan, and lower than the Knicks fan base when they found out that they lost out on Kevin Durant, Zion Williamson and Kyrie Irving.

This upcoming season is one of the most anticipated seasons since 2010 when the Heatles were formed. For the first time in a long time the League is competitively balanced. The Warriors’ stranglehold on the championship is over for the time being (although they are very much in the mix to possibly win it all) and now multiple teams has elite duos that are gunning for the NBA crown. Russell Westbrook and James Harden are reunited in Houston; The Lakers finally got their second co-star to play alongside LeBron James in Anthony Davis; and the Clippers made the biggest splash in free agency when they signed Kawhi Leonard in free agency while acquiring Paul George. On paper, The Clippers are looking like the most complete team in the NBA and few would be surprised if they represent …

SLAM: Legend of the Week: Jalen Rose

August 7, 2019 | General Latest News Press

August 6, 2019 — In 1973, there were less than five boys born with a variation of the name “Jalen.” One of those kids was Jalen Rose. That number wasn’t much higher when, in 1991, Rose enrolled at the University of Michigan. By 1999, however, the same season Rose made an NBA Finals appearance, that number had skyrocketed to 7,400 names.

The reason was pretty clear: Jalen Rose.

Forget that he was a McDonald’s All-American, made two NCAA Finals at Michigan, won Most Improved Player in the NBA and averaged a career high 22.1 points per game at 30 years old. Yes, Jalen Rose could hoop, but to just list his basketball accomplishments wouldn’t do him justice. People wanted to be like Jalen Rose. They wanted to name their kids after him.

While at Michigan, Rose and four other freshman superstars, the “Fab Five,” redefined mainstream basketball. They wore baggy shorts and black socks. They shaved their heads. They talked trash. They bumped Ice Cube in the locker room. As Michigan …

SI.com: The Crossover – ‘It Don’t Stop’: Jalen Rose’s Work Days Are a Whirlwind

July 11, 2019 | General Latest News Press

By KAELEN JONES July 11, 2019

NEW YORK – It’s 6:45 a.m. on a Tuesday morning in mid-April. The sun is slowly creeping its way above Pier 17, situated in Manhattan’s Seaport District overlooking the East River. There, outside ESPN’s 19,000-square-foot waterfront facility, it’s quiet; a sleepy blue haze illuminates the surprisingly unperturbed scene. Perhaps the present setting is unbecoming of a place dubbed the City That Never Sleeps, but inside the building, the day is already in full swing. And one could argue that no one is working harder than Jalen Rose, whose duties these days include serving as a co-host of ESPN’s Get Up!, NBA Countdown analyst, and co-host of Jalen & Jacoby.

Upon meeting Rose in the lobby of ESPN’s facility, there’s hardly any time to take in his magnetic 6’8″ presence. Before you can even admire Rose’s impeccably crisp hair-do and deep-blue-colored suit, you’re following him into the studio where he co-hosts his podcast-turned-talk show, Jalen & Jacoby.

Once inside, Rose goes back to prepping for Get Up!, his first gig of the day, which starts in about an hour, but is determined to acknowledge your presence simultaneously. Kayla Johnson, …